I am curious about INTP gender deference. I am female INTP and show different sign of what mostly describe INTPs.

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Guest (not verified) says...

I'm also a female INTP! Yay for us! I think we are the rarest of the female types, so good for us! I'm curious what differences you've noticed between yourself and the standard INTP characterizations. The biggest difference for me is probably how I deal with emotions. I don't think I am as repelled by discussing them as it seems some other INTP's can be. Actually with people I'm close to (okay the one person I'm close to) I usually annoyingly bring up everything and anything that seems to cause even the slightest bit of discomfort or tension as soon as it comes up so we can analyze it away before it becomes something bigger. But that is probably just how I've learned to cope with being so out of touch with my emotions that I never deal with them or discuss them until they are too big to deal with (and of course the only solution then is to leave and never talk to the person again). I actually really enjoy talking about emotions when I can be detached enough from them to just analyze them out loud with someone. But that requires a special conversation partner, lots of people don't seam to react well to that kind of conversation. And even then I still tend to avoid talking about the really important things I have feelings about.
I would look more closely at your percentages of each letter. There might be certain letters you are not as strong in and that might help explain why you don't fit those qualities as much.

anonymous intp (not verified) says...

i also think you and entjs are the rarest of female just not every person has taken the test to verify true statistics but theoretically, intps would be the rarest of types considering that esfjs are definitiely the most common of types, i see this as programmed robots but they probs see me the same way cause im so stoic, i believe an intp female would be very introverted even compared the thhe intp male cause they feel so unique on their perspective and knows that there isnt a likely chance of their being intps or people that would understand them so i belive they would instead develop themselves internally knowing that others have lack of sympathy for them, but if you feel lonely i would hang in there becuase even though we believe are the most logical and maybe the only type that can fully understand our true logic, intps dont flow that goood with other intps long-term, they usually cancel out eachother and explore everything about eachother to fast and know everything about eachother quick. my best relationship is with my ENTJ friend and im friends with almost every type, expcept esfjs but i thnk the reason why entjs and intp work so well together is becuase they are the only nts with a lead thinking function and the functions are oppisite to eachother working perfectly(extroverted thinking and introverted thinking) and intps are really an inverted version of entjs or the other way around if preffered but the best realtionships with the intps are probs ENTJs, INFJS, ISFPS or ESTPS but rare intp...good luck

 

and intp females are probs closer to infps than intp males

 

 

64CAD says...

I think we are the rarest of the female types, so good for us!

 

Um... how is that good? Just wondering. And aren't INTJ, ENTJ, and INFJ females the rarest?  

katie says...

I've heard INTP females are the rarest, I've seen some studies on it and stuff but maybe that's worng, or has changed. And it being a good thing is definitely just my opinion. I think it's good because we're unique, and that takes strength and independence and I think those are good things. 

Guest (not verified) says...

Remembered I was a intp doing quizs to tell me more about myself. I feel like I know everything but also nothing at all I'm always trying to change something about myself because I always feel like that part I want to change annoys that person I care about. My love life sucks I've been alone since birth. I don't know anymore I feel like I'm a waist of space. I'm probably just waistin my time typing this. I just need to see if this may help I don't know what to do anymore. See I'm already off topic. Going back to my love life topic now if anyone reading this is confused. Now everytime I do think I fall in love I obsess over that one person always saying that one day I'll tell them how I feel. I've told one person how I felt about them and I had to be either drunk or high to tell her and I just ended up coming out desperate. Another time would be when I felt like I had alot of time to tell that person how I felt and never got the chance because the day I was Goin to ask she was gone. Thats when I knew being alone was ment for me and I just accepted it. I hate me but I love me. I like everyone but I hate everyone. I'm sad when I should be happy. I rather be alone but I'm scared of being alone. I feel like I want to die but I also like to live. I feel broken. honestly I don't know how to feel. Why do I still try. Does anything I just said have anything to do with this site. I don't know Im just doing this for the last hope I have in my system. If I waisted your time reading this I'm sorry.

anonymous intp (not verified) says...

stop thinking about how you physically appear to the enviornment and your social status in total and let yourself purely express what your inner self feels without thinking about what you look like, i already went through this phase last year and ive increase in intelligence and knowledge and social skills so much when i surpassed my insecurities and what i think about what other think about me. Going through this will make yourself your true intp and these days i usually let my inner spirit roam around and guide me and i never consider what other people think in conformity to myself, just live and discover yourself in a free direct way

 

Guess (not verified) says...

I've been in that place too so I understand what you're saying. The introverted feeling function is poison for INTPs. Some theorists call it our devil function. My advice: Concentrate on your powerful ability to think objectively instead and you'll be happier. It can be tough to pull yourself out of that morass of feeling at the outset, but you'll thank yourself for making the effort. Here's an idea that just came to me: Distance yourself from yourself and imagine someone coming to you with that problem. How would you help them solve it? What would your advice be? By getting that emotional distance from your problem you may be able to solve it pretty easily... Hope that helps.

Didn't Care 'Til You Were Wrong says...

Statistically speaking, I believe INTP females, ENTJ females and ISTP females all make up 2% of the population (I'd have to double-check to be sure). As for myself, I don't believe I've ever met another INTP female in person--though I think I've only ever met two other INTPs in person so that isn't saying much. I do know plenty online, but considering the internet already has a high proportion of INXX users and I frequent typology sites, that comes as no suprise.

As for the difference between male and female INTPs, that probably varies from person to person. I personally have a lot of traditionally masculine traits, and have always been quite the tomboy. Some other commentors have proposed than female INTPs are closer to INFPs than our male counterparts, and while that does not hold true for me, it does seem plausible considering the hormonal differences between males and females. (Lookit' me, getting all sciencey. I'm just a walking stereotype, aren't I?) Overall, I'd say it depends on the individual, as I've talked with plenty of borderline F/T male INTPs, and plenty of very strongly Thinking female INTPs. Then again "it depends on the individual" is my response to pretty much any theory about typology, so I'm not sure how much that says.

The biggest discrepancies I've noticed between myself and INTP type descriptions actually have nothing to do with emotions, but more to do with the I/E and N/S traits. Percentage-wise, I'm pretty low on the Introversion scale, though not quite enough to be categorized as an ambivert. Mostly, I am a talkative introvert without a shy bone in my body. I need my solitude of course, but I don't mind talking with a few people at a time, and if the conversation topic is interesting to me or something I am knowledgeable about, good luck getting me to shut up. Many INTP descriptions say we are reserved and sometimes shy, but the former only sometimes applies, and the latter could not be more inaccurate for me personally. As for the N/S difference, I find that I have a much more practical mindset than INTPs are generally described as having. Sure, I think pretty abstractly and love creative pursuits, but I get easily bored with philosophy an unapplied theories. This is likely a result of have two S type parents, but it is a notable deviation. I don't think either of these are particularly linked to my sex, but they are kind of interesting.

Anyways, I'll tell my Ne to shut up now, before I make a Great Textwall of China here. Have a nice day, fellow INTPs.

64CAD says...

Hi! I believe that INTJ females are also very, very rare. Now that I've said that... I can say your name...

 

katie (not verified) says...

Just wanted to say I totally agree that the shy description doesn't fit INTP's. I'm generally just not super interested in people (or small talk) so I just avoid it, because it bores me. I feel like usually conversations just aren't interesting enough to get involved in and I'd usually much rather slip away when no one is paying attention and go do something more interesting by myself. But on the rare occassion people are talking about something interesting I never hesitate to join in.

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