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    Senior Member BarIII's Avatar
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    What's all this about "complex"

    I glanced at the two web pages in this quote:

    Who or what is an INTP, and is one Complex?
    Here are some links that should help you decide for yourself.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTP
    http://www.intp.org/intprofile.html
    I read what they had to say about complex. By the name of this forum and the first sentence quoted above it seemed like there's a variety of INTP that's complex and another that isn't, but I didn't see that on those web pages. Is INTP complex a subgroup of INTP?

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    There's actually 24 subtypes of INTP, I've heard. I forget which one I am.

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    Minister of Love Roger Mexico's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    Is INTP complex a subgroup of INTP?

    yes
    Quote Originally Posted by Ptah View Post
    No history, no exposition, no anecdote or argument changes the invariant: we are all human beings, and some humans are idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    Is INTP complex a subgroup of INTP?
    And No.


    For Roger's answer: do you know anything about Set Theory?

    For mine--it's the answer to the question you were probably asking.


    FWIW: I read it as COMplex. There the ambiguity is more clear--and amusing: structure, or neurosis?

    @ferrus: get your sig in here. Someone just made one of those things with polar opposite truthinesses. Your sig will want to see it.
    I'm suspicious of people who say they'll die for a flag but won't wear a mask for their neighbor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    For Roger's answer: do you know anything about Set Theory?
    I think the forks go on the left.

    For mine--it's the answer to the question you were probably asking.
    The Set Theory part was more clear to me.

    I have a feeling there's another test in store for me.

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    Oh. I understand Hephaestus' "no" now. I'm still going to look into the subtypes though.

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    Societal egress and ennui Catoptric's Avatar
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    It's better than saying INTPCompound; though not to be confused with Messianic "Complex."

    INTP "Complex" may best be analogous to the Yeezus complex from the great singer Kanye West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    Oh. I understand Hephaestus' "no" now. I'm still going to look into the subtypes though.
    Yeah, the name "INTP Complex" was (as Heph got) meant to be a both ambiguous and a tad humorous, and so for it apropos to the INTP-ish target audience/culture? This as against any particular (say) formal subcategory of INTP personality out there. Not saying it necessary functions, as such, only that was the idea in the rushed time during which this place was thrown together, heh. It needed a name, and that's the name it got, for better or worse.

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    I'm relieved that I already took a test that I can use to calculate my subtype, at least according to this:

    "The 24 INTP Subtypes...More accurately described as the 24 modes of INTP...To determine your current mode, take an online Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test with results that list percentages for overall Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Perception (P). Then order the results from the highest to the lowest percentages."
    I'm a reset button.

    ITPN - "reset button" This mode has all the identity strife of the "slow burn", but tends to externalize it as a concrete activity of some kind. Both modes tend to be the most objective of all the modes insofar as they constantly force themselves to face their faults.
    Things I've read so far about my type and subtype sound accurate enough but I may have been able to type myself faster by just reading the type/subtype descriptions and deciding which fits best. Someone should do a study on whether that's faster and returns the same results.

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