Last time I didn’t get through even half of the relatable ‘You know you’re an INTP when…’-memes, and it has been nagging in the back of my mind ever since. So, now, I finally got my act together and spent some of my buck loads of spare time to write down those I missed (instead of applying for jobs *sigh*). See how many you can tick off for yourself. 😉
You know you’re an INTP when…
… you can be best friends with someone for over ten years yet still not feel any kind of emotional connection.
… you can’t be bothered to proofread before submitting something.
… your default emotion is ambivalence.
… you simultaneously feel inferior and superior to people.
… you try to show amiability by critiquing.
… you reblog so you can read it later, but never get around to it because something else catches your interest.
… you consider yourself your own, longest-running psychological experiment.
… you feel the need to teach your teachers how to teach.
… people ask you “what are you thinking about?”, and your response is “too much…”.
… you tag everything you reblog on tumblr so you can find it again later.
… you are unable to take personality tests and receive accurate results because you know how to manipulate the variables to achieve a particular result.
… you find yourself switching sides in an argument if too many people agree with you.
… the very thought of being an ESFJ makes you shudder.
… death isn’t scary until you remember all the things you need to learn before dying.
… even hanging out with your best friend for too long is tiring.
… you think for someone while trying to determine what they’re thinking.
… once you figure out the person you like, you grow bored of them.
… you have a list of ‘must reads’ or ‘must do’ items that never actually gets read or done.
… you think you’re no good, but think that other people are worse.
… you have lots of “friends” but no one to hang out with.
… you can see patterns in the behavior of other people and act, around, or againt those patterns.
… you strive to blend into the masses while not letting yourself become part of them.
… your catchphrase is ‘I was just thinking that!’.
… you struggle to unite your scientific and spiritual thinking.
… regardless of how many people you know, you don’t belong to any cliques, you’re a drifter.
… in groups you don’t speak up because “It’s so obvious, everyone must already know”.
… you considered stopping reading fiction because ‘its all been done before’, but quickly came back to it to escape reality.
… you submit to the “notion” that quoting every other word is adding “merit” to your argument.
… you say ‘never mind’ after reexplaining it once if they still don’t get it.
… you try to edit and make something shorter, you end up adding even more than you initially cut out.
… you try to write something down but give up because your brain gets too far ahead of your hands.
… you find someone’s brain attractive before all else.
… your interest in someone is mistaken for caring about them.
… you’re supposed to be cleaning your room but instead you reorganise your book shelf and neglect everything else.
… you spend more time arguing with people you agree with than people you disagree with.
… you can’t find the balance between explaining enough so people understand you and explaining so much that they feel patronised.
… you take other peoples ideas, improve, alter and refine them to make them your own.
… you never completely finish things. There is always something left undone.
… by the time you’ve figured out exactly what you want to say the conversation has moved on.
… you fluctuate between getting your act together and acting random.
… you hate superficial people, yet you pretend better than they do.
… people call you a cynic, and you reply that you’re simply realistic.
… you constantly use the phrase ‘but going back to…’.
… small talk not only bores you, but you find it downright insulting sometimes.
… you shun trends and fads purely because they are popular.
… you recluse into your own mind for salvation.
… you decline opportunities to experience things because you can already imagine what it would be like.
… you solve problems in leaps and jumps rather than using a step by step process.
… you are an expert at the ‘but why’ game.
… you like something in theory, but are disappointed by the reality of it.
… you go to bookstores, pick a book then stand in the aisle and read the entire thing.
… social cues have never been a strong point.
… you become tongue-tied when you try to explain your emotions.
… you believe no one else understands the true meaning and beauty of irony.
… you edit your own posts so that they are precise or to avoid finality.
… if you had a super-power, it would be the ‘revise’ button.
… you like all types of music, but only really good music.
… you find yourself in situations where you don’t have time for anything, even if you have all the time in the world.
… you come up with brilliant ideas for your blog but forget them well before you can actually make the posts.
… characters other people believe to be weird or crazy seem relatively normal to you.
… you will argue any side of an argument just to find out what the other person’s rationality on the matter is.
… you are clueless in how to properly respond to random displays of affection.
… you spend excessive amounts of time trying to decide what to post/reply, then just end up deleting it entirely.
… you sound uncertain to other people, even though you’re ∼99.99% certain that you’re correct.
… you know more inside of your head than outside.
… you have pondered over the merits of being intelligent versus knowledgable.
… you would download the entire Interweb into your brain.
… you make completely random yet accurate observations.
… you wish there was a ‘M’ option for Y/N questions.
… you are most attracted to interesting people, people who don’t give everything about themselves away.