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    Default What Does an Unhealthy INTP Look Like?

    Similar threads exist regarding other types but I couldn't find anything relating to unhealthy INTPs. I know what I am like in an unhealthy state, but I am curious to learn how other INTPs might act and appear when in unhealthy states of being.

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    My SO is INTP, and sometimes he gets into these odd moods where he acts negatively ISTJ-ish. In other words, he tries to micromanage people into very strictly defined ways of doing things, because that's how they are done, or should be done, or how he has always done them. I've wondered if it's some kind of Ti-Si loop, where the internal logical structure taps directly into his repository of past experiences, without the fresh and innovative input of Ne. I have yet to find a gentle way to get him out of it.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    My SO is INTP, and sometimes he gets into these odd moods where he acts negatively ISTJ-ish. In other words, he tries to micromanage people into very strictly defined ways of doing things, because that's how they are done, or should be done, or how he has always done them. I've wondered if it's some kind of Ti-Si loop, where the internal logical structure taps directly into his repository of past experiences, without the fresh and innovative input of Ne. I have yet to find a gentle way to get him out of it.
    Unfortunately, this is accurate to my experience as well.

    It usually happens under extreme stress or when I lack rest.

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    ^^... yes... seen/experienced that as well. The logical interface of "how best to do something" rooted in past experience and past thought, but it's not allowing for unexperienced/potential input + not everything is always about the "most logical way" to approach something.

    As a kind of mundane aside, I was this way with my eating habits where I tended to always eat the same thing because "I liked it the most." Rationally, then, it was the logical choice, right? So that's what I did. But after awhile as an adult I got sick of this and the lack of new experience and possibilities, and nowadays I actually will 50% of the time try something new, to expand my experience set and get more input of what's out there.

    I think a lot of problems with unhealthy INTPs come from an over-reliance on "logic skills" coupled with an inadequate information base, especially in the realm of the interpersonal. When you just view people as "minds," you miss out on a lot of the human experience and thus a complete set of information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    My SO is INTP, and sometimes he gets into these odd moods where he acts negatively ISTJ-ish. In other words, he tries to micromanage people into very strictly defined ways of doing things, because that's how they are done, or should be done, or how he has always done them. I've wondered if it's some kind of Ti-Si loop, where the internal logical structure taps directly into his repository of past experiences, without the fresh and innovative input of Ne. I have yet to find a gentle way to get him out of it.
    That's Si-Fe. Si in its must, duty, nitpickiness and Fe in its external people focus. IMO, Si acts like a repository for Fe social concepts of other people's behaviours.

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    Any advice on how to get an INTP out of this mindset without making matters worse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    Any advice on how to get an INTP out of this mindset without making matters worse?
    Engage his Ti-Ne so he can detach and consider the possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    Any advice on how to get an INTP out of this mindset without making matters worse?
    Just tell him you think he's doing it. Offer a different perspective/reframe his situation to point to new information; aka dangle the Ne carrot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    My SO is INTP, and sometimes he gets into these odd moods where he acts negatively ISTJ-ish. In other words, he tries to micromanage people into very strictly defined ways of doing things, because that's how they are done, or should be done, or how he has always done them. I've wondered if it's some kind of Ti-Si loop, where the internal logical structure taps directly into his repository of past experiences, without the fresh and innovative input of Ne. I have yet to find a gentle way to get him out of it.
    This is explains my dad, perfectly. I knew he was INTP, but often questioning. it's exetremly unhealthy
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