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What is INTP Personality Type According to MBTI Typology
INTP personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. INTP is referred to as “Scientist”.

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INTP personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. INTP is referred to as “Scientist”.

The basic characteristics of this personality type are:

  • Strong reliance on logic, logical inconsistencies search
  • Ability to build systems from scratch
  • Phlegmatic, lack of interest in daily routine, leading to untidiness
  • Thinking through all the options can lead to indecision
  • Long thought of all that inclined to cynicism and skepticism
  • Objective is not as important as thinking itself
  • Great interest in thinking itself, less in implement ideas
  • Doesn’t want to lead or be led

Kroeger, Thuesen and Rutledge indicate following characteristics and recommendations:

  • At work: by smart and independent thinking solves problems, by uncomplicated approach improves the organization and the work
  • Professional development: must understand that communication and relationships with people are essential, because great ideas can be realized only through people
  • Leadership position: committed to the vision and work towards a better solution, allowing others to work their pace and in their ability

INTP personality type in practice: Every type of person is suited for different work. People with INTP personality type usually excel in organizations in the following professions:

Following important people had the INTP personality type:

  • Abraham Lincoln - American President
  • Albert Einstein - Physicist
  • Blaise Pascal - French mathematician
  • Carl Jung - Swiss psychiatrist
  • Charles Darwin - English naturalist
  • Gerald Ford - American President
  • Rene Descartes - French philosopher
  • Socrates - Greek philosopher

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