Hello. As a member of the ~1% of people that are intp's, if you feel normal you may be losing it.
Word! That is a good way to look at it....If normal is right, I prefer to be wrong!
LA is....interesting to say the least. I hated it for the entire first year I lived here. But I got over it and learned that like with most things, if I looked a little harder, I would find a few people I enjoy and a culture worth participation. Now I think people jump the gun on the "hate LA bandwagon" without giving it a chance. Don't get me wrong, I fight for my soul on the daily. I pretend 95% of the population doesn't exist and get on my oblivious way
"Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand."
I grew up in a very small town and within that very small town I was sheltered...not exactly an environment conducive to social acclimation. When I got into high school and joined the real world, all of my parents' nurturing of me and my siblings as individuals flew out the window and I (to my shock and horror) learned that we are all supposed to be the same. Being an INTP female (though I did not know it at the time) in a town of 10'000 at best, I felt less than normal.
Now at the age of 23, I find myself in Los Angeles and having taken this MBTI test which fits me, for all intents and purposes, to a T finally feel a little less crazy. Is it possible that this whole time, I have not been some abnormal robot incapable of normal interpersonal relationships but merely misunderstood!?
It's normal for INTP's to feel 'out there'
Especially in small towns. I feel like no xNTP is acclimated to that sort of isolated, close-minded environment. Going to a college of 1,800, I realized that very quickly. Everyone who seemed to be some sort of xNTP couldn't stand it, for whatever reason.