About Kaitlin Ann Trepanier … Part 2 “My Type” Complete



Of the sixteen MBTI types, I most identify with the INTP type, which the authors of Do What You Are describe as Ingenious Problem Solvers.

Okay, so here’s what the consultants/authors of Do What You Are have to say about my type …

“As an INTP, career satisfaction means doing work that: 

  1.         Lets me develop, analyze, and critique new ideas
  2.         Lets me focus my attention and energy on a creative,  theoretical, and logical process, rather than on an end product
  3.         Is challenging and deals with complex problems, where I am able to try unconventional approaches, and take risks to find the best solution
  4.         Lets me work independently with plenty of quiet, private time to concentrate and complete my thinking process
  5.         Lets me set and maintain my own high standards for my work and determine how my performance will be evaluated and compensated
  6.         Is done in a flexible, non-structured environment, without useless rules, excessive limitations, or unnecessary meetings
  7.         Lets me interact with a small group of highly regarded friends and associates, all of whom I admire (changed from respect because I respect … value all people …         though admire people for their unique successes)
  8.         Gives me opportunities to constantly increase my own personal competence and power and lets me meet and interact with other powerful and successful people
  9.         Lets me develop ingenious ideas and plans and lets me delegate the implementation and follow-through to an   efficient support staff
  10. Does not require me to spend time directly organizing other people or supervising or mediating interpersonal differences

Popular Occupations for INTPs include:

(Note: Bold, italicized roles indicate areas of interest and passion)

COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY includes roles from software developer to management consultant

HEALTH CARE/TECHNICAL includes roles from medical scientist to neurologist

The three other areas that are of the most significant and attractive to me include …

PROFESSIONAL/BUSINESS includes the following roles …

  • Lawyer
  • Economist
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Psychologist/psychoanalyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Architect
  • Investment banker
  • Investigator
  • Intellectual property attorney
  • Legal mediator
  • Corporate finance attorney
  • Psychiatrist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Venture capitalist
  • Physicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Anthropologist
  • Intelligence specialist

ACADEMIC includes the following roles …

  • Mathematician
  • Archaelogist
  • Historian
  • Philosopher
  • College professor
  • Online Educator
  • Researcher
  • Logician
  • College faculty administrator
  • Economist
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Astronomer

CREATIVE includes the following roles …

  • Photographer
  • Creative Writer
  • Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Entertainer/Dancer
  • Musician
  • Agent
  • Inventor
  • Informational-graphics designer
  • Columnist, critic, commentator
  • Blogger
  • Music arranger
  • Producer
  • Director: stage motion pictures
  • Film editor
  • Art director

Work-Related strengths may (and do for me) include:

  • Eagerness to “think outside the box” and consider new possibilities
  • Ability to understand very complex and highly abstract ideas
  • Great problem-solving skills
  • Independence, courage to take risks, try new things, and overcome obstacles
  • Ability to synthesize lots of information
  • Intellectual curiosity and skills for getting information you need
  • Ability to analyze things logically even under stress
  • Great confidence and drive to continually increase your knowledge
  • Objectivity: ability to address issues without taking them personally
  • Confidence in your ideas and vision
  • Ability to see the big picture; to see implications of actions and ideas
  • Adaptability; you can shift gears and change directions quickly

The authors sum up by saying, “Using your strengths is easy. The success to success for an INTP is learning to: Be better organized (which interestingly enough I naturally am as my history demonstrates), be patient with less intelligent people (which I am working on since I have individuated and recognize people’s differences more readily now), and work at improving my social skills (which I have been working on for some time and have achieved a level of comfort with all people, regardless of personality type, title, status, etc. because of my increased “Respect Level” for myself and all life.)”




Updated June 5, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016






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