|INTP||Reserved and strong inner life; absorbing information through internal patterning; decision making according to logical, structured, thought; and a style of living in the world following a spontaneous and flexible life|
|Management preference||A great deal of personal autonomy and decentralisation as people think through concisely how to do what they do often producing creative decisions|
|Working environment||Open and plenty of individual space with opportunity for seeing others in informed decision making when different solutions present themselves|
|Education and Training||Strong facilitated self working with encouragement for informed questioning novel methods|
|Religion and ethics||Strong self thought guided somewhat by a questioning theologically competent understanding of tradition and individual ethics and can deviate from the norm at times|
|Descriptive:||Whilst easy going, offended principles can lead to great defensiveness. They can be seen as detached as they lose themselves into thought and they argue with themselves as much as with others. They are very self-critical. They may hold back corrections as others are allowed to continue their errors (so what if others are wrong?) and yet, on the other hand, they just say what they think (the social ambivalence is the same). They may be good at grammar, language, maths or logical board games and absorb themselves in systems of thought. Exploring, understanding, commanding and changing mental systems can absorb. They are like dogs with bones. However, what they cannot do, they drop. Time is easily lost, and they are not the best self-organisers.|
|Famous INTPs should include: Rene Descartes, Albert Einstein, William James, Carl Gustav Jung, Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, Socrates.|
Each bipolar dimension can be treated equally but there are arguments relating to dominance, auxiliary, tertiary and inferior preferences.
Dominant T (I)
Auxiliary N (E)
Inferior F (E)
(Briggs Myers, 1998, 11-26)
As a final thought, these personality types should be seen as no more than guides and thumbprints, giving possibly useful insights.
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