Location: England, South East
Aspirations: Forensic scientist, criminalist
[-Areas of interest-]
Natural sciences, psychology, 19th century literature, travel, music, history, documentaries, acoustic guitar
As an analytical tool, the INTP mind excels at solving problems and designing systems. It uses logic like a sword, slashing out irrelevant information and cutting straight to the heart of a problem. INTPs have an innate dislike of redundancy and imprecision. INTPs enjoy playing with ideas and may enjoy arguing for fun. They are happiest when they are involved in discovering the intricacies and elegance of a complex system. INTPs also tend to work best if they are not over-burdened with rules and regulations and are free to express the more creative aspects of their thinking. Their introversion may prevent them from having an active social life, which they are not likely to regret most of the time. They may also forget or ignore social conventions, not feeling bound by the “illogical" rules of society. Highly prone to boredom. To an observer, INTPs can seem emotionally cold and overly critical. From the INTPs’ perspective, they are simply applying logical principles to their own behavior and to the behavior of others. If they criticize, it is only to correct what they see as an inconsistency or flaw in logic. They intend to be objective, not hurtful. People who do get to know INTPs more closely will probably find the experience to be very rewarding.
Famous INTPs include:
Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Socrates, Sir Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln
(Fictional) Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes