INTP – The “Engineer”
INTPs are logical, individualistic, reserved, and very curious individuals. They focus on ideas, theories and the explanation of how things work. They are especially adept at discussions and debate. They have the ability to focus intently on a subject. They appreciate and respect intelligence in others.
“INTPs are relatively easy-going and amenable to most anything until their principles are violated, about which they may become outspoken and inflexible. They prefer to return, however, to a reserved albeit benign ambiance, not wishing to make spectacles of themselves.”
“INTPs live in the world of theoretical possibilities. They see everything in terms of how it could be improved, or what it could be turned into. They live primarily inside their own minds, having the ability to analyze difficult problems, identify patterns, and come up with logical explanations. They seek clarity in everything, and are therefore driven to build knowledge. They are the “absent-minded professors”, who highly value intelligence and the ability to apply logic to theories to find solutions.”
And aha! Now I realize why my very first blog monicker was SevenOfNine other than because I liked Jeri
Randall Ryan of Star Trek Voyager. She’s one of the fictional characters who are INTP. Now that they mention it, so is Commander Data of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Three of the jobs I have had are also on the INTP Career Matches list: Musician, Computer Specialist, Technical Writer, Project Manager, which was probably why I was very happy in those jobs. Wonder what it would be like to be an Archaeologist (jeez did I even spell that right) …
Thanks Christine 🙂