This is why INTPs must be so ruthless with their content and data.The criteria isn’t necessarily provable to an outside observer, and so an internally consistent argument may be the best they’ve got to give credibility to their conclusions.Its ultimate goal is to find things that make sense to the user, and once clarity is gained then the INTP knows the right course of action to take.Because both are Thinking types – meaning, they both make decisions based on impersonal, analytical criteria – it’s important to both INTJs and INTPs to be intellectually honest.I have a working theory that every type in the Myers-Briggs system is integral to social ecology.It doesn’t matter if a specific type drives you crazy, they are necessary to keep us balanced as humans.(Not that it matters, but this can be maddening to an ENTP. Which is why INTJs unconsciously vet people for their usefulness, not the data they hold (unless that’s how the person is ‘useful’).Understanding the difference between these two Driver functions is crucial to understanding the difference in types.
A logically consistent argument that supports their speculation.When we’re trying to figure out our own type it can be difficult when two (or more) types fill a relatively similar role in society.I mentioned in the article about INFPs vs INFJs that these two types are here to help us gain greater emotional intelligence, but they do so in slightly different (and necessary) ways. Both types blow me away with their ability to manage extraordinary amounts of information while trying to avoid cognitive biases.And while both have this same desired outcome, there’s an important nuance between the relationship each has with data.