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What are the INTP Personality Type struggles with productivity?
As an INTP in the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) system, chances are you've felt like you've been given the short stick when it comes to productivity. You do so well in your mind but when it comes to the outside world you stumble, take too long, overthink, lose focus, procrastinate, and miss deadlines which lead to all sorts of personal relationship conflicts that you don't even want to deal with right now. Not to mention the lack of motivation and energy to work on your personal aspirations when you get the chance to do so. It's frustrating, tiresome, can make life harder, and tough to get the dream job you want, pay the bills, and have any energy left over to do your personal projects...let alone manage your personal relationships.
This frustration can lead you as an INTP Personality Type to feel annoyed with this hand you've been dealt, feel underappreciated, and have no clear way to express it.
Not to mention, others don't easily understand how you operate and aren't always ready to accommodate. You can't pick a career, don't know where to start, and the future feels vague or uncertain. When you do get started it feels like pushing a parked truck as you lose interest or focus. You may think a lot about what you want but when it comes to action you feel stalled and stifled. Ugh.
Our bosses don't follow our advice, our friends keep making the wrong choices, and we feel increasingly isolated as no one seems to understand how we think or work. You may have difficulty working in teams, trusting others' judgment, not care much for authority, and would rather not bother with any of it.
As you go through each growth point, another one seems to be nipping at your heels. Deadlines never end, responsibilities don't stop, and there's not enough time to think, function, play, and be. You've searched for answers on YouTube, Reddit, and Facebook to only find simple advice from INTPs who don't really want to grow and therefore find that nothing really changes. Feelings of pointlessness to do anything ensues.
It's finally time to change that with proper insight, tools, and support from a fellow INTP and a course designed to help you calibrate to who you already are and what you're already capable of...
Some Key Challenges for the INTP Personality Type and Productivity
Procrastination - Perhaps the most common complaint I've heard from INTPs, or the biggest self-criticism, is the feeling of being lazy or procrastinating as a challenge. This happens because of the consistent external demands of the modern world. We've gotta make money, attend to relationships, show up to contribute in some external way, or meet some of the other kinds of demand. If we were to add up all that we actually do, not compared to the demand, then you'd probably see a lot of things getting done. It's that relationship to external demand that perhaps needs some adjusting.
Lack of Focus - The intuitive side of us wants variety and novelty but the internal demands we have of ourselves desire consistency and reliability. Those two are especially at odds in the young adult to mid-life stages of life where you've gotta get out there, show up, be consistent and get things done. So, I understand the frustration or insecurity about a lack of focus. But, I will say, the lack of focus usually means something. It is a natural call to something else and all sorts of ideas come to the INTP mind when we're able to break away from the track that we think we're supposed to be on.
Communication - While we INTPs can do quite well in possibly learning multiple languages and or distinguishing word usage, we can have a hard time communicating with others in the way that they need to hear something. We're all human and we humans tend to overvalue our own experiences. This can make communication difficult when we want others to communicate the way we'd like...succinctly, directly, or not at all. Calibrating between what we want, what others want, and what's effective is an ongoing challenge.
Time Management - Deadlines are a powerful tool for an INTP to get things done but we can't use them the same way most people do. Flow for an INTP requires an open use of time and few interruptions. Shared priorities and deadlines are not something we INTPs easily respond to because our priorities take precedence.
Multi-tasking - this is the common word used but really it's referring to task-switching. And with Introverted Thinking, we INTPs go into depth on a singular problem or goal, not width to solve many things quickly. So multi-tasking becomes a major challenge in the productivity game of life that often requires you can on a lot at once. Interruptions throw us off our game and they can happen constantly in certain environments.
What can an INTP Personality Type do to increase productivity?
It's going to take some bravery, some logic, some mental reframes, a bit of guidance, a bit of humility to accept that help and the willingness to make adjustments.
Introducing, The INTP Productivity Master Quest, a program for INTPs designed to get you moving, creating, focused, accomplishing, and become the most reliable and consistent version of yourself.Learn to be more productive in your everyday life, reframe the INTP perception of productivity, become a self-starter (and finisher), and connect with other INTPs who are sharing their stories in order to maximize our potential as INTPs.
Whether you're working for yourself, working for your dream job, or aiming for your dream job...this is a course that'll get you to (and keep you) at the top of your game.
We cover every secret to being productive from the unique perspective of being an INTP facing many of the same challenges you face with distraction, time management challenges, wanting to lead, speak up, be better at emotional regulation, and wanting to do all of that without having to sacrifice who I am.
We'll cover concepts such as:
- Maximizing Your Creative Space and Time
- Maximizing Your Thinking Potential
- The INTP Cognitive Functions
- Finding Focus When You Need It
- Accessing Motivation (or tricking yourself into it)
- How to Prioritize Both Internally and Externally
- Become the Master of Your Time
This program has a 30-day guarantee and some free preview items, so there's no risk to you getting started and seeing what you can learn. I will be available in the comments to help you with any questions you have as you go along.
If you've been stuck on the hamster wheel of making the same mistakes or dealing with the same frustrations of being less productive as an INTP Personality Type then now is the time to get started. The opportunity is here. Click the button below to get started and I'll see you inside!
Please note before you buy that this is a video-only course. The intention is to provide a focused and intentional learning experience. The videos are downloadable for you to take with you on the go.
Christian Rivera is a Digital Producer and has been for 20 years creating photography, video, graphic design, and audio assets for clients such as Disney, Hulu, Lionsgate, Focus Features, Paramount, and more. In 2018, Christian developed Dopamine and Other Happy Chemicals as a platform dedicated to his own personal empowerment by sharing growth lessons and experiences on his podcast. This included a focus on INTP growth development and becoming a mirror for INTPs to reflect on their own experience to grow from.
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