Those who think before they act focus on the inside, dealing with things with rationality and logic before they strike. That’s the portrait of the Thinker, otherwise those classified with the Myers-Briggs classification of INTP.
Those with the INTP classification rely on their inner rationality and logic as an internal compass. In other words, they think before they act, often consulting their intrinsic rationality and logic before making decisions. Their secondary instinct allows themselves to take in different scenarios by the means of their intuition in order to respond accordingly to that ‘gut feeling.’
Look before you leap—this statement applies to personality types amounting to INTP, the Thinker. The dominant trait of INTP individuals is Thinking, which means that these individuals prefer making decisions ultimately based on logic while also using objective considerations on the way in making their decisions. They’re very attuned with their thinking skills, often seeking several solutions to a problem before ultimately relying on their rationality and logic to find a solution.
They are also very concerned with principles, truth and justice, indicating that these individuals tend to trend on the ‘good’ side of morality. Many INTP individuals are critical, analytical and tend to utilize their deep thinking skills to see all sides of a situation before approaching such scenarios in an objective manner.
INTP individuals take an introverted approach with thinking, using that intrinsic skill to essentially govern their thoughts and emotions. This tends to make these individuals carefully analyze most situations based on their objective view and how their intuition interprets the situation. This approach tends to make INTP individuals cautiously judge a situation or person before finding a solution and concentrate more on objectivity rather than influential feelings.
INTP individuals operate with the following four functions: Sensing, Intuition, Thinking and Feeling.
These functions correspond with the four regions of the brain; the NT functions (intuition and thinking) represent the two dominant functions found in INTP types, otherwise known as their preferred functions. The IP functions indicate the functions that are dominant in the personality of INTP individuals, describing how they prefer to use such functions.
Introversion: Thinking about things or situations.
Intuition: Understanding new possibilities or situations.
Thinking: Using their objective logic to make decisions.
Perception: Living a flexible lifestyle.
These preferred functions otherwise classify individuals as those who possess Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving – INTP.