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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyDeath View Post
    I already registered over at the INTP forums and thought this might be a better place to look for answers. I keep testing as INTP but keep stumbling onto things that are not that INTP about me in comparison to the majority on the INTP forums. Anyway, I have no Idea how to do a forum intro since I dont get that sudden extroversion kick that other introverts seem to get when thay can be anonymous, so heres a few things about me:

    Hate math and chemistry and suck at it.
    Like people, good leader, enjoyed management.
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    Hate my job as a researcher, I need more activity and variety;
    I can't sit still for hours a day and still concentrate, I wonder if I work best when the external intuitive doesn't get thought on too much by the internal thinking function before I can act on it (the external intuitive)...at least some of the time, especially with things that don't really need/benefit from over thinking. (Again, I wonder if other INTPs would hate that sentence, but let it flow and it makes sense, also I added parentheses to help you keep up.)
    Completely confused about what career to pursue.
    Have a BA in anthropology.
    Artistic...but realistic, I cant make a career out of that stuff.
    I think most people ignore context way too much...its one of my pet peeves ( I hate that phrase as well).
    Nothing frustrates me more than not bing able to make sense of something (like life!).
    Also, I love talking shit, sarcasm, and making fun of myself and others like me. Im constantly amazed at how few people can take a joke on forums. If it sounds too ridiculous or insulting, and gets you all worked up, then its probably a joke.

    I wonder why the normally unemotional INTP types tend to have anger as their dominant emotion, Im constantly reading posts talking about getting pissed about this or that, and think, anger is an emotion too, wheres that coming from?

    Thats me in a nutshell....kinda (with some ranting thrown in).

    Yay introductions.
    Im an INTP and I agree with a lot of what you say. Welcome.
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    Good to hear, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyDeath View Post
    Yeah, much less threatening; I'm not deadly, only mildly debilitating.
    Good to hear. *nervous laughter*

    Have you found the BA useful since? (outside of personal enjoyment...as in career)

    My BA in cultural anth. was fascinating for the same reasons you stated about psych, but I haven't found a use for it since other than questioning peoples reasons for behavior and belief....ah culture. Just wondering if you went for more education in psych.
    I grew tired of academics, so I evaded graduate school and went into IT instead. I now develop software for psychology and medical research. The psychology background is also useful in improving the usability of user interfaces I design.

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    I may be going out on a limb about the frustration thing, but it stands to reason that they would be since there is a general craving to understand things among INTPs, and since not being able to make sense or unravel something can be frustrating and there are a lot of things in life that take some hefty thought to sort out, Id imagine that many are frustrated, like I am.
    That craving to understand gives us our sense of wonder about the world which is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being an INTP. Maybe it's an attitude thing. I see it as constant learning, which is exciting and energizing to me, not frustrating. You run into some dead ends and stumbling blocks now and then but the stuff you do get to know is far greater than that.

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    JAVO, how did you get into IT? I keep hearing that its something that generally fits INTPs but my math skillz are horrible. I tried C++ a few years back and the only part of that course I was good at was hacking into other students UNIX accounts to look at their code to see what I had done wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by skip View Post
    That craving to understand gives us our sense of wonder about the world which is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being an INTP. Maybe it's an attitude thing. I see it as constant learning, which is exciting and energizing to me, not frustrating. You run into some dead ends and stumbling blocks now and then but the stuff you do get to know is far greater than that.
    Skip, I agree, it is one of the best parts of being an INTP, but at some point, I started trying to figure out my life in general (career, goals, retirement, where Id like to live, etc.) and either cant figure out what I want or, if I figure out what I want, cant figure out how to get there. Id say the craving to understand is a double edged sword for me. It probably is an attitude thing, but I'm generally a pretty easy going, happy person, and I love learning and exploring, its when I cant seem to figure something out no matter how I try, and I cant seem to figure out where to look to find the info I need to figure it out that I get frustrated.

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    at some point, I started trying to figure out my life in general (career, goals, retirement, where Id like to live, etc.) and either cant figure out what I want or, if I figure out what I want, cant figure out how to get there.
    But that doesn't have to do with being an INTP specifically. It's called "growing up." Every type has to figure out who they are and find their place in the world.

    In your late teens and early twenties a lot of young people have the misconception that they've arrived, they're "adults," and they have to decide everything about themselves and their lives NOW. Pick a career to have for the rest of your life NOW (and choose a major based on that). Find a spouse to spend the rest of your life with NOW. It just doesn't work that way for the vast majority, regardless of type.

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    I wouldn't wory about that. I am another INTP that recognises your description. Problem is that on forums like these we find too many uncertain people who read a typedescription and then say "that's who I am" and adapt their behavior to the type and be proud of that behaviour. The younger the people, the more they seem to do this. Type is just type...
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    Hi

    I'm also similar to your description, but an ENTP (almost xNTP). Given your fascination with people, I wonder how you arrived at I instead of E. Remember that ENxPs aren't as outgoing, so your description can easily apply to either type. You may very well be an INTP, but someone who's pretty close to the border can easily be either, so you may wish to look at that.
    "'You scoundrel, you have wronged me,' hissed the philosopher. 'May you live forever!'" - Ambrose Bierce

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyDeath View Post
    JAVO, how did you get into IT? I keep hearing that its something that generally fits INTPs but my math skillz are horrible. I tried C++ a few years back and the only part of that course I was good at was hacking into other students UNIX accounts to look at their code to see what I had done wrong.
    Hahahaha, I see a future right there.

    IT Security Specialist...what did you think I'd suggest something illegal? :whistles:

    Welcome GreyDeath, you could partner up with GrayScale and be the Ambiguously Gray Duo. Or start the Monochrome Mafia and maybe make Night an honorary member.

    Hope you enjoy this forum! I agree we're a better choice than INTPc
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyDeath View Post
    JAVO, how did you get into IT? I keep hearing that its something that generally fits INTPs but my math skillz are horrible. I tried C++ a few years back and the only part of that course I was good at was hacking into other students UNIX accounts to look at their code to see what I had done wrong.
    I was in the right place at the right time. The place I was already working had an opening for an entry-level programmer, and I was able to convince them that I could do the work. Most real-world programming involves only basic math. If you hated C++, try Visual Basic .NET. It tends to keep things simpler and less cryptic. Or, since you enjoyed hacking, study for a CISSP certification (IT security as CzeCze suggested).

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