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    Default Are INTPs competitive? ambitious?

    For some reason, I have an image in my head of INTPs as sloth like, moving when necessary, slow sometimes. their diet may be mostly of plants, occasionally some meat but mainly plants, sort bordering on vegan or vegan. how off am I? are Intps competitive? what does INTP competitiveness look like?

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    Haha...that sounds like a socionics-style description.

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    I think INTPs can be very competitive about who knows it all.

    But they're probably not going to be extremely competitive in the Te sense of the word.

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    I definitely wouldn't say INTPs have a competitive nature, but i have seen a sort of competitive mode which they will briefly go into, (and it looks to me like some kind of shadow function thing or something), but they get very very quiet and intense, and seem volatile, as if on the edge of tears, and go after what ever theyre going after hard.

    This is a really rare thing though. My best friend is an INTP and ive known him for a long time, and ive still only see this happen 6 or 7 times in my life.

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    I'm competitive mainly with myself. It bothers me when I feel like I'm not improving in some area important to me. I don't like competing with others much but I see it as a necessary evil. The reality is, you have to compete some. You have to compete for jobs. You have to compete to get into a good college. Companies compete against each other. If your company falls too far behind another company, the company goes out of business and there goes your job.

    Although I'm not the sort to deliberately enter competitions, I do find myself comparing myself to others too much. I can't stand it when others get ahead of me when they've seemingly put in less effort. This is especially true in areas of importance to me. I don't have the competitive drive to reach the very top but I guess you could say I'll compete just enough to reach a decent position.
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    I know I am competitive. I do not know if INTPs are competitive...

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    I'm too lazy to be competitive. I like feeling superior to others though
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    Oh god no. Not the ones I know. lol

    Of all T's, they seem to abhor competition the most. It's something I don't relate to or understand, but they're really happier without the sort of presure I'd put on myself, for instance.
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    I'm not very competitive with others, but I am quite competitive with myself. I hate the thought of being incompetent or incapable at something.

    With others I'm either too lazy or don't care enough to be competitive.

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    We're all programmed to be competitive. Educated to be competitive. Trained to be competitive. We watch movies and commercial that promote competitive behavior.

    Winning is everything.

    No matter what the type.

    Or maybe I'm wrong

    Ok...this is a generalization...not everybody is competitive...obviously...

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