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Architect : INTP Personality

Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving type.

INTP indicates a person who is energized by time alone (Introverted), who focuses on ideas and concepts rather than facts and details (iNtuitive), who makes decisions based on logic and reason (Thinking) and who prefers to be spontaneous and flexible rather than planned and organized (Perceiving). INTPs are sometimes referred to as Architect personalities because of their intuitive understanding of complex systems.


Strongly independent, INTPs are driven to increase their personal mastery of subjects and are drawn to people of power and expertise. They tend to be open minded, intrigued with anything imaginative, and may enjoy risk taking. INTPs are easygoing yet private. They are logical and enjoy analyzing complex problems. They thrive on the theoretical and like to figure out how things work. INTPs make up 2.5% of all 16 personality types. INTPs are one of the most rare personality types. 1 in every 25 males is an INTP (4% of all males). 1 in every 100 females is an INTP (1% of all females).

Few characteristics of an INTP

Creative | Inventive | Future Focused | Intellectual | Objective | Analytical | Individualistic | Carefree | Perfectionist | Easygoing | Spontaneous | Rule breaking

Typical Strengths

  • Open minded
  • Not demanding
  • Imaginative and creative
  • Handles criticism well
  • Risk taking.

Possible Weaknesses

  • Argumentative
  • Distrusting of others
  • Not good at managing money
  • Single minded

Some good careers for an INTP

We have mentioned only a few professions as an example on this page for information. More professions can be discovered if you take the the MBTI assessment and explore the personality type preferences, other wise it’s impossible to know which personality type you belong to.

IS Manager

Computer Network Architect

Web Developer

Biomedical Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Materials Engineer



Food Scientist



Political Scientist



Financial Analyst

Market Research Analyst

Top Executive


Graphic Designer


Dental Hygienist

Technical Writer

Restaurant Manager

Elementary Teacher

Careers that INTPs should avoid

Public Health Nurse

Dental Hygienist

Teacher’s Aide


Restaurant Manager

Recreation Worker

Dental Assistant

Social Worker

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Elementary Teacher

Religious Educator


Here is a sample of a few Famous People those who may share the INTP personality type.

Abraham Lincoln

Meryl Streep

Carl Jung

Albert Einstein

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