Gia Muhammad's Personality Max Report

INTP, Engineer, Intellectual, Introverted, Logical, Linguistic

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Your Results Snapshot

You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.

Your Personality Type is INTP (Engineer)

Introverted (I) + Intuitive (N) + Thinking (T) + Perceiving (P)
Strength of Gia Muhammad's Preferences

Your Temperament is NT (Intellectual)

Intuitive (N) + Thinking (T)
Temperaments in Population

Your Top Intelligences are Logical and Linguistic

Gia Muhammad's Multiple Intelligences
Gia Muhammad's Multiple Intelligences

"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab

Your Personality Type

Your Personality Type in the Population
Personality Types in Population Legend

Your personality type is INTP. This is based on your four Preferences: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Perceiving (P).

Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.

Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.

No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.

INTP - The "Engineer"

INTP Population

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. They do not like rigid rules and often do not abide by them. They are independent intellectuals.

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction." — Albert Einstein

INTPs direct their energy inward. They are energized by spending time alone. They are private and typically not socially inclined. Engineers are Intuitive. They are focused on the future and see endless possibilities. They are inventive, imaginative and complex. Their thought process is theoretical and abstract.

INTPs by Gender Pie Chart

INTPs are Thinkers that make decisions with their head. They are impersonal, objective and logical. INTPs are carefree and spontaneous. They dislikes routine and rules. Engineers like to keep their options open. Their style is relaxed and flexible.

Engineers are acutely autonomous. They do not like feeling controlled. Traditional roles often seem debilitating since their focus is always on their intellectual pursuits. They respect people who are genuine. They are willing to sacrifice and are supportive in relationships they care about as long as their independence is respected. Relationships are on their radar but are not always of first importance.

INTPs are complex in their thinking and can produce a great number of ideas. They work well alone and are not always able or willing to communicate their complex thoughts to others. In the workplace they value honesty and integrity. They are impatient with redundancy and sloppy thinking. Intellectual honesty is highly prized by Engineers. If their job is not challenging intellectually, they can become disinterested and perform poorly.

Engineers love to learn. Although they enjoy networking and sharing ideas and knowledge they prefer solitude. They become bored unless the learning experience demands intellectual competence and mastery. They strive for flawlessness and conceptual perfection.

INTPs are highly intellectual people that are driven toward self-mastery and competency. INTPs are their own harshest critics. Their greatest contribution is the design of sophisticated models and theories that improve the lives of others.

Characteristic of an INTP

  • Logical
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Individualistic
  • Theoretical
  • Flexible
  • Inventive
  • Curious
  • Impersonal
  • Objective
  • Analytical
  • Complex
  • Spontaneous
  • Private
  • Independent
  • Future Focused
  • Rule breaking
  • Carefree
  • Creative
  • Perfectionist
  • Unemotional
  • Abstract

Typical Strengths

  • Laid back and easygoing
  • Handles criticism well
  • Not demanding
  • Enthusiastic about their interests
  • Imaginative and creative

Possible Weaknesses

  • Not good at managing money
  • Can be explosive
  • Not good at communicating feelings
  • Distrusting of others
  • INTPs make up 2.5% of all 16 personality types. INTPs are one of the most rare personality types. Introversion, iNtuition and Perceiving are less common as dominant preferences than their opposites.
  • 1 in every 25 males is an INTP (4% of all males). 1 in every 100 females is an INTP (1% of all females). Female INTPs are the third least common type-gender combination.
  • There are significantly more male INTPs than there are female INTPs, with males outnumbering females 4 to 1. One reason there are more male INTPs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F).

Your Cognitive Functions

You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Introverted Thinking and secondary is Extraverted Intuition.

Introverted Thinking (Primary Function)

You use this function most often. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic and reason. The Introverted Thinking function enables you to categorize and analyze information that you receive. It is the ability to identify inconsistencies and know how things work as well the ability to solve problems.

Extraverted Intuition (Secondary Function)

Your use of this function is somewhat high. With Intuition (N), you process new information through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Extraverted Intuition is what allows you to see different paths or ways. When you receive information, you are able to see that there is more than one way to look at things.

Introverted Sensing (Tertiary Function)

You use this function but to a lesser degree. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Introverted Sensing function allows you to remember data in detail and to compare it with current information. It is the ability to link present experiences to past experiences in search for a connection.

Extraverted Feeling (Least Function)

You use this function least of the four. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings. The Extraverted Feeling function allows you to tune your behavior to the needs of others. Is it the ability to relate and the desire to connect with others with warmth and consideration as well as draw others out and responds to expressed or unexpressed needs.

Famous People of Your Type

Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be INTPs like you.

  • Abraham Lincoln
    American President
  • James Madison
    American President
  • John Quincy Adams
    American President
  • John Tyler
    American President
  • Gerald Ford
    American President
  • William Harvey
    Medical Doctor
  • Charles Darwin
    English Naturalist
  • Rene Descartes
    French Philosopher
  • Albert Einstein
    Physicist
  • Blaise Pascal
    French Mathematician
  • Socrates
    Greek Philosopher
  • Carl Jung
    Psychiatrist
  • William James
    Psychologist
  • Rick Moranis
    Actor (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)
  • Meryl Streep
    Actress
  • Bob Newhart
    Comedian, Actor
  • Jeff Bingaman
    U.S. Senator
  • Brent Spiner
    Actor ("Data" on Star Trek)
  • Mary-Kate Olsen
    Actress (Full House)
  • Ashley Olsen
    Actress (Full House)
  • Dr. Susan Lewis
    E.R.
  • Avon
    Blake's 7
  • Seven of Nine
    Star Trek: Voyager
  • Peter Parker
    Spiderman (Film)
  • Snoopy
    Peanuts
  • Linus
    Peanuts (Charlie Brown)
  • Ash
    Alien
  • Brian Griffin
    Family Guy
  • The Doctor
    Doctor Who
  • Data
    Start Trek: The Next Generation
  • Filburt
    Rocko's Modern Life

Career Matches for Your Type

INTPs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Engineer personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.

  • Professor
  • Scientist
  • Archaeologist
  • Architect
  • Mathematician
  • Artist
  • Technical Writer
  • Philosopher
  • Strategic Planner
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Specialist
  • Economist
  • Engineer
  • Inventor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Investigator
  • Teacher
  • Logician
  • Marketer
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Musician
  • Network Specialist
  • Judge
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Legal Mediator
  • Project Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Banker
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Photographer

Your Temperament

Your Temperament in the Population Your temperament is NT since you lean toward the Intuition (N) and Thinking (T) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.

Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).

NT - The "Intellectual"

Intellectuals (NTs) are intelligent, independent and determined.

They are high-achievers, driven not only to acquire but also to master large amounts of information. They are self-sufficient, logical and value reason. While Intellectuals have a desire to know everything, they also tend to question anything. Their keen interest in investigation and questioning make them great researchers and inventors.

They are good at seeing the "big picture." They work well alone and are able to concentrate and study for long periods of time. Intellectuals enjoy abstract and theoretical discussions. They respect brilliance and self-reliance in others. Intellectuals dislike illogical instructions and emotional conversations.

NT Population by Gender
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." — C.S. Lewis

Famous Intellectuals

  • Thomas Edison
    Inventor
  • Margaret Thatcher
    British Prime Minister
  • Franklin Roosevelt
    American President
  • Harrison Ford
    Actor
  • Thomas Jefferson
    American President
  • Julia Child
    Chef, Author
  • Walter Raleigh
    Writer, Poet, Explorer
  • Nikola Tesla
    Inventor, Physicist
  • Bill Gates
    Microsoft Founder
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Astronomer
  • Jane Austen
    Author
  • C. S. Lewis
    Apologist, Author
  • Schwarzenegger
    Actor, Calif. Governor
  • Walt Disney
    Entrepreneur
  • Lance Armstrong
    Cyclist
  • Meryl Streep
    Actress
  • Carl Jung
    Psychiatrist
  • Albert Einstein
    Physicist
  • Abraham Lincoln
    American President
  • Socrates
    Greek Philosopher
  • Susan B. Anthony
    Civil Rights Leader
  • Gandalf
    Lord of the Rings
  • 'Doc' Brown
    Back to the Future
  • Cosmo Kramer
    Seinfeld
  • Bugs Bunny
    Looney Tunes
  • Mr. Darcy
    Pride and Prejudice
  • Michael Corleone
    The Godfather
  • Data
    Star Trek

Intellectual Career Matches

NT's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.

  • Engineer
  • Scientist
  • Inventor
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Writer
  • Psychologist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Judge
  • NTs make up only about 12% of the general population.
  • Female NTs are the most rare of all temperament-gender combinations, at just 3% of all people.
  • Many notable thinkers, inventors and scientists have been NTs.

Your Preferences

Your preferences are Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Perceiving (P). These determine your Personality Type and Temperament.

There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Thinking (T). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.

Extraversion vs. Introversion in You

Extravert/Introvert Population Pie Chart Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Introversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Introvert.

  • You are 107% more Introverted than the average
  • You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Introverted
  • Males on average are slightly more Introverted than females

Your Extraversion (E)

Strength of Gia Muhammad's Extraversion (E) Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.

  • Sociable
  • Energized by interaction
  • Assertive
  • Gregarious
  • Talkative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Expressive
  • Volunteers personal info
  • Many friends
  • Easy to approach
  • Enjoys groups

Your Introversion (I)

Strength of Gia Muhammad's Introversion (I) Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.

  • Energized by time alone
  • Private
  • Keeps to self
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
  • Internally aware
  • Fewer friends
  • Prefers smaller groups
  • Peaceful
  • Independent
  • Thinks before speaking
  • Enjoys solitude

Sensing vs. Intuition in You

Sensor/Intuitive Population Pie Chart You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Intuitive since your dominant preference is Intuition.

  • You are 45% more Intuitive than the average
  • You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Intuitive
  • Males on average are slightly more Intuitive than females

Your Sensing (S)

Strength of Gia Muhammad's Sensing (S) Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.

  • Concrete
  • Realistic
  • Lives in the present
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Notices details
  • Practical
  • Goes by senses
  • Factual
  • Trusts certainty
  • Values common sense

Your Intuition (N)

Strength of Gia Muhammad's Intuition (N) Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.

  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complex
  • Theoretical
  • Philosophical

Thinking vs. Feeling in You

Thinker/Feeler Population Pie Chart The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Thinking so you can be classified as a Thinker. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.

  • You are 31% more Thinking than the average
  • Thinkers like you make up about half of the population
  • The majority of males are Thinkers while the majority of females are Feelers

Your Thinking (T)

Strength of Gia Muhammad's Thinking (T) Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Seeks truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical thinking
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people
  • Driven by thought

Your Feeling (F)

Strength of Gia Muhammad's Feeling (F) Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.

  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring
  • Warm
  • Subjective

Judging vs. Perceiving in You

Judger/Perceiver Population Pie Chart Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Perceiving, you can be referred to as a Perceiver.

  • You are 26% more Perceiving than the average
  • You are part of the slight minority of people who are primarily Perceiving
  • Males on average are slightly more Perceiving than females

Your Judging (J)

Strength of Gia Muhammad's Judging (J) Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.

  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Completes projects
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Seeks closure
  • Makes plans

Your Perceiving (P)