ISTPs vs INTPs Reddit (3 topics)

This blog will answer the question, “What are some of the questions and topics discussed on Reddit regarding the differences between ISTPs and INTPs?”. It will exhibit the questions and topics discussed on Reddit regarding the differences between ISTPs and INTPs and explain what Reddit is. 

Questions and topics discussed on Reddit regarding the differences between ISTPs and INTPs.

The frequently discussed topics and questions on the differences between ISTP and INTP personalities include:

  • Difference between INTP and ISTP.
  • How do you recognize the difference between an INTP and an ISTP?
  • How to differentiate an ISTP and INTP.

Difference between INTP and ISTP.

“Well, the letters don’t mean much. They just indicate the functions you have.” 

“As for the INTP ISTP difference, that comes down to the two central functions. The reason it’s between these two is that our introverted thinking is well established, as is our extroverted feeling. This is what makes people commonly mistype as an INTP. We act very similarly to them, and if we get in a “Ti-Ni loop” (introverted thinking, introverted intuition) it can look a lot like an INTP. The main difference is our extroverted sensing, which many ISTPs (enneagram type 5 in particular) can neglect depending on our family, habits, etc. So we focus on our introverted intuition.”

“……INTPs reflect more on previous experiences and data, rather than being more focused on what’s currently happening. Along with their external intuition (bouncing from idea to idea), this makes them pretty much an ultimate thinker. They like to think about anything and everything.”

“I test a lot for both ISTP and INTP so I’m curious about this as well….”

How do you recognize the difference between an INTP and an ISTP?

“So many people don’t realize how similar the ISTP is to an INTJ and INTP because their stereotype is the mechanic….”

“ISTPs are extremely logical while also being hands-on. They love solving practical problems. If they take something apart, they understand why all the pieces are important and can then put whatever it is back together. If you don’t get to know an ISTP, you may never realize their intelligence.”

“…….Ti is all about considering what the individual thinks about a problem; Se is all about gathering real experiences and exploring the world. INTPs lead with TiNe. This means they too are extremely logical but more abstract in their interests. They love solving abstract puzzles. They will take something apart and analyze where everything is and why. They aren’t necessarily interested in putting it back together, just learning how it works…..”

“INTPs often talk about things other people don’t think matters because what they want to talk about may not have a practical application.”

“….INTPs are all about gathering abstract concepts/experiences…..”

“You cannot know yourself unless you triangulate with others. You may think “I never leave my room and hate new experiences! I’m an INTP!” However, unless you are around others who are INTPs, you may be overestimating yourself. Or you may think you enjoy the outdoors and new experiences so you must have Se and be an ISTP. Again, talk to other people who are these types to better understand where you fall on the scale of loving new experiences.”

“….what also makes it difficult is an older ISTP and an older INTP can be very similar because while one has been gathering new experiences and organizing abstract ideas, the other has been gathering abstract ideas and organizing new experiences. Both filter everything through their logical brains, so both types can become just as good at fixing a car or solving an abstract mathematical problem as the other type.”

“Oversimplified examples:

(1) An ISTP will fix an object and an INTP will stare at the broken item and think about why it broke, how it broke, what it is made of, different ways it could be fixed with the benefits and downsides of each, and probably the inventor of the object, the inventor’s life, and who knows what else before they eventually decide on what to do with the broken object………plus the ISTP will enjoy the fixing process more. 

(2) An ISTP is first interested in how a telescope works, while an INTp is first interested in how the telescope works with light. On the other hand, a generally accepted INTP – Einstein – came up with a formula for relativity along with other theories and equations that had no practical use of their time, were groundbreaking in knowing how the universe operates, and have extended into explorations of the current day.”

How to differentiate an ISTP and INTP.

“Just stop believing in the stereotypes for a moment. While it is true that many ISTPs are good with their hands, in reality. This is as much fantasy as saying INTPs are all scientists. Ti makes us extensive producers of logic and reasoning, Se makes us in tune with our environment. Together, this causes us to produce logic that we enforce inside our environment or logic that we examine through the environment. Ni narrows down the logic to one coherent conclusion, we then extract the core principles of each conclusion and put it into a structure through Ti.”

“…..whenever I follow the advice of doing things that ‘engage your Se’ I become very unhealthy and over-indulge in stimuli and then as soon as I’m done, I just retreat into my head.”

“I would say ISTPs are more hands-on and INTPs are more in their heads.”

“I test between INTP and ISTP. It depends on my mood, environment, and people I’m with, but I’m dominantly ISTP.”

“INTPs rely heavily on internal rules and understandings. When subjected to an unknown environment, INTPs will pay attention to what they did in the past and try to understand the present moment.”

“ISTPs rely upon their sensations and surroundings. When put into an unknown environment, they will pay attention to what’s going on around them, take in new data, and try to understand it.”

“If it takes you a full minute to realize someones talking to you before giving a condescending response, you’re an INTP.”

What is Reddit?

Reddit is a social news, web content rating, and online discussion forum. Registered members submit content to the site such as questions, links, and images. These can then be voted up or down by other members. 

Users are free to share their thoughts and opinions on various subjects and topics. They have lengthy online discussions that are usually helpful and educative for each other.

Conclusion

This blog answered the question, “What are some of the questions and topics discussed on Reddit regarding the differences between ISTPs and INTPs?”. It exhibited the questions and topics discussed on Reddit regarding the differences between ISTPs and INTPs and explained what Reddit is.

The frequently discussed topics and questions on the differences between ISTP and INTP personalities include:

  • Difference between INTP and ISTP.
  • How do you recognize the difference between an INTP and an ISTP?
  • How to differentiate an ISTP and INTP.

Frequently Asked Questions: ISTPs vs. INTPs Reddit.

What do INTP hate? 

The INTP hates the following things:

● People trying to control them.

● Being forced to deal with lots of details.

● Mundane and routine activities.

● Having to decide on exploring all their options and possibilities.

● Disruption of their alone time.

● Being told that what they know is wrong.

● Being in crowds.

● Being shackled by responsibility. 

Do INTPs like music?

Yes, INTPs love music and are fascinated by it. 

Can I be both ISTP and INTP?

No, you cannot be an ISTP and INTP at the same time.

How rare is ISTP?

ISTPs make up: 5% of the general population. 9% of men. 2% of women.

Who Should an ISTP date?

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

What careers are best for INTP?

The best careers for INTPs include:

  • Computer Network Architect.
  • Computer or Information Research Scientist.
  • Computer Programmer.
  • Computer Systems Analyst.
  • Network or Computer Systems Administrator.
  • Software Developer

References  

‘INTP vs. ISTP’, Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/search/?q=intp+vs+istp

‘INTP VS ISTP’, Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/istp/comments/20s1sc/difference_between_intp_and_istp/

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.