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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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 10 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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    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 18 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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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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    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Aug 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    When I first took the test I got INFP, but with a very little percentage of F, still I felt kind of identified with it. A few months ago I took it again and got INTP, didn't felt...
    CellophaneGirl CellophaneGirl 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Ever since I took MBTI in 2008. I found out I was INTP, still can't decide wether it's a good thing or not or if it's just another variation of human condition and inherently...
    Anton812 Anton812 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm smart, successful, competitive, witty, accomplished and open-minded female INTP. I puts logical reasons as my first priority and not those typical 'female instinct' that state...
    irdeena irdeena 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    ive taken the test maybe 20 times and have gotten intp or intj pretty much equally, 12 intp 8 intj
    Dissociator Dissociator 13-15, M Feb 11

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    im an intp and my best friends are intj and entj. I guess my life are completed
    irdeena irdeena 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    And he's married. Two children. The smartest human being I have ever met. I told him about my rape, and he has been helping me so much. He is highly protective of me... I have...
    JaiGuru9 JaiGuru9 18-21, F Feb 7

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    If i could wear six inch heels everyday all day i would *sigh* such an empowering feeling;)
    CrownedWoman CrownedWoman 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 22

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    I love to wear my stilettos all day n night sleep n them n wake up with them on my feet already
    whitwhit86 whitwhit86 26-30, M Feb 22

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    can't help it. I am drawn to them. atleast I don't buy them all the time. I do love to wear them. still not dumb enough to run away from an ax murderer through the woods with them...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    INTP according to C Jung. More INTP than INTJ, but just barely. Depends on the test and my mood. I defy psychologist to say the big 5 is more accurate.
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Feb 16

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    Test location:http://similarminds.com/jung.htmlMy type is: INTPINTP - "Architect". Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and...
    SmrtGuyUT SmrtGuyUT 61-65, M Feb 20

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    Hopeless romantics believe in love and fairy tales. They dream of roses and candlelight, walking on the beach at sunset, and dancing in the rain. They know that somewhere out there...
    Metmedaddy Metmedaddy 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I'm an INTP and proud.This describes me perfectly, I can't believe how right it is
    Alexa3608 Alexa3608 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I'm ISFP but oddly enough I also have traits of an INTP. Personalities are very complex and cannot just be branded into one specific group.
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 13-15 1 Response Feb 11

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    My personality type is INTP. Anyone else have the same type as me?
    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm INTJ, but very close to INTP. The Introvert and iNtuitive parts are obvious, but the other two only show a slight difference. Who else is INTJ? :)
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    WAR BABY I was a war child, so hopelessly defiled before I was born; so I have to warn, I came out just a little bit wild. the first thing I heard was attack! the burst of the...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 6

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    Ok so I'm still hopelessly in love with the boy next door. Silly right? Ya no. I've been in love with this gorgeous perfection sense I was eight. Pathetic right? Sadly he has an...
    SexyAngelBitches SexyAngelBitches 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 11

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    "Which cuddly toy do you want to bring to the nursery tomorrow to show it to your teachers and the other children, my sweetie?"I asked my 4 year old son just before I put him to...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 7 Responses Feb 14

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    Every year usually on my birthday. I'd get a card from my wife. Inside she would always write these wonderful things. About how much she loved me and appreciates all that I do...
    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 15

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    I continue to have sex with a married man. We met again today, he is 32 and I'm hopelessly devoted to him. I don't care about his wife and children, they aren't in the picture. It...
    meanplastic meanplastic 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    So MM and I had a rocky day.... mostly caused by me over-thinking, fretting, worrying and expressing all of the above to him (I dont hold back) making him feel attacked and...
    jeebeez2015 jeebeez2015 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    It's been two weeks now, and the snow is now reaching eighty feet ... the worst snowstorm in the history of Boston. It's been two weeks since I have last seen you, held your hand...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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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 2 Responses Feb 18

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    StrengthYou have the gift of strength!Perseverance is your middle name! There's literally nothing that you can't overcome. No matter how many challenges you face or how many people...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 18