Originally Posted by Kanani
You know you are not an intp when you think that grades show how smart you are.
When you think excessive intelligence is automatically useful.
When you can phrase your thoughts into understandable sentences.
When you think you are more important than everyone else, but you need other people to talk to.
When you clean things up or focus on physical appearance regularly, or therapeutically.
When you think the concepts of math are harder than the tedious arithmatic.
When you finish what you start because it is the only good idea you've had in a while.
When you stay in the moment often.
I don't think I can agree with any of that.
Plenty of INTPs prioritise grades. Grades are a (flawed) measure of intelligence, which INTPs value. I see no reason that INTPs alone would be immune to having their ego fed.
On excessive intelligence:
Read any thread on this forum about IQ. It's the INTP version of dick length. Actually, probably the NT version of dick length, but INTPs are certainly not exempt. I'm not sure why you think INTPs don't value high intelligence.
On forming sentences:
I don't see any reason to correlate the inability to communicate using cohesive sentences with the INTP type. Actually, I'd posit that it's probably rather offensive to a well-developed INTP.
On perceived importance and dependence:
Seems to be directed at someone who you perceive has wronged you. I won't bother to elaborate.
Not all INTPs favour filth. I'd say that those that don't at least aspire to a standard of cleanliness and order are in the minority. Further, it's also not a trait that ought to be worn as a badge of honour...
What exactly excludes 15 other types from a propensity for mathematical concepts?
On acting upon ideas:
Once again, this sounds to me like a personal gripe. INTPs are just as capable as everyone else of having only few good ideas upon which to act. INTPs aren't exactly the pinnacle of inspiration.
On staying in the moment/being present:
What makes consistently being 'in the moment' unreachable for INTPs? I may be wrong here, but I'm of the belief that this ability is a product of wisdom and certainly not one of type.
Something I just realised: To me, that post echoed an attitude of self-defeat. You gotta get some positivity in your life. Perhaps you will benefit from this forum and gain some perspective and wisdom.
Welcome to the forum
I hope you stick around