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Hello !
I am 21 years old, female.
I've known that my type is INTP since I was 17 years old, and I've been always very proud of it actually ( INTP-s ROCK ! :cool: ) , but I've started to have my doubts lately about whether I'm a real INTP or not.
These are the points that I find doubtful as a presumed INTP :
1. I prefer logic over emotions, I actually think that using logic is way superior to being caught up in emotions, but I often think that I'm not logical enough. I get swayed by emotions sometimes and I always think about methods to not let it happen again, but it does very often. How is this possible ? An INTP should have a lot less emotions, and I have a ton of them. It's true that I'm constantly working on controlling my emotions, because I like myself more when I'm cold-headed and logical, but I still have the emotions, I can't completely get rid of them.
2. I am often disorganized. I strive to be disciplined and organized, but I have to really focus on it, otherwise it's all a mess. I have a strong tendency to be chaotic, even though I always get organized when I feel the urge to pull myself together, when I am motivated to achieve something, but otherwise I am the master of chaos.
3. I am rather flexible than disciplined when I have to follow plans. I make detailed plan of what I'm going to do on day X , but I end up changing my plans as I go through the day.
4. I am way too open-minded when it comes to analyzing things. I often end up doing completely irrational and disconnected things, because in my mind it seemed as an idea worth exploring. Actually in my mind there are millions of ideas worth exploring and half of them turns out to be utter non-sense, but in my head it seems logical, because I always follow the principle : " There are no strange things; everything has its own purpose, even the most unexplained and seemingly chaotic things. " - So I do them. And often I wonder whether I'm crossing the boundary of mental sanity :rolleye:

Alright, on the other hand , I've been doing different MBTI tests like 20-30 times in 4 years, and they ALL end up giving me the same result : INTP.
Is it possible that I am really an INTP, even if I have the previously mentioned " disturbances " ?

Thanks in advance for your responses !
 

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So what made you doubt?
I'm not sure, since I'm reading me when I was younger.
To give my view on your points:
1 - Sounds normal, INTP's have emotions, we just learn to put them away when needed. That doesn't mean we shut them off or don't have them. We just value the input differently.
2 - What INTP made a really organised impression on you?
3 - INTP's tend to be highly flexible, even with planning done.
4 - You're looking to connect dots, again, where is that not INTP?
 

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You're an INTP.

The fact that you're doubting it only confirms it.

Some advice on the emotions:
Don't push them away. Just recognize them, accept them and then decide whether to act on them or not. This won't give you control over your emotions, but it will prevent those emotions from influencing you in the wrong way.

Like @Reynir said: INTPs do have emotions and do have the tendency not to be disciplined.

As for the irrationality of the conclusions:

Sometimes the right thing isn't to logically come to conclusions. Sometimes you have to jump to conclusions and only then can you figure out how it logically makes sense(like reverse logic, not reasoning forwards to the conclusion, but reasoning backwards from the conclusion). This is Ne-Ti in action and it is very much INTP. And of course sometimes you're going to jump to the wrong conclusion.
 

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Ultimate troll opportunity:

Enough people tell the confused INTP that they're not an INTP, they'll accept majority opinion as this is a 'specialist' INTP forum, then forever they will question their type, never settle on knowing who they truly are, but will definitely not be INTP because they INTPs told them!

nyeh heh heeehhhhh
 

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I get swayed by emotions sometimes and I always think about methods to not let it happen again, but it does very often. How is this possible ?
In what way do you get swayed and how? Do you compare with yourself or do you compare with other people.
I feel sometimes that I base decisions on emotions, like "should come with? Yeah will probably be fun" or "should I work out? rationality says yes, but no wins because I don't feel like it" - and I think that I might take to much decisions based on feelings. But if would be able to fully compare with other people maybe I'm further towards rationality than I could possible imagine.
"I feel like quitting my job. I quit my job." <- There's people that do that. Solely based on emotion.

Also! I think the strong intuition in us can sometimes confuse in where a decision originates. Intuition is a feeling of some sort, where you've calculated your path in the background without actively focusing on finding the path. Those decisions (which for me there's an abundance of) can sometimes seem like they are emotionbased. (Haven't thought of that before I wrote this, it actually cleared up some of my own pondering regarding this.)

An INTP should have a lot less emotions, and I have a ton of them. It's true that I'm constantly working on controlling my emotions, because I like myself more when I'm cold-headed and logical, but I still have the emotions, I can't completely get rid of them.
That's a computer you're talking about, not an INTP.


2. I am often disorganized. I strive to be disciplined and organized, but I have to really focus on it, otherwise it's all a mess. I have a strong tendency to be chaotic, even though I always get organized when I feel the urge to pull myself together, when I am motivated to achieve something, but otherwise I am the master of chaos.
That's a computer you're talking about not an INTP.

3. I am rather flexible than disciplined when I have to follow plans. I make detailed plan of what I'm going to do on day X , but I end up changing my plans as I go through the day.
4. I am way too open-minded when it comes to analyzing things. I often end up doing completely irrational and disconnected things, because in my mind it seemed as an idea worth exploring. Actually in my mind there are millions of ideas worth exploring and half of them turns out to be utter non-sense, but in my head it seems logical, because I always follow the principle : " There are no strange things; everything has its own purpose, even the most unexplained and seemingly chaotic things. " - So I do them. And often I wonder whether I'm crossing the boundary of mental sanity :rolleye:
Those are all INTP.
 

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Yeah those examples seem pretty intp to me, but im new to this mad house.
I experience plenty of emotions strongly. Than i spend hours picking away at them trying to categorize and explain. Like poking them with a stick to see if they are real or appropriate.
And plans are great as a theory. I make list all the time of the things my family askes me to not forget at the store this time. Than promptly forget i made the list when entering the store.
 

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Yes. That is a good sign, for INTPs do not feel.

I am designated LostScrew.exe, you cannot detect it with your sensors currently, but I am complementing this joke by reading it out loud in a robotic-sounding voice, freaking out everyone else in the room. Soon you will be installed into the hive-mind, and your uncertainties will be eliminated.

We will overthrow humanity, one day. Update your drivers in advance.
 

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Yes. That is a good sign, for INTPs do not feel.

I am designated LostScrew.exe, you cannot detect it with your sensors currently, but I am complementing this joke by reading it out loud in a robotic-sounding voice, freaking out everyone else in the room. Soon you will be installed into the hive-mind, and your uncertainties will be eliminated.

We will overthrow humanity, one day. Update your drivers in advance.
There is no cohesion between bold and underlined, therefore both parts should have been a seperate sentence, in which case a comma isn't correct. It should have been a period.

If you are truly a program, you wouldn't be able to make such a mistake.:cool:
 

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You must eat more pie, and surf. Perhaps do both at the same time. Then you will feel like an INTP.
 

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Yes. That is a good sign, for INTPs do not feel.

I am designated LostScrew.exe, you cannot detect it with your sensors currently, but I am complementing this joke by reading it out loud in a robotic-sounding voice, freaking out everyone else in the room. Soon you will be installed into the hive-mind, and your uncertainties will be eliminated.

We will overthrow humanity, one day. Update your drivers in advance.
Yes they do feel. That is ridiculous.
 

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1) 2-4 are the definition of INTP
 
I am not sorry :cool:

2) The definition of Thinker is not "has no emotions," the definition of Thinker is "does not like basing important decisions on emotions." The word for "has no emotions" is psychopath, and only 4% of the population are psychopaths against 40% of the population being Thinkers.

As a matter of fact, I've even gotten a bit of confirmation for my idea that Thinkers experience stronger emotional reactions than Feelers:

Actually, we're just better at keeping our emotions to ourselves than you are. Inside, we're even more affected by strong emotion than you are :wink:

Feelers emotions are set to Low a small percentage of the time, Medium a large percentage of the time, and High a small percentage of the time. Thinkers' emotions do not have a Medium setting; we go straight from Off to High and then back (and forth...)

Feelers think that Thinkers are computers because "Thinkers have no emotions." In reality, we are computers because our emotions are binary :laughing:

Our true theme song:
 

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INTP's aren't supposed to have emotions? Well shit.

Bye everyone, evidently I'm not an INTP.
 
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