I Am Hopelessly Intp

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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

    What do you guys do for a living?

    I constantly do research to learn which careers fit me.. Between digital marketing (social media) and real estate...
    brynemrar brynemrar
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    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

    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
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2013


    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 14, 2012

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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
    70+, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014

    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
    BigWolf76 BigWolf76
    31-35, M
    Aug 8, 2014


    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
    5 Responses May 15, 2008

    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

    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
    70+, M
    5 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2014


    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

    Finding out that I am an INTP at age 37 has

    been a huge relief. I have never felt understood and honestly never understood myself. I have major lazy days where I know I should be doing more but I can't... Feel trapped in it. But knowing that there are smart, weird, introverted, others gives me a lot of comfort. From the...
    intpmom intpmom
    36-40, F
    Apr 20

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    Michalb Michalb
    41-45, M
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    hopelessly drift in the eyes of the ghost again down on my knees and my hands in the air again pushing my face in the memory of you again but i never know if it's real never know...
    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 10
    This is the single most erotic thing I've ever encountered. When I was first getting into sex I was drawn to busty women. I found them beautiful and absolutely loved how soft and...
    Milklover24 Milklover24
    22-25, M
    Apr 7
    I felt it and I knew This, between us was real As real as my flesh upon yours and yours upon mine Lips merging and tongues colliding, arms knotted and legs tangled There was an...
    wildf1ower wildf1ower
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 7
    Im an INTP/INFP 8w9 /4w5 stop feeling defensive seeing someone you found intimidating ,expand my world view
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    Apr 2
    78 years old about to get divorced as I have to sell the family home to pay out debts occurred over 10 years after some bad life and business decisions. Family have all turned...
    remainderman remainderman
    70+, M
    Apr 1
    Yes , you've read that right. I am deeply in love with a fictional character. Of course , many of us develop a certain liking to a character , but my story is different. I feel as...
    HelenaWayne HelenaWayne
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 1
    Nothing about my love for her makes sense. I am married for so long, and still love my wife but I am now in love with her too. Can I possibly be in love with two ladies at once. Am...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    Mar 31
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