I've had fair time to observe my IxTP (n?) wife now, and I think it's safe to say her behavior falls on this category.
I'd like to know what functional cognition theory and personality theory has to offer on this subject. I've tried to understand it on the basis of personality; I've said to myself - these Ti people don't follow what's going around them - their brain and what's happening in there is their own universe.
Most of anything outside, it seems to me, is just for amusement. Most of all, I've said to myself - they want to follow their own pace. It seems that anything normally judged as urgent is just another thing to them, something that has equal intellectual value with ageless theorems and the end of the universe. In other words, catching a bus and contemplating the meaning of life take equal importance.
Whom am I kidding? Pondering the meaning of life, surfing in the net and missing the bus takes greater precedence.
So, I'll just want to know what's there, and why she (or any other INTP for that matter) can be so unable to respond to urgent situations when they arise. I know that she's content with losing almost - if not completely - all the situational opportunities if she's able to perform everything at a leisurely pace. I see Ne there, so I suspect INTP.
So, INTP and inattentive.
What's your take on it?
Exhibiting a lack of attention; not attentive.
not paying attention; heedless; negligent
Synonyms: absent, absentminded, apathetic, blind, bored, careless, distracted, distrait, distraught, diverted, dreamy, faraway, heedless, inadvertent, indifferent, inobservant, listless, lost*, musing, neglectful, oblivious, off-guard, out to lunch, preoccupied, rapt, regardless, remiss, removed, scatterbrained, thoughtless, unconscious, undiscerning, unheeding, unmindful, unnoticing, unobservant, unobserving, unperceiving, unthinking, unwatchful, vague
Antonyms: attentive, heedful, looking, noticing, observant
* = informal/non-formal usage