Do you feel like a 'stranger in a strange land'?
This is very common for INTPs.
When it comes to basic social interactions, you probably feel like everyone else got the memo but you. Most of the time it's okay, but sometimes it's infuriating.
First, the world seems to be built on the art of small talk. This is especially troubling to you, since your mind seems unable to compute the importance - or develop the skill - of small talk.
Second, your greatest gift of spotting incongruities in thoughts and beliefs seems to be anathema to everyone else. Most people mistake their beliefs and thoughts with their identities, and if you question them they seem to take it personally, as if you're saying they're a bad person for having an illogical belief.
We know - that's baffling to you for the most part. But it can take a real toll on you. If you continually present gifts to other people and they continually reject them it's easy to question the value of what you bring.
Third, it's so SO easy to think "everyone else is just stupid." It's the most seductive thought, and if you let yourself fall into its clutches it creates an even bigger divide between you and the rest of the world. If everyone else is "stupid" you don't bother to learn the skill of persuasion and the potentially groundbreaking thoughts you have die with you.
And, finally, you seem to be the only one that really struggles with motivation.
Maybe you feel you've been knocked down by the world one too many times, or maybe it's that everything everyone else takes for granted just seems so absurd.
It’s not all bad news, though! Many have overcome these pain points to live happy, authentic, and meaningful lives.
At Personality Hacker, we've worked with hundreds of INTPs who have faced and overcome these challenges and others.
And today, we want to help you do the same.