Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

"The Thinker"

All about INTP's

INTPs have a special gift with generating and analyzing theories and possibilities to prove or disprove them. They have a great deal of insight and are creative thinkers; this allows them to quickly grasp complex abstract thoughts. They also have exceptional logical and rational reasoning skills, which allows them to thoroughly analyze theories to discover the Truth about them. Since the INTP is driven to seek clarity in the world, we have a happy match of desire and ability in this personality type. INTPs will be happiest in careers that allow them a great deal of autonomy in which they can work primarily alone on developing and analyzing complex theories and abstractions, with the goal of their work being the discovery of a truth, rather than the discovery of a practical application.

Character Traits

Love theory and abstract ideas

Truth Seekers - they want to understand things by analyzing underlying principles and structures

Value knowledge and competence above all else

Have very high standards for performance, that they apply to themselves

Independent and original, possibly eccentric

Work best alone, and value autonomy

Have no desire to lead or follow

Dislike mundane detail

Not particularly interested in the practical application of their work

Creative and insightful


Usually brilliant and ingenius

Trust their own insights and opinions above others

Live primarily inside their own minds, and may appear to be detached and uninvolved with other people

Possible Careers





Strategic Planner


University Professor

Computer Programmer

Systems Analyst

Technical Writer




Forensic Research

Park Ranger


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