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This is a discussion on Do other INTPs commonly feel this way? within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by darksoul @ alphacat Did I hallucinate? Nah, I think my sig glitched for some reason, so I ...
When I first signed up I thought I was an INTJ, I generally tested that way but after learning more about the MBTI I came to see I was an INTP and not an INTJ and only recently changed my profile when I was more certain. I just have no desire to take another test as it seems pointless, should have removed the sig when I changed the profile.
I'm not gonna lie, I am not too positive how to answer that. INTJ's seem to be more prone to act than myself, I am more eccentric and generally only like to think and contemplate. Another example is that I love reading conspiracy theories and even if I don't agree with them I like to try to prove they are plausible in my mind which seems more of an INTP trait. But I'm still not too knowledgeable on the MBTI, I may find myself surprised one day that I am an ISTP or something else, but I do feel when browsing these forums that I relate a lot with INTP's much better than I did as an INTJ which I actually liked more before hand and wanted to be but felt like an outsider despite the tests showing me to be an INTJ with exception to a couple times testing as INTP.
Sorry to bring the topic off... topic.
When I was taking math, definitely not. I'm terrible at math. However, I've always felt this way in my Spanish and literature classes. Probably the most torturous thing right now is how in my grammar class we do exercises as homework, but then go over each and every answer, each person taking one and having to answer the teacher. You can imagine how many people just kind of go "duhhh" when it's their turn, or simply guess at the grammatical rule as to why instead of looking on the board where they're being shown and think about it for two seconds. I've literally seen people guess the rules one by one in a row until by process of elimination they get to the right answer. What a waste of time.
Rolling back on topic here....
That's I can relate to a lot. I remember my Algebra teacher going some-what crazy on me because I was, "Not getting her material." Then, she introduced something that she openly vocalized she thought we would have trouble on and I had fun.
I am an INTP that on occassion test INTJ...However after reading up on the two personalities I am sure that I am an INTP. I do not finish projects as is typical for in INTJ. I more of a starter of projects, get bored easily and move on to another more intersting topic. It is very hard to hold my intrest to one subject. I may get super interested in something only to become extremly bored with it after learning the basics.
As far as math goes...I was never any good at math so it hard for me to compare. But as for other subjects I seem to be quite like you. I can understand a concept very easily when others seem stumbleds. And vise-versa. If someone gets something, I may have a very hard time understanding it.
Yup,especially in Physics classes ...
Since I'm INTP, I focus on the big picture, instead of minute details. So, I understand mathematical theories with ease, and am able to deduce how to solve a problem from the overall concept. However, multiplication table requires HARD memorization. That is, it requires repeated drills and practice. Once an INTP understands the idea of multiplication, and has the basic tools down (learns the table), he doesn't feel like there's any need to practice it further. This prevents him from having the capability to make quick calculations on the fly, as it requires practice, and we hate practice.
Might not apply to everyone, but it at least applies to my lazy ass. :P