Originally Posted by Jdiesl
Before anyone lights their torches and pulls out the pitchforks... Yes this topic I'm sure has been beaten to death but no ones forcing you to read. I just found the forum today so cheers
(SKIP IF YOU LIKE) My story in a nutshell. Currently I find myself back home with my folks. Another failed attempt at making a career of something I'm good at. 27 years old. No wife or kids. Frustrated by my lack of direction. I develop a plan and within 3 months it's obsolete. I can't stay focused on any one thing for too long and I haven't been able to harness my personality in any meaningful/beneficial way. I've done a wide range of jobs from trucking to sports journalism and even played poker full time for a while. I tend to switch off from life. Everything from relationships to friendships to work etc is affected.
I feel like I've been in this endless loop since I was a teenager. Has anyone found the cheat sheet on how to live a somewhat normal life as INTP? It's such an eccentric personality type that it seems the majority of us have a hard time functioning in a traditional lifestyle. I'd happily create my own path but where do you begin? As the title asks. How do you chart an ever changing path? How do you choose a direction when everything you do is fluid and you're unable to conform to a typical blueprint?
learn how to use your very strong, but unconcious function - Te
it's a matter for very long discussion, but it's possible, I use that to achive what I want;
it requires anger - strong will to bring your order or destruction to external reality, gives you extremely confidence, makes you badass;
but it's very exhausting and not mental healthy, so it's short term use;
simply read what Te is and start using it;
then go in a gym, destroy your muscles, feel the pain for next week and make it comfortable;
I started to study then, because I'm still in college, idk what you want to do;
maybe start a job that you are going to hate, but you'll get money and have some insights what can you do;
remember, everything goes through pain - mental or physical