The INTP has great precision in thought
and language. They can readily discern contradictions and
inconsistencies. They are good at logic and math and make good
philosophers and theoretical scientists. 1% of the total population.
INTP's lack follow-through and this can isolate their ideas from practical examination. Their notions become over-intellectualized and too abstract to be of practical benefit. With their sharp critical thinking and analytical abilities,
INTP's tend to nit-pick, hair-split, and generally overdo simple issues. Their desire for accuracy and precision exacerbates any error they may perceive in themselves or in others — they are, in other words, highly self-critical. Wanting to be competent and know everything, their standards grow increasingly higher. When fear of failing becomes overly pronounced,
INTP's are quick to feel unintelligent, slow, and powerless.
If stress continues, the INTP's mind seems to freeze and block out the vital information it has worked so hard to accumulate. Their creative juices stop flowing and they suffer from stage fright, writers block, and a general inhibition of their ingenious thinking and fluent language skills. Preoccupied with performance failure,
INTP's become self-consciously distracted in anticipation of their
failure. If the stress becomes too overwhelming, the fear of
blanking out prevents them from taking risks in areas they desire to
succeed in. Attempting to avoid incompetence, they fail to gain the
expertise and mastery they so desperately need.
This lists represent careers and jobs people of your type tend to enjoy doing. The job requirements are similar to the personality tendencies of your personality type. It is important to remember that this is not a list of all the jobs possible. And it is very important to remember that people can, and frequently do, fill jobs that are dissimilar to their personality... this happens all the time...and sometimes works out quite well.
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