Could you expand on which traits you're talking about and why they don't seem positive? What other type seems better to you and why?well for me anyway. Anyone else? I've not been able to make any of my traits into positives or put them to any good use. I wish I was another type.
No doubt because I have chronic depression and anxiety.
Actually I don't really know which I'd prefer, my knowledge of all this personality categorization is very limited. I've only read a little about INTP.Could you expand on which traits you're talking about and why they don't seem positive? What other type seems better to you and why?
how is being detached a benefit? I wish I was more in touch with emotions. I'm open and cynical. Too cynical and my humour is very very dry to the point where people think I'm too "negative".i tend to agree with o.p.
non NT types seem to experience everything at a different level
we just over analyze at a microscopic scientific level
'course there are benefits of being NT as well
the biggest one being detached from emotions
i do admire NF in the way they can be open yet cynical
interesting you say that. Daily I have to confront someone who says "you're funny" in a patronizing way because I don't watch tv and show no interest in what's doing the rounds on FB or twitter (I have neither). And the person is very successful, socially and career wise so having this message delivered to me every day starts to erode any self esteem I'm trying to maintain.edit- it get's old when the majority of society [non NT] view you as odd/weird
''oh look, there's whats his face all alone once more''
'' YOU DON'T WATCH SPORTS, T.V. OR ARE INTO THE LATEST FADS, YOU WEIRDO''
the only place where we are loved is on the inner weebs
irl not so much
nothing, our operating system is functioning perfectlyinteresting you say that. Daily I have to confront someone who says "you're funny" in a patronizing way because I don't watch tv and show no interest in what's doing the rounds on FB or twitter (I have neither). And the person is very successful, socially and career wise so having this message delivered to me every day starts to erode any self esteem I'm trying to maintain.
I start to think. What's wrong with me?
This is something you can work on. It's not necessarily inherent to being an INTP, although most INTPs struggle with this. You just have to find a balance between analyzing and just doing.Umm, so the things that keep my stuck are over analyzing and intellectualize everything. This leads me to feel disconnected from myself.
Well, welcome to your subgroup I guess. Don't think there aren't any people like you, there are plenty of them, you just haven't noticed them (I would bet that you have already met them, just didn't recognize them).I don't feel I belong to a subgroup of society because I'm a 'truth seeker' and aren't really interested in many things, just a lot of things a little bit.
Choose one thing you want to do and just do it. Practice getting out of your head. It's difficult at first, but it can be learned too.Umm I spend too much time in my head rather than doing.
Honestly, a lot of people do. Most of them just learned how to make themselves do it, something you will have to do too.I find the daily tasks of living difficult, - cooking, tidy house etc
Try to find more interesting people, even if they aren't women of your age. Don't force yourself to fit in where you don't fit.I think and would rather talk about things women my age aren't interested so I feel weird and disconnected and I also don't really feel interested in people. They bore me.
Thinking isn't bad though. With a bit of thinking, you can get things done much more efficiently. You just have to find a better balance in thinking-doing. Again, this can be practised.I wish I was an action person, doesn't think too much. Gets shit done.
Also something a lot of people struggle with too. Maybe try doing some research to less obvious career choices.Oh and I've never found my niche career wise. And that in itself makes me miserable.
Have you considered seeing a therapist for your agoraphobia and claustrophobia? Or even just researching ways to deal with them?INTP's value freedom. I feel trapped because I have agoraphobia, claustrophobia and cannot venture out my city.
That's just some stuff.
So positive sounding aye!! lol
Patience grasshopper. For some of us it takes years to fully develop some of our most prized traits. When I was young I too longed to be like everyone else and tried to mimic and fit in. Not understanding I was different for a reason and that someday it would all make sense. The pain you feel today is shaping you for your destiny and makes you grow strong. One day you will come to realize that all those people you now consider normal and seemingly destine for successful and purposeful lives are mostly zombies that will never have an original thought go through their head. And you will smile to yourself now knowing this, and wonder to yourself why you ever wanted to be like everyone else. Take pride in being who you are and what makes you different, and never miss a chance to humiliate anyone that doesn't respect you for it.I've not been able to make any of my traits into positives or put them to any good use. I wish I was another type.