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)
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.
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