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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.
Discover Your Personality Profile with MBTI - INTP
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.
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.
& what makes things work.
Are intensely curious about
one of the less common types
3% 2% women
More likely than other
types to study a foreign
Highest of all types in
In school, have lower
grades than predicted
from aptitude scores
Personal values include
Autonomy, Freedom &
Commonly found in ...
science & technical occupations, & overrepresented among working MBA students.
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.
means doing work that:
IS DONE IN A FLEXIBLE, NON-STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT USELESS RULES,
excessive limitations or unnecessary meetings.
a group in getting to the core of
Naturally build complex & theoretical
systems to EXPLAIN the realities they
to researching or analysing a complex
PROBLEM that arouses their
Best work may emerge when they
are allowed to work independently on
a problem needing an approach that
runs COUNTER to prevailing wisdom.
Ask the diﬃcult questions,
challenging others & themselves
to find new LOGICAL approaches.
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."
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