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Six Key Differences Between INTJ and INTP

September 12, 2019


Key Differences Between INTJ and INTP The Myers Briggs Trait Indicator (or MBTI)
is a helpful tool to identify personality traits. The MBTI identifies 16 personality types and
divides the types into four categories with two options in each category. The personality type is described using four
letters, one letter from each of the following pairs: extroversion (E) or introversion (I),
sensing (S) or intuition (I), thinking (T) or feeling (F) and judging (J) or perceiving
(P). Today discussion will be focuses on the differences
between the INTJ and INTP personality types. Both the INTJ and INTP personality types are
introverted (I). INTJs and INTPs need a lot of space to think
and contemplate about their ideas. Both types are highly intuitive (N) and follow
their ‘gut’. INTJs and INTPs are also both deep thinkers
(T). Logic, objectivity and curiosity guide them
toward the future. Some of the key differences between the two
personality types are identified by the ‘J’ and the ‘P’ traits in their personality
type. 1. Gathering Information INTJs are viewed as one of the rarest personality
types. They are highly intelligent and have an extensive
repertoire of knowledge in variety of fields. Their creative and articulate nature, coupled
with strong intuition, influences their methodology of gathering information. Firstly, INTJs gather information, prioritize
the facts and select the data needed for a comprehensive plan. During the information prioritization and
selection process, INTJs disregard information they feel is not helpful and begin developing
a detailed plan with the information left. In contrast, INTPs keep all the information
that is gathered plus all new information and insights as they occur. For the INTP, all the information is not collectible. There is always something new to be added. 2. Leadership Both INTJs and INTPs prefer to work behind
the scenes autonomously and are not interested in leadership roles. The key difference between the INTJ and INTP
in this respect is INTJs do accept leadership roles on occasion whereas INTPs do not. Others tend to view INTJs as reliable, effective
and potential leaders. The spontaneous and flexible traits of the
INTP are viewed by the majority as irresponsible, and they are rarely approached for leadership
positions. 3. Decision Making The INTJ’s decision making style is structured,
they weigh the facts and make a final decision. The decision is based on known truths, facts,
analytical thinking and is impersonal in nature. They are confident in their fact-based decisions
and able to answer questions quickly with rationale if any aspect of their work is challenged. INTP’s tend to keep reviewing their options
and struggle to make a firm decision until the last possible moment. When an INTP makes a decision it is never
really final in their mind. The decisions are tentative, flexible and
adaptable if new options come to light. 4. Structure INTPs would not survive in a regimented detail
oriented job for long. Flexibility is imperative since they can only
produce work when the moment is right. As INTPs tend to live inside their own heads
a bit more than INTJs, they seem to be more detached and are not influenced at by other
people’s opinions. Like INTJs, INTPs are responsible and trustworthy
and but often viewed as ‘being out there’ and not as responsible as INTJs. 5. Planning INTJs think logically versus the INTPs approach
of trusting their ‘gut’ when planning how to reach their goals. INTJs are strategists and are excellent planners. They know where they want to go and map out
tentative steps that to guide them toward their goal. The INTJ’s plan is organized, structured
and based on concrete facts. INTPs, the thinkers, never have a plan. They focus on the future and let spontaneity
guide them toward learning and investigating how people, things and processes work together. They are experts at turning conceptual thoughts
into complex ideas. The more complex the concept, the better INTPs
likes it. 6. Practical Applications There is a key difference between how INTJs
and INTPs implement their projects. INTJs like to plan and participate in the
implementation of their own designs and ideas. In contrast, INTPs are only interested in
the development phase. INTPs are content to let others implement,
and in many cases take credit for their work. As they tend to keep second-guessing themselves
on their designs and ideas, any challenges or misunderstandings arising
during the implementation phase of their work would cause them too much stress. They simply want no part of it. The responsibility of implementation would
require too much structure to their otherwise, easy going lifestyle. All in all, that’s the Key Differences Between
INTJs and INTPs. Really cool information isn’t it! Please share your thoughts and experiences
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14 Comments

  • Reply Jane Doe February 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    GREAT video! As an INTP with an INTJ brother, I agree with absolutely everything, and learned some new things also. Thanks!

  • Reply Maurizio Civera March 22, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Good video

  • Reply Bruce Liu December 19, 2018 at 1:22 am

    How can I have both qualities?

  • Reply henintsoa tab December 21, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    True somehow. As an intp, i may envy the decisive nature and doer ability of intj. But hey, it just takes me more will power to stick to my best provisory plan and get to the practical parts of implementation phase. And it is safe to say that intp are more resilient to unpredicted changes

  • Reply -- January 2, 2019 at 6:54 am

    wrong

  • Reply Nathanael Gray January 8, 2019 at 12:53 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I love that an INTJ made this video. So much for your alleged objectivity, you dingus >.<

  • Reply Stefanie Cawley February 8, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I was watching this in pursuit of whether I am an INTJ or INTP. Of these 6 differences.. I relate to 3 INTJ and 3 INTP. I am no closer to the answer, and yet I am leaps and bounds closer to the answer. πŸ˜•πŸ˜πŸ˜―

  • Reply Nathaniel Buck May 10, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Dang…whoever made this really doesnt care for INTPs. Stop judging you INTJ, Haha.

  • Reply Jamie bitch June 28, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Damn an intj made this… I'm just gonna say his jealous of intps

  • Reply anpan woman July 18, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Thank you for this, now I'm sure Im an INTP.. but, I will gather more info still

  • Reply Androk Koi July 21, 2019 at 12:31 am

    So an INTP is the shitty side of being an INTJ. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  • Reply Stephanie Rachelle August 20, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Even with the computer voice, you can tell the creator's ex was an INTP
    It's a very "What?! You're breaking up with me?! Uh… well then I break up with you!" scenario. Get over it, and move on…

  • Reply David Anderson August 21, 2019 at 3:02 am

    This video should be titled "Why I think INTJs are better than INTPs".

  • Reply Ella Barbaka September 10, 2019 at 10:37 am

    INFJ & INTP Village on Facebook

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