Who is the Turbulent INTP (INTP-T)?

When it comes to logic and analysis, it probably does not get better than the INTP. However, not all INTPs are the same. Just like any other type, there’s the INTP-T and the INTP-A.

Here, we’ll focus more on the INTP-T. So, who is an INTP-T and what can you expect from this personality type?

Who is an INTP-T?

This is the turbulent INTP. They take a more withdrawn stance when dealing with people. They are also laidback in life and might struggle with asserting themselves.

This might show in their decision making and possibly the way they react to situations around them. You should know that the INTP-T and the INTP-A have the same cognitive functions.

The difference is simply in their approach to life.

What are INTP-Ts Like?

1.      Super Super Introverts

We already knew that the INTPs were super introverts. However, INTP-T possibly pushes it as far as they can go.

INTPs are usually known to come out of their shell when something excites them or when they are being prodded by the ENTP.

However, INTP-T will seek solace even in these times. Their alone time is quite important to them. Thus, INTP-T will only join a conversation that really matters to them.

Even then, they might spend most of their time listening to people’s opinions.

2.      Less Decisive

It’s hard to be an INTP. They lead with introverted thinking (Ti). Their second function is extroverted intuition (Ne). This means that the INTP sees multiple possibilities and spends a lot of time filtering and testing these possibilities.

They want to find the most rational option. This definitely does not help the decision-making process. Turbulent INTPs face an even bigger problem.

They are more afraid of making mistakes. Thus, they will mull over the loopholes and analyze the decision more critically.

INTP-Ts might seem quite slow to reach a conclusion. They are similar to the INTJ-T in this regard.

3.      A Craving to be Better

Most turbulent personalities want to do better. This is also evident with the INTP-T. Because they spend a lot of time thinking, they know their flaws and vulnerabilities.

Thus, INTP-T will work twice as hard to develop themselves. While this clearly has some benefits, it also has its drawbacks.

The turbulent INTP will often become overwhelmed and negative when they do not achieve these goals.

4.      INTP-T and Enneagram Types

INTP-Ts are more likely to be type 5s than any other type. This is often backed up with type 6 as a wing. Thus, INTP 5w6s will usually be INTP-Ts.

While this is true, INTP-Ts can also be 5w4s and 4w5s.

5.      Consistency

The need to be perfect and to cover all loopholes can be a problem for this personality type. This can lead to a slow decision-making process. It can also make them change their mind repeatedly.

Because their mind keeps on analyzing the pros and cons, committing to a plan will be difficult. To them, this might seem unintentional. To people around them, this makes them look inconsistent and unreliable.

6.      Dealing with Emotions

INTPs are thinkers. However, this does not mean that they have no feelings. In fact, the INTP-T shows how deep the emotions of an INTP can run.

INTP-Ts can find people’s actions to be deeply upsetting. Thus, it is more difficult for them to move on from negative interactions. When compared with the assertive INTP, they are more likely to build resentment.

Being more emotional also has its perks. INTP-Ts can better understand the emotions of those around them. This makes them similar to the INFP.

7.      Team Players

INTPs are independent types. However, INTP-Ts still want a bit of reassurance. This can come in form of people’s opinions. This has some benefits and drawbacks.

One of the obvious benefits is that this makes them well-rounded and good team players. However, they might become too focused on these reassurances. This might make them build their confidence around people’s approval.

That’s definitely not the right way to go.

INTP-T and Dating

INTPs look for specific things when they are in a relationship. Knowing these things will help you strengthen your relationship with your partner. This is true of turbulent INTPs.

Here are some of the most common needs of the INTP-T in romantic relationships.

·        They want a Smart Partner

Top of the list is the brilliance of their partners. This does not necessarily mean academic smart. They just want their partners to have common sense.

They also want them to be good at what they do. INTP-Ts want to learn from their partners. If they feel their partner is not smart enough, they can leave the relationship.

Clearly, INTP-Ts are sapiosexuals.

·        Change and Development

INTP-Ts are still perceivers. This means they enjoy spontaneous actions and constant change. They also feel that this is really the only way their relationship can make progress.

So, if you are someone who find it difficult to make changes or find development to be quite stressful, you might struggle with the INTP-T.

·        Quality Time

INTP-Ts do not talk much. However, quality time with their partners matters a lot to them. They want to feel connected to their partner.

Spending time alone with them is enough to give them this connection. Of course, everyone has their own definition of quality time.

Find out what your partner enjoys and give them that in abundance.

·        INTP-T and Compatibility

The natural partners of the INTP-T are the ESTJ-A and the ENTJ-A. While this is true, the relationship between any two types is not a given.

Partners need to put in the work to make sure the relationship succeeds.

Struggles you will face while Dating an INTP-T

1.      Alone Time

If you are a super extrovert, this is where you might struggle. INTP-Ts like their alone time and they will demand you give them this time.

You just might not understand why your partner doesn’t want to go to that event with you. You might even feel they no longer love you. However, alone time is necessary for them to recharge.

To make sure their social levels stay up, try to socialize with them alone or with few people.

2.      Blunt

INTPs can be quite blunt. This does not get any better with INTP-Ts. They prefer this style of communication and want people to be direct with them.

If you are a feeler type or someone more sensitive, this might be difficult to understand. However, with enough communication, both parties can reach some form of common ground.

INTP-T and the Workplace

INTP-Ts excel in a workplace that is flexible and innovative. They love to solve problems and want to work with like-minded people.

While this is true, placing them in positions that requires making quick decisions might not be the best option. INTP-Ts do best when they are the brain box of an organization.

To get the best of them, make sure that INTP-Ts are given a creative role that is flexible.

Best Careers for INTP-T

  • Professor
  • Medical Researcher
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economist
  • Software Engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Writer
  • Graphic Designer

Worst Careers for INTP-T

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farmer
  • Paralegal
  • Administrative Staff
Ejike Umesi is the owner of Personality Hunt. He is an ENTP, lawyer and is very enthusiastic about psychology. In his spare time, he can be seen watching football or reading more about the enneagrams!

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