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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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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 18-21 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 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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Aug 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Here's what you need to know about me. "The INTP personality type is fairly rare, making up only three percent of the population, which is definitely a good thing for them, as...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    Preamble: Blah blah, not going to write a description of what INTP means and explain or justify how that mindset is very similar to my own tendencies. The following is more...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F Nov 24

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    Another INTP story from me. I will not explain what an INTP is. INTP is explained else where. I think I need to work out. I made the decision, not to work out and I think it was a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    Why do the INTP females here think they need to state they're a female, with the INTP personality type? Firstly, it's usually obvious you're female and Secondly, do want a medal?
    Perdonal Perdonal 13-15 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Iam so glad this is here, I was feeling a little doubtful but after reading through the characteristics and taking the test several times (also different versions; coming up with...
    Perdonal Perdonal 13-15 3 days ago

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    Why does being female matter with the personality type?
    Perdonal Perdonal 13-15 3 days ago

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    Nearly every single pair of shoes I own have heels on them, and I'll always wear them if I'm leaving the house. People are amazing when I'm not wearing them how small I actually am...
    Mselisa Mselisa 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 22

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    I think I have over 200 pairs of heels. I LOVE HEELS LIKE CRAZY. I don't care if I don't wear them, just knowing that they are mine is all I need to be satisfied. Every other...
    peacenluv123 peacenluv123 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    It's almost spot on. I'm just not usually lost in thought. I'm absent minded because I don't sleep. That and I don't work on life-changing theories. XD "Portrait of an INTP...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Dec 1

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    There are three things I want in my life now more than anything. These are: 1. Basics for survival 2. To live together with my soulmate who is waiting for me. 3. To continue...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 23 hrs ago

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    Is there an accurate test that can really say what you are? I've tested to INFP several times in the past. But have also had different results over the yearsz I've changed (I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Nov 27

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    1. I'm 13 years old. 2. I am a girl. 3. I learned Japanese so I could sing anime theme songs. :-) 4. I'm a natural blonde, but I'm not stupid. I also have blue eyes!! 5. I live on...
    Trinityde Trinityde 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 20

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    I love this guy, he's a year and a half older than me. He treats me like Im his friend but I'm in love with him, hopelessly in love with him. He has a girlfriend and we live 3...
    angelie132 angelie132 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Today, I think I'll share with you the story of how we said I love you. My boyfriend and I were driving around with his friend headed to someplace I don't remember. We had been...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    In college my friends would often confide with me for emotional support and advice. I didn't mind, but back then I didn't realize that I was actually taking on an incredible burden...
    aninsideoutfox aninsideoutfox 22-25, M Nov 22

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    Listening to Porta again... he makes me feel hopelessly lost and depressed :( it feels like the walls are caving in on me. Porta- Nota de Suicidio
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F Nov 24

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    I miss the days when you would waltz in to class, smile, sit next to me, and just talk. I remember when we used to rummage through each other's iPods. I thought we would take on...
    realityisabitch realityisabitch 16-17, M Nov 26

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    When I get a message from "EP Allie" notifying me a group im in gets taken off or something I'd like to know which group it is instead of hopelessly going through my group list and...
    silvercobalt97 silvercobalt97 18-21 6 Responses Nov 26

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    It's crazy how many people I'm okay with. The crazy sexual ones, the creepy ones, the awkward ones even the hopelessly lost ones... I feel like all of them are a little part of me...
    LostChild14 LostChild14 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I was reading on another forum and ran across this reply which made me wonder how many of our WS did feel trapped - My husband now says that he didn't just abandon her, he ran from...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Alright, I guess this is part 4. Part 4 of me and Jessica. So after the night me and Jessica had danced together while on the phone miles apart, I really felt a connection. I...
    ReplacedAxe ReplacedAxe 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    not to ever give up on love as an ideal particularly if you identify as gay or bi or trans or pan or whatever. I was talking to a close friend today who reminded me of something...
    cavedweller2 cavedweller2 36-40, F Nov 30

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    Carried away with chastity belt!The other day, I was home alone and decided to try my chastity belt on again. The plan was that maybe I could see if I could ideally tolerate it...
    lockedheels lockedheels 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I can never give him up I've come to realize. I fell in love with him in March 2012. He's helped me through my divorce and been my best friend for almost three years. No one will...
    Lost4him2 Lost4him2 26-30 7 Responses Dec 1

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    “I want to be the girlfriend 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...
    AnnaKhit AnnaKhit 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 2

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    I love everything about school: friends, teachers, the building itself, and learning stuff of course. I have always loved school. I still remember every school I ever attended...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F Dec 2

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    And that's why I cannot be positive. I feel bad that I have nothing positive to offer to anyone. I can't inspire people. And yet I love someone who inspires so many people with his...
    EternalWanderer EternalWanderer 31-35, F Dec 3

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    I feel so alone all the time... :( I just want people to talk to, but it even feels like I can't even have that! Feeling low and hopelessly depressed again... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    If you ever get lost in Ireland and pull over to ask for directions. You will gat an answer that lasts for 45 minutes. They will tell you what they had for dinner, what they got...
    RoseC67 RoseC67 46-50, F 4 Responses