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    No, definatly INTP. I was very reclusive in my mind. I wouldn't tell anyone a thing about me, but I'd still manipulate and use anyone I could though.

    I think an INTP looking for solitary is a healthy INTP. Definatly compared to how I used to be those two years. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    No, definatly INTP. I was very reclusive in my mind. I wouldn't tell anyone a thing about me, but I'd still manipulate and use anyone I could though.

    I think an INTP looking for solitary is a healthy INTP. Definatly compared to how I used to be those two years. :P
    The manipulation thing.. I certainly know that one. I was quite bad about it, actually. I really did cause some havoc in my relationships and lost a few friends because of it.

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    I went through several stages of unhealthy behavior, and looking back on them now, I realize they often progressed in a cycle.

    Laziness... I don't know about.
    Neglecting duties and relations, yeah ... but I always seemed really obsessed with my hobbies.
    Attachment to people and materials was a weakness. Unforgivable.
    Skills and knowledge became the only things that mattered, and I would snap at people who disturbed me. It's something I really feel badly about, now.

    There's one memory that kind of stands out, so I might be biasing my conclusions on it.

    But I remember playing go all night, every night, just... constantly. That stupid game meant everything to me. When my mom entered the room with coffee and food, it broke my concentration and I lashed all my frustration at her. I feel so awful about it now. I remind myself constantly about it, just to remind myself the importance of relations and how much they really mater to me, despite my inability to notice it many times.

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    I'll list it off
    -Didn't care one bit about anyone or anything.
    -Lost all my self respect.
    -Let myself be treated like shit by others and didn't do anything about it
    -Had a severe emotional attachment to many things.
    -Would have outbursts of rage at times when angered.
    -I would also have outbursts of emotion as well and it was not a pretty sight.
    -Thought about suicide too much, but never tried.
    -Bottled up all emotions, I was cold as steel.
    -I thought I was going insane, i would hear voices and experience hallucinations and constantly think i have some kind of disorder like schizophrenia or psychosis.
    -I was severely too into my imaginary world, and it got bad, really bad, i almost thought i could do anything in this world and if anything happened i would begone in my own world.
    -I was stealing, lying, doing drugs, drinking and smoking cigarettes and weed at age 12.
    -Before all this occurred i had been diagnosed with PTSD and Moderate-Severe Depression.

    Although all this had occurred i have now moved on from that stage of my life, all I can do now is feel so bad for everything i had done to hurt my family, and caused so many problems. But at least now I can never let that happen again because i have made a mistake and now I'm learning from it.
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    Incidentally, I believe that I am a dominant Ti user, and I often have trouble explaining things that I understand well. It's a matter of organizing the presentation of material. I can have it perfectly organized in my head all at once, but structuring the sequential delivery of material so that others understand is a different matter entirely, and requires a different skill set that I am apparently lacking.

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    Is it common for INTP's to go through this phase or is the fact that most people here say they had an unhealthy period totally coincidental?

    I suppose it makes sense, we're confronted with the world and the need to rationalize it is an unachievable feat at a young age.
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    I would imagine it's common for INTPs to feel incompatible with the rest of the world, and (at the very least consider) barricading themselves off in a space that they already have a mental bearing of, while treating everything else with suspicion. Of course if INTPs don't place their stake in the world, then they'll start to lose all sense of identity, and that's when things get really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace_ View Post
    - being snobbish(actually this might be a trait even for the healthy ones)
    - making other people feel worthless without even realizing it
    - extreme laziness(they try to use that as an excuse for not realizing their potential)
    - never accepting defeat in a debate
    - not understanding people(bitterness towards everyone), misanthropy, thinking they are above everyone else
    - everyone is stupid, normal people(sensors) have no value at all, they are robots, a lesser species because they actually do stuff in the real world instead of observing life as it passes them by
    - thinking that people who follow schedules are robots, pitying J people because they are "bound" by schedules and plans
    - cutting the external world off and living like a hermit so that the illusion of their ingeniousness isn't affected by reality, drinking also helps, drugs too
    - extreme clutter in their homes which starts to cause health problems

    and so on
    Quote Originally Posted by nocebo View Post
    I went through several stages of unhealthy behavior, and looking back on them now, I realize they often progressed in a cycle.

    Laziness... I don't know about.
    Neglecting duties and relations, yeah ... but I always seemed really obsessed with my hobbies.
    Attachment to people and materials was a weakness. Unforgivable.
    Skills and knowledge became the only things that mattered, and I would snap at people who disturbed me. It's something I really feel badly about, now.

    There's one memory that kind of stands out, so I might be biasing my conclusions on it.

    But I remember playing go all night, every night, just... constantly. That stupid game meant everything to me. When my mom entered the room with coffee and food, it broke my concentration and I lashed all my frustration at her. I feel so awful about it now. I remind myself constantly about it, just to remind myself the importance of relations and how much they really mater to me, despite my inability to notice it many times.

    Our greatest flaw might be in mistaking weakness for strengths.
    These are much more like my unhealthy and/or immature periods. Some of it was just lack of experience and selfishness because I didn't truly realize how others were affected by my behavior. Sometimes it was frustration because I didn't feel like I fit in anywhere. If I perceived that the world valued qualities that weren't my strengths, I'd just de-value and scorn those qualities. That's how I dealt with a lot of things as a teenager. INTP teens must be SO annoying.

    I don't really relate to the reckless behavior thing as much. I was always aware that wasn't really in my best interest. The above, though, was sort of a blindspot for me.

    To this day, though, if I get overwhelmed, I go inside my head and I don't make much of an effort to maintain relationships or an orderly living space or anything like that. I'm like a turtle pulling into its shell to escape the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    Some of it was just lack of experience and selfishness because I didn't truly realize how others were affected by my behavior. Sometimes it was frustration because I didn't feel like I fit in anywhere. If I perceived that the world valued qualities that weren't my strengths, I'd just de-value and scorn those qualities. That's how I dealt with a lot of things as a teenager. INTP teens must be SO annoying.
    This was definitly a distinct part of myself as a teenager. I went through the unhealthy period muchlater in life, but when younger, I really did feel as if I stuck out like a sore thumb. I just didn't get social interactions. I'm 27, though, and I honestly still don't, though, a good portion of the time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post


    ISTP, you mean? Sounds like an ESTP or ISTP description. I figured INTPs would get lost in their own world and obsessed with their interests to the complete exclusion of the outside world. They may drink and take drugs, but it tends to be a very solitary thing. Just speaking for myself and what I've heard/seen, etc. They don't tend to be hellraisers.
    I don't know. I've done things that my friends still talk about. Very stupid stuff. Also, I've done some things that no one knows about....extremely reckless stuff. I'm more likely to do 'hell raising' kinds of things when I'm not surrounded by my close friends. I don't want to have to explain my behavior to them because I know they'd think I was acting out of turn. In reality, I'm not. I just know I'd freak them out or even scare them if they'd see that side of me. I know because sometimes it's come out a little and I've gotten some really scared reactions from them and that ends up ruining the moment for me.
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    I think Ace has a good list. There are (many) different ways to be unhealthy but from observation, unhealthy INTPs get really cut off from real reality and get stuck in their heads. That internal mental loop gets stuck and things get ugly. I've seen unhealthy/immature INTPs with utter clutter and mess in their living environments which most likley mirrors their thought processes or internal worlds and a sense of anxiety. In a way, they get isolated and immobilized to the point they are ineffective at life. They can get realy fixated on their own very biased POV like Ace mentioned and demonize other people.

    Unhealthy INTPs and INFPs can look similar on the surface, both get extremely sensitive to perceived criticism and "failure" - except the nature of Fi gives off more of an injured soul/tortured artist vibe and Ti gives a more misanthropic/hermit vibe. At least, from my own experience.
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