Lovegood Robert is a 25 year old Rational Architect, (INTP).
He is a graduate student in English and is working on his doctoral thesis.
Robert decided to try out his new ideas with the girlfriend he has now. Robert's initial feeling was that her concerns were short-sighted and illogical, but instead of trouncing her, he decided to ask her to expand on her concerns.
When she did that, he could see that some of her ideas were valid even if poorly expressed.
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.
While a lack of agreement doesn't bother him between friends, Robert wants him and his partner to have more intellectual agreement.
In analyzing his past relationships, Robert is realizing that he's more or less created a catch-22.
In fact, INTPs couple their Accuracy with Extraverted Intuition, or what we call “Exploration.” The world outside of themselves is where intriguing new patterns are observed, and it’s up to them to make sense of what those possibilities could mean.
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.
This article is intended to be a deep-dive, side-by-side comparison of their similarities and differences.
(If you’re in the middle of trying to figure out whether or not you’re an INTJ or an INTP, remember that these aren’t intended to describe your individual interests or values, but rather how the two types are ‘wired’ differently.) The Driver process can also be called the “dominant cognitive function.” It’s the mind’s first point of contact and the primary lens through which everything gets filtered.