If You Have These 13 Characteristics, You Belong To The Most Genius Personality Type

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INTP personality

Most people have heard of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, or the MBTI. The Myers-Briggs test is a measure of your personality type. Every single person falls into one of 16 MBTI personality types, and all of them are measured on a number of traits that people have.

Every personality type in the Myers-Briggs world has its own unique “role” they tend to play. Some are known for being outgoing party animals, others for being quiet nurturers. But those with the INTP personality are considered to be the intellectuals of the group — and truthfully, we all know someone who fits this role.

INTP stands for Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Perception (P). These are four traits that make them a blend of intellectual and surprisingly socially adept people. Famous INTPs included Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln.

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You, too, might be an INTP if you notice a lot of these signs to be true.

1. You were an ace in school.

INTPs were people who were basically built for academia. They loved to study, were good at studying, and probably got at least one free ride into the college of their choice. They are known for good work ethics and for having a natural knack for standardized tests. If you’re an INTP, you’re all about facts, reading, logic, and being academically successful.

2. At times, your emotions tend to get the best of you.

A major thorn in an INTP’s side is their emotions. It may take a while for people in this personality type to master their emotions, and as a result, they often struggle with things like handling stress, relating to others, or figuring out what others want of them.

3. You’re known to be blunt and tactless at times.

Aloof is one word that definitely tends to describe INTPs. This is fine, however, as they sometimes are so aloof that they don’t realize that they’re being rude to others. INTPs will tell you that they are only criticizing what the person is talking about, not the person themselves. However, that doesn’t stop the sting for most people.

4. Stupidity, inefficiency, and slow action drive you up the wall.

INTPs are generally relaxed people. However, they can be prone to bouts of anger due to stupid people or idiotic situations.

5. Your idea of a good day is a book, a puzzle, and a cup of tea.

They’re introverts and they love to work their brains. Giving INTPs books and puzzles is a great way to help them unwind.

6. It can be very hard to get you to open up.

INTPs are the epitome of “still waters run deep,” and to a point, may even put up walls to keep others out. As a result, they may end up feeling lonely because they make it hard for others to connect with them.

7. During a breakup, you tend to hold onto your ex, even when the ex in question may have moved on.

Though it can be hard to befriend an INTP, once you’re in their circle, you’re basically there for life. INTPs often will have a particularly hard time with breakups, and may not accept that their relationship ended even when their ex has moved onto someone else.

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8. You tend to put everyone around you first.

Helpful is a great way to describe an INTP personality. They may end up martyring themselves for others, or just so that they can feel loved and included. If you’re an INTP, you may need to be reminded to sleep and eat if people decide to spread you too thin.

9. Though everyone who has been around you insists you’re brilliant, you might not see it.

Anyone who’s met an INTP will tell them they’re brilliant. Surprisingly, most INTPs won’t believe it in the least bit. They often will have insecurities dealing with their intelligence and may think they’re not half as bright as they really are.

10. Sports aren’t your thing.

Most other Myers-Briggs types will have at least a little athleticism in them. INTPs very rarely do. They tend to be so wrapped up in their thoughts and books that they often will crash into things, ignore their bodies, or turn their noses up at sports.

11. You do not accept failure, period.

A motivated INTP is the type of person who will move mountains — and that’s not good if you’re up against them in a competition. They are highly competitive people who may eat themselves alive in order to win the prize.

12. Blind faith disgusts you.

INTPs definitely are one of the most rational personality types in the MBTI, and that’s precisely why they always question everything before they are firm in their beliefs. Blind faith is a major pet peeve of INTPs, simply because its such a poor way of thinking.     

13. Finding “the one” is a struggle for you, because most people don’t understand you.

If you’re an INTP, you’re quiet. You may seem unemotional. You may be stuck in your own world. However, you’re an amazing partner for the right individual, and it’s only a matter of time before you find someone who’s right for you.

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Ossiana Tepfenhart is a Jack-of-all-trades writer based out of Red Bank, New Jersey. When she's not writing, she's drinking red wine and chilling with some cool cats. You can follow her @bluntandwitty on Twitter.

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