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    Default The Unhealthy INTP

    Ok, I know that these copy threads are getting annoying. But I was in the SP section and saw the "Unhealthy ISTP" thread, and it sounded a lot like me.

    So out of interest and curiosity, I'd like to hear about your experiences with unhealthy INTPs and see how similar and different they are to the other introverted thinker.

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    Having been one myself. I'd say the typical unhealthy INTP is:

    - Avoidance of responsibility.
    - Lack of morals.
    - Uncaring and cold.
    - Drinks a lot and likes to get into trouble.

    Basicly, an INTP that makes up his own rules according to his own impulses. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Having been one myself. I'd say the typical unhealthy INTP is:

    - Avoidance of responsibility.
    - Lack of morals.
    - Uncaring and cold.
    - Drinks a lot and likes to get into trouble.

    Basicly, an INTP that makes up his own rules according to his own impulses. :P
    I would have to second this. In some of my worst times, I've even been mistaken for being bipolar with some of the extremes of behavior I took on. I:

    -threw caution to the wind and did whatever I wanted without any thought of consequences
    -lost all respect for myself and allowed myself to get used and misused.
    -drank a lot/ abused substances more than was even remotely healthy
    -complete loss of feeling.. the going cold mentioned above was very correct for me in my darker times.
    -refused to deal with any problems. I knew they were there, I just didn't have the ability to face up to them to move past it.
    -sought out attention in any way, even if it was ill obtained.

    Luckily I'm at a much better place now. I wouldn't go back to those darker times for anything, but I appreciate having seen them. Big lessons on life were learned and I like to think my viewpoint on how to deal with the world was altered for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    - Drinks a lot and likes to get into trouble.
    You mean they don't typically like to do that? heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuffledINTP View Post
    I would have to second this. In some of my worst times, I've even been mistaken for being bipolar with some of the extremes of behavior I took on. I:

    -threw caution to the wind and did whatever I wanted without any thought of consequences
    -lost all respect for myself and allowed myself to get used and misused.
    -drank a lot/ abused substances more than was even remotely healthy
    -complete loss of feeling.. the going cold mentioned above was very correct for me in my darker times.
    -refused to deal with any problems. I knew they were there, I just didn't have the ability to face up to them to move past it.
    -sought out attention in any way, even if it was ill obtained.

    Luckily I'm at a much better place now. I wouldn't go back to those darker times for anything, but I appreciate having seen them. Big lessons on life were learned and I like to think my viewpoint on how to deal with the world was altered for the better.
    Yeah same here, I completely turned around as well, several years ago.

    Completely relate to your points. Ill obtained attention I favored over other forms of attention though. Like I said, I loved getting into trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberrylover View Post
    You mean they don't typically like to do that? heh.
    Its a hindsight thing. I used to drink and say 'screw the world' and act retarded and say the most ignorant things... Looking back I wonder how I ever even considered that fun or never had my ass kicked.

    To add, some bad traits that I may have exhibited..

    - Close yourself off from friends and family
    - Blow your money stupid things, instead of paying bills or rent
    - Allowing others to walk on you
    - Letting everything just go to shit, messy apartment, unwashed car, etc
    - Bad Breath
    ...Then I ducked my head and the lights went out, and two guns blazed in the dark;
    And a woman screamed, and the lights went up, and two men lay stiff and stark...

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    Can forget booze. We tend to drink too much.

    I stopped heavy drinking a couple months ago. Feel so much better.

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    - 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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willfrey View Post
    - Bad Breath
    Hah! I think that might be a sign of unhealthiness for everyone but ISFJs. hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Having been one myself. I'd say the typical unhealthy INTP is:

    - Avoidance of responsibility.
    - Lack of morals.
    - Uncaring and cold.
    - Drinks a lot and likes to get into trouble.

    Basicly, an INTP that makes up his own rules according to his own impulses. :P


    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.

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