Inside the Head of an INTP

Expectation:

Computer programming coolness, ideas for amazing inventions, every book you’ve ever read, abstract ideas of awesomeness, odd ideas that somehow make sense, undiscovered genius (obviously)

Reality:

I should probably stop watching Mongolian Throat Singing videos on YouTube and do my laundry.

Mbti types as style combos

Esfp: bright/fierce
Intj: professional/hipster
Intp: comfy/dreamy
Esfj: preppy/cute
Enfp: flamboyant/matching
Istj: practical/random
Infp: dreamy/cute
Estj: professional/neat
Enfj: neat/bright
Istp: practical/comfy
Entj: professional/neat
Isfp: dreamy/hipster
Entp: neat/hipster
Isfj: preppy/random
Estp: flamboyant/random
Infj: dark/neat

I just moved into my new university flat and while my flatmates are now out karaoke-ing I am going to sit here and read Peter Pan. In my defense, I just spent most of the day with them. They are lovely but there are no geeks here. They’re gonna need so much training it’s draining to think about.

An INTJ’s observations of the MBTI types

Note: Highly subjective (duh) 

ISTJ

-how do they remember so much 

-really patient and skilled in hands-on tasks/practical work 

-straightforward and gives good advice

-really deep but they don’t show it much 

-loyal and caring friends, will always be there for you 

-dad jokes 

INTJ 

-unintentionally offends people with the bluntness of their observations 

-oblivious to when others are crushing/hitting on them (aLl tHe DaMn TiMe)

-looks really serious but has a goofy side 

-has emotional buttons and when pressed becomes uncharacteristically sEnsItive and rEaCtIve 

-really paranoid and should chill out 

-puns + sarcasm 

ESTJ

-can be mistaken for high Ne users due to high energy and their tendency to topic-jump  

-super pragmatic 

-always on top of their game; they have this compulsive urge to get everything done and out of the way 

-soft spot for animals and anything cute/fluffy 

-like INTJ but the bluntness is turned up to 1,000 (they don’t mean it though)

ESFJ

-always giving relationship advice to people, but could use some relationship advice themselves 

-physically attractive and has good taste in fashion 

-genuinely caring and willing to help 

-clever and playful, they like to tease people and prank them 

-really sensitive too (chill out bro) 

-PUNS 

INTP

-their level of sarcasm is over the roof 

-dark/weird sense of humour 

-goofy and weirdly charismatic 

-considerate of your feelings 

-piercing Ti gaze (ft narrowed eyes) when they’re considering something or about to pick apart the flaws in your argument 

-default response: “it depends” 

ISTP

-direct and honest, will say what no one else will and call you out on your BS

-observant and attentive, insightful when the situation calls for it and sometimes impulsive 

-athletic 

-video games/anime addict

-socially awkward but generally means well 

-observational humour is their thing 

INFJ

-hard to read and get to know because of the walls they put up around themselves 

-expert people readers and may come up with really elaborate and insightful psychological theories 

-colder than they look (most cerebral feeler stereotype holds true) 

-strong literary/artistic bent

-emo poetry

-weird spiritual beliefs 

-I think you guys need a hug OwO

ENTP

-walking paradox: honest bullshitter, loud nerd, introverted extrovert…etc 

-crazy intuitive when it comes to people (they pick up on so much and so fast I’m envious) 

-wHy yOu aLwAys fLiRtInG??? 

-ultimate procrastinator: “wait- there was homework?”

-devil’s advocate up to 1,000 

-INSIDE JOKES, SO MANY INSIDE JOKES 

-will remember tons of things about you if you’re special to them, secretly cares but doesn’t like to admit it 

ENFJ

-caring and accommodating, really good natured and rarely gets angry (but when they do…oh boy) 

-admittedly sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re being sincere or polite 

-really well rounded and good at all subjects, is very ambitious when it comes to pursuing their goals 

-supportive and really passionate about helping those in need 

-default Fe kind eyes and warm smile 

ENTJ

-has no chill, really needs to chill 

-loud nerd and teacher’s pet, the only one excited about getting homework 

-similar to ESTJ with their high energy and ambition 

-dO nOt PiSs ThEm OfF 

-secretly into cartoons/anime 

-a lot more sensitive than they let on 

ESFP 

-really bubbly 

-kinda impulsive at times too 

-can go for hours without interaction as long as they’re being stimulated by something that interests them (building, making art etc)

-generally well liked, is somehow in tons of friend circles 

-into fashion and has good aesthetic tastes 

ISFJ

-eXtReMeLy CuTe when embarrassed although they hate it when people point it out 

-looks like a cinnamon roll but can actually kill you 

-that one friend with common sense who is either face-palming on the side or trying to stop the others from getting into crazy antics 

-really loyal, will sacrifice a lot for others 

-snarky, they aren’t afraid to throw shade when the situation calls for it 

mbti: a summary
  • INTJ:smart weirdo loner
  • INTP:curious but lazy
  • ENTP:curious but lazy and obnoxious
  • ENTJ:werk werk werk werk werk werk werk
  • ENFP:human golden retriever
  • ENFJ:the protagonist in every book/movie/tv show
  • INFP:in lala land 24/7
  • INFJ:really wants to be a good person and usually is
  • ESTJ:bossy
  • ISFJ:too good, too pure
  • ESFJ:the perfect one that you try to hate but can't
  • ISTJ:"well, technically....."
  • ESFP:PARTY
  • ISFP:gives 0 fucks
  • ISTP:lowkey badass
  • ESTP:tries too hard to be a badass
What actually runs in the veins of the 16 types

ENTJ: The crushed souls of the defeated

INTJ: Ice

ENTP: Memes

INTP: Nothing. They don’t have veins. They’re robots.

ENFJ: Liquid gold

INFJ: Ambrosia

ENFP: Margarita mix

INFP: Tears

ESTJ: Caffeine

ISTJ: Blood, because that’s what’s supposed to be there

ESTP: Vodka

ISTP: Gasoline

ESFJ: Hot chocolate

ISFJ: Cookie butter

ESFP: Glitter

ISFP: Rain

Extroverted Introverts: Ten things to know

Also known as an ambivert, an extroverted introvert is someone who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion.

1. Their spot on the spectrum changes with their environment.

Your ambivert friend may be loud and gregarious around their family, but quiet and thoughtful at the office. Seeing them in both situations may feel like meeting two entirely different people.

2. Talking to strangers is fine – but don’t expect them to keep it to small talk.

Although an ambivert can hold up their end of a conversation, talking about the weather will not be enough to engage them. Their social energy is limited enough that they won’t want to waste it on meaningless chatter. They will likely push the conversation into deeper territory or bow out entirely.

3. They like to be alone – they don’t like to be lonely.

There is a big difference between the two. Choosing to sit at home with a tub of ice cream and a book feels fantastic. Sitting at home because nobody called them back feels sad and lame.

4. Getting them out of the house can be a challenge.

If you catch your friend on a highly introverted day, you may just be better off leaving them at home. They might manage to be social, but they’ll just be thinking about their books and their couch the whole time.

5. If they’re new, you can find them in the back of the room.

An introverted extrovert will approach new situations with cautious excitement. If they know someone in the group, they will likely cling to them a bit as they become comfortable. If they do not, they might waver on the edge of the crowd, slowly getting used to the water rather than jumping in all at once.

6. They’re selectively social.

They don’t mean to be snobs. They just have limited social energy and prefer interacting one-on-one or in small groups. For this reason, they can only afford to invest their social time and energy in those who they feel truly connected to.

7. Making friends is easy. Keeping them is hard.

They like talking to people, but they value their alone-time, as well. This can make maintaining a friendship tricky. If your ambivert friend makes an effort to consistently invest time and energy in your friendship, be glad. You are truly special to them.

8. Their social desires change with the breeze.

They might be desperate to hang out with you on Friday, but then not answer your call on Saturday. They’re not mad at you. They’re just super comfortable in bed watching films.

9. They can talk to you for hours.

If you manage to catch them in a one-on-one situation, an extroverted introvert will just not shut up. Once their interest is engaged, there’s no stopping them.

10. Listening is great too, though.

Sometimes they want to be a part of the action, but their social energy levels are too low for them to contribute in a meaningful way. Listening allows them to get to know you without burning up their social fuel. They also know its value from their chattier moments when they are desperate for an ear.