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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Aug 8, 2014

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    I Am An Intp

    I'm quiet. I'm detached. I have no feelings. I think a lot.
    lostgirl88 lostgirl88 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 1, 2007

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    Thought Transfer

    Communication can be very frustrating for me. In my head i can come up with something amusing/witty to say but upon delivery, it falls short of expectation due to my non-expressive nature of verbal delivery. I also have trouble trying to convert scrambled intangible thoughts and...
    rhubarbjunkie rhubarbjunkie 18-21 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    Questions

    I am an INTP 1) Who has a job that they have worked for more than a year that they enjoy and what is it? And you might as well include why you like it. 2) Depression/ Isolation - any solutions besides meds specifically for INTP's? 3) Does anyone know how to spot a person with...
    lilysmitchell lilysmitchell 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    Best part was the comment/caption accompanying

    this pic on one site, "I have a brilliantly witty comment to make about this, but really don't feel like typing it out."
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    Do other INTPs have a hard time sleeping?

    I rarely ever sleep, always over thinking, especially when i am going through an obsessive learning mode, i know 2 other INTPs who also don't sleep much, just wondering if its another trait of ours haha
    fancyusername fancyusername 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Severely Intp

    I have taken several versions of this test over 13 years and have scored INTP every time. The one that claimed to be Keirsey's official test gave me a percentile for each function: 97th %ile Introverted, 99th %ile iNtuitive, 91st %ile Thinking, and 99th %ile Perceiving. Classic...
    flavorshot flavorshot 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    The Female Intp In An Unnatural Habitat

    I'm proud of being INTP, but I try not to show it.  I'm married to a Feeling type and it would hurt him if I got to excited about it, I think. 
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    You Say Hopeless Like It's A Bad Thing.

    I wouldn't want to be anything but.  I love that I'm rare, and I love that I'm needed. I will admit that there are times when I've hidden just how lovely my INTP self is, but hey, if it makes a Feeler more comfortable...Just the same, I am as happy as an INTP girl gets. 
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    I guess this is a very INTP thing to do,

    but I thought I'd try to list all of the "You know you're an INTP when..." lines off http://thatintp.tumblr.com reproduced here with typoes and repeats and all even though, I feel little less than half of them might apply to me and in most cases to many people in general...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    Hopelessly

    Mainly because the secluded-book-worm-nerd-type-loner-loser-psycho doesn't get much attention outside a good chatroom.
    over9000 over9000 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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    I'm terrific at giving advice,

    but it's not because I am particularly sympathetic--though, in fact, I am--but because I take apart problems to see where the real issue lies, not what the perceived problem is. It makes people feel better; almost always, our anxieties make our plights seem worse. Everyone...
    yousillyboy yousillyboy 18-21, F Mar 8, 2014

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    The Few Things I Don't Like About It

    Whenever I am having a bad day,or if something really bad happens,my best (and maybe only)friend is right there to help me.She always knows exactly what to do or say to make me feel better.I can not remember a time when I could not go to her for sympathy.We have been close for a...
    PantherShadow PantherShadow 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Cool

    I just realized there's a group for us goof-balls!  Not surprised there's so few of us though.  What are we, about 1-2% of the population? Hope everybody is having a good day!
    NoMoreLove NoMoreLove 36-40, M 8 Responses May 15, 2008

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    I Wonder What Fears Are Common To The Intp...

    I, personally, am afraid of being annoying. This prevents me from saying or doing a lot of things. I am trying to overcome this by taking a few risks and gradually step out of my comfort zone. The problem is, though, I don't see much progress and I feel I may be slipping back...
    mindwentblank mindwentblank 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    I Am Most Definitely An Intp

    I love to solve problems, I thrive on it. Which works well for part of my job, the operations piece when we need to figure how to fix things that are not working right. On the engineering side the fact that I am always looking for new ways to do things and don't really like to...
    SantanaRex SantanaRex 46-50, M 6 Responses May 2, 2009

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    IN the Tp. I Am Intp

    I am always chasing new ideas and mentally manipulating objects.  It's frigging awesome figuring out a new idea or learning something or making things better.   So much I want to learn and the list keeps growing.   I wouldn't want any other personality...
    HeyIsy HeyIsy 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    I told my boss it was like I am operating my character from a mile up and back so I can see the forest but I have difficulty navigating the trees. I can see the forest but I can't convince anyone that they are going to hit a road block up ahead because I keep running into trees...
    lilysmitchell lilysmitchell 26-30, F Jun 18, 2012

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    Mistyped Intps.

    It seems a lot of 'INTPs' here are possibly mistyped. There is a fair amount of over sensitive feeling, trying to hide behind the stereotypical INTP characteristics. I think some should re evaluate their type and retake the test.
    DarkReminder DarkReminder 22-25 2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I just found out that I am an INFJ. When I realized that we make up only 1-2% of the world's population, I wanted to cry. 1-Because holy **** I'm not completely crazy and there are...
    BabyBirdee BabyBirdee 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love that on this site I have come to admire and appreciate so many different types of people and thier experiences. And its been such an honor to share and be part of what...
    Bssanglergrl1 Bssanglergrl1 36-40 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I usually tested as an INTP until I started to notice how I needed to sometimes control my over-empathic nature and How easy it was for me to put myself in another persons shoes...
    pensive101 pensive101 18-21 3 days ago

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    I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Don't smoke. It's smelly, unhealthy and expensive. Don't spend so much time and money getting drunk in various pubs. It doesn't make you any more attractive to the opposite sex and...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I am an INTP. I completely fit the stereotype of the absent-minded professor. I've met other INTP's, but I'm the only female among them. Any more of us out there?? I like my...
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am a girl that is in love with another girl. I know I couldn't introduce her as my girlfriend to my parents because my family means the world to me but they would disown me when...
    drskywalker drskywalker 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    INTP. A dyslexic, possibly on the autistic spectrum. Course, if you are familiar with Rationals at all, you know the debate that we are all autistic lol. But point being, my...
    ames8 ames8 31-35, F Jun 29

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    “HOLD YOUR POSITIONS!” the Captain yelled, but his men were unable to obey. Waves thrashed violently back and forth, and now there were only a few minutes between their...
    TheCuttlefish TheCuttlefish 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Traveling is something I want to do in my life but with no money, it's hard to reach what you want that is so far away. You can only look at it and feel hopelessly infatuated with...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 29

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    It is such a pain to find nice heels in my size, I am a size 10.5 mens, so you can imagine the hassle that I am going through.
    Tonyanal Tonyanal 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 28

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    After four years away from home, I came back and started working. This was when I first met him. He was the type of guy I go for, and I felt that little tug of attraction. I...
    Enjeru Enjeru 22-25, F Jun 27

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    Hey, Love! Meet me at that little cafe where we first met, cautiously looking each other over, politely, discreetly. And yet the undercurrent of interest was there. The next day...
    adamw adamw 36-40, M Jun 26

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    Is anyone else pissed off that a simple test can so accurately pigeon hole you? I'm an INTP BTW.
    NickyFranks NickyFranks 51-55, M Jun 26

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    I recently retook the test and realized my type changed from ISFP to INTP over the past 10 years since I took it last. Perhaps it is because I have learned to care less and less...
    TaylorJ23 TaylorJ23 22-25, F Jun 26

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    My type is INTP and I am the thinker/creator
    julibird julibird 13-15, F Jun 26

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    My problem is I am in love and don't want to be. I am in love with a girl who has a boy friend. she thinks we are friends and we are but I am hopelessly in love with her. it's...
    dreamboat87 dreamboat87 26-30, M Jun 26

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    INTP when I take the tests, but ENTP from others evaluating me. maybe a closet extrovert?
    NickyFranks NickyFranks 51-55, M Jun 25

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    1. I'm a female 2. I'm an extremely narcissist person. 3. I love talking about myself 4. Your opinion is never valid; I'm stubborn as hell 5. God doesn't exist and I'm tired of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25

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    female INTP. yeah we exist.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24

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    1. I’m a bit impulsive and impatient 2. I like to be intellectually stimulated 3. I’m adventurous 4. I’m a musician 5. I hate routine 6. I like to play mindgames and I...
    404TimeNotFound 404TimeNotFound 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I must have about 40 pair of highhels I cant help it whenever I have the time and the money I just have to get a pair or two of heels ,I mostly get mine from thift stores mainly...
    highonheels45 highonheels45 41-45, M Jun 24

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    I am big time. One day i will meet THE one until then, I wont settle for less.
    YoungHeartedSoul YoungHeartedSoul 41-45, M Jun 22

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    So today was my last day of lessons and exams and on Monday I come again only to say goodbye and take my documents etc. So sad cause I know Ill never see him again. He is the most...
    Ag14 Ag14 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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