Logician

INTP / Cancer

Logician (INTP) - CANCER

Who is a Logician (INTP)?

Logicians are individuals with the Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Perceiving personality traits. They tend to be intelligent, logical and tolerant people, known for their creativity and insightful observations. Being thinking-oriented, logicians usually rely on logic rather than emotion when making decisions.

Logician/Cancer pride themselves on their inventiveness and creativity, their unique perspective and vigorous intellect and have been responsible for many scientific discoveries throughout history. They are considered the most logically precise of all the personality types. Although they may seem prickly and standoffish at first meeting, once they make the decision to become friends with someone, that person has a friend for life. They love patterns, and spotting discrepancies between statements could almost be described as a hobby, making it a bad idea to lie to them. They can often intuit relationships, ideas, and motivations before anyone has actually spoken. That can make for challenging interactions with this personelity since they hate small talk, especially when it contains white lies (like saying, "How nice to see you!" when it's clear that both parties would rather avoid each other). That's why social gatherings can be overwhelming for Logician/Cancers. They'd much rather spend time in small groups where everyone is on the same page.

They tend to be flexible and good at thinking "outside of the box” and like to think about the big picture rather than focusing on every tiny detail. They also like to keep their options open and feel limited by structure and planning. The Logician/Cancer is incredibly sensitive, meaning they can have developed some very thick armor to help them deal with the changes in the world. They don’t like revealing too much of themselves, and are rather indirect in the way that they communicate. Many tend to have an odd sense of humor, and can sometimes find humor in situations where others don't see it. This means they are great to have around when things are not going great - they will bring with them their innate understanding of how to care for people alongside that humor.

From the start, Logician/Cancer take their relationships seriously. Their imagination and vision, and the challenge of getting to know new people, make them all too aware of how important it is that they’re involved with someone, and they will prove themselves surprisingly loyal. They tend to be quite needy in terms of affection. This can lead to them being clingy and overbearing, and can also lead to some dishonesty, since they have been known to lie in situations where they believe it will stop someone, either a friend or a partner, from leaving. They have a rather strong fear of abandonment. Early in the dating phase, they are unusually direct and honest, doing their best to express their mindset and create mutual understanding, believing that this shared knowledge will help to minimize misunderstandings and avoid conflict.

Their struggle for truth and meaning stems, at least in part from the sense that there is little that can be known with absolute certainty. It’s not they don’t want believe in something. Indeed, many Logician/Cancers devote much of their lives to seeking a bulletproof source of truth and meaning. But despite their good intentions, their probing mind can usually manage to find some sort of hole in nearly any theory or belief system. So when it comes to finding a consistently meaningful life philosophy or worldview, they can be their own worst enemies. They also find happiness in sharing what they have - both in their home and the sense of security that they can provide in the form of advice, and care. They can suffer deeply when relationships, romantic or otherwise, don’t work out.

Strengths

Independent

Loyal

Supportive

Weaknesses

Aggressive

Moody

Unable to let go