Myers-Briggs Type

Mark is an INTP on the Myers-Briggs test.

INTPs count for just 2.5% of the population and are one of the rarest personality types.

We’re the professor, the architect, the philosopher. We’re creative and we have a unique perspective on life. The most logically precise of any of the personality types, we love to analyse and fix things.

We’re not pack followers. We’re not afraid to experiment, innovate and take risks. We’re abstract thinkers. We think outside the box – sometimes we don’t even see the box.

Fictional character Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory

Several characters from television programmes have been INTP’s. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory is an extreme example of an INTP. So is Velma from Scooby-Doo, and Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm. We have a low emotional intelligence (EQ), but generally a high cognitive intelligence (IQ).

Many US presidents, world leaders and Silicon Valley innovators and workers are INTPs.

You’ll find a high proportion of INTP’s work in IT. We seem to get on with machines better than humans!

Find out more about the INTP’s personality.