I've been thinking about this for some time, and I'm interested to know whether parents of certain types are more likely to raise their kids to be INTPs. So, I have a question - what are your parents MBTI types? Do you think they influenced how you grew up, and morphed you into an INTP? If you have siblings and you know their type, please include that information as well, as I would like to see how they correlate.
My ENFP friend has a very interesting family, especially pertaining to their personality types. His parents are an ENFJ/INTP couple, and have three kids with different personality types - the eldest an ESTP, the middle an INFJ, and the youngest, my friend, an ENFP. Interesting how he seems to be a combination of both his sibling's types - The extraversion and perceiving traits of his eldest sibling mixed with the intuition and feeling traits of the middle sibling. I find this fascinating. Thoughts? Theories as to why this may be? Let me know!
In terms of my own family, I have come to the conclusion that my dad is an INTP and my mother the quintessential ESFP. I remember as a kid relating to my dad so much more than my mom, probably because we were closer in type. But this raises the fundamental question - is our personality type inherent in our genetics, or is it a product of how we are raised? This is of course a reflection of one of the most integral and elusive questions in psychology, the nature vs. nurture debate. My sister is an ESFJ, and always relates to my mom better seeing as they are both ESF's.
There's my story, but I want to know other INTP's family and their types. Let's see if we can find any interesting connections!!! Leave a comment:)