INTP - Personal Relationship

The Conceptualizers


INTPs’ homes are very organized and run efficiently. They always take their parenting role very seriously, and constantly put their child’s needs before their own. They expect their children’s respect, and to follow the house’s rules and expectations. INTP parents enjoy feeling completely in charge of situations, making it clear to their children what is expected of them. When their children do not obey, INTPs have no problem reprimanding/punishing their children. Because INTPs like being in charge, the teen years are usually the most difficult for INTP parents and their children. Particularly difficult children may rebel or lash out, and INTP parents may have a difficult time letting go. INTP parents must remind themselves that sometimes they need to sit back and let their children grow into becoming independent and responsible.

Although they like overseeing everything, INTP parents are still great at helping their children learn and develop. They look for ways to promote education and independent thinking in their children. They usually pass on their desire for success to their children, and children of INTPs are rarely lazy! Ultimately, they want to help their children become smart, independent, and hard-working adults.

Romantic Relationships

INTPs make faithful and fun romantic partners. They take their romantic relationships very seriously, and are constantly looking for ways they can strengthen and improve their relationship. However, it may be difficult for INTPs to always follow through on these ideas, which can be difficult if their partner is a “T” (thinking) personality type.

INTPs are very aware of their partner’s feelings. They have a knack for sensing when their partner is feeling mad or sad, and they do their best to help their partner feel better. INTPs are very warm and empathic toward their romantic partners.


INTPs may seem reserved at first, but once others get to know them, they are an open book. They love spending hours talking about themselves and their ideas with others. In addition, INTPs are always interested in learning as much as they can about their friends. They love having long conversations to get to know others on a deeper level. INTPs love stimulating, intellectual conversations, and are not afraid to challenge others in doing so.

INTPs seek out friends who share their views and interests, and have little patience for others with different views and lifestyles. They are especially attracted to others who exude confidence and have a strong desire for knowledge like themselves. They make have a difficult time becoming friends with “P” (perceiving) personality types, who like to keep their options open and make decisions more slowly than INTPs.

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