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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am convinced that me and my fellow INTP's are the ones who quietly make the world turn.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    It's ridiculously pathetic and totally school girl... What's even more hopeless is I haven't seen him since I quit my job last summer! Yup... It's been a year and I still dream...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am creating a whole group just to post a song, but the song can't fit under any existing group - It is just that the combination of being Egyptian and a hopeless romantic too...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm exhausted by trying to figure out how to integrate my "selves" into someone that satisfies my need to femulate without destroying my marriage and the life I've made. I want my...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always wanted that fairytale relationship. The whole boy meets girl. They split but then she goes through thick and thin to chase him down and say shes hopelessly in love with...
    Barthy5757 Barthy5757 41-45, M 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    1. I homeschool my 4 children 2. I love watching The Walking Dead and Peaky Blinders 3. I thrive on order 4. I enjoy being alone 5. When I drive alone in the car, I turn the radio...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    **Here are my types: ( MBTI Type : INFP || Socio-Type: IEI || Enneagram Type: 4 (both wings.)** I’m totally obsessed with this new Myers-Briggs personality test thing and so I...
    jboddika jboddika 22-25, F a week ago

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    It's funny. Everyone could always tell that my sister and I were very different, but just a few days ago she took a personality test and got ESFJ, the complete opposite to me. I...
    NalasTala NalasTala 13-15, F a week ago

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    I apologize for the double post !!! I'm 56 years old and smoke 2.5 packs of Newport 100s a day. I know that it is not good for me at all but I am hopelessly addicated to my...
    JohnnyMV JohnnyMV 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm 56 years old and smoke 2.5 packs of Newport 100s a day. I know that it is not good for me at all but I am hopelessly addicated to my smokes. I cannot imagine any way that I...
    JohnnyMV JohnnyMV 56-60, M Jul 20

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    I talked my mentor into turning his basement into an intense productivity think tank/war room with dry erase walls. we drink and sketch/design new ideas for hours
    brynemrar brynemrar 22-25, M Jul 17

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    Where are our organic days? Spent in some old fashioned sun stained room, the dust particles suspending us in an other worldly time and space: the now. The finite. The infinite...
    MeGaMatt88 MeGaMatt88 26-30, M Jul 17

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    But will we. Housing is overpriced. As are lease requirements. But are communes. Why are there not more communes. Rules. Taxes. Fees. Risks. Insurance. Why all...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 16

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    Hi, I'm Julie from Connecticut. I just graduated college and have a Bachelors in Psychology, but I would like to go on to law school within the next year or so. I'm an avid reader...
    JA1678 JA1678 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I was probably ten or eleven the first time a learned about abortion. Being a kid, I thought, "Well, of course life doesn't start until birth, or else we'd trace our 'birthdays...
    ArtieParty39 ArtieParty39 16-17, M Jul 14

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    Dear loved ones, I know that I have done you wrong. I know I have hurt you far more than you deserve, and then lied to your face the whole while. Half the time, unaware that I...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Hi guys I am actually an INFJ. i dated an INTP for a week. During this week, he told me about mbti, being from neuroscience background he was very intelligent and great to talk...
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    It's pretty weird considering I scored as an INFP almost every time when I was younger. This year, however, every test I took said ENTP or INTP till lately it got fixed to ENTP. I...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Hopelessly in love with a celebrity .. Life struggles
    kxtrinx kxtrinx 13-15, F Jul 12

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    It doesn't even have to involve touching one another. It can simply be talking, sharing your thoughts with one another openly and freely, without a care in the world. It can be...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    here is my type lol http://www.16personalities.com/intp-personality
    miketolike miketolike 31-35, M Jul 8

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    Can I please just download wikipedia into my brain already?
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I believe that this is most likely the only life I am going to get. No afterlife, no reincarnation. So I need to make the most of this life. I want to study medical science...
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919 22-25, F Jul 7

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    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 Jul 6

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