Learn about the best words to describe the INTP personality type
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How do other people see and describe INTPs?
Of all the introverted types, INTPs tend to be the least agreeable or the most demanding, which can overshadow how others perceive them. At best, they may be seen as curt, terse, or forceful, but their reluctance to sugarcoat their words can lead them to appear impolite, rude, harsh, or even disrespectful.
The wordcloud below shows over 50 words used to describe INTPs. Bigger words describe the more prominent aspects of INTPs.
Many people may actively avoid interpersonal conflicts and arguments, but INTPs feel comfortable in these otherwise uncomfortable situations. Their willingness to get to the bottom of things, even if it means hurting some feelings, can come off as combative, antagonistic, insensitive, and quarrelsome.
INTPs’ high introversion also means they tend to express fewer positive emotions and less enthusiasm in social situations. To others, they may seem cynical, joyless, glum, or detached.
If you believe you are an INTP but think the above description is unfair, remember that no two INTPs are alike. Personality types are an overly simplistic way to describe a single individual, and nobody fits neatly into any type. You can see your personality’s own unique set of words with TraitLab’s free Personality Wordcloud tool.
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