Well, it's been a while since I've posted so, nothing like the new year to kickstart the engine again. I haven't been shooting a lot of pictures lately, but I have spent a little time on self reflection and found some interesting information.
Many of you are likely familiar with the Meyers-Briggs profiles and the 16 personality types. There are numerous online tests you can take to find your type, and I have tried several, but what I found annoying was that I could get different results depending on my current mood, stress level, and other factors. So while the results were usually partly accurate, I never felt they were completely on point.
Recently, I took another test and came up with INTP as the result. (Introverted Thinking, Extroverted Intuition, Introverted Sensing, and Extroverted Feeling, in that order of priority)
While the generic description seemed to mostly match my own perception of myself, I didn't fully appreciate it till I read an essay found on this site:
The first thing I found interesting was that the author bothered to register a whole domain name dedicated to INTPs! While Paul James claims that only about 1% of the population are INTPs, I've seen other stats that claim more like 2-5%. Regardless of the actual number, it's a fairly small segment of society and one of the rarer personality types out there.
Now, Mr. James is rather wordy and the site is not formatted for easy reading, but I will pull out a few quotes that I related to the most:
Naturally, the essay contains much more information but this is getting to be a long post already. So I'll stop here. Needless to say I find the subject matter interesting (for now). How about you? Any other INTPs out there care to comment?
1. A description of the INTP Personality Type by Paul JamesOriginal version: April 5, 1999
revised and published on the web: March 12, 2000
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