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    Quote Originally Posted by astroninja View Post
    This is very much like Michael Jordan thinking to himself, "Hey, I think I'll play for the Wales basketball team". Why would you want to leave the inextricable awesomeness of being an INTP for the inferior team? *puzzled expression*. Look, hey, here's a cupcake. It'll make you feel better? I put lots of feeling and love into making it for you, seriously. Please have some.
    I would think trying to understand people who are different to you is something everyone should strive for? INTPness said that he tried to see things from his ISFP's point of view, not adopt it for himself. There's a difference between understanding and changing who you are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oeufa View Post
    I would think trying to understand people who are different to you is something everyone should strive for? INTPness said that he tried to see things from his ISFP's point of view, not adopt it for himself. There's a difference between understanding and changing who you are...
    I realize that. I was just teasing him. I have close friends who are ISFPs and they are dears, not to mention fantastic artists.

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    Aah ok . It's hard for me to pick up on that sort of stuff through text lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oeufa View Post
    Aah ok . It's hard for me to pick up on that sort of stuff through text lol
    That's alright. I want to lock you up in my closet when no one's around. I want to push your hand in my pocket because you're allowed. I want to drive you into the corner and kiss you without a sound. I want to stay this way forever, I'll say it aloud. Now you're in, you can't get out. You make me so hot. You make me wanna drop. You're so ridiculous, I can barely stop. I can hardly breathe, you make me want to scream. You're so fabulous, you're so good to me, baby.

    Cough.

    That came out all wrong?

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    Why is it great to be an INTP?
    I'd like to see some reasons why you're happy with your type!
    Got questions? Ask an ENTP!
    I'm female. I just can't draw women

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Why is it great to be an INTP?
    I'd like to see some reasons why you're happy with your type!
    That's a great question. I'll need approximately 24 hours to process the question through Ti and get back to you.

    Seriously though, some of the following things come to mind:

    1. I really do enjoy my "independent time". A lot of people seem to think that I lead a boring, stick-in-the-mud lifestyle (i.e., always wanting to stay home) but, to me, it is anything but that. I think people have this idea that we just sit at home and do nothing. It couldn't be further from the truth. There's a lot going on in our caves. We're researching this, looking into that, learning about this new thing we heard someone talking about, all the while keeping our antenna up for something else that might pique our interest. We're actually very busy - but we're busy doing stuff like learning and researching and reading. We have a LOT of energy - but it's mental energy. We get tired easily because the brain is intensely active all day (naps are my friends). We may not be physically tired, but our brains get overworked. There is a lot going on in my mind, I've heard other INTP's describe it as a "rich" inner life. When I get to analyzing something that interests me, I delve really deep into it and I think that I often take that research to a level that many people don't go. So, while the things I'm researching or learning may seem boring to some, I'm essentially tapping into some knowledge or "seeing" things that most people don't see or "going to a place" (within that subject) that most people don't go - understanding the intricacies of how the world - or some system - works. It really isn't boring for me. It's quite fun and enjoyable - sometimes so much so, that I don't want interruptions of any kind (I have to work on that - "life" happening around me should not be seen as an interruption).

    2. This isn't to toot my own horn (all types have their strengths!), but I feel that Ti affords me the ability to really get to the bottom of things - to really, truly understand things and reach what some might consider a pretty remarkable level of knowledge that goes beyond what most people understand. This has a downside as well, I think, because this can also cause us to become cynical. We may hear others discussing a topic and we think "you really have so much more to learn about that topic". It's sounds really arrogant, I know, but we just really enjoy getting to the bottom of things - to the point that we know the topic inside and out.

    3. As difficult as it is to connect with a lot of people and find love (there's that 4-letter word) -I lead an extremely solitary life, at times- the older I get, the more I'm learning that I have a very unique ability, or capacity, to love others from a "different angle" - if that makes sense. Many of the close friends I've had throughout life and girlfriends have said that I've loved them or made their life better in a very different way - in a way that they hadn't experienced or even thought of before. It's hard to explain - we can be extremely loyal friends (I'm sure my Enneagram "sx" contributes to this - when I find a good friend, I'm extremely loyal) and I think that some people find that we are loyal even more than some of their "normal" friends. An extrovert might have tons of friends who hang out with them more than I do and who are possibly even more fun than I am, but my few true friends KNOW that if they called me for something really serious, I'd stop everything I was doing to be there for them without even thinking twice about it. In short, some REALLY great friendships!

    4. Those great Ne conversations. They don't happen enough and when they do, I don't want them to stop. They're just really enjoyable and sometimes make me laugh until my stomach hurts. Very fun stuff.

    There's more that I'm probably not thinking of right now, but basically we probably look like some really boring people from the outside and like we aren't having fun (because of our melancholy nature), but live a day inside our heads and you'd see just how much fun we're having in there!

    Edit: I like to "say no" to drugs, but researching, analyzing, learning, and investigating are like "crack" to us. We just can't get enough of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Why is it great to be an INTP?
    I'd like to see some reasons why you're happy with your type!
    - INTPs make connections other types fail to make. Sensing types fail to make indirect connections, especially when it comes to intangible things. Judging types will often "shut the door" when a connection is found, even if others exist. Feelers often struggle to be objective, and along with other problems prevent these connections from being realized. Extroverts focus their efforts towards people, whereas Introverts focus them towards ideas. This is a power that is useful and important to have.

    - People tend to like INTPs in my experience. Being a likable person is never a bad thing. INTPs are able to look past trivialities and usually go straight for meaningful, logical systems. This comes off as being relatively carefree and "cool". INTPs have reasons for the ways they treat you; people like other people who are able to justify their actions.

    - Being an INTP lets you make the most out of learning. Learning things is invigorating, and an INTP will eagerly devour new information, new problems, and is constantly formulating systems to process this information and these problems. Thus learning is a very easy process for the INTP and comes naturally. Theorizing and analyzing are second nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Why is it great to be an INTP?
    I'd like to see some reasons why you're happy with your type!
    The fiercely independent personality, the insane practicality when situations call for it, the ability to get down to the bottom of things, the ability to trim inefficiency in systems, the off-the-wall sense of humor, the insatiable drive to be better, the curiosity about what is happening around us, the free-spirited/childlike side, a sharp mind, eloquence, not getting bothered by small things, the hungry intellect, the loyalty and sweetness to people whom we are close to, etc etc.

    No, no I'm not in love with myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    Why is it great to be an INTP?
    I'd like to see some reasons why you're happy with your type!
    Comfortably independent.
    Sharp mind.
    Balls-to-the-walls humor, often tinged with sarcasm, sometimes well-meaning cynicism. ;P
    Able to be objective and get to the bottom of most situations, takes into considerations both facts and ideas.
    Good language skills.
    Generally adaptable to other types, welcoming new opinions and thoughts, but only if they are grounded with reason.
    Usually damn sexy
    Often equipped with ridiculously large penises.
    Occasionally deluded.

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    I have a few INTP ?'s
    Bear with me.
    Ahem.

    Have you ever tried to daydream to a favorite song? Isn't it the shit!?

    What do you do with your spare ideas? I sometimes write them down, and sometimes I just let them slip away, hoping I can retrace my steps later.

    How do you deal with small talk? (Responding with random big talk is hilarious)

    What zaps your energy the most? My ENFJ and ENFP roommates are good at this.

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