The INTP Personality is all about developing understanding. The INTP wants to make sense of the world around them and will form an internal map to better understand the world. This can allow them to navigate the world more effectively. The INTP is an experimental type, and functions best when they get out of their head and try new things. This can lead them to expressing themselves better as well as coming up with a completely new perspective they might have missed. The INTP can get in a rut of being in their mind and also sticking to what they know. This can cause them to become too uptight as they aren’t interacting as much with the world around them. An INTP that thinks they have it all figured out can become too rigid and stubborn to enjoy and play with the world around them. This can cause the INTP to become stagnant. The INTP needs to embrace their fun and playful side that allows them to interact with others and develop deeper insight. The INTP works best when they can share their unique skills with the world in a useful and inspiring way. The INTP can be very charming and charismatic once they learn how to express themselves fully.
Enneagram Type 5 (5w4 5w6)
The Enneagram Type 5 is all about being curious. The Enneagram Type Five is always researching and trying to find out more about their topic of interest. They believe in being competent and it is one way to insulate themselves from a chaotic and sometimes frightening world. They believe that if they are always prepared, they will be ready for whatever comes. The enjoy being knowledgable and will delve deeper into topics than most. However, they need to be skilled at communicating their expertise if they want to effectively apply it to the real world. In fact, accumulating knowledge is in some ways a defense mechanism for the 5. They may delve deep into a topic and ignore more pressing issues in their life. Things like eating healthy, nurturing relationships, and confronting conflicts may take the back burner despite being things they need to face. The strong Enneagram 5 will behave in a way where they are able to delve into the unknown and confront their pressing life struggles head on, while also being able to apply themselves and their expertise to make a dent in the world. The can be seen as quite eccentric and tend to be ahead of their time. Sometimes, they will have to have the courage and boldness to step forward and trust themselves, despite others around them doubting them.