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INTP type

personality types

Find out how many people share your type, and what your strengths are!

Is the glass half full or half empty? Well, it seems just a little more than half full - assuming that it is water...

Prayer Lord, help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.

Animal personality Owl

Owls, being calm and wise birds, are INTPs.

Cat personality "The Flake"

Will play with toys, but bored quickly. If you give in, you'll quickly have a closet full of cat toys he won't touch any more. He'll sit, apparently doing nothing, and then be off on a tear. When walking across a room, will suddenly sit down and start grooming himself.

Collective noun A heresy of INTP's

Percentage of total population 1%

Interesting facts

  • Risk-takers.
  • Avoid meetings and small talk.
  • Choose professions where they can be their own bosses.
  • Follow their curiosity, and as a result work is often play.
  • Have a tendency to study foreign languages.
  • Read everything available on topics that interest them.
  • Constantly in search for the truth.

Common careers

  • chemists
  • optometrists
  • biologists
  • scientists
  • engineers
  • lawyers
  • artists
  • architects
  • consultants

Famous INTPs

  • Albert Einstein
  • Marie Curie
  • Charles Darwin
  • Gregory Peck

Quotes by famous INTPs:

  • "I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion." - Albert Einstein
  • "One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done." - Albert Einstein
  • "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin
  • "Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life." - Gregory Peck

Hobbies and recreation

  • reading, writing
  • watching television
  • art
  • acting
  • music
  • antique restoration
  • computer games
  • scrabble, monopoly
  • chess, poker, bridge
  • rock climbing

All 16 types

Your type is a combination of four preferences. Each preference was made by choosing between 2 letters in a dichotomy. The four dichotomies are:

Extroversion/Introversion

Defines where you direct your energy. Extroversion indicates outwards towards the world, and Introversion indicates a tendency inwards towards your thoughts and ideas.

Sensing/iNtuition

Defines how you process information. Do you prefer to process information through your five senses (Sensing) or do you prefer to trust your hunches and read between the lines? (iNtuition)

Thinking/Feeling

Defines how you make decisions. Do you prefer logical analysis (Thinking), or contemplating about how each option affects people? (Feeling)

Judging/Perceiving

Defines how you order your life. Do you prefer making plans and keeping to schedules (Judging), or do you usually keep things open? (Perceiving)

There are 16 types in total. Now that you know your type, check out your type description by following the appropriate link below!


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