I've noticed that most people, including INTPs themselves, would not attribute these strengths to INTPs.Nearly all INTPs will recognize the following characteristics in themselves. They should embrace and nourish these strengths:
- They have a natural ability to focus and get "into the zone" when working on a problem. They can absorb their minds completely with an issue, and work it through with amazing speed and accuracy. This ability makes them outstanding trouble-shooters. Since their logical abilities are dependent on their experiences, their abilities will increase with time. INTPs with experience are often seen as the "gurus" of their professions.
- Their respect for precision in communication lends them the ability to accurately convey their ideas and discoveries in full.
- They are usually quite intelligent and can grasp difficult concepts.
- They are often jovial and good-natured, with a good sense of humor.
- They are not overly demanding in personal relationships, and have simple daily needs. They are often easy and enjoyable to live with.
INTPs who have developed their Extraverted Intuition to the extent that they regularly take in information in an objective fashion, rather than strictly to feed Introverted Thinking, will enjoy these very special gifts:
- They may be exceptionally intelligent, and make ground-breaking discoveries.
- With a well-developed understanding of their environment and the ability to act very quickly, they may good athletes.
- They're typically able to communicate their ideas more concisely than the average INTP without sacrificing accuracy.
- They understand the benefits of close relationships, and understand how to support and enhance these relationships.
- They see the value of principles that are not strictly logical
- They have attractive and compelling personalities, and are well-liked and accepted by most people.
Getting in the zone, accurately describing their discoveries in full, often intelligent and can grasp difficult concepts, jovial and good natured, not overly demanding, are these traits that people on this board would say are typical of INTPs?
I know the strengths of this individual and they do lie along these lines. But its hard enough to convince this individual of individual strengths, let alone convince the individual of belonging to a group called "INTPs" that generally posses these strengths.