The INTP personality type

"Intellectual Advisors"

Read a description of this personality type below.


INTPs are the smart ones. They love to learn and to think of the most efficient, smart way to solve a problem. You are fairly laid back and cautious around new people. You are open-minded and highly open to feedback, yet critical and quick to spot flaws in others thoughts. You’re cooperative and perceptive and you tend to have good advice to offer your friends and coworkers. You tend to love seeing ideas from new angles and creatively exploring new opportunities to grow. You tend to think deeply before you express your opinions to others. You think a lot actually, but there is much you don’t share. You prefer smaller, more intimate social settings, and there’s no place like home!

You enjoy sharing your facts and expertise in discussions with others, and you tend to get frustrated by others irrationality at times. You tend to take time to connect with others, and you connect more about ideas and on similar work-related goals than on a personal level. You love to discuss things. You’re always trying to promote and spark enthusiasm for your ideas. You want your ideas to connect with the community and the people around you, and you tend to have a wide range of interests. You tend to have strong social networks and lots of social support from the people around you, people that will help and appreciate you in times of need.

You tend to have your foot on the brakes alot of the time, trying to slow down and control how things proceed. Perhaps you could let loose more? You are introspective and highly capable of independent thought. You enjoy thinking up new solutions and new ways to solve problems. You’re highly self-critical and quick to deconstruct and spot issues and flaws in your ideas - if you’re gonna promote something to others, you want to make sure it really is good.

Because of your love for progress and creativity, you tend to frown on traditions and social necessities. You find politness to often be an obstacle and would rather people just state their opinions openly. INTPs are smart, but sometimes lack execution. As an INTP, you tend to be very open to new ideas and somewhat easily distracted - perhaps you could work on your focus at times? Your ideal romantic partner tends to be the ENTJ. Their love for logic, their decisiveness and their strong work ethic inspires you greatly.

Advisors enjoy distance, caution, and reflection in adaptive, free-flow environments. They lead with silent curiosity, enjoying to meticulously study a topic or interests various details or viewpoints. They prefer not to intervene in things directly, instead offering advice or running trials from a distance. This makes them ideal teachers or analysts: they enjoy the position of answering questions and informing people on a topic, but prefer to do so in a less direct and controlled manner than the leaders. They have the most fun in relaxed, informal settings, with little pressure, and a lot of free-flow brainstorming.

They prefer to analyze conditions and possibilities, and tend to have more of a line-dancers mentality, often juggling and revising their positions on various issues and problems, offering the most in-depth, thorough and careful decision makers. In optimal environments they are given ample time for reflection and brainstorming in collaboration with others.

In situations that are too fast-paced and reactive, they become more affective and emotional. They also tend to become more distanced and cool in situations that require them to assume a position of authority and control.

As an rational, you seek to find the underlying principles that lies behind performing well in tasks, hierarchies and competitions and strive to establish these ideals in society. You are curious of the concepts and ideas that define success and try to refine and redefine these in their path of refining and redefining their own performance as well as the performance of people in their society.

As a thinker you enjoy to cautiously consider what will happen in the future and avoid making misstakes. You have a distance towards the world, respond reflectively and take your time to evaluate new things before you try them.

As a idealist you enjoy relating reality to ideas and concepts and finding new patterns to explain things. You enjoy fantasizing how alternative facts, alternative development of events and perspectives can create new conditions.

As a technician you enjoy basing decisions on impersonal or formal principles. You enjoy evaluating whether things hold up to established principles and guidelines that are independent of social relationships, attachments and feelings.

As a perceiver you enjoy quickly changing tasks and exploring new possibilities in the moment. You are quite collaborative and open to changes in plans.

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