INTP famous people (Top 5)

This blog will identify which famous people are INTPs. It will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of an INTP, list the attributes of an INTP and define a celebrity or famous person.

International celebrities identify as INTPs

The following are celebrities that identify as INTPs are:

  • Meryl Streep (Hollywood actress)
  • Tina Fey (Hollywood actress)
  • Cole Sprouse (Actor)
  • Black Francis and Joey Santiago (Members of the Rock band Pixies)

Tina Fey (Hollywood actress)

She is a typical INTP who is ambitious and logical. She reportedly appears outspoken because of the roles that she usually portrays on the big screen. 

However, Tina Fey is an introvert who loves to spend her time alone when she is free.

Meryl Streep (Hollywood actress)

Meryl Streep is reportedly flexible, logical, and intelligent. She also appears to be logical and ambitious. 

Streep attributes her success to her perfectionistic nature which makes her meticulously play her role beautifully in her performances. 

Out of the many roles she auditioned for, Streep has only been turned down four times, making her one of the most successful actresses in the industry.

Cole Sprouse (Actor)

Disney fans of the classic sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zac & Cody’ will recognize Sprouse as a typical INTP. He has an intelligent and op way of doing things. 

He even went to pursue a degree in Geographic Information Systems after he retired from Disney and later returned to the big screen as a Hollywood actor.

Black Francis and Joey Santiago (Members of the Rock band Pixies)

Black Francis is infamous for causing problems with the other band members because of his emotionally detached personality typical of an INTP. 

Joey Santiago is known for his abstract and simple lyrics which reflect his intuitive nature.

What are the attributes of the typical INTP?

By gaining an understanding of the attributes of an INTP we can better understand celebrities who identify as INTP personalities.

Characteristics of an INTP

The INTP possesses the following attributes:

  • They have a great imagination
  • They are great Problem-solvers.
  • They are mostly silent people.
  • They are very calm and level-headed.
  • They are reflective.
  • They are very logical
  • Tend to be inquisitive and explorative.
  • They are detail-oriented.
  • They are efficient and reliable.
  • They are analytical and very logical.
  • They are studious
  • Always contemplate their purpose and search for reason.
  • Often perceived as distant and unemotional

The strengths and weaknesses of an INTP.

Similarly, we can investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the INTP personality type to better understand celebrities who identify as INTP personalities.

The strengths of an INTP 

The following are the strengths of the INTP personality:

Open-Mindedness

INTPs are very open to alternatives, new theories, and ideas that are logical and factual. Though they possess great minds they do not think they know everything. They are ever open and ready to learn.

Objectivity

INTPs tend to be objective though they are intuitive, they are usually unbiased in their approach to most matters. 

They base most of their beliefs on concrete facts but also have a deep respect and regard for theoretical ideas.

Imaginative 

INTPs have a very unique imagination, as a result, they are inventive and overflowing with original and never heard of before theories. 

These ideas are usually born from their keen intuition and seem to be preposterous and impossible to others, but they will always prove them wrong as they turn out to be remarkable innovations.

Enthusiastic

When they have a new idea, INTPs can be very excited and optimistic about it, they seem to light and glow as they share their idea.

They can even come out of their introvert shell momentarily if another person shares or shows interest in their theories.

Honesty

INTPs are honest and would never contradict themselves. They strongly believe that the truth is the most important factor and cannot be hidden.

They are therefore very blunt and spare no expense when telling people the truth though they may hurt others in the process. 

The most important thing is that the truth has been honored.

The weaknesses of an INTP

The following are the weaknesses of the INTP personality:

Introverted

INTPs are introverts and so they tend to be withdrawn they perceive socializing as an intrusion on their thought process and personal space and time. 

Their social intelligence is resultantly unexplored and low.

Insensitive and Clueless

INTPs’ preoccupation with logic and search for the truth has inadvertently made them have little or no emotional consideration for others. 

They dismiss feelings as irrational as a result emotional situations are difficult to process for the INTP and are very awkward for them. 

This may offend others as they come across as cold and uninterested.

Rebels at heart

INTPs do not like rules, guidelines, and norms and are usually non-compliant to regulations as these things stifle their creativity. 

In the workplace, this makes them difficult to supervise and manage as they will question and oppose the rigidity and tradition. 

Constantly question themselves.

INTP’s openness to new ideas impedes their capacity to arrive at and execute a decision. They do this with everything including their skills and they tend to delay in action indefinitely.

They continuously question what the best move could probably be and sometimes fail to decide altogether.

The definition of a celebrity or famous person

A celebrity is a person who is very famous and gets lots of public attention on most media platforms such as TV, Radio, and social media. 

Usually, a person becomes a celebrity because they are in the entertainment industry. 

They have starred in movies that become blockbusters, sing songs that become internationally acclaimed or have their reality shows, or are comedians.

Conclusion

 This blog identified which famous people are INTPs. It discussed the strengths and weaknesses of an INTP, listed the attributes of an INTP, and defined a celebrity or famous person.

The following are celebrities that identify as INTPs are:

  • Meryl Streep (Hollywood actress)
  • Tina Fey (Hollywood actress)
  • Cole Sprouse (Actor)
  • Black Francis and Joey Santiago (Members of the Rock band Pixies)

Frequently Asked Questions: INTP famous people

What Celebrities are INTP?

Celebrities that are INTP are:

  • Tina Fey (Comedian/Actress)
  • Meryl Streep (Actress)
  • Stephen King (Author)
  • Seth Meyers (Talk Show Host)
  • Woody Allen (Film Director)
  • Ellen Page (Actress)
  • Cole Sprouse (Actor)

Are INTPs attractive?

No, most people shy away from the INTP because of their emotional detachment and introverted nature that throws people off. However, INTPs themselves are attracted to people who are different from them.

How smart are INTPs?

INTPs are known to be very smart. They are overwhelmed by this as people usually have very few expectations of them.

Are INTP good liars?

Yes, INTPs are excellent liars because they have a vivid imagination and conjure up several lies at a very scary place.

Are INTPs secretive?

Yes, INTPs are very secretive people, mostly because they keep a lot of information to themselves. INTPs are independent people who can often keep secrets to themselves without fully realizing they are doing this.

Are INTPs lonely?

Yes, INTPs experience feelings of loneliness, sometimes even when they have close friendships and relationships because of their poor ability to make emotional connections.

References

Clawson J, G, (2008), ‘Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228146740_Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator

‘Famous INTP’, (2021), Retrieved from https://www.idrlabs.com/intp.php

Jenn Granneman, (2018), ‘9 things INTPs hate’, Retrieved from https://introvertdear.com/news/things-intp-personality-hates/

Leslie Francis & Susan Jones, (2000), ‘Psychological Type and Happiness: A Study among Adult Churchgoers’, Journal of Psychological Type, Vol 54, pp 36-41. PDF

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.