If you want someone who is complex and imaginative, you should date an INTP. If you want someone with intense and deep emotions who is very capable of warmth and affection, you should definitely date an INTP. The common misconception about INTPs is that they are cold and lack feelings. This is entirely false, and misleading to the type. INTPs actually feel emotion very purely, in an almost child-like and innocent way. Emotions for them are very real, and often very strong. Because of this struggle with expression, INTPs can be seen as cold and unfeeling, which could not be further from the truth. They enjoy placing logical means and understanding to things, and the fact that they cannot logic away their emotions, is somewhat confusing to the INTP. But regardless those emotions are there, and if tapped into appropriately, they can be amazing for a partner. They enjoy seeing their partner happy, and will be willing to give in when it comes to the little things.
For those with a low to average IQ, LLI almost always results in mental disabilities, up to and including insanity. For those with a high IQ, insanity is still possible, but there is another possibility…true creative genius. Unfortunately, Low Latent Inhibition is difficult to spot, since it seems normal to the person who has it.
The overwhelming sensory input means that you experience everything simultaneously:
This post was originally a response to a series of questions posed on a forum. How does one know if an INTP is in love? IMHO, you won’t know — barring some very specific circumstances. INTP’s cannot bear to be where they are not wanted, in terms of romance. Although they can bear to be where they are not wanted for the purpose of social experiment, to make a point, or to teach something to others unrelated to romance.
So, I don’t think someone would ever know that their INTP was in love with them without first making in clear that they wanted the INTP to love them by expressing their love first. How might an INTP act? Probably very close to the way that they always do. I’d like to validate your questions by saying that an inability to know how an INTP feels is precisely because we tend to actively hide our emotions to all but a select few who prove themselves worthy and trustworthy.
You would have to truly study an INTP to find this out and if they are worth that sort of study — then, perhaps its likely that you are interested in them. At which point, it’s probably best to just tell them straight out. It’s really quite a beautiful system of weeding out the folks who are just playing games.
ISTP Relationships: Getting to Know the Craftsman
Long-lasting INTP relationships may be tougher to develop initially, but those who are able to stick it out can enjoy affectionate and fulfilling long-term relationships. This Myers-Briggs personality is characterized as being introverted, intuitive, thinking, and perceiving. These traits create an individual that is mostly concerned with internal affairs rather than that which goes on around them.
For the right individual, an INTP can be a very loving, affectionate, and committed companion.
For me it is the only type of romantic relationship.
Is it just me, or do other people here have trouble making a point in INTPs can be insightful communicators, when the subject inspires them. Thoughtful and independent, they may not have a great need for conversation, but when discussing complex concepts or innovative ideas they can become quite intense and display a wealth of information and insight. They love to pick apart ideas but are not convinced by anything but the most rational of analyses; they can spot a flaw in logic a mile away, and rarely hesitate to point it out.
What are INTPs like as partners? INTPs are independent and clever partners. They enjoy engaging intellectually and want an intelligent partner who can match their ability to think critically. INTP s have little appetite for the mundane aspects of life, and may disregard the usual rituals of a relationship. They are rarely interested in tradition, preferring instead to design a lifestyle that makes sense for the parties involved—even if it looks highly unconventional to other people.
They are tolerant of individual preferences but will rarely do something because they are told they “should.
They love patterns, have a keen eye for picking up on discrepancies, and a good ability to read people, making it a bad idea to lie to or to try to deceive an INTP. Are you an INTP? Take the free personality test!
I don’t get it Struggles However, they may lack interest in everyday living, hence if they are a married couple, household duties may tend to be neglected.
I wish teachers would recognize that different people have different strengths and different ways of learning. I always found it hard to talk for the sake of talking, or, to really prepare my thoughts well enough to add something more substantive. Lectrice Vorace I think all teachers need to rethink participation points. Students CAN partipate in class without always voicing their opinion out loud in front of everyone e.
And then next time everybody expects you to say something smart everytime. Suddenly they look at you differently.
INTP Communication: Understanding their language
This bit of craziness takes a toll on the INTP as well, because they are more likely to abuse a vice more than any other personality group. Above anything else, the INTP wants to have the absolute truth. They achieve this through logic exercises and they love flexing this intellectual power as often as possible. INTPs are the most likely personality group to enjoy smoking, even though they know it will probably kill them in the future.
When they are convinced of the necessity of the big picture objective, they will understand the rationale behind the specific tasks naturally.
They love learning many different things and are often called jacks of all trades. However, learning for them is just a tool to reach future goals and nothing more. They just like to work on strange ideas and theories and see where it goes. However, INTJs always do small things that are invisible by other people that let them control their environment and keep track of everything. By doing so, they guarantee that everything goes according to the plan.
INTJs are actually natural born leaders, but they hate attention and just prefer to stay in the shadow. INTPs will only take up leadership if they are forced to do so. They prefer adjusting strategy and will usually leave leadership roles for others. They spend most of their time interlinking and connecting different ideas together and deconstructing them into very small pieces.
INTPs take more philosophical approach and spend most of their time processing thoughts. INTJs are the hardest type to beat in debates, where they are certain they know the truth. INTPs are the hardest type to beat in theoretical debates that involve uncertainty. INTP knowledge base is much larger, but shallow.
They know something about many different things, but always never become a master at one field.
INTPs use Ti to investigate things thoroughly and systematically, usually becoming focused on one particular thing they want to figure out, whereas ENTPs use Ti to systematically explore many possibilities in the external world. If both withdrew during a stressful period, it could create a lot of distance in the relationship. Both might be weird about bodily sensations and become a bit paranoid about physical health when feeling stressed. INTPs struggle with understanding what other people need, especially emotionally.
This could potentially create an unhealthy, messy, or volatile relationship dynamic because neither is that great at dealing with relationship problems.
Yes, maybe in a person tribe with a unified culture.
Conceptualists make wonderful mates-they are loyal, uncomplaining, warmly and creatively sexual, honest, and aboveboard in their communications, and not in the least possessive. But for all the satisfactions they bring to a marriage, establishing romantic relationships with a Conceptualist usually requires much more energy and time than with the other temperaments. Even the extraverted Conceptualists, the ENTJs and the ENTPs , although apparantly easy to get know, are difficult to get close to, for their personality structure is characteristically complex and, at times, hidden from view.
Another temperament may believe that they know or are close to Conceptualist, when in fact, the Conceptualist has carefully and cautiously controlled which parts of his or her personality he has chosen to reveal to other. This results in pleasant surprises for the Conceptualit’s mate as sometimes these other, deeper facets of a Conceptualists personality may not be revealed for years.
NT Conceptualist Courtship Conceptualists do not care to spend much of their time or energy making social connections. Not only do they find the rituals of dating slightly absurd, but they seem to have more difficulty than other temperaments engaging in play, which makes dating usually something of a trial for them.