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INTPs and Decision Making

INTPs and Decision Making

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningWe all have different ways of solving problems and making decisions. People with INTP preferences have their own distinct, strengths and challenges.



• Can see, analyze, and evaluate many diverse possibilities and options

• Think “out of the box” and may come up with new, logical solutions or actions that others might not have considered

• Take a calm, objective approach to dealing with differences

• Will argue for and convince others of their points when necessary

• Are independent-minded and willing to change their views with convincing evidence



• May hesitate to decide, as they like keeping their options open and exploring new ideas

• When deciding, may not pay enough attention to the specific facts, details, and realities of the situation

• Prefer to move forward and explore new ideas rather than follow through with what has been started


• Others may become frustrated when the INTP wants to keep options open, especially if the other people would rather decide and act.

• Since they play with options and perspectives, others may see the INTP as inconsistent or as mocking or blocking the decision making process

• INTPs may be swayed by a logical analysis of the situation and less interested in dealing with personal circumstances

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