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This is a discussion on INTP Mirroring within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; INTPs are known for mirroring people's personalities and mannerisms. But how does this work with an INTPs often lack of ...

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    INTP - The Thinkers


    INTP Mirroring

    INTPs are known for mirroring people's personalities and mannerisms.

    But how does this work with an INTPs often lack of of environmental and emotional awareness?

    These seem to be conflicting traits.

    Could someone explain?
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Taken from An INTP Profile (A very good INTP description imo).
    It don't think this really answers your question properly, but I believe this gives an in depth description of the INTP chameleon trait, hopefully you will find it interesting.

    "INTPs tend to be rather mistrusting of people and are rather sceptical. However, a lot of their trust is based on what the Ne function tells them about somebody. This can lead to a naivety and sometimes to prejudices based on intuitive perceptions of appearance and style. People can be a problem for INTPs: on the one hand they are fascinated by some types of people, especially more extraverted individuals, but a fear of irrational behaviour in others usually leads to caution. Friendship with INTPs develops at a pace which depends considerably on the temperament of the other person. INTPs dislike making the first move and tend to mirror the emotional content of the other person. A jolly person will quickly bring the INTP out of his shell, as much as that is possible, while a serious person will find a serious INTP looking back at him. In this sense, INTPs preference for intuitive perception (rather than action) with respect to people results in them resembling a chameleon. The INTP can fit into many different modes of behaviour, even contradictory ones, in order to get into the mindset of the other person. The goal is to gain enough intuitive data to analyze and assess the person. In doing this, the INTP remains somewhat reserved, never wholly identifying himself with his surroundings. As chameleons, INTPs are therefore approachable and open, unless the Ne tells the INTP that the other person is a type he doesn't like, in which case the reserved attitude may become too obvious. The chameleon behaviour can be particularly strong when discussing something. The INTP may even argue something that he doesn't really believe himself. Sometimes it is for the intellectual stimulation that comes with the challenge of arguing from a variety of standpoints. Otherwise, it may be to avoid early conflict before the situation has been fully assessed. Chameleons hide their true selves. INTPs do not do this cynically, or indeed all the time, but it is a result of the strong desire to remain detached and observe."

    Even though some of us lack environmental and emotional awareness as you say, I think we're still able to read people fairly well (simply by internal analyzing), even if we're not able to relate on an emotional level. And then being able to put on this mask. I'm also interested in this though, would like to hear some input from others, because I'm sure there's a lot more to say about this.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    some people are dull and stupid, others are totally fun, I think everyone does mirroring when they find someone they like, whether they realize it or not

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I read the article on INTP and was nodding my head up and down through most of it....good job finding this...
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I do this too... sometimes I will start talking like someone I like, and this will carry even when I'm not around that person. I don't even realise that I'm doing this most the time.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    yup...seems like all personality types have there own special talent...

    INTPs talent is pretty cool...but not very useful in societies like those in the long ago past. might explain why theres so few of us...probably not, i just like theories.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by wannaBgonzo View Post
    yup...seems like all personality types have there own special talent...

    INTPs talent is pretty cool...but not very useful in societies like those in the long ago past. might explain why theres so few of us...probably not, i just like theories.


    INTP's ARE AMAZING!!!

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Yea i do this all the time, i cant help it..

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    ENTJ - The Executives

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Grinder View Post
    INTPs are known for mirroring people's personalities and mannerisms.

    But how does this work with an INTPs often lack of of environmental and emotional awareness?

    These seem to be conflicting traits.

    Could someone explain?
    INTPs have Fe as their inferior function (not Fi), and Ne helps with the chameleoning as well.

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    ESFP - The Performers

    This applies to me also; I mirror others usually, but the behavior isn't so noticeable.

    Perhaps it's an INxx thing....would it not?


     
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