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Hands on INTP's

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Just curious to know how many INTP's love to get down and dirty in laborious back breaking work. Im not sure I have met another INTP in my profession. Manual excavations, swinging off crow bars and jackhammers are a daily occupational past time. If im not at work, Im sweating it out on my property splitting lumber or smashing steel on my anvil. If there is no work to be done people watching in a coffie shop is my downtime. I know in my local industry I qualify as a pretty random guy as far as shooting the chit goes. In my circle of fellow plumbers none of them share my introversion, they are all robust noisy alpha males. I like what i do, though it wanes in mental stimulation, so i search for the jobs which require the most trouble shooting. Im sure im not alone. Helloooooo
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Ohh, Yes, I love it. The sweaty exertions of manual labor seem to somehow balance out the hours I spend in my head thinking through ideas.
I actually prefer if it's a mindless task, so then I can still feel free to roam about inside. I've had a number of jobs like this, even after pursuing my degree. It just felt like I was doing "real" work.
I also finished a construction electricity course because I wanted to go blue collar after graduating from college. Unfortunately, as you mentioned, a few too many obnoxious alpha males populate the construction trades...I became tired of having to deal with their egos.
I met my husband there. I loved (still do) watching that man work, it is an amazing thing, like living art.
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