INTP relationship Questions (top 5)

This blog will answer the question “What are some of the questions discussed in INTP relationships?”. It will define and investigate the questions and topics discussed. Define 

What are some of the questions Discussed about INTP relationships?

The following are the most frequently discussed questions and topics on INTP relationships?

● INTP in relationships

● Were any of you ever in a relationship with an INTP? How did it go?

● INTPs: what are you like in a relationship?

INTP in relationships

“We are not bad at relationships; I’m going to keep refuting this myth here until it or I die. What relationships are for us is hard work. Fe (extroverted feeling) is our quaternary function, the function that is least developed by us. Emotions are hard for us to tackle as they aren’t a strong part of our self….”

“………we are actually quite good at interpersonal relationships due to our sense of intuition and event analysis (social or otherwise). We just need to understand that humans are emotional beings, and fixing problems by analysis isn’t always the best way to go. It’s about finding a balance.”

“I would like to believe I won’t be bad at a relationship with the right person, but my problem is actually finding the right person.”

“Emotions are hard for us to tackle as they aren’t a strong part of our self.”

“I don’t really understand this, and I see similar things said a lot here. I’m actually a very emotional person, but I keep my emotions inside and they are usually channeled as anger and frustration. When I’m sad or depressed, people usually just think I’m really angry about something. People generally regard me as a curmudgeon, even though I have a whole range of emotions going on in my head. So I would disagree that emotions are a strong part of ourselves, or at least that this is certainly a generalization that doesn’t apply to all INTPs.”

We just need to understand that humans are emotional beings.”

“Again, what is the disconnect with emotion? In addition to being a very emotional person, I’m also extremely empathetic and feel the emotions of others very strongly. What doesn’t always work is correctly feeling the emotions of others that are directed at me. One of the biggest hurdles I have with dating (when I actually go on a date) is that I wouldn’t know if a woman was flirting with me if it kicked me in the face…..”

“I am guilty of trying to be the architect of a relationship. The problem is that such a relationship is not 100% genuine because it didn’t happen organically and eventually that will cause problems.”

“The biggest pitfall of designing a relationship is that a partner could at some point decide they want to break out of the mold you made for them at which point all of your hard work will be wasted. Take it from me, that’s not a fun result.”

Were any of you ever in a relationship with an INTP? How did it go?

“My INTP just dumped me, and I’m struggling. I’ve never felt for someone else the way I felt about him. But I think it’s due to him not having processed the trauma from his previous relationship (cheating). We were compatible. It was natural and easy, I was instantly comfortable and could be myself around him. There were a lot of things I liked about him, and he was so sweet to me. I thought it was going to be long-term. Made him take the MBTI and he found the articles about INFJ-INTP as the golden pair.”

“I am recovering from a divorce so I can understand some of this. For me talking about feelings is fine but keeping them coherent is the problem. In my marriage, the problem was also actually opening up (which takes a lot of effort) and then not being taken seriously / rejected. I was in another relationship afterward, where I opened up completely, she was the exact opposite of my wife, and appreciated me but without really understanding me.”

“That’s why I’ve decided to just drop that idea altogether.”

“I’ve been married to one for 30 years. I don’t know about golden, but we bolt together in very interesting ways.”

INTPs: what are you like in a relationship?

“I don’t know.”

“When I was younger I was in a similar boat……. Now, I think of myself as pretty low-key and low-maintenance; I also do best dating people who are the same in that regard.”

“I tend to keep my relationships fairly light. It’s not like I avoid tough or heavy conversations, but my day-to-day life is already mentally exhausting as it is. I would much rather cuddle, listen to records, look at memes, hike, travel with other couples, and watch fail videos during what little downtime I have than I would talk nonstop about philosophy, science, or politics.”

“I don’t do intense ………a relationship looks like it’s headed that way, I usually just end it, turns out I’m a perfectly functioning adult on my own and am quite happy being alone, especially if the alternative is having one more thing to get mentally exhausted by.”

“Not sure it matters much, but it’s probably not for nothing that a disproportionate number of my relationships (including the current one) were with INFPs.”

“As an older INTP, I have changed a lot over the years and decades. When younger, my relationships were like my hobbies. Intense interest in the thing of the time, and like the thing of the time, the source of interest varied…………Now, at 47, in the 6th serious relationship of my life, I am truly happy. My partner of 20 months and I are both happier with each other than anyone we’ve ever been with”

Who is an INTP

INTP stands for introversion, intuition, thinking, and perceiving. It is one of the 16 personality types described by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). People who identify as INTP are often described as quiet and analytical. They enjoy spending time alone, thinking about how things work, and coming up with solutions to problems. 

  • They are complicated.
  • They are vague.
  • They are very detail-oriented.
  • People have a difficult time understanding them or their needs.
  • INTPs are private and secretive.
  • Do not like to attract any unnecessary attention. 
  • Their introverted nature compels them to avoid crowds and people.
  • INTPs do not do well in mundane and repetitive tasks but thrive in constantly changing environments. 
  • They are autonomous.
  • Do not like to be micro-managed. 
  • They struggle with expressing their emotions. 
  • INTPs live inside their minds which are full of imagination and fantasy.
  • They lack the necessary motivation to form and maintain relationships. 
  • INTPs are not sensitive to other peoples’ emotional feelings and needs. 
  • They are secretive.
  • They tend are very faithful. 

 

Conclusion

This blog answered the question “What are some of the questions discussed on Reddit concerning INTP relationships?”. It defined Reddit and investigated the questions and topics discussed on Reddit about INTP relationships.

The following are the most frequently discussed questions and topics on INTP relationships:

● INTP in relationships

● Were any of you ever in a relationship with an INTP? How did it go?

● INTPs: what are you like in a relationship?

Frequently Asked Questions: What are some of the questions discussed on Reddit concerning INTP relationships?

Who is INTP compatible with?

The INTP’s natural partner is the ENTJ or the ESTJ. The INTP’s dominant function of Introverted Thinking is best matched with a partner whose personality is dominated by Extraverted Thinking.

What are INTPs afraid of?

INTPs are afraid of being physically helpless or out of control of the events in their lives.

Who are INTPs attracted to?

INTPS are attracted to someone outgoing and fun because they are different than them.

Do INTPs like to cuddle?

Yes, INTPs like to cuddle because they are terrible at verbally showing affection. Cuddling is a useful way for them to express their feelings.

Do INTP fall in love easily?

Yes, an INTP will easily fall in love when they meet someone extremely intellectually appealing.

How does an INTP show love?

INTPs show love through words of affirmation or physical touch.

References

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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.