Post

I Am Hopelessly Intp

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 132 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16 Responses Nov 7, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Avatar

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I was told I might be an INFP but it's just not me. I'm almost 100% sure I'm not an INFP. Now, the two main personality types that I might be are INTP or INFJ. These two are very...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I'm an INTP? I'm pretty skeptical about these online personality test thingies. But according to Wikipedia (which is *never* wrong ;)) INTP's sound like intelligent people so I...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    That's me. I enjoy my own space and quiet time.
    lindahe lindahe 26-30, F Jun 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If only the mall was open 24 hours, I would probably just shop away.
    SweetestGirl89 SweetestGirl89 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This picture.... So many thoughts come to mind when I look at this picture
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here are my heels and flats
    Disturbedheels Disturbedheels 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I guess mine is not the first heart broken. My eyes are not the first to cry. I'm not the first to know... There's just no getting over you. I know I'm just a fool who's willing to...
    Ghost0faGirl Ghost0faGirl 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know what it is but i love to do really deeply creative and meaningful things for someone i love. Sometimes it is not appreciated or acknowledged but i do it anyway. I just...
    charsytwinkle charsytwinkle 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    INTP- Introverted Intuitive Thinking Percieving
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I found a way to block people out. I use it as a way for me to maintain calmness. It works, and it keeps me super calm, but it stops me from seeing certain things that I would want...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Oh fun! 1. I love anime and manga 2. I love vocaloid 3. I'm pansexual 4. One of my best friends is in love with me 5. I am not a very religious person 6. My favorite color is...
    Giulia12 Giulia12 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I unfortunately pretty much am. Actually, you can add the word hopeless to the experience once or twice more. I've always been, ever since I remember. It's not always the best...
    finitenessofinfinity finitenessofinfinity 22-25, M Jun 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To the EP friends I have made who remain in my life after staying long enough to learn that I am hopelessly flawed - you really are the best. You listen when I am struggling, you...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    1) I am a Malaysian 2) I was born on 08/1995 3) I have brown eyes 4) I have brown hair 5) I am mixed with 1/4 chinese, 1/4 malay, 1/4 melanau and 1/4 mirek 6) I like poetry 7) My...
    thelonercollegestudent thelonercollegestudent 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi so I'm a geek for ATLA, ALOK, digimon 01/02, dragonball z, sailor moon, and steampunk all the things....and I'm hopelessly crushing on young Harrison Ford, current Daniel Craig...
    Gennai02 Gennai02 26-30, F Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And finally, it's over. Two years of lies. Two years wasted. I saw it coming. I felt us drifting apart. I could feel your absence. I just never thought it'd come to this, that you...
    mitted mitted 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yesterday was a bad day; felt hopelessly stuck in my sadness. And I know it was a wasted day in my life, that I cannot get back. I wish I could wake up from this.
    Raahmona Raahmona 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You all know the song Hopelessly Devoted from Grease? Yeah....he was singing that to me today. I managed to hold it together... Barely.
    GenieH22 GenieH22 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I faced death twice in my life..both are amazingly proved how incapable I am to control my own life even my own body.. its like the smallest part of me is not within my authority...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M Jul 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    . I like to make up songs while I'm brushing my teeth! And it makes me laugh when I hear myself ! 2. I'm hopelessly addicted to using exclamations points excessively!!!! 3. I have...
    Alicexnum2 Alicexnum2 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's complicated...it's been a long time since I've been interested in a relationship with someone, and he just got out of one a month ago. I've been extremely attracted to him...
    Volk18A Volk18A 22-25, M Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Must we constantly seek love for ourselves from another individual? This love is selfish. Do we not realize we are already loved at a greater level than our imaginations can take...
    IAMHIM IAMHIM 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am new to this so not sure how i should begin and what to expect i guess i just need to know that im not alone. Im certainly not proud of being in a relationship with a man who...
    coleya coleya 41-45, F 30 Responses Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm hopelessly and pathetic ! 😭😭😭😭😭😿
    scared850 scared850 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't help but fear that my feelings are entirely one-sided. It really has gotten to the point where it physically hurts to even think about him. We've been good friends for a...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Something I found online.. read this when you don't feel good enough ~ by Jane Ysadora Dear Sweet Soul, We are all hopelessly flawed. We are all perfect luminous beings inside...
    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Games have ruined my life since I was a kid. I am a shy person. As a kid, I didn't deal well with this, so I quickly resorted to games, but then it was ok. I grew up in a way...
    nyancat26 nyancat26 18-21, M Jul 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't necessarily believe in astrology or fate, but I still find horoscopes or those numerology personality quizzes hopelessly fun! Hah, sorry I just wanted to throw that out...
    Bonkerzz Bonkerzz 13-15, F Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you're concerned with your addiction to video games, please read this. Games have ruined my life since I was a kid. I am a shy person. As a kid, I didn't deal well with this...
    nyancat26 nyancat26 18-21, M Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    me on 4th july... watching the fireworks... pathetically alone... and there like a couple behind me... *sigh im hopelessly single
    BSRivera01 BSRivera01 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wasn't really sure until a few minutes ago. I knew I had strong feelings. But now I know for sure that I am hopelessly devoted to only one person in the world.
    Ghost0faGirl Ghost0faGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This actually happened to me twice in my final two years of high school. The first time was on a relief teacher for Social Sciences. I went to an all-girls school so like 90% of...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel