INTPs are like metal

Another comparison! See if this makes sense

I like to say that high Ne-users are metallic beings, like how XNXPs can get super “heated up” on random things, obsessions, etc. one moment, but the next day they can be completely disinterested after the initial “high” wears off. This is typically normal, and everyone does this, but it seems for INTPs and ENTPs that this occurs in such a rapid fashion that it can seem like “everything bores them”. Similarly, metal is a conductor and has a low specific heat, which not only allows it to quickly increase in temperature but also quickly decrease in temperature.

INTP-ISFJ - Not my kind of thing
  • INTP and ISFJ were saying goodbye.
  • ISFJ:I'll see you at N.'s wedding. (Note: N is our friend in uni)
  • INTP:Huh?
  • didn't know?
  • INTP:I don't think I was invited.
  • ISFJ:I'll send you the invite.
  • INTP:No, no, if she didn't invite me personally, then it's ok.
  • ISFJ:Nah, it's not formal for her. She was just inviting people on facebook. No cards or anything.
  • INTP:No, really, it's ok.
  • ISFJ:Don't worry about it! I'm sure she'd be happy to have you.
  •'s just that I don't like weddings, so if I wasn't personally invited, I'd like to avoid it.
  • ISFJ:Oh...well...if that's the case, then you don't have to come...BUT WHY??? Weddings are fun! And you get to meet old friends!
  • INTP:Well, sitting through the ceremony and having to talk to people for 3-4 hours in extremely uncomfortable clothes is not my kind of thing.
INTP Rant #4(?)

Despite having high (or at least above average IQ), decent academic record, and the ability to speak well and understand in several languages, those closest to me still say I’m stupid because I don’t know how to deal with certain situations involving people or emotions.

… I’m inclined to agree. DESPITE knowing how to play at least two musical instruments, I still have trouble timing “hi, how are you?” properly…

My existence as a human being goes directly against my feelings of competence as a human being. And that is a problem I don’t quite know how to fix yet!

MBTI types described with two words: one positive and one negative

-Estj: Orderly/Unchanging 

-Istj: Dependable/Rigid

-Esfj: Friendly/Trying

-Isfj: Understanding/Lonely 

-Istp: Independent/Indecisive 

-Estp: Bold/Undependable 

-Esfp: Exciting/Visionless 

-Isfp: Accepting/Fearful 

-Infp:  Dreamer/Hyperemotional 

-Enfp: Unique/Lonely  

-Entp: Eccentric/Narcissistic

-Intp: Calculating/Unemotional 

-Enfj: Altruistic/Intrusive 

-Infj: Confidant/Overbaring  

-Entj: Leader/Stubborn 

-Intj: Visionary/Arrogant 


MBTI & Profiles

Description of the Ti brain (xxTP types) in Dario Nardi’s Neuroscience of Personality

“The Ti types show high use of four regions that afford complex logical reasoning. (…)

Region F3 helps Ti types linearly derive solutions using verbal/symbolic reasoning. For example, if A=B, and B=C, then logically A=C. (…) Region F4 helps Ti types categorize and define concepts in a holistic way using a best-fit process. (…)

Region P3 helps Ti types integrate visual-kinesthetic data. It aids object identification, motor skills such as aim, and mathematical calculating using a grid. (…) Finally region P4 helps Ti types holistically weigh numerous pros and cons of many uncertain or risky factors or options at once to arrive at a single result.”

“These four regions are nestled inside the neocortex, away from direct contact with the outside world. Thus, these types can think even when there are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic distractions.”

“The Ti types are more likely than others to show a disassociated brain state. (…) In a disassociated state, their neocortex shuts out raw emotions in order to enjoy objectivity.”

“Of all types, Ti types show the least interest in listening. (…) Male Ti types in particular are likely to listen for only a second or two when someone starts speaking; then, activity in T3 and T4 vanishes as their attention moves elsewhere unless they force themselves to focus on listening.”

See also: Fi, Ne, Ni

queendo-m  asked:

I feel like I'm both INTP and ENTP, that's possible, right?

That is not possible. There is one letter difference but INTP and ENTP are very different types, hence why they are separated into two types. An INTP has more in common with all IP types than an ENTP. Just as an ENTP has more in common with EP types than an INTP.

However, not knowing which one you are is common. You just have to wait till you have a clear sense of self.

little things that remind me of the mbti types

enfp: curiousity, bright eyes, sunflowers, artsy aesthetic pictures, sudden laughter, looking someone in the eye, concert tickets, glitter, feeling at home, fresh smells

enfj: campfire, picking out what to wear somewhere, long rants about things you care about, post-it notes, little smiles, encouraging words, compassion, mood swings, neon lights

esfp: new videos of your favourite youtubers, picnics, shivers, acoustic guitars, realising that you are in love, little notes scribbled onto paper, plants

esfj: waking up knowing that the day will be great, getting to know new people better, polaroids, colourful notebooks, the sea, talking to your best friend about things you can’t talk about with anybody else

infj: astronomy, lilac sky, wanting to know the reason for something so badly, holding in tears while smiling, maps of places you want to visit, book piles, late night conversations

infp: sketchbooks, self-made playlists, hopes for the future, reading a book for the hundreth time, obsessing about something, caring too much, finally finding someone who understands

isfj: galleries, cycling through the city late at night, nostalgia, “the one song”, the moon, suddenly being overwhelmed with emotion, buying yourself new flowers to place next to your desk, enjoying the first minutes of the day in bed

isfp: reassuring words, making your hair look perfect, little poems, waterfalls, lace, loving your friends more than anything, wanderlust, smell of roses

intj: reading a book while being on a social event, raised eyebrows, quick thoughts, structures, skyscrapers, an empty street at night, crystals, wit and sarcasm, cold evenings, eye bags, forgetting about your surroundings

intp: spending hours on wikipedia, always looking for the right answer, dusk, petrichor, cold air, first days of winter, everything finally making sense, writing ideas down, searching for the right words, being really passionate about something

istj: postcards, rings, flea markets, rivers, city trips, black and white photographs, to-do lists, gentle nods, taking someone’s hand, everything working out how you thought it would

istp: graffiti, holograms, city’s at night, rollercoasters, electric guitars, black holes, connecting two ideas

estj: ancient ruines, sculptures, skylines, first snow, justice, the feeling of doing the right thing, glory, hard work

estp: loyality, glass figures, blizzards, cold colours, paradox

entj: smokings, black grids, power, mansions, the sounds of high heels clicking, assuring yourself that you are going to suceed, having the perfect plan, standing on top of a skyscraper, tension, galas, freshly printed magazines

entp: excitement, knowing that you can’t stop now, i-don’t-care-but-i-do, smirks, waiting for people to reply, eyes widening, “what if…”

How Myers-Briggs Personality Types Are Portrayed Online Vs. How They Are In Real Life

Heidi Priebe


Online Description:
ENFPs are passionate, idea-generating revolutionists who inspire others through their fierce determination and spirit.

Real ENFP:
*Hides inside watching cat videos for literally days at a time.*


Online Description:
INFJs are wise and magical fortune-tellers who intuitively understand all the most complex mysteries of the Universe.

Real INFJ:
*Tries to analyze literally one thing.*
*Falls down the bottomless rabbit hole of over-thinking.*
*Gives up and watches TV.*


Online Description:
ENFJs are the revolutionary world leaders who mentor others towards great change and was probably your high school valedictorian.

Real ENFJ:
Wastes entire day trying to decipher the hidden meaning behind a friendly text message.


Online Description:
Eloquent, thoughtful poets who are sleep on a bed of roses and understand the greater meaning behind our existence.

Real INFP:
*Walks into a poll.*
“What the actual mother of fuck, who keeps putting these here.”


Online description:
INTPs are mad scientist geniuses and all of them are Albert Einstein.

Real INTP:
“What if Walruses could drive cars, haha lol”
*Spends three days designing an app that generates walrus memes*


Online Description:
Argumentative devil’s advocate who WILL NOT REST until every idea in the world has been thoroughly debated.

Real ENTP:
“Lol that person’s wrong.”
*Smokes a joint.*
*Shrugs it off.*


Online Description:
INTJs are the mastermind overlords who can see 500 years in the future and will eventually take over earth and all of its inhabitants.

Real INTJ:
*Spends four hours mapping out a route to the grocery store and still gets lost.*


Online Description:
ENTJs are cutthroat, competitive powerhouses who will stop at absolutely nothing to defeat and eliminate their opponents without remorse.

Real ENTJ:
Is literally the first person to help you when you’re in trouble.


Online Description:
ISTJs are serious, duty-oriented social servants who will not eat, sleep or rest until justice is delivered to the world as a whole.

Real ISTJ:
*Stays inside playing computer games for three straight days, hoping that nobody will notice their absence.*


Online Description:
Your micromanaging boss who only exists to professionally advance themselves and make your life a living hell.

Real ESTJ:
Just wants to get this freaking work day over with so they can grab a beer and chill out with their friends.


Online Description:
Daredevil badass who is probably off slacklining between mountain peaks while chugging a gallon of whiskey right now.

Real ISTP:
*Sees a text inviting them to go adventuring*
*Sits inside watching TV for three days*
Texts back “Nah”


Online Description:
Perma-wired adrenaline junkie who CANNOT LIVE without DRUGS SEX AND ROCK AND ROLL 24 hours/day.

Real ESTPs:
Probably has an advanced engineering degree and makes twice as much money as you do.


Online Description:
Sweet grandmother, whose sole reason for living is hugging and baking cookies for everyone they know.

Real ISFJ:
Would almost always rather be at home reading fanfic.


Online Description:
Gossipy girl whose goal in life is to get married, and who is probably your Mom.

Real ESFJ:
Some of the most sharp and motivated professionals you’ll ever meet.


Online Description:
Antisocial emo poets who refuse to talk to others because *nobody understands them* and that makes them want to cry.

Real ISFP:
Some of the friendliest and most fun-loving people you’ll ever meet.


Online Description:
Mindless party animal who has been drunk since the moment they were born.

Real ESFP:
Sharp, motivated, creative and probably understands you better than you understand yourself

Just a collection of a few personality tests! Most of them are more psychological or geared toward assisting in self-improvement or pointing out aptitude, but I sprinkled a few fun ones at the end just for kicks.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Arguably the most well-known and commonly used system of typing personality, MBTI is based on the way the human mind processes and reacts to other people and the world around them. I highly recommend that you look into cognitive functions afterwards to verify your type, as online testing can often be incorrect.

Enneagram System

If you’ve ever seen those weird number combinations floating around tumblr (7w8, 6w5), you’ve encountered it before. There are nine main types, although you will end up having a “wing”, which is your second, complementary type.

Four Temperaments

This one’s probably the oldest, first coming into common use in the 5th century to type people based on–get this–people’s body fluids. Since then, we obviously know that people’s personalities are not based on biological makeup, but the typology itself still can be useful.

Big Five Project

As the one agreed upon my most of psychological academia, this test is the one you should take if you’re going for scientific accuracy. It holds that there are only five completely distinct personality traits in people, which can be mixed on different levels to make every other personality trait.

Multiple Intelligences

Mainly used for self-help or aptitude, Multiple Intelligences tests the area where you’re smart, whether it be socially, linguistically or spatially, to name a few.

Holland Codes

For all of you students wondering what to do for university, this one might be helpful for you! It tests your interests and aptitude in six different career areas and will give you a three-letter code of your top scoring areas.

Moral Alignment

Sure, it’s from Dungeons and Dragons, but it’s actually pretty interesting. There are two sets of alignments, the first being lawful, neutral, and chaotic, and the next being good, neutral, and evil. You’ll end up getting a combination of one from each set (e.g. chaotic good, neutral evil).

Love Languages

This one’s not as well-known, but worth taking nevertheless. It tests the way you show love or affection (platonic, romantic or otherwise) to people around you.

Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale

Just what it says on the tin. Basically, how self-confident are you?

Hogwarts Houses

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, chances are you’ve already taken this test: it sorts you into one of four Hogwarts houses. The most accurate test is at Pottermore, but I know some people are loathe to make an account just for a test, so the link above is satisfactory enough.

Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale

Yes, this test exists. There is actually a quantifiable amount of nerdiness you can have, and this test will show you exactly how much of it is in you.

The Intuitives and their Levels of Focus

ENxJ - 100000000% focused at all times. They only allow half of their brain to sleep at a time, the other continuously processing the problems they are facing, ready to jump up and take action at any moment. When they are on a mission, do not stand in their way, or they will plow right through you. Clever, manipulative foxes that know exactly what they want and how to get it.

INxJ - Super focused…. On their thoughts and theories. Train of thought like a battering ram, but will trip over a pebble. Cannot be distracted from their thoughts, but is constantly distracted by their thoughts. Basically a wandering, introspective ball of flesh.

ENxP - Very focused ON EVERYTHING AT ONCE. Like ten thousand laser beams shooting in every direction. They are always ready to respond to anything and everything like a super karate clever banter ninja. Masters of instant comebacks and general witty remarks.

INxP - No focus. Ever. Where are they? What’s happening? They don’t know. The world is just so big and loud and distracting. It’s fine though. They’re just along for the ride. Sometimes the ride isn’t so great though, so that might actually get their attention, but there’s no guarantee.

Shout-Out to all the women with rational (NT) temperaments.
  • The ones who value hard truths over pleasant lies
  • The ones who tell it like it is and pull very few punches
  • The ones that ask tough questions and demand factual answers
  • The ones that continually defy gender stereotypes in their behavior and their sense of style
  • The ones who aren’t just called a bitch, they’re called THE bitch
  • The ones that value logical analysis over personal convictions
  • The ones who are perpetually obsessed with knowing all they can about people and subjects that stimulate their minds
  • The ones who are smarter than most of the “smart” men they know
  • The ones who use their combination of intelligence and intuition as a weapon against being hurt
  • The ones whose senses of humor contain lethal, offensive levels of sarcasm
  • The ones that get super frustrated with simplistic thinkers
  • The ones who are intensely loyal but also refuse to take bullshit off of anyone they love
  • The ones who are always accused of being cold, detached, and shallow when really they’re just being cautious.
  • The ones that shock people by always knowing exactly what’s up, even given very little information
  • The ones that have trouble making and keeping friends
  • The ones that have trouble staying in relationships
  • The ones told they aren’t “womanly” enough because they’re smart
  • The ones that don’t care about the three above bullets because they love themselves above everyone else

Rational women are the smartest AND the realist bitches out there and they are awesome.