INTP - Career

The Conceptualizers

Work Habits

Although they can work with others, INTPs usually do not have a desire to work with others, and prefer to work independently. INTPs can easily able to identify problems and envision the best way to solve it. INTPs have the rare ability to consider both theoretical ideas, as well as the practical implications.

INTPs enjoy pointing out flaws in others’ logic and plans. This can make INTPs come off as harsh to others—particularly their subordinates. INTPs must remind themselves to consider the feelings of others, rather than focusing solely on finding potential problems. They must make an effort to let others know how appreciated and valued they are – something that INTPs often forget about in the hustle and bustle of things.

Career Paths

Because of their love for learning and self-improvement, INTPs are usually good at anything they set their minds to. Once something catches an INTP’s interest, he/she usually becomes an expert quickly, and often reach the top of their field. INTPs are often well-suited for careers as researchers, photographers, mathematicians, professors, computer programmers, systems analyists, judges, lawyers, technical writers, or engineers.

Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance.
Mark Z. Danielewski