4 Questions INTPs Must Ask Themselves Before They Can Find Their Ideal Career

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 16, 2016

For the INTP, choosing a career is not as simple as looking for the highest salary or the strongest job market. Because you are an independent, creative thinker you need work that will allow you to theorize, innovate, and problem-solve (preferably on your own). Stuck in a job that's too process-driven, detailed, or menial, you can quickly become listless and unmotivated, and perform poorly.

So how do INTPs navigate the rough and rocky road of job hunting? Start by asking these four questions to help you figure out where your ideal job prospects lie.

Category: INTP

The Top Ten Mistakes that Introverts Unwittingly Make

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

Inspired by a similar post about Extraverts, I'm here to talk about the mistakes that Introverts—myself very much included—may be making without realizing it. Some of them are more obvious than others, but these are some that I've only recently caught myself doing.

7 Survival Strategies for the Introverted Teacher

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 21, 2016

While all educators are susceptible to burnout, the introverted teacher is fighting a unique battle. They are willingly immersing themselves in an environment designed to exhaust themselves.

As an introverted teacher, I quickly realized I was in over my head. It wasn’t the teaching itself that really got to me; it was the constant external stimulation that accompanies the world of education. Between busy hallways, loud noises, and bright lights I would, inevitably, be left utterly exhausted by mid-week.

Six Ways Introverts Can Thrive in a Co-Working Environment

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 15, 2016

Ah, the open plan office. It's to the 21st century what the cubicle farm was to the 1980s - everywhere. Today's employers are tearing down walls as a business imperative and with them, the barriers to communication and idea flow. Even freelancers are leaving their solitary kitchens and coffee shops. Formal co-working spaces, which offer pay-per-desk access to a community of like-minded individuals, are a mega-trend among the self-employed.

Needy Friend or Friend Indeed? Tips to Help NTs Cope with Emotionally Needy Relationships

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 30, 2015

As members of the personality type grouping known as "rationals," NTs are practical and unsentimental folks. Great at solving life's little problems, they are not so great at dealing with people who get sunk into their emotions. NT's are pretty hot on reciprocity, too, and don't appreciate friends who demand more than their fair share of attention. Unsurprisingly, NTs are the type least likely to cope with an excessively needy friend - those who take a mile while giving barely an inch in return.

Categories: INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

The INTP's Guide To Making the Most of College

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 14, 2015

As an INTP, it can be a struggle to get through college. Deciding on a major when you want to learn a bit about everything can be stressful. Combine that with going to classes that are sometimes stale and uninspiring, and you are likely to see some apathy set in.

Now, I can't tell you there's a quick fix solution to the problem, but I do have some tips for what helped me get through it.

Category: INTP

The INTP's Guide to Dealing With Emotions

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 05, 2015

As an INTP your world is nearly entirely based on your finely tuned, logically constructed framework of the world.

You understand how most things work, and you are confident in your abilities. Through trial and error, you have built a real understanding of most things in life.

Unfortunately, at some point in your life you realize, "Hey, I got feelings, and logic isn't helping anymore."

Category: INTP

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