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In this episode of the Personality Hacker podcast, Joel and Antonia explore the 4 work styles that influence INTP careers.

Discover more about subtypes in Dr. Dario Nardi’s “The 64 Subtypes in Depth”


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Why are Joel and Antonia discussing careers for each of the personality types?
  • What are some popular career choices for INTPs?
  • Introducing the INTP subtypes by Dr. Dario Nardi.
    • How to approach the concept of the four subtypes.
  • Check out our previous podcast episode where Dario introduces the four subtypes of each personality type.
  • The energy and flavor of the four subtypes.
  • The four INTP subtypes:
    • Dominant subtype – what type of leadership roles do these INTPs prefer?
    • Creative subtype – how these INTPs serve as idea generators and catalysts.
    • Normalizing subtype – how these INTPs use problem solving in a more linear style.
    • Harmonizing subtype – how these INTPs focus on methodologies and helping others
  • What makes some INTPs more likely to adopt the Harmonizing subtype?
  • How knowing your subtype can help with your career.

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  • Kim Racanelli
    • Kim Racanelli
    • June 4, 2024 at 12:07 am

    I really relate to the Harmonizing subtype I have wanted to be a Clinical Psychologist since High School it just clicks !

  • Luuk
    • Luuk
    • December 16, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for this episode (and many other ones)! I found a lot of recognition here and it cleared up some uncertainties for me. At one point, I laughed out loud for describing me so accurately. I felt a bit caught. Like “oops, that’s not normal behavior?”

  • Rachel
    • Rachel
    • June 23, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Super interesting! I’m a designer and relate most to Creative/Harmonizing. I studied Architecture, briefly entertained switching to psychology, and then ended up in Industrial Design. I always told people I chose Architecture because it was the perfect blend of my interests in Art, Math, and Psychology. As a kid, I was somewhere between Normalizing (probably a defense mechanism to fit in) and more naturally leaned Harmonizing. It was initially expressed via my tendency to befriend classmates by partnering up and helping them with schoolwork. I enjoyed the reward of their appreciation and also enjoyed being able to connect with others over something that was somewhat tangible and bypassed the need for small talk. The friendships could form naturally over time with the schoolwork as the icebreaker. In college, I would often lose myself in the creative problem-solving of others’ designs only to have to rush and pull mine off at the last minute ;)

    After college, my INTJ husband and I started our own design studio, and I definitely tapped into a more dominant style there while having to work under tighter timelines, balance finances, and manage employees. We sold the studio after 10 years. It was definitely a good experience, but admittedly not my comfort-zone. So here I am in the soul-searching mode again, as expected :)

  • Kate Owens
    • Kate Owens
    • June 18, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    I am fairly new to the Meyers Briggs system of personality typing. Formerly it’ was used by women principals on incoming teachers to determine who would fit in with their view of how things should work in their little fiefdoms. I always gave false answers to indicate I was a dutiful extrovert gushing with emotions. I recently took a test, gave true answers and came up with INTP. What a revelation. There is nothing broken, bent or deficient about me. There are others like me and we are not warped.
    I am learning what I can from books on typography and trying to study my friends and those I meet. I am doing volunteer work with my local crisis intervention organization to put my masters degree in counseling psychology to work. If I can find a course online I will likely take one, but I am not able to travel at this time.

  • Eric
    • Eric
    • June 6, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Oh man! This was a long wait but I’m glad it’s here :D

    I definitely resonate with Normalizing and Harmonizing to an extent. Probably Normalizing early in life and slowly becoming Harmonizing in my 40’s.

    Might be worth getting into analytic Ne one of these days…

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