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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am an INTP female. Similarly, I dislike the attention given only to my physical looks, but sometimes I use it to my advantage. I enjoy lots of time alone, day dreaming, sleeping...
    VentOut VentOut 36-40, F Oct 7

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    I am hopelessly in love with my math teacher "Mr o" ummm Mr o is married to someone whom I am pretty sure that he doesn't like her ..do I have the chance for him to look to my...
    troublemaker18 troublemaker18 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Please know I don't wear them lol but they sure are sexy!
    sixstring77 sixstring77 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    I hate that my brain always finds an excuse for her bad attitudes, so it's impossible for me to really get mad just sad and feeling like a fool for even trying to understand her...
    theonesbeforeme theonesbeforeme 26-30 Oct 9

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    At one time I had almost 150 pair of heels. I found a great store in Dallas, I think it was named "Shoes 9.99 and up" or something like that. they always had my size and I would...
    ReginaLve ReginaLve 51-55, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not that it really tells anything due to how people join groups, but it's an interesting note that 36k people are Hopelessly Romantic while 46k people are Passionate Persons, and...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    The younger man shook his head.No, he said.If you can't, I can't. You've been her physician for years. If anyone knows how to reach her, you should know. I suppose you've thought...
    sfdfvcv12 sfdfvcv12 22-25, M Sep 22

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    Med student Brown hair, a bit too curly for her own liking. Deep blue eyes, freckles also a bit too many to be regarded as cute. More confident than her sister and also less...
    cheekyhannah cheekyhannah 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I'm an INTP. I like to draw and paint, solve puzzles and learn new languages. I want to become a chemist or a physicist one day.
    deduction deduction 16-17, F Sep 22

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    I came upon this experience, and one story in particular seemed to be so relevant in my life that I went ahead and took the test. And, guess what? I'm an INTJ. However, my score...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F Sep 24

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    Its difficult. I have a lazy habit of thinking too much and not doing anything. Thinking and reading calms my nerves, doing something makes me anxious cause I'm pretty much a...
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge 18-21 Oct 3

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    INTP-The Thinker You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can. Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge. Your biggest pet...
    Mmontag Mmontag 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My brother and I are both INTJ, my dad is INTP and my mum is INFJ.
    Halzana99 Halzana99 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    So i fall and rejected and loves to reject people .. I still don't know whats wrong with me .. Am i not attractive .. Why do those guys i liked never like me back .. How come you...
    Christinamayday Christinamayday 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I definitely am! I'll give you more details on who he is later but you can probably read my activity and figure out for yourselves too. In the beginning, I thought it was just the...
    oreocupcake23 oreocupcake23 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    im so ffreaking happy todaaaaaaaahy and crazy too lol xD anyway because im crazy tonight i should get the crazy outta me xD!!!! Because also i am LOVELESS xD i'll make a note to...
    LittleMiss04 LittleMiss04 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Hopeless, for the life of me I can't think of a reason the word romantic could ever be preceded by such a word. To have romance is to be in love and to be in love you must have...
    JackReich JackReich 26-30, M Sep 25

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    In case you are expecting to discover a wonderful sporting event, search no even more as there's nothing that matches the thrill of staying there for an fascinating NFL match up...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    It doesn't matter that I was 18 when I met you. It doesn't matter that you're only a few years older than me. It doesn't matter that I am hopelessly in love with you. But, do you...
    thatkid1195 thatkid1195 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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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...
    mimi2226 mimi2226 26-30, F Sep 30

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    I remember thinking that the famous Mendenhall Glacier looked magnificent. I remember the hues of absolute blue, accenting the stark whiteness of the centuries old ice that was...
    Adventurousattimes Adventurousattimes 56-60, M Oct 6

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    It was this past summer. I had really liked this guy, maybe even loved and I was hopelessly head over heels for him. He was my neighbor (he lived around the block ) and we had met...
    nicolamariee nicolamariee 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I watched her walk calmly out of sight When we parted on the sidewalk last Wednesday night T'was not misery but happiness that brought us closer, And now my depression is finally...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Oct 9

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    I've been called a lesbian by loads of people at school which really hurt. But I actually think they are right. Maybe its just because they've labelled me like that or maybe its...
    StarCry StarCry 13-15, F Oct 11

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    I am single and my best friend is really bothered by it despite the fact he lives 1500 miles away. He's always asking me what I want in a girl and I can't seem to ever be able to...
    steelers7fan steelers7fan 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The other night I walked down my crushs block at 4am and sang/freestyle rapped musical style, to recreate this dream I had in real life. I was really fukd up and I'll never know if...
    Anonimaninja Anonimaninja 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Something really wrong, so they follow me down the hall, and there in the Bathroom I try not to fall apart, as the Sinking feeling starts, and I say hopelessly… he said he’d be...
    cin8888 cin8888 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    My mother, Age 48, Was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the throat, about three months ago, but had had it for nearly a year before diagnosis. She was at work one day, at...
    Glorytheory Glorytheory 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think it's time I share this EP I met a girl, some 13 years ago. We met on an online forum about some artist. Our first meeting was kinda funny. Initially we kinda found each...
    pillars pillars 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I just want to find love. That amazing kind of love. Like where u can't get enough of each other. U understand each other. U love, and care for each other no matter what. U txt...
    unicornssbitchh unicornssbitchh 18-21, F 1 day ago

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