The INTP: Personality, Careers, Relationships, & the Quest for Truth and Meaning


The INTP: Personality, Careers, Relationships, & the Quest for Truth and Meaning Author Dr. A.J. Drenth
ISBN-10 0979216826
ISBN-13 9780979216824
Year 2017-04-14
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Andrew Drenth
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INTPs are the most philosophical of all types They love contemplating life and considering the broad ways things are interconnected They are also concerned with the perennial question of how to live They loathe the idea of a mediocre life and have a deep sense that they should be doing something important But in order to know what that entails they feel they must first know themselves self knowledge must precede action Unfortunately pinning down who they are is rarely as easy as it might seem It can take years even decades for INTPs to find themselves And as much as theyd like to they cant put their lives on hold while they figure themselves out Hence they may at times feel forced to make unwanted compromises in their careers or relationships Despite these challenges INTPs can and do progress in their quest And this book can aid and expedite that process Through the structured lens of personality typology it reveals the deeper sources of their struggles and dilemmas as well as potential solutions If youre looking for a clear honest and penetrating analysis of the INTP this book is for you Chapter 1 contains a general overview as well as a function by function analysis of the INTP personality type including a look at the tug of war between the INTPs dominant Ti and inferior Fe function Chapter 2 examines INTPs typical course of growth and development across the lifespan Chapter 3 explores the negative potentials of the INTP personality type This includes a careful look at the INTPs dark side as well as the degree to which INTPs are prone to various psychological problems such as depression ADD autism Aspergers narcissism etc Chapter 4 tackles one of the INTPs most poignant and recurrent concernstheir quest for truth and meaning Chapter 5 examines INTPs political religious and philosophical propensities This includes analyses of the relative contributions of each of the INTPs four functions to the ways in which they see and understand the world Chapter 6 dives deeply into some of INTPs most pressing career concerns This includes addressing issues such as the degree to which they should focus on the intrinsic versus extrinsic value of their work the pluses and minuses of working independently the potential merits of a day job creative versus analytical careers etc This chapter also enumerates the INTPs most common career strengths and interest areas drawing on the six RIASEC interest themes developed by John Holland Furthermore it examines the relative merits of specific careers and majorsthe hard sciences social moral sciences computers IT freelancing scholarship medicine psychology etc in light of the INTPs personality skills values and interests Chapter 7 explores the ways INTPs think and function with respect to relationships including their unconscious motivations It also discusses relationships as a forum for learning and experimentation the danger of concealing negative thoughts and assumptions INTP communication issues Ti Fe identity issues and INTP attitudes toward family and parenting Chapter 8 might be viewed as an extension of Chapter 7 It explores on a type by type basis how INTPs may fare when paired with various personality types Chapter 9 compares and contrasts INTPs with related personality typesINTJs ENTPs ISTPs and INFPs By highlighting noteworthy similarities and differences this chapter will help INTPs better distinguish themselves from these other types

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