The INTP Male: What’s Like to Be One!

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Being an INTP male can be tough. We often face many struggles that other males don’t have to deal with. Our unique personality can sometimes make it difficult to find our place in the world. But there are also many benefits that come with being an INTP male.

In this article,  we’ll explore some of the key characteristics of INTP males, the challenges we face, and how to make the most of our personality type.

INTP Male’s Key Characteristics

INTP males, just like INTP females are known for their intelligence, logic, and creativity. We are constantly questioning the world around us and looking for ways to improve things. We often have very high standards for ourselves and those around us.

We are independent thinkers who like to explore new ideas and concepts. We are often very good at problem-solving and thinking outside the box.

However, our independent nature can sometimes make us seem aloof or arrogant to others. We can also be seen as critical or judgmental, especially when we disagree with someone.


6 Relatable Challenges of Being an INTP Male

  1. Fitting In

INTP males often feel like outsiders in a world that is geared towards other personality types. We don’t always fit in with the traditional masculine ideal and can often feel like we don’t quite belong.

Being rare adds to this feeling of isolation. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, only 3% of the population is INTP. So it can be difficult to find others who understand us and our unique perspective.

  1. Dealing With Emotions

INTP males are often not in touch with their emotions. This can make it difficult to understand and express how we’re feeling. We may come across as cold or uncaring to others when in reality we are just uncomfortable with emotions.

It can be hard for us to deal with strong emotions, especially when they are directed towards us. We may feel overwhelmed and quickly retreat to our safe place.

  1. Handling Conflict

INTP males are not naturally good at handling conflict. We tend to avoid confrontation and may try to ignore problems instead of dealing with them head-on.

This can lead to tension and misunderstandings, especially in relationships. We need to learn to communicate our thoughts and feelings honestly, even if it means stepping outside of our comfort zone.

  1. Connecting With Others

INTP males often have a hard time connecting with others. We may feel like we don’t really understand them or that they don’t understand us.

We can struggle to build meaningful relationships, especially with people who are very different from us. It’s important for us to find others who share our interests and can appreciate our unique perspective.

  1. Expressing Ourselves

INTP males often have difficulty expressing themselves. We feel like our thoughts and feelings are too complex for others to understand.

We often communicate better through writing or other forms of communication that allow us to edit and revise our thoughts. It can be challenging for us to open up and be vulnerable with others.

  1. Making Decisions

INTP males are not naturally good at making decisions. We often struggle with anxiety over making the wrong choice.

We like to have all the information before making a decision, which can sometimes lead to us feeling paralyzed and unable to act.

It’s important for us to learn to trust our intuition more even though we’re a Ti dom users and to make decisions even if we don’t have all the information.


How to Make the Most of Your INTP Male Personality

You know, Being aware of our unique characteristics is the first step in making the most of our INTP personality. Here are some tips on how to make the best of your personality:


  1. Find a career that uses your strengths

We’re naturally intelligent and analytical. we often do well in careers that require these skills, such as science or engineering.

This by no means is to say that we can’t be successful in other careers, but it is important to find a career that uses our natural strengths.

  1. Don’t be afraid to be different

Our independent nature can sometimes make us feel like we don’t fit in. But it’s important to remember that our difference is what makes us special.

Don’t be afraid to be yourself and to stand out from the crowd. Embrace your uniqueness and let it shine.

  1. Seek out others who understand you

It can be difficult to find others who truly understand us. But it’s important to seek out those who do.

Find people who share your interests and can appreciate your unique perspective. This will help you to feel more connected and understood.

  1. Learn to communicate your thoughts and feelings

We may struggle to communicate our thoughts and feelings, but it’s important to learn how.

Find a way to express yourself that feels comfortable for you. This could be through writing, art, or simply talking to someone who understands you.

  1. Don’t be afraid to take risks

We may tend to play it safe, but it’s important to take risks sometimes. Stepping outside of our comfort zone can be scary, but it can also be rewarding.

Challenge yourself and see what you’re capable of. You may be surprised at what you can achieve.


How do you know if an INTP guy likes you?

INTP guys can be difficult to read, but there are some clues that can help you figure out his feelings. If he’s interested in you, he’ll likely be very curious about you and ask lots of questions. He may also try to find common ground with you or find ways to connect with you. If he’s not interested, he may be dismissive or avoid eye contact.

What type of girls does INTP like?

INTP guys are attracted to independent, creative, and intelligent women. They may also be attracted to women who are different from them and can challenge them. So, any girl who is confident and knows her own mind would be a good match for an INTP guy.

How do INTPs show love?

When an INTP male is in love, physical affections and quality time can be the most preferred love language for them to show love. They may also try to find ways to connect with you on a deeper level or share their thoughts and feelings with you.


So, there you have it. A brief look into what it’s like to be an INTP male. We hope this has given you a better understanding of us and how to make the most of your unique personality.

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Sarra is a behavioral science student and HS science teacher ( also a cat mom! ) who obsesses over typing people but can't seem to type her own self. Let's just say that for the time being, she's a cross between an INFJ and INFP!

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