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This is a copy of a thread I found on INTP central, and I thought it was interesting, so I decided to bring it here.

As we know, the label of INTP is far too broad. I have decided to break it down by a second system, where the letters are sorted by strength. Taking myself, for example, I have the most N, followed by P, I and T. I would be an NIPT.

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IE: Joe has 76% I, 50% N, 65% T and 78% P. Joe would be a "PITN"

The meaning of the system is that having stronger mixtures of things will have different consequences than having weak mixtures. An INTP with a strong IT will be different than one with an ambivalent IT. The system can be broken up in different ways, so I'll just dive into the subtypes.

P-type

"The improviser"

PNTI-"the qc"
This type uses a wild intellectual instinct to perfect systems, whether they were the originator or not. The weak TI creates ambivalence towards identity and logic.

PNIT-"the context jumper"
The other PN, tends towards comparing seemingly incompatible systems. They thrive on ideas like quines and seemingly inappropriate metaphors.

PINT-"the secret prostitute"
The first of our identity-strong subtypes, they court several identities at once without thought of global inconsistency.

PITN-"the reed in the wind"
Skilled in the evasive arts, these are one of the physical subtypes. Their sense of physical evasion echoes in the chameleon nature of their soul.

PTNI-"the cold shower"
With the inherent paradox of being a T-strong perciever, this type excels in using parsimony to reduce systems to a simplest metaphor. This activity can be sobering.

PTIN-"the collector"
The second in the physical/material subtype, the PTIN collects ideas into a centerless framework.

N-type

"The speculator"

NPIT-"the niche maker"
This type tends to create systems starting from a specific example, creating the framework to fit the criteria of the intuition-object. They want to find a place for everything, and a frame big enough for everyone.

NPTI-"the mediator"
With a kind, agreeable nature, this subtype wants to classify and sort much like the NPIT, but tries to do this from within whichever system is dominant.

NIPT-"the virus"
This identity subtype tries to infect others with a prevailing thought in order to create self-replicating satelites. The best memes are created by the NIPT.

NITP-"the loyalist"
The first of our value-heavy subtypes, the NITP creates an identity through adherence to usually one thought-style or system-style (which may evolve slowly over the years), finding the similarity of all things within this frame.

NTIP-"the armchair general"
One of two pure rationals-this type likes to win. It will usually win long before playing the game, having created and perfected the gaming system.

NTPI-"the arcologist"
The second of the pure rationals, the NTPI tends towards creating utopian architectures. It does this out of a strong intuition of global truth.

I-type

"The solipsists"

INTP-"the unabomber"
With the strong sense of values and identity, this type leads to a greater truth by quiet example.

INPT-"bodhidharma"
This type, the second of the hermit-like INs, seeks obliteration of the personality through calm meditation.

IPNT-"the deadhead"
These types tend to be long-simmering hippies, who are secretly yearning for a simpler existence, usually involving nature or anachronism.

IPTN-"the stoner"
Stoned or not, this type uses themselves as the basic element in their fantasy world. Consequently, they tend to make very self-indulgent frameworks to inhabit.

ITNP-"slow burn"
These annihilate their personalities with their razor brains, and can get into J/P spirals that can lead to madness and suicide.

ITPN-"the cutter"
This type has all the identity strife of the ITNP, but tends to externalize it as physical activity of some kind. The two ITs tend to be the most objective of all the subtypes, because they are constantly forced to face their faults.

T-type

"The editor"

TNIP-"the global paradox"
This is the first of the two flipped rationals. From a long tradition of having their N destroy the workings of their T, the TNIP has found a way to boil anything down to a single metaphorical paradox.

TNPI-"the saboteur"
The other of the flipped rationals, the TNPI has found a favored heuristic with which to destroy any system. This type prefers to destroy in service of a stronger whole, which it ironically knows will never be perfect or complete.

TIPN-"the ourobouros"
This artistic subtype is always destroying itself, finding an identity in the process of constant self-creation. This is the mellower version of the ITs.

TINP-"the silver bullet"
This subtype is always searching for the achilles' heel of a system, with the goal of being recognized as the person who brought it down.

TPIN-"the stress test"
This type is the pure analyst who succeeds in dispassionately running simulations in their mind. These are the best visualizers out of all the 384 subtypes.

TPNI-"the actuary"
This type is the most ambivalent of identity as well as the most logical of the subtypes. The pure debater.
 

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:O Its the Perseus system except without animals. You wouldn't happen to have one for ENTPs would you?
 

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I see a three way tie between NTIP, TPNI, and TNIP, but NTIP caught my eye first after re-reading it a second time.
 

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fascinating. I'd like so see these worked out for the other types. I have my ex narrowed down to two of the possibilities, if he was actually an INTP at all. I'm not sure which my current boyfriend is.
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Introverted (I) 100%Extraverted (E) 0%Intuitive (N) 77%Sensing (S) 23%Thinking (T) 80%Feeling (F) 20%Perceiving (P) 91%Judging (J) 9%





Ok so I'm IPTN. A stoner. These need thingies like with the original thingies; you know INTP I Need To Procrastinate or I'm Not That Popular etc. So IPTN could be something like Insert Penis To Night. Or I'm Procrastinating Tomorrow Now.

 

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My I and P are tied for first, so I'm either the "secret prostitute" or the "deadhead." I'm a hippie with multiple personalities. Awesome :cool:
 
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Looks like I'm "the unabomber". I can see that. :wink:
 
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I'm going to take that test anyway ;D

:p Interesting test:

Percentage breakdown of your results:
Extraverted (E) 64% Introverted (I) 36% Intuitive (N) 100% Sensing (S) 0% Thinking (T) 85% Feeling (F) 15% Perceiving (P) 91% Judging (J) 9%


ENTP – Visionaries and Inventors​
Career relevant traits:
• Project and future oriented
• Excellent communication skills
• Natural leaders
• Able to grasp difficult concepts and theories
• Do not like confined schedules, routines or detailed tasks
• Creative, ingenious, bright and capable

As an ENTP you are less interested in developing plans of actions than you are in generating ideas. You are an ideas person, and see opportunities and possibilities everywhere, making you resourceful in problem solving. However, following through on the implementation of an idea is usually a chore to any ENTP, this is because of the dislike of the tedious details required. For some ENTPs, this results in the habit of never finishing what they start.

The ability to intuitively understand people and situations gives you a definite advantage as you quickly grasp concepts and situations with great depth. This flexibility means you can adapt to a variety of different skills and tasks, and will inevitability be quite adapt at almost anything that is of interest to you.

Being an ENTP means you are a fluent conversationalists, mentally quick, and enjoy verbal sparring with others. The ENTP personality type is also sometimes referred to the "Lawyer" type. The ENTP "lawyer" quickly and accurately understands a situation, and objectively and logically acts upon the situation.


Possible Career Paths for the ENTP:
• Lawyers
• Inventors
• Entrepreneurs
• Investigators
• Technical writing
• Psychologists
• Photographers
• Journalists
• Designers
• Consultants
• Engineers
• Scientists
• Actors
• Sales Representatives
• Marketing
• Public relations
• Computer specialist/programmer or systems analyst
• Musicians
• Politicianst
That would make me an NPTI :p
 

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PNIT-"the context jumper"
The other PN, tends towards comparing seemingly incompatible systems. They thrive on ideas like quines and seemingly inappropriate metaphors.

sounds fairly accurate for as little as it is. i would like to see longer descriptions, as differences within personality type certainly is something that should be more adressed
 

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I just kind of surprised myself, like a cold shower:

PTNI-"the cold shower"
With the inherent paradox of being a T-strong perciever, this type excels in using parsimony to reduce systems to a simplest metaphor. This activity can be sobering.

Man, I do that [cursive text] vvvery frequently...

Regardless of that, I am NOT a cold person! Nope! I can be sweet and caring and... - And I don't have to prove this through words, nah!
 

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PINT-"the secret prostitute"
The first of our identity-strong subtypes, they court several identities at once without thought of global inconsistency.

and

"the deadhead"? long-simmering hippie? who knew

but why the hell would I want only one identity? honestly...
 

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I'm an IPNT

Introverted (I) 86% Extraverted (E) 14%
Intuitive (N) 68% Sensing (S) 32%
Thinking (T) 65% Feeling (F) 35%
Perceiving (P) 73% Judging (J) 27%
 

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Introverted (I) 100% Extraverted (E) 0%
Intuitive (N) 64% Sensing (S) 36%
Thinking (T) 80% Feeling (F) 20%
Perceiving (P) 100% Judging (J) 0%

So I'm either IPTN or PITN.
 

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ITPN, which makes a twisted sort of sense, as half of the tests I take mark me as INTJ, half as INTP... and I'm not sure which is correct. (I just went with the one I preferred.) I'm not convinced it'll drive me to suicide though. :tongue:
 

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I re-took the test on the site.

Introverted (I) 100%
Extraverted (E) 0%
Intuitive (N) 68% Sensing (S) 32%
Thinking (T) 85% Feeling (F) 15%
Perceiving (P) 68% Judging (J) 32%

That would make me either..

ITNP-"slow burn"
These annihilate their personalities with their razor brains, and can get into J/P spirals that can lead to madness and suicide.

And/or..

ITPN-"the cutter"
This type has all the identity strife of the ITNP, but tends to externalize it as physical activity of some kind. The two ITs tend to be the most objective of all the subtypes, because they are constantly forced to face their faults.
 
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I relate mostly to these three types:

PNTI-"the qc"
This type uses a wild intellectual instinct to perfect systems, whether they were the originator or not. The weak TI creates ambivalence towards identity and logic.

NPIT-"the niche maker"
This type tends to create systems starting from a specific example, creating the framework to fit the criteria of the intuition-object. They want to find a place for everything, and a frame big enough for everyone.

TIPN-"the ourobouros"
This artistic subtype is always destroying itself, finding an identity in the process of constant self-creation. This is the mellower version of the ITs.

But if i had to pick one, i would probably pick NPIT.
 

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I knew I would be INTP or ITNP. My results:

Introverted (I) 96% Extraverted (E) 4%
Intuitive (N) 91% Sensing (S) 9%
Thinking (T) 80% Feeling (F) 20%
Perceiving (P) 77% Judging (J) 23%​

INTP-"the unabomber"
With the strong sense of values and identity, this type leads to a greater truth by quiet example.

However, the oscillation between J and P under ITNP is quite familiar.

Also, to be a nitpicky INTP, shouldn't it be 24 varieties of INTPs? It's different arrangements of four distinct letters, so that's 4! possibilities, or 24 possibilities.
 
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