INTP - Designer Theorizer

*Adapted from Linda V. Berens and Dario Nardi, Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to the Personality Type Code (Used with permission)


The theme for INTPs is designing and configuring.

Talents lie in grasping the underlying principles of something and defining its essential qualities.

Seek to define precisely and bring coherence to systems based on the pattern of organization that is naturally there.

Easily notice inconsistencies.

Enjoy elegant theories and models for their own sake and for use in solving technical and human problems.

Interested in theorizing, analyzing, and learning.

Thrive on exploring, understanding, and explaining how the world works.

INTP - Pattern of Processes

Leading Introverted Thinking Analyzing, categorizing, and evaluating according to principles
Supporting Extraverted iNtuiting Interpreting situations and relationships and pickup meanings and interconnections to other contexts
Relief Introverted Sensing Reviewing and recalling past experiences and seeking detailed data
Aspirational Extraverted Feeling Connecting and considering others and the group
Opposing Extraverted Thinking Segmenting, organizing for efficiency, and systematizing
Critical Parent Introverted iNtuiting Foreseeing implications, transformations, and likely effects
Deceiving Extraverted Sensing Experiencing and acting in the immediate context.
Devilish Introverted Feeling Valuing and considering importance, beliefs, and worth



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