Thursday, March 23, 2006


I am an INTP person:

INTP - "Architect". Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood. 3.3% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

And says:
BCIR/INTP "Logician":
master of conceptual logic; problem-solver; scientific—desires understanding of universe; designs logical models; seeks precision; introspective; adaptable; tends to excel in theoretical, philosophical subjects; logical abstraction skilled.

This is the INTP personal type according to
Quiet, reserved, impersonal. Enjoy especially theoretical or scientific subjects. Logical to the point of hair-splitting. Usually interested mainly in ideas, with little liking for parties or small talk. Tend to have sharply defined interests. Need careers where some strong interest can be used or useful. discribtion of INTP:
The Dominant function is the judging one of Thinking. Characteristics associated with this function include:
  • Likes making decisions on the basis of logic, using objective considerations
  • Is concerned with truth, principles and justice
  • Is analytical and critical, tending to see the flaws in situations
  • Takes an objective approach

And here's where it gets even more interesting:
Under extreme stress, fatigue or illness, the INTP's shadow may appear - a negative form of ESFJ. Example characteristics are:
  • expressing intense negative emotions towards others
  • being very sensitive to criticism
  • becoming preoccupied with details, without any logical basis
  • interpreting facts or events in a very subjective way

This is so true for me since forever. And if you factor this with my other issues, you might get a slight idea about my life.

In Iganokami's Guide to the INTP Mate, it says:
1. Lots of sex
I dont think it is just me as an INTP who finds this a very important part of a relationship and the most important physical expression of love in a relationship - it is NOT a selfish act for selfish physical satisfaction. but hell, it is damn pleasing, too

2. Moral support
It is a tough world out there for INTPs

3. An equal
INTPs have no wish to dominate, and are crushed by domination

4. Someone who is next to unoffendable.
INTPs tend to lack tact, but also want and need to be brutally honest with thier intimate partners - they want someone who they can playfully insult, who will then either laugh in thier face or give it right back.

5. Someone who can accept them for who they are and not try to change them.
INTPs appear erratic to the casual observer in a relationship, for example - they appear to demand solitude one moment, sex the next. Non-INTPs find this VERY hard to reconcile with their typical conception of "love"

6. Someone who accepts the peculiar WAYS they show thier love.
Be it really, really sappy hopless-romantic type drivel or passionate physical expression, or just a touch or a simple look. The INTP way is very hard to catch, if you blink, you miss it. Non-INTPs tend to want tokens and words, not a slow dance in a room with no radio, not a quiet cuddle in front of the TV at the end of the day, or the other strange and random expressions that INTPs tend to give. [This ties in with #5.]

7. SPACE [as in both physical and emotional space]
In case it was missed, I'll mention it again: SPACE!! INTP men need their free time to pursue intellectual pursuits, and CAN NOT be:
a.) disturbed
b.) told they dont love thier partner because they spend too much time "alone", etc.
INTP men disappear for a while, then come out swinging. this FORCES most non-INTPs to think that the INTP partner only wants them for sex. This is wrong, but if the non-INTP is not capable of #5 and #6, they are forced to believe it.

8. Comforting. [this goes along with #2.]
The world sucks, particularly for INTPs. They are capable of an utterly staggering amount of patience and responsibility, but in the long run, without #2 and #8, the relationship will ultimately die, or the INTP will DIE a very real death. With #2 and #8, an INTP can take a spectacular amount of abuse, responsibility, and patience in life, as long as his partner supplies #2 and #8 in sufficient quantities.

9. An intellect. a person who can hold their own in a debate.
The words "you always think you are right!!" are the LAST words an INTP wants to hear from their mate. The INTP wants debate! Wants intellectual stimulation! If they doesnt get it at home, #7 becomes very very very important. If their mate can not handle #7, there will be PROBLEMS. If the mate can supply #9, the INTP will be very happily occupied with their mate for a long, long time.

10. Someone to learn with. [This goes with #9]
Someone who is interested in learning and intellectual stimulation. The INTP needs someone who they can learn with and enjoy the mysteries and adventures of life with. Someone who can understand their interest in the esoteric, show appreciation for their interests, and even join them in these interests, or introduce them to new ones.

11. Someone capable of self reflection and self analysis.
Often the INTP finds that they are the only one "growing" in a relationship, the only one who can see the problems in the relationship. This usually forces the INTP to be the one to change, to be the one to compromise for their partner. Because many non-INTPs have no true ability to self reflect the non-INTP thinks they are ALWAYS right. The INTP spends their life examining themselves and their relationship to see what they need to do to make it work. So they spend all their time critically analyzing it, and the mate does nothing but demand that they change. This will eventually lead to the spiritual DEATH of the INTP, if not the actual PHYSICAL death of the INTP. To avoid this, the INTP person NEEDS a mate who can examine the relationship WITH them, so they can grow TOGETHER.

I love the parts #2, #9, #7, #10, #6, #8 and #3 (damn it, I proved I'm an INTP by rearranging the numbers by order of importance), especially the parts with the space, the "if you blink, you miss it" thing and of course "The world sucks, particularly for INTPs." Well it does. It really really does.

Finding out all this about myself changed my life. Take the test, and if you're an INTP person, I'd love it if you contact me (through posting a comment or something). There are many personality tests like this one, if you want to take some more.

Famous INTPs, according to INTP SURVIVAL GUIDE, includes: Einstein, Newton, Darwin, Socrates, Pascal, René Descartes, C. G. Jung and Brent Spiner. Such a fitting group, since I always adored their works and lives for a very long time.

More information about INTP? Check these links:


Megan said...

Hello, I've been placed in the BCIR/INTP category... A "logician".
:) It's been nice, uh, commenting you.
I'm just gonna read some of the links you've posted. Thanks for those.
I hope you do well in any present and future endeavours.

Anonymous said...

I am a Muslim and an INTP. I stumble on your site quite a few time following the INTP links. Fortunately this time i notice that you are a muslim so i just want to say Assalamualaikum.

take care muslim INTP.


Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Bridget and i am an INTP sometimes i view it as a gift and sometimes a curse. I can relate to your comments when in a relationship i have spent many years in a relationship too long infact i knew then problems and they were hsi emotional problems that clouded and disrupted all of the family i am no perfect and i am aware of that however as the problem solver i spent many many years trying to get him to get to the root of his issues wasted time and life. It can be a difficult harsh place to live with people who are non understanding of our complex ways and our nature of non conformity. I wonder if i will ever meet a man who will except me for who i am and what i am a man with inteligence and who wants to succeed with me. I want to wish you all the best my fellow INTP'S remember you are not alone although it may feel that way to you at times we have a right to be here as much as any other personality infact where would the world be now without us ? love Einstein, Newton, Darwin and al the ther greats.