INTPs normally have a characteristic round-shouldered posture. Their
necks are often not as well proportioned as other types and their heads
seem to strain forwards. Their eyes have a sorrowful look about them
as if they are about to be victimised in some way. Their lips are usually
not very expressive or defined. Their noses are somewhat aquiline in
shape which combined with often flattened cheekbones giving the false
impression that their noses are large.
During conversation INTPs may project their lower lips forward. INTPs
often show poor control of their lower jaw, allowing them to hang down.
INTPs normal facial expressions usually reflect wisdom and great life
experience or sadness and victimisation. Although INTPs are introverts,
some of them may behave in a very extroverted manner.
INTPs with more developed aesthetic taste are neat and tidy. They look
after their clothes which they know well how to compose and combine.
When they interact with others they are softly spoken and unobtrusive,
leaving others the impression that they are intelligent and educated.
When asking someone for something, they usually do it in such a way
as to rarely be denied.
INTPs with less developed aesthetic taste usually look like they are
not bothered about their appearance. Their clothes are often old and
worn and their footwear may be in a bad condition. When interacting
with others they may be very active, pushy and sometimes even aggressive.
They often do not obey the norms of politeness and may sometime be rough
and vulgar, however this behaviour usually does not last a long time.
When INTPs speak publicly they habitually adopt a slow, monotone speech
pattern. This may have a sleep inducing hypnotic effect on their audience.
INTPs are good at noticing contradictions in theories or opinions and
can focus others attention to this. They are able to predict short term
forthcoming events in both visual and associative forms. Through observation
and their own experiences INTPs can create a precise model of others
behaviour allowing INTPs to predict peoples next moves. They often amaze
and interest people with this quality.
INTPs are very sceptical to others who are undertaking new beginnings.
They are able to pour cold water on others burning enthusiasm. They
try to keep others from being passionate as they consider strong emotions
to be harmful. INTPs also look after their health and can be very captious
in these matters. For example, they may wash their hands more often
than others do. They pay a lot attention to hygiene and sanitation.
INTPs are often active in business and commercial matters. They have
good abilities to quickly calculate profit. Usually they are relaxed
and only undertake projects that show considerable return and profit.
They are not afraid to run big businesses. Usually INTPs are very economical.
They do not like to make presents or lend money to others. Because of
this quality they usually try to appear poorer than they actually are.
However when it comes to spending money on themselves, they can be very
INTPs usually work slowly, paying a lot of attention to detail. In their
activities they show a strict logic, that can sometimes become very
pedantic and scrupulous. INTPs may check that all home appliances are
off many times before leaving.