5 Reasons INTPs Might Seem Odd to Others—And What You Can Do About It

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 18, 2017

INTPs have a reputation for being the "oddball" personality type. Isabel Briggs Myers called this type the "scholars, theorists, and abstract thinkers" of the personality theory universe, and they're also commonly known as the "Architect" or "Logician" type. INTPs want to understand the world in all its glorious complexity, and love using others as a sounding board for their brilliant ideas and theories.

Category: INTP

The INTP's Guide to Tapping Your Inner Muse

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 19, 2016

Within every INTP lies the spark of innovation, a deep level of creative brilliance that allows you to think up new and better ideas. But your muse is quixotic. What happens when she's sleeping? What if the ideas and inspiration keep slipping away from reach, no matter how desperately you try to grasp them?

Category: INTP

5 Tips for Intuitive Types Who Can’t Explain Their Vision

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 04, 2016

Intuitives don't have trouble formulating thoughts and ideas, but often struggle to articulate the concepts that are so clearly defined in their mind. It's to do with the fact that you think in an abstract, seemingly random way. Intuition trains you to make sense of these thoughts without examining every detail. But details matter when you are trying to explain your ideas. Overlooking a word or feature can cause complete misunderstanding - as if you are speaking a different language.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, ENFP, ENFJ, INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

6 Tips to Help Perceivers Overcome the Productivity Slump

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 17, 2016

In today's economic landscape, it's more important than ever for businesses to accomplish more with less; a process known as boosting productivity. Productive employees output more work per specific unit of time than less productive employees. It is this increased efficiency that makes the business money.

But keeping employees productive is hard work. Why? Because productivity is primarily an inside job. You can't force it on someone. It comes from within a person and, essentially, is a measure of their motivation to close down tasks within a clearly defined timeframe.

The Introverted Intuitive's Guide to Being in the Moment

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 20, 2016

Mindfulness is the state of focusing your attention on the present moment in a purposeful and objective way. It is a conscious direction to "be in the moment;" to deliberately notice the sensations around you without forming any kind of judgment about those sensations. Proponents claim that it can shift your thoughts away from your usual preoccupations towards a calmer perspective on life.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP

The Upside to Being a Person Who Gets Bored With Everything

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 06, 2016

Do you have so many interests that you literally do not know what to do with your life? Or perhaps you have a woefully low boredom threshold and are sure that, whatever you are obsessed with now, you'll eventually lose interest and let it go—so that you can start something new and totally unrelated instead?

If so, you're not alone.

Categories: INFP, ENFP, INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

4 Ways Perceiving Leaders Can Make The Most of Their Strengths

One of the biggest sources of workplace conflict shows up in differences on the fourth dimension of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Judging versus Perceiving. A person whose style is "J" will schedule things in advance, organize their work with attention to deadlines and keep their eyes firmly on the goal. A "P" on the other hand, is pretty loose and free wheeling. They like to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to keep their options open until the very last minute, rather than forming a plan ahead of time.

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