Originally Posted by Artsu Tharaz
Well, I certainly doubt that you've yet to meet another Ti dominant, even INTP. You've probably just yet to identify them as such. I've known plenty of INTPs myself, and even met quite a few Ni dominants.
I can somewhat relate to what you're saying about feeling that you approach subject manner in a philosophical manner which seemingly no one else approaches in their own dealings. Probably you are very intelligent, but probably you also are failing to see the brilliance of other people you know.
For myself it is not so much in the analysis, but in the creation and in the focus on what I see as the most central ideas regarding how reality works; free will, right and wrong, truth, reality - these things I see as given, and in a fractal sense which pervades other layers of existence. Others seem less interested, or perhaps my particular approach is too idiosyncratic to quite meet discussion from others to a degree of which I am satisfied.
Still though, as far as I feel above others there are plenty ways in which, even in similar areas, others excel above myself. There always remains the possibility to converse with others in a deep and abstract manner, and often it is the social insufficiences of myself rather than lack of intelligence of others which prevents it.
Thanks for answering, you understand my situation quite well. It is only this area of what you call creation and focus on central ideas regarding how reality works etc. in which I feel gifted in. I completely agree with you when you say others are brilliant in other areas, as is always the case, the reason I posted this was to see if this was common amongst INTP's and the use of Ti which is still obviously going to be quite diverse. Your points on the ability to participate in discussion are definitely possible, but I think that may not be the case because my own experience has shown I am either rather ignorant of the brilliance of other's arguments (kind of like when Donald Trump receives criticism) or I do in fact have a gift for this abstract understanding of 'how reality works'. I am still thinking about it though, but it does bother me in class discussions.
Originally I started to find myself in this situation in ^^ class discussions, primarily CD (Christian Development *sigh*), and not as often in English. I never really speak up in class, but whenever it's some kind of abstract discussion, it's as if everyone's brains turn off. I talk to a few of my friends about it, make a few jokes about it, but they don't know what I'm talking about, or at least not to the degree to which I experience it. That's been going on for a while now, but it had been getting worse as I felt I kept advancing in my ability to think this way, whilst others seemed stagnant in their growth. I won't go into further detail unless you want me to, but I don't think it's necessary.
With the philosopher, it was a public lecture I attended on free-will and neuroscience, pretty much he was disproving the science suggesting that our decisions are made unconsciously before we reach them consciously. At the end, it was question time, and that's when it got less scientific and objective, but more philosophical. That's where I ran into what felt like another class discussion, but obviously a lot smarter and after that, I wrote this post to get some opinions and ideas from other INTPs.
I am wondering if there is such a way in which I should or maybe I should not pursue such a 'gift'.
Replying to others briefly:
I am sorry for sounding like I did. Some of your responses detailed a fictional belief on my behalf trusting that I am an intellectual super saiyan or poor communication which is obviously somewhat likely. These answers are noted and appreciated thankyou. One mentioned intuition, and offered particular subjects being too complex for intuitive understanding. I believe that the topic I speak of is much broader, less objective, and far more conceptual, which changes the types of patterns you speak of. Thankyou for your answer. Last of all, wtf Columbo.
If you would like to add or challenge something feel free to do so.