About 3-4% of the U.S. population possesses the combination of traits that make up this personality type.
Being an INTP means that although you may be thoughtful and quiet at times, you are also likely to be deeply ambitious. You're the kind of individual who sets personal goals for yourself and works hard to achieve them. Unlike many people with high aspirations, you aren't the kind to showboat in order to get noticed. Still, INTPs like you have a quiet intensity that most people can detect. This strength allows you to be a source of reassurance to those around you. When others are losing their cool in a crisis, you can be there to pick up the pieces. You may not always say much, but when you do speak up, you often manage to offer useful, thought-provoking insights.
In relationships, part of what often excites you is sharing your ideas about the world. You can enjoy talking over issues or helping to solve people's problems. In fact, you seem to have a real knack for problem-solving when there is a concrete solution that can be found. However you may be less eager to get involved in the grey areas of intense interpersonal problems - even when the problems are your own. This isn't because you don't care. You probably just don't want to be responsible for coming up with the "right" answer when someone else is involved. It can be a lot of pressure.
That means you are more Introverted than Extroverted, Intuitive than Sensing, Thinking than Feeling, and more Perceiving than Judging. Understanding your combination of these traits will help you understand why you get along with some people and not others. And what types of people you should seek out for fulfilling relationships. But what do these terms really mean? And how do they affect your relationships with other people? You're about to find out.
Originally, the personality dimensions you see above were derived from the work of renowned psychologist Carl Jung. He and other psychological "typing" experts made great strides in finding out the factors that cause people to interrelate the way that they do.
In the professional world, looking at people's personality types has become standard in many corporations. Such assessments help managers find out how people work best, what types of co-workers they're apt to get along with, and what tasks they might be best suited for.
Now Tickle's experts have taken this information a step further to create a personality test to help you in all aspects of your life. Below you'll find out more about the special qualities that make you who you are and learn which of the 16 personality types you match up with best in your relationships.
Your love type: Why it might be different from personality types you've gotten on other tests
Tickle understands. We're complex creatures. As a result, the personality you express in the workplace may be far different from your personality in the other aspects of your life. That's because most people's personalities are situation-dependent. So although you might be a hard-nosed strategist in the office, you might find that you're a sympathetic softie when it comes to your personal relationships.
This test is designed to help you get a better handle on your personality type in your personal life. You can discover who you are in your relationships and learn the types of people that you're liable to connect with best. If you want to gain a more accurate snapshot of your personality type when it comes to work, try taking Tickle's Classic Career Test. Then compare your results to see how you're different in the different contexts!
The personality traits that define who you are in love
Below is a chart demonstrating all of the 16 possible love personality types. Your type was determined by looking at your scores on four standard dimensions or scales: Introversion/Extraversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving.
None of these eight traits is better or worse than any other. They all just give clues about who you are in your relationships and whom you're likely to get along with best.
|16 Personality Types|
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What makes you a good partner and friend?
|You are warm and encouraging of others|
|You know how to be sensitive to people's feelings|
|You are an original and creative thinker|
|You're one who is eager to try new experiences|