INTPs are both creative and logical. They are the geniuses in every room. We will take a deep dive into INTP cognitive functions.
INTPs have Introverted Thinking (Ti) as their dominant cognitive function. This makes them extremely logical. They can take apart any problem and analyze complex challenges, making them excellent problem solvers. They constantly update their mental model and are relentless in the search for absolute truth.
INTPs have Extraverted Intuition (Ne) as their auxiliary cognitive function. This function gives them the ability to notice connections between seemingly disparate concepts and ideas. Coupled with Introverted Thinking, this function gives them the uncanny ability to come up with world-changing theories and ideas that challenge the status quo, making them excellent scientists and innovators.
INTPs have Introverted Sensing (Si) as their tertiary cognitive function. Sometimes, INTPs are comfortable with their current situation. They look upon the past with nostalgia and have difficulty getting out of their comfort zone. In order to truely reach their potential, INTPs have to engage in creative exploration.
INTPs have Extraverted Feeling (Fe) as their inferior cognitive function. Hence they often have difficulty expressing their emotions. They might also be unaware of social norms, which may cause them trouble. This function may make them reluctant to express their ideas for fear that their ideas will not be accepted.
INTPs are very valuable to the community if they can put their imagination and intellect into helping others. Here is how to determine the functional stack of each mbti type.