I'm currently reading "Do What You Are," a career self-help book aimed at pairing career paths with personality types. In their assessment of the INTP personality, they claim that INTP's have an over-confidence that can put others off. Personally, I have always found the exact opposite to be true, and I'm unsure if that's because of environmental factors or my never satisfied INTP mind. Even though we are the thinkers, do you fellow INTP's ever lack confidence about your intelligence, or anything else for that matter? I find that I waffle quite quickly between feelings of superiority and self-loathing. I constantly beat myself up for forgetting information or needing to be told something twice, and hesitate to share opinions in case others judge them silly or inferior. Objectively, I realize I've had intellectual accomplishments like successfully completing a master's program, yet I question whether I tricked others into believe I'm smart, or if people compliment me just to be nice.
My question for INTP's is, how do you get past all the crippling self-doubt?