nonsensical-intp:

Instead of having to Google the Cognitive Functions for a Type. Why not do it yourself?
(I made this a while ago. I’ll be honest.This took me hours.)
(Just copy and paste it into Paint or something. Or save it. ;))

nonsensical-intp:

Instead of having to Google the Cognitive Functions for a Type. Why not do it yourself?

(I made this a while ago. I’ll be honest.This took me hours.)

(Just copy and paste it into Paint or something. Or save it. ;))

INTP Problem #42

You sometimes have to backtrack in debates to define the question you’re arguing over.

a common question

Well, well, well. This question comes up a lot, and came up a bunch earlier in my own life. My answer turned out long, so here’s a readmore.

Read more

Anonymous said: How to you figure out your functions?

myersandbriggs:

ISTJ: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

ISFJ: Si-Fe-Ti-Ne

ISTP: Ti-Se-Ni-Fe

ISFP: Fi-Se-Ni-Te

ESTP: Se-Ti-Fe-Ni

ESFP: Se-Fi-Te-Ni

ESTJ: Te-Si-Ne-Fi

ESFJ: Fe-Si-Ne-Ti

INTJ: Ni-Te-Fi-Se

INFJ: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

INTP: Ti-Ne-Si-Fe

INFP: Fi-Ne-Si-Te

ENTP: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si

ENFP: Ne-Fi-Te-Si

ENTJ: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

ENFJ: Fe-Ni-Se-Ti

The functions are dictated by the middle two letters. N/S are your perceiving functions, T/F are your judging functions. 

If the last letter in your type is P, then your perceiving function is extraverted and your judging function is introverted.

If the last letter in your type is J, then your judging function is extraverted and your perceiving function is introverted. 

This gives you the first two functions. (For example, an INTP would have an extraverted perceiving function, Ne, and an introverted judging function, Ti.)

If you are an extravert, then your extraverted function is dominant. If you are an introvert, then your introverted function is dominant. (For example, with an INTP, Ti is dominant.) Your extraverted function is next. 

From there you alternate whatever is left, making sure an introverted function comes after an extraverted one, or vice versa. (For example, an INTP uses Ti, then Ne, then Si, then Fe.)

Voila, you’re done. 

If you haven’t noticed, we’re back. :) 

there are loads of asks to answer, but we will be staggering them to avoid news feed floodage.

INTP Problem #41

When somebody asks you a question about a subject you love, it’s impossible to squeeze in all the relevant information. (But they didn’t really want to know it, anyway.)

Anonymous said: Whats the difference between an ISTP & INTP? Whenever i take the personality test i get either of them.

ISTP and INTPs are both Ti (introverted thinking) dominant, and rely on internal structures of logic to understand the world around them.

It’s the second function which differs. An INTP uses Ne (extraverted intuition) while an ISTP uses Se (extraverted sensing). 

People such as INTPs who use intuition often prefer to deal with more abstract concepts, ideas, and possibilities. People such as ISTPs who use sensing tend toward concrete experiences and knowledge. 

To illustrate: A stereotypical image of an INTP is reading books and theorizing. A stereotypical image of an ISTP is building a complex mechanism. (obviously, take all these examples with a grain or two of salt.)

Whenever you get ambiguous results on MBTI tests (and even when you don’t!) reading about each type and seeing which you identify more with is the best approach! :) Remember, type is just a way to help people understand themselves in whichever way works best.

A reminder that we are on hiatus and won’t be replying to asks for another couple of weeks. We greatly appreciate all your continued questions and suggestions!

Hiatus

We will be on hiatus until mid-August. Continue to submit and ask.

mriney said: What do you all find as your "happy place?" By this I mean what/where you retreat to when you want to be away from your thoughts? Personally, I have a little bit to drink and put on a nice pair of headphones and listen to relaxing, acoustic music. Nothing bothers me then, and I sit there and smile like an eccentric fool... I hope I don't sound as crazy as I think I am

Lovely question. :)

I like to listen to music I know or understand well. That’d be acoustic guitar or the type of classical music where you can “hear the math”. (Think Brahms.) I also pick up a book.

INTPs, what do you do when you need to relax?