Just wondering if there are any other older personality type fans on this particular site? I suspect the mean age here to be fairly young. I am 64 and would be interested to know if anyone else is grey and aged? :)

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Jules444 (not verified) says...

I'm 58 years of age, which means I'm very close to being an official senior. I just discovered this forum tonight. I wish I'd known what personality type I was/am when I was very young. I would've chosen a more suitable career path. When I was much younger my then partner recommended a university degree I should do but I stubbornly didn't listen to him & completed a degree in something completely different. I wish I'd taken his advice.

Donna B says...

Not much on here eh?  I'm an older type...  I'm also a teacher, so looking for free resources for my students.  Meyers Briggs and Strong Inventory are interesting for younger people searching for their lot in life.  I'm an INFT.  Rare I hear.  But I guess my field suits my type.

 

Donna B says...

Whoops, I mean INTP! 

AUB (not verified) says...

Im 70 and become more INTP as I get older.

M. M. (not verified) says...

60 yr old, female, INTP ... 

I as well wish I had known more about personality typing when I was younger. 

Bron (not verified) says...

Hi, I'm 66 and also get more INTP as I go on. I used to think I was more E, and also more J, but see how much the expectations of others can make us seem that way. Lots less tension and stress on my life now I don't have to fit in to that scene. I only live with a quiet fear of caring too little about others. Anyone else feel like this?

M M (not verified) says...

RE:  I only live with a quiet fear of caring too little about others. Anyone else feel like this?

I'm wondering if its the population at large you find caring too little about, or a closer group of friends and/or family?

Over the years I have developed a very small circle of friends that I value their conversations and thoughts, opinions ... all others are considered aqaintences that I'm only interested in limited exposure socially. While I would never wish harm to anyone, I have no desire to go out of my way to save anyone from themselves.  As I have gotten older I meet so many who act like they are victims of their life choices, make no effort to change their circumstances or how they think about the twists and turns life has brought them.  

Bron (not verified) says...

Thanks MM. Fair question. Naturally there are the few closer friends for whom I care deeply, but your observations are spot on about a proportion of society at large who make or prefer to keep their problems. We INTPs will quickly see reasons why they suffer, and why helping out would have little effect at all. That's what I mean... it can look like not caring on our part, because we are seeing further into the situation. And our introverted side can keep us aloof from it all. We can always see how to improve the situation, but we don't bleed and hover enough to be asked.

Marfgirl (not verified) says...

I am 61, and a Jill of all Trades as an INTP.   Had a hard time finding a work path.  Found fulfillment as a homemaker, and volunteer doing a variety of tasks.

WaterGlider (not verified) says...

Interesting that no one has responded to anyone else’s inquiry. Is that just so intp? Like several of the responders, a light bulb went off when I repeatedly came up as one of us. As a 62 year old woman I see lots of places I could’ve succeeded. I hope to fulfill some dreams still. Reply if you think a virtual friendship would be beneficial. ?

M M (not verified) says...

What do you think the benefits of a virtual friendship vs a real life friendship would be?

I suspect there could be thought provoking exchanges and a greater understandng in how others live and think,  but wonder since all share the INTP type if it would be just assigning a different name to the same story?  In real life friendships I do not believe I know any INTP's.  The close group of friends that I have and asked them to take the personality test are different types than myself. 

It was when my dear son was in college taking a psychology class that he askd me to take the personality test, before his request I knew nothing about the Meyers-Briggs.  

Corresponding strictly through emails gives no facial expressions, voice sounds, body language, all of which I believe is needed to evaluate the honesty of a conversation. Myself, I need to observe that words and actions are in alignment, patterns or inconsistencies.  What are your thoughts?

 

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