INTP Personality Types In-Depth
Each letter in the personality type code - I, N, T, and P - describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. There are eight styles and you use all of them, but INTPs prefer:
- Introversion (thinking things through) more than Extraversion (interacting with people)
- iNtuition (perceiving new possibilities) more than Sensing (perceiving tangible facts)
- Thinking (making decisions using objective logic) more than Feeling (making decisions using subjective values)
- Perception (a flexible lifestyle) more than Judgement (an organised lifestyle)
If your closest personality type is INTP then you have a strong sense of the hidden principles that govern how the world works. You are interested in theoretical models and explanations, and when other people put forward their own theories you put them to the test to find out how true or robust they are. You enjoy solving difficult intellectual problems and seek to understand the real truth behind any situation, even when it involves several complex factors.
Stereotypes and Individuality
The original author of personality type theory - Carl Gustav Jung - said that everyone is individual and unique. The personality types are not strict classifications, but stereotypes that are akin to landmarks on a map. Just as a few landmarks can help you find many unique locations, so too the personality stereotypes can help you understand your unique personality.
Next: INTP's Mental Functions
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