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You, sir, might be an ENTP.

Seriously, we're come out of the womb being able to do this shit.

EDIT: Just kidding. I never got really good at public speaking till I was a teenager. But still, it's an ENTP thing, so I don't see why INTPs wouldn't be good at it as well.
 

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I would think (older?) INTPs would excel at those activities, because I associate them with Ne. But the Ne could also make them ramble and become boring, I guess.
 

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My public speaking usually makes a good impression on people, though I've found that my style has been becoming more polemic lately (and I don't like it); what I have trouble with is normal human conversation.

(Almost typed pubic speaking.)
 

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I think it depends on what it is. I have no problem striking up a random conversation with a person. Though I would like to add that if it's something I already know about or something I've prepared for that makes it a lot easier. Even if it's a speech, if I have a general understanding then I can just wing it. Small talk, however, INTPs tend to suck at.

I think it boils down to Ti vs Te. Look at ENFPs and their verbal diarrhea. My sis once asked me a question and she had the answer all along but she had to talk to find it (Te). When an INTP is asked a question, or must talk abour something he/ she has not already thought about, we need some time to analyze the information in our heads before providing an answer (Ti).
 

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Public speaking is an art and everyone is not blessed with it but one can learn this by practicing it. I think Jla.co.uk is having good list of prominent speakers like Huw Edwards, David Magliano, Andrew Neil, william-butler-adams, they are having awesome public speaking skill. I am very much inspired by them. So being an INTP, one should follow them to overcome the speaking weaknesses.
 

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well most INTP's are narcissists and the main weakness of an narcissist is Shame combine that with intp's mind and you get the picture why public speaking is harder.
Make an mnemonic about your speech , sell your shit as it was gold if you doubt yourself then you are going to fail with an student panic attack, when you are having the speech, you are there to mean bushiness and ofc harder part is making an good speech.
Not having one made by some specialists and shity beginning strong reaction from people and you can grow wings on your back but people reaction will give severe emotion and also when the brain is overwhelmed it shuts down your frontal lobe the logical center to preserve it's function in your language that means you take the "stupid pill" at block and do stupid stuff it sure happen before each time you were like why did i do that ( that's why!! frontal lobe shut down)
Foolproof method pay some expert to train you, solo method natural gifted or you sure have to improve EVERYTHING.
 

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"Well most INTP's are narcissists"

Really?

I hate narcissists.

Its like saying most men are narcissists...depends which side of the gender divide you're on.

Confidence can be either of 2 things...
1. Being up yourself
2. Just not caring at all what anyone thinks of you
I thought INTPs were good at the latter, ergo INTPs *should* be good public speakers.
 

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Only if I have a partner in crime to misdirect some of that fucking limelight off me. Otherwise I quickly turn into a little ball of explosive apathy that makes folks cringe so hard they can't even think to turn their heads way in time.
 

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I'm honestly curious about this. It seems as though many INTP's have a lot of trouble with public speaking. I watch a fair amount of MBTI related videos on youtube, and it seems to me, that a lot of INTP's just can't articulate their thoughts. I don't blame them for this, it seems to be a stereotype for the INTP stereotype. (Que inception joke) So my question is, this stereotype realistic, or is this just part of the INTP condition that I've managed to avoid?

Are Any of you good with impromptu speaking or good story tellers? Once you've thought out what you're going to say does it not sound like verbal diarrhea? I don't mean to boast or anything, I've just always had this stuff come naturally. Even in the videos, there are times when the people talking really do catch me, but it tends to be few and far between.

Anyways, I'm just curious as to whether or not most INTP's are tongue tied, or if I'm actually in the majority here having a bit of a silver tongue. I know INTP's tend to pick up on foreign languages and their pronunciations easily. So I know speaking doesn't totally escape us. I also wonder if music helps. Please let me know if you're a musician or not when you comment.

Thanks for your time and I appreciate any responses.
I don't enjoy public speaking in some circumstances. For example, there's someone else talking and asks something to someone in the audience and that someone is me. I don't like to be taken by surprise like that (mostly because chances are that I wasn't paying attention), without time to construct my message. However, if I know what I'm talking about, be it a serious topic or not, I can be good, and able to engage my audience. I suppose it's the Ne thing. I can improvise. People tell me I'm good with words and fun to listen to. This being said, I won't do it if I don't have to.
I'm not a musician.
 

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I can type a great-looking speech in the span of about five minutes, but I practically have a heart attack if I have to read it in front of a group larger than ten people. One of my INTX friends (probably an INTJ, but I'm not 100% sure) has great public speaking skills. If he's an INTP, he's certainly an exception. I was forced to do an improv speech once in front of ~40 people; that was probably the worst experience I've had to date.
 

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I fail miserably at public speaking. If I'm with my close friends or family, however, and the topic of which I'm speak is a passion or interest of mine, I like to think I articulate my thoughts across pretty well. When I'm arguing and upset, that's when I can least efficiently explain my logical process. As for storytelling, I'm not adept at that, BUT, I consider myself a pretty funny girl, so I have good comedic timing. I'm funny and entertaining in short bursts, but a monotonous drag in elongated speeches, basically.
 

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This.

I get a lot of really good feedback on my oral presentation skills, I'm good at debating, and I can bullshit with the best of them. However, I never feel as though I word things anywhere near as well as I think them - I feel like I'm bumbling whenever I speak in public. Furthermore, I also get nervous really easily.
 

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I do enjoy improv. There are a lot of opportunities to bounce ideas around, especially if there's a creative or funny setup. The possibilities are endless, and it takes some storytelling skills and is a ne-ish activity. It takes a lot of imagination, and coming up with hypothetical scenarios.

One improv game that I enjoy playing is "park bench" where you have to get the other person to leave the park bench, perhaps by acting crazy, giving them a peanut butter and jelly sandwich if they have an allergy, showing them your rabid pet bat. The possibilities are endless and you can get kooky. There are other games I enjoy too that I have played in drama class.

Public speaking is one of my weaker areas though. I have gotten better with a class but still not a strong suit. I think it's a manner of taking the information, and properly presenting it to an audience. The information, and ideas are there, but I tend to stumble over words when presenting them to a group of people. If it's a topic I'm interested in or knowledgable about, it's not as bad. I need to prepare in advanced though.
 

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A good speech comes from audience analysis and planning. It is a learned skill I believe. Perhaps, some people are better at naturally relating to others so they consider these things without formal instruction.
 

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I agree that it is a learned skill. I attended Toastmasters for a while, and I noticed that the best speakers were the ones who had been members for the longest time.

For me, one good thing about public speaking is that I get to talk about a single topic, in a purposeful way, for a specified period of time. (As opposed to social gatherings, where I never know what's going on.)

The bad thing about public speaking is that I don't always understand others' logic or emotions, so I might not know how to frame my speech in terms they'll care about.

Improv, well.... My whole life is improv, and I'm good at witty wordplay with like-minded people. But I think "improv" involves too much cooperation with too many people who are too different.
 
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