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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Who I am.

Matt and KTB have each put up their personality profiles on their blogs, inspiring me to follow suit. I'm been and INTP for a while, and always thought the description suited me. So here it is, from personalitytype.com. Is it me? Let me know!

Life as an INTP

People of this type tend to be: quiet, independent, and private; logical and unemotional; creative, ingenious, and innovative, global thinkers; curious and driven to increase their competence; casual, and adaptive; nonconforming and unpredictable.

The most important thing to INTPs is their privacy and the opportunity to solve complex problems in unique ways.

How to Love an INTP

  • Respect my privacy and independence.

  • Appreciate my competencies and wealth of creative ideas.

  • Encourage me to spend time alone.

  • Don't talk too much or force an emotional conversation before I'm ready.

  • Try not to nag me about being messy or meeting deadlines.

  • Above all - give me plenty of space to pursue my interests in depth and time to think things through.

How to Spot INTPs

  • private, selective, and reserved

  • cool, detached, and unemotional

  • logical, intellectual, and analytical

  • casual, calm, and adaptable

Tips for Communicating with INTPs

  • Challenge their creativity to solve complex problems

  • Respect their competence and expertise

  • Give them plenty of time to think about things in new ways

Great careers for INTPs

Here are just a few popular and often satisfying careers for people whose Personality Type is INTP.

  • Computer software designer/developer

  • Venture capitalist

  • Legal mediator

  • Financial analyst

  • Economist

  • College professor: philosophy, economics

  • Musician

  • Intellectual property attorney

  • Web site designer

  • Investigator

  • Strategic planner

  • Neurologist

  • Pharmaceutical researcher

  • Network integration specialist


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