I'm an INTP.
I'm an INTP.
Yep, that pretty much describes me. Neurotic, sensitive, always looking under the surface rather than taking things at face value.inhibitedness, or even neuroticism. The trait can be seen in some children who are “slow to warm up” in a situation but eventually join in, need little punishment, cry easily, ask unusual questions or have especially deep thoughts.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
When I was a teenager, I was the very definition of an extrovert; outgoing, always the center of attention, a very instinctual thinker, very sharp; as I grew older, I became the very definition of an introvert; shy, contemplative, easily startled, tendency to over-think things.
As a teen and a young woman, I alternated between being almost manically social and being a recluse. I'd party for a month straight, and then hide in my house and refuse to see anyone or answer the phone for a month.
I know what happened; the depression and anxiety disorder that manifested periodically when I was younger are much more constant now.
On the bright side, the lows are not as low as they used to be.
The highs are also not as high, but it's a worthwhile trade-off.
I honestly think if you start exercising regularly, you will feel more balanced and healthy; you'll probably sleep better, too. I know I did, once I started exercising again. Our bodies need physical activity to function properly.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I am definitely an introvert. I've taken a Myers-Briggs test several times online and usually I get the result INTP.
I'm also a highly sensitive person and basically I fit the description perfectly.
In short; I'm terrible at practical stuff and getting things done but I'm really good at abstract thinking and analysis.
But since this is a political forum I think it would be in place to discuss the way society perceives introversion/extroversion. I think introverts are getting a bad deal in current society where all ideals and role models are centred around extroverts. People are praised and loved for being outgoing, open etc. while the need to be alone is seen as illegitimate.
If it was just in the media these extroversion-centric ideals were being upheld the problem would be limited but unfortunately the one-eyed holding people to an extrovert standard has become extremely prevalent in the job market. Just read any job offer these days and you'll see what I mean. Whatever the employer is seeking a sales assistant or a lawyer they always write that they want someone outgoing and good at performing under stressful conditions. This leaves out a huge part of the population who are naturally introverts. Wouldn't the economy benefit from more realistic and inclusive ideal that also valued introvert traits like being able to concentrate deeply, being a little cautious around strangers and little desire to dominate over peers?
The poor complain; they always do
But that’s just idle chatter
Our system brings reward to all
At least all those who matter.