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Discover Your Personality Profile with MBTI - INTP


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When it comes to finding the 'ideal' job, determining your personality profile can go a long way in helping you to find exactly what is 'ideal'.

Not sure what your personality preferences are? Book in for a session with a career consultant – it will be one of the most enjoyable and useful interactions of your professional life.

For those who know their profile - here is the next Infographic in our series on MBTI personality profiles. If you are an INTP you may enjoy finding out just what it is that makes you tick in the world of work and what careers you are best suited to.

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Discover Your Personality Profile with MBTI - INTP

  1. 1. INTPI N T R O V E R S I O N | I N T U I T I O N | T H I N K I N G | P E R C E I V I N G are philosophical innovators, fascinated systems & design. "INGENIOUS PROBLEM SOLVERS” by logical analysis, INTPs preoccupied with theory, & search for the universal law behind everything they see. They are  THEIR CORE Find or develop underlying principles   for understanding & explaining the world. & logical structures form their own opinions Approach almost everything with scepticism, & standards, & apply these standards rigorously to themselves. ideas, theories   & what makes things work.  Are intensely curious about   one of the less common types general population  of the 5%  3% 2%  women men More likely than other types to study a foreign language Highest of all types in career dissatisfaction (with INFPs) In school, have lower grades than predicted from aptitude scores Personal values include Autonomy, Freedom & Independence Commonly found in ...  science & technical occupations, & overrepresented among working MBA students. STATISTICS Detached & contemplative  Mentally quick, insightful & ingenious Logical, analytical & objectively critical   Quiet & reserved Passionate about reason, analysis & innovation INTPs ARE LIKELY TO BE... IS CHALLENGING & DEALS WITH COMPLEX PROBLEMS, WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO  try unconventional approaches & take risks to find the best solution. LETS THEM WORK INDEPENDENTLY WITH PLENTY OF QUIET, PRIVATE TIME to concentrate & complete their thinking process. LETS THEM DEVELOP INGENIOUS IDEAS & PLANS & LETS THEM DELEGATE  the implementation & follow-through to an efficient support staff member. LETS THEM ANALYSE & CRITIQUE NEW IDEAS INDEPENDENTLY OR WITH a small team of colleagues that they perceive as smart, competent & logical. CAREER SATISFACTION means doing work that: IS DONE IN A FLEXIBLE, NON-STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT USELESS RULES, excessive limitations or unnecessary meetings. WORK-RELATED STRENGTHS a group in getting to the core of COMPLEX problems.  Naturally build complex & theoretical systems to EXPLAIN the realities they see. to researching or analysing a complex PROBLEM that arouses their curiosity. Best work may emerge when they are allowed to work independently on a problem needing an approach that runs COUNTER to prevailing wisdom. 1. Ask the difficult questions, challenging others & themselves to find new LOGICAL approaches. 2. 3. 4. 5. THE FINAL WORD...  "INTPs are free-spirited idea mills & absentminded professors, which makes them fun to be around, easily diverted, & a plethora of unending creativity."    Otto Kroeger Type Talk at Work  Incisive critics who can assist Bring great energy, intensity & focus FOR MORE EXPERT CAREER TIPS... FOLLOW US ONLINE! SOURCES: Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron & Kelly Tieger. Do What You Are Isabel Briggs-Myers, Mary H. McCaulley, Naomi L. Quenk, and Allen L. Hammer. MBTI Manual