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What are some INTP quirks? But before I can answer, please consider subscribing to the channel so I can become the next Crocodile Dundee and conquer all of Australia, and please hit the alert bell so you can get notified when I go live, because I like do it randomly and what not. That being said, what’s up, ego hackers? This is CS Joseph Responds, here to answer your questions on any topic Jungian analytical psychology or the Four Sides of the Mind.
The source of today’s question is Quora, and though I recently lost my rights to even post on Quora because somebody decided to report my name, that sucks, and, apparently, because it’s not my real name, that I can’t post, but that’s okay. We’re just gonna create a business account anyway and that problem is solved. It is what it is. So let’s check out the question. Tons of answers because INTP’s are super popular and, of course, I would expect 33 answers. And we got Christopher Sutton, who’s an aspiring author, ex-chemist, PhD professor, dad, farmer at Dark Skies Farm, design, and mining, 1996 to present.
“As an INTP “with a score close to ENTP, I have several quirks, “some fun and some rather vexing and annoying “to non-INTP persons.” I’m loving this post already. “The first thing a person notices “about me and other INTPs is our illogical analyses “of just about everything, “including events that are much better approached “through compassion and empathy. “Out of our incessant hunger for more data, “we may ask incessant “and, to others, totally inappropriate questions “about details surrounding personal tragedies “that are meaningful to us, personally. “For example, let’s say a close family friend has lost “a baby due to a non-specified, fatal malformation. “A non-INTP will likely sincerely extend “some sort of comfort, whether an offered hug “or speak some compassionate words.
“An INTP might, quite innocently, might ask, “‘What kind of malformation did your baby have?’ “Or perhaps an auto accident, “where a close family member is seriously injured, “might lead an INTP. “‘How many broken bones did said injured person get?'” Instead of offering said, I don’t know, sympathy? “Respect for authority must be earned. “While I do show respect for positions of community “and other sorts of leaders, making it a practice “to acknowledge their title, “such as pastor,” blah blah blah, “True respect comes “from me observing their deeds,” well said. “Argumentation for entertainment seems an oxymoron “for most people.” That’s right, because my feelings and my titles are more important than your facts, but luckily, from an NTP point of view, facts don’t care about your feelings. “I’m a nonconformist,” yeah, because you’re pragmatic. “Also, because of principle rather than rebellion, “it’s almost as if I’m debating the status quo “by how I act and dress,” that’s true.
Wearing a Transformers shirt with a photo taken of you by your family, standing in front of a river or a lake in the same process, and then talking about how your daughter is an awesome person because she literally watched every single episode of Transformers would probably be one sort of example. And that was what I literally read earlier today on a certain INTP’s Facebook, and that was kinda cool. Not gonna lie. “I like to come up with alternatives “to just about everything.” Yeah, that’s what extroverted intuition is for. “Science fiction and some fantasy books, “movies, TV shows, even puzzle adventure tablet “or PC Mac games do more than merely entertain us,” true.
“At parties and such, I find a like-minded individual “to discuss a whole, wide array of subjects. “This is something fairly universal among INTPs.” That’s true, same thing for ENTP. “Puns, puns, puns, and more puns,” yeah. INTPs have the craziest puns and Freudian slips. That’s so true. “Sarcasm goes right over my head.” Yes, it went right over my head for the longest time, and then I became sarcastic and it didn’t anymore. “One negative quirk of an INTP is the tendency “of thinking through solving a serious problem, “and then no longer considering it a problem, “since the person, including me, of course, “has thoroughly thought it through. “An example would be me planning “on cleaning up a badly-cluttered dining room table. “I think about how I want to box up stuff, “how to sort through the mail, “and where to put the tools, rock specimens, “stainless steel projects, et cetera.
“Once I’ve thought through the plan, “it’s apparently enough for me. “I’m no longer concerned about the mess “and go on my merry way.” That’s so true, once they have the plan figured, it’s like, okay, I did all the effort. The plan was the effort, so I just execute said plan with my ENTJ shadow and then the mess will eventually clean itself, then they accidentally just leave it there. “Absent-minded professor behavior is common. “My favorite one? “Watching a guy looking for his reading glasses “finding a paper to briefly read “and put them down on his forehead to read the paper “and then put them back up, “and resuming his search for the very glasses he just used. “It can be fodder for comedy.
“It can be vexing in real-life, “as outsiders might see this behavior as flaky “or even intentional, provocative behavior “if the non-INTP’s in a hurry “for the INTP to finish looking for something “or doing something that’s obvious to the non-INTP. “This might lead to some very serious misunderstandings. “The non-INTP might say something like, “‘Why don’t you just directly tell me “‘you don’t want to do this with me,’ or, “‘You know that getting there on time is important to me “‘and delaying us by pretending “‘to be looking for your glasses “‘when you’re already wearing them “‘is really f’ing insulting.'” This is an amazing post. Awesome, yes, thank you so much, Christopher Sutton, for this post.
That’s probably one of the best INTP posts I’ve ever seen on Quora, this is excellent. So all right. Crocodile Dundee mode, activate. Actually, no, I don’t have an Australian accent. I’m not that cool. I almost had the opportunity to get an Australian accent, though, and I probably will get one again because I’ll be visiting the Gold Coast in the very near future for some, well, semantics, I mean, some antics. Anyway, so INTP quirks. A lot of their quirkiness comes from extroverted sensing trickster, which is their lack of awareness of the physical environment, and that lack of awareness causes them to drop things.
Also, have you also noticed that, for some reason, INTPs or INPs in general have really bad eyes and they’re always the one that have to have those insanely huge bifocals? That’s a stereotype, but it’s just something that I consistently see across a lot of INTPs all the time. Maybe it has something to do with their epigenetics because they spend so much time reading or so focused on something that’s really interesting to them or something that’s dopamine-producing for their brains that they end up needing those glasses over time or a lot sooner than most people because they’re burning their eyes out. I have no idea.
It could be, probably, one or a myriad of those things, but just a theory, I don’t know, #conjecture. So there’s a lot of quirks. I think probably how they dress poorly, at least in the eyes of most people, like I talked about that Transformers shirt earlier, is probably the most common quirk. Also not really exhibiting moral behavior, due to their lack of introverted feeling, and because of that, they don’t really care so much about what other people think of them. And because of that, they just really don’t care about something. They care about what you value, but the thing is that they don’t know what you value because you didn’t tell them because they’re an introverted sensor, well, guess what?
The INTP is just going to say the first thing that comes to their head with even no filter because, guess what? You didn’t tell them that you had that expectation of them. And then, when you didn’t tell them that you had that expectation of them because of how introverted they are, then you blame them for it and then they get this bitter attitude, if I’m gonna do the time, I may as well do the crime, and then it just goes crazy from there, and actually, that’s one story my former INTP coworker told me, his name’s Dave, about how his father beat him one time because his brother blamed him for breaking a window.
And then his father was gonna beat him for breaking that window ’cause his father believed his brother over him. So what my coworker Dave did is he went over to a fresh window and he broke it, and then he said to his father, “If I’m gonna do the time, I may as well do the crime,” and then his father did beat him after that. But that’s just an example. This is also one of the reasons why INTPs get so apathetic, which is another quirk. They can become extremely indifferent, and the thing is is that, while oftentimes, people assume they’re completely inattentive, as well as inattentive to the physical environment around them, INTPs, in my opinion, are the most attentive of all the types, and that’s why that is their virtue, so please look at the Season Seven episode in the playlists for INTPs regarding their virtue and vice, which is attentiveness, et cetera, versus apathy and what not.
But attentiveness is really important, and because of how attentive they are, at least the things that mean something to them or, maybe, things that are producing dopamine in their brains, et cetera, because no one is a more dopamine addict than an INTP. Let’s be honest. As a result of that, it’s important to understand, wow. Railgun is distracting me while I’m recording this video, and it’s funny. I’m trying to find something on my desk to throw at her, who knows? I don’t know, let’s see.
This is actually fluffy. Oh, my goodness. All right, so yeah. But yeah, that’s where their quirks come in. The source of their quirks is really that they’re so focused on their own internal world and what they think, and it takes them a while to really get externally focused. And how they provide external focus is through their extroverted intuition parent and their extroverted feeling inferior, and those functions, because they are pessimistic functions, they take a while to actually develop. And they just wanna give people what they want. They wanna make people feel good. The thing is that they’re not gonna be able to do that if no one tells them, or loops them in, on what that person values or what that person wants. And, based on that, they end up, oftentimes, being accused of crimes they didn’t even commit because no one told them, because everyone expects INTPs, because of how outcome-focused they are and because they have ENTJ shadow, they expect INTPs to loop themselves in.
And honestly, I’ll be honest with you folks, that’s not good. In fact, in some cases, it’s abusive to INTPs and it’s not good for them. You can’t expect an INTP to always loop themselves in, and if you wanna make them feel super unwanted and not valued as a person, then do that. Constantly make sure that you or somebody else is making sure this INTP is looped in. Otherwise, you’re gonna have this stereotypical guy, working in the basement underneath the building, like that happens in that film, “Office Space,” who is an INTP, and then you become super, super bitter. And that bitterness leads to them going Fi demon and pulling out the chair from under you, and your entire organization comes crashing down into pieces, this happens consistently. You might want to watch out for that. So make sure that, if you have an INTP, you need to be doing your part to contribute to their quirks, as well, by making sure that you’re looping them in with what you want and what you value.
As long as you give them that information, the quirks basically solve themselves, except for the fact that they need to be trained on how to dress properly, or the fact that they need to be told that they have to somehow make a habit of showing gratitude to other people because they’re an NTP, or except for the fact that they constantly are dropping things and they’re completely unaware of the physical environment, and they need to not be judged for that because it’s stupidly annoying how people judge INTPs for not being aware of things physically around them. They just have low extroverted sensing.
It’s not their fault, stop judging them for it. Or except for the fact that, oftentimes, people pile on so much work on INTPs and the INTP doesn’t even say no until they’re like, “Oh, crap, I’m really overwhelmed.” INTPs probably, out of all the types other than ESFJs, have the hardest time saying no to people. ENTPs, as well, but it’s INTP/ESFJ that has the absolute worst time, and they could be easily taken advantage of and easily manipulated as a result, especially INTPs, because they’re triple systematic, so they are the absolute worst of all the types. They’re the most easily taken advantage of, the most easily doormatted, which is another quirk that they have. So INTPs, you have to develop proper habits.
INTPs, you might also, in order to help your quirks, develop a higher level of self-discipline, get into martial arts, and then go from there, et cetera. So keep that in mind, folks, these are just some examples. Other than that, the quirks provided by Christopher Sutton at the beginning of this video is definitely very legit, and I highly recommend you actually go to this Quora article and actually learn from Mr. Sutton. Thank you, Mr. Sutton, for posting such a great post on Quora. It’s exquisite and I’m very happy about it. If you would like a chance at your question being answered on this channel, please post it on Quora and tag me or leave it as a comment below. And if you want a guaranteed answer for your question, become an ego hacker initiate at csjoseph.life/members and post your questions or comment on our initiate membership page, where I’m answering all of your questions during the member’s Q&A each month. And with that being said, folks, I’ll see you guys tonight.