Myers-Briggs types: INTP (personal capabilities, part 3)ΒΆ

Tags: personal, capabilities

Hey, I'm an INTP ! According to that page, I took this particular test halfway 2003.

INTP is one of the Myers-Briggs type indicators . I that system, you've got 4 aspects, each with two possibilities. A fairly simple system. I'll list my takes on the 4 of them below.

(I+T) Introverted Thinker
Logic, order, good thinkwork. Analysing things. I want to understand things, mechanisms, reality, current politics, history, etc. According to the theory, this aspect is the main characteristic of an INTP.
(N+P) iNtuition, Perceiving
I want to understand things (as an introverted thinker). Perhaps ironically, one of the ways in which I try to piece everything together is via intuition. I want to understand the whole. I want to perceive everything. To use my christian background as an example: when I study the bible, I'm always conscious of my intuitive grasp/image of the whole of God's character. What I'm reading at that moment has to be integrated into the whole. It all has to fit. If something (intuitively, by feeling) doesn't seem to fit, it might be needed to look for different explanations, to look further/deeper.

If I look at the description at typelogic, I especially recognise the following points:

  • "INTPs are relatively easy-going and amenable to most anything until their principles are violated, about which they may become outspoken and inflexible."
  • "Mathematics is a system where many INTPs love to play, similarly languages, computer systems--potentially any complex system. INTPs thrive on systems."
  • "Introverted Thinking strives to extract the essence of the Idea from various externals that express it."
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