“Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. And so to whatever degree any one of us, can bring back a small piece of the picture and contribute it to the building to the new paradigm, then we participate in the redemption of the human spirit, and that after all is what it’s really all about.” Terence McKenna

The Truth Problem

So, we INTPs are all about getting to the facts of the matter. Unfortunately, you can be dedicated to facts without being dedicated to truth.

I’ve noticed that while we enjoy acquiring facts, we are less enthusiastic about being truthful. In fact, we aren’t often bothered by fudging it a little when it comes to being honest. We are obsessed with accuracy but not with morality. We want the facts, we just don’t necessarily want to apply them to real life.

Which is problematic, because it can lead to us being sneaky, underhanded, and even outright lying. I’ve noticed that I have a problem with being totally honest to the people nearest to me, and it’s such a subtle problem that I really have to watch it.

And I think that we are so used to being considered a truthful, straightforward, and correct personality type because we love facts that we forget that loving facts is not the same as loving truth.

We need to work at both.

I think it becomes me to say, therefore, that if I have sinned, I have deliberately sinned.
—  Edgar Allan Poe