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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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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 70+, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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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 11 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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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 70+, M 5 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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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    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M 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 18 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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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 22-25, 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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    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 1 Response Aug 4, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    So I took one of those personality tests I see everyone mention or talk about, out of boredom today. No clue how accurate people consider these things to be. I just feel like...
    GiggityGlue GiggityGlue 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This time it has borrowed deep inside me. there are friends I have here that I love, they are my dearest friends, they help me conquer my problems at times and I have tried to help...
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    This is so frustrating. I can't pick people I know out of a crowd or find them at airports. I had to train my family to wave vigorously so that I can look for the waving. I don...
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    I came to EP a couple years ago, dont remember why or how i found it, but over that time I have met some of the best people I have ever had in my life. i have now three of my ever...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 3 days ago

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    So I had his class,and after his we should go home. I stood in hall for some time with friend for her personal reason. Then we started going down stairs and we saw him,he looked at...
    WhatIf2 WhatIf2 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I thought it might be a little narcissistic to do one of these but I love reading them so I figured, why not. Here goes. 1. My name is Spencer 2. I'm a senior in high school 3...
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I honestly thought I had realized my wrong and changed. I knew I had screw up with her by being jealous and I guess , too possessive. But another light bulb, maybe one of those low...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    Sometimes...people change... Over 3 months ago my type came as: Your personality type is I N F J ! Introverted (I) 54% Extraverted (E) 46% Intuitive (N) 77% Sensing (S) 23...
    swallow90 swallow90 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm an INTP or an INTJ depending on the test.
    Shoopfli Shoopfli 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You are overbearing, I'm not in love But I don't wanna tell you We've been contemplating how to give it up But I can't convince you We've been hopelessly holding too tight When we...
    SweetDreamsRubi SweetDreamsRubi 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I met her here and it was almost in an instant. No picture, nothing but her words that somehow just totally caught me. She is a beautiful lady but I was hooked on what she is...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Feb 1

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    Some days I wish that our paths had never crossed and I'd never gotten the chance to meet you--to know you--to be held in your arms and to fall hopelessly in love with you. Some...
    yourgirlalex yourgirlalex 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I've never been a quitter, but this time I absolutely will. When every single day you can't find a reason to stay and when every single night you wish you were back to that place...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    1)My personality type is ILI-INTP (Intuitive Logical Introvert) 2)I am an agnostic atheist 3)I love cats 4)I was born and raised in Michigan. 5)My ancestors were: English, French...
    AngelKryptonite AngelKryptonite 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    This was the lowest point in my life to where i had my first heartbreak. I fell hopelessly in love with someone who didn’t love me the way I thought he did. The relationship was...
    mgnash mgnash 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 29

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    THIS! " The INTP has no understanding or value for decisions made on the basis of personal subjectivity or feelings. They strive constantly to achieve logical conclusions to...
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F Jan 28

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    Basically I'm looking for a girl who I am hopelessly in love with, the part that is tricky is that, I have a hard time remembering names, I forgot her name. Also she, last time I...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 28

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    l Do. l truly do. How lovely would it be to finally find the one l was meant to share my life with... For better or worse. True mutual love... Riding off into the sunset, curling...
    Poodlelez Poodlelez 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I drank her silence like liquor and it destroyed me the same, but I fell for all of her, hopelessly and endlessly. My soul will always be lifted when she walks into the room and...
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    From the age of 18, when I joined the college I had a crush on this guy who was an year senior to me. Even though he used to smile at me and all I never talked to him because I...
    anandchandran anandchandran 22-25, M Jan 25

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