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Illustrations of Type – INTP

Illustrations of Type – INTP

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIn my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction -“Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

Here is a photo of a response from a group with INTP personality type preferences.

I like the way they use the metaphor of the duck moving smoothly on the surface, but paddling away madly under water to demonstrate their introverted process.

INTPs generally are calm and collected, but internally they are busy using Introverted Thinking (Ti), their dominant function to examine and evaluate possibilities. They can see many perspectives as they do this. Notice their comment, “it’s all grey, no black & white”.

You may also enjoy looking at how other INTP groups have completed this illustration of type exercise.

If you are interested in seeing how people with different type preferences complete this exercise, check out the Illustrations of Type series.

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One Response to “Illustrations of Type – INTP”

  1. Christy says:

    What a brilliant picture they drew. In college, a friend gave me a tiny plaque that says “Be like a duck–keep unruffled on the surface but paddle like the dickens underneath.” I still have it twelve years later because it suits me so well.

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