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Analytical Thinker Analytical Thinker (AT)

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Analytical Thinkers are reserved, quiet persons. They like to get to the bottom of things - curiosity is one of their strongest motives. They want to know what holds the world together deep down inside. They do not really need much more to be happy because they are modest persons. Many mathematicians, philosophers and scientists belong to this type. Analytical Thinkers loathe contradictions and illogicalness; with their sharp intellect, they quickly and comprehensively grasp patterns, principles and structures. They are particularly interested in the fundamental nature of things and theoretical findings; for them, it is not necessarily a question of translating these into practical acts or in sharing their considerations with others. Analytical Thinkers like to work alone; their ability to concentrate is more marked than that of all other personality types. They are open for and interested in new information.

Analytical Thinkers have little interest in everyday concerns - they are always a little like an “absent-minded professor” whose home and workplace are chaotic and who only concerns himself with banalities such as bodily needs when it becomes absolutely unavoidable. The acknowledgement of their work by others does not play a great role for them; in general,they are quite independent of social relationships and very self-reliant. Analytical Thinkers therefore often give others the impression that they are arrogant or snobby - especially because they do not hesitate to speak their mind with their often harsh (even if justified) criticism and their imperturbable self-confidence. Incompetent contemporaries do not have it easy with them. But whoever succeeds in winning their respect and interest has a witty and very intelligent person to talk to. A partner who amazes one with his excellent powers of observation and his very dry humour.
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It takes some time before Analytical Thinkers make friends, but then they are mostly friends for life. They only need very few people around them. Their most important ability is to be a match for them and thus give them inspiration. Constant social obligations quickly get on their nerves; they need a lot of time alone and often withdraw from others. Their partner must respect this and understand that this is not due to the lack of affection. Once they have decided in favour of a person, Analytical Thinkers are loyal and reliable partners. However, one cannot expect romance and effusive expressions of feelings from them and they will definitely forget their wedding anniversary. But they are always up to a night spent with stimulating discussions and a good glass of wine!
» Learn more about the Analytical Thinker in love ...

Adjectives which describe your type

introverted, theoretical, logical, spontaneous, rational, analytical, intellectual, sceptical, pensive, critical, quiet, precise, independent, creative, inventive, abstract, eccentric, curious, reserved, self-involved, imaginative, unsociable, determined, modest, careful, incommunicative, witty

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Analytical Thinker The Analytical Thinker in love (Oooo this is so true)

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When falling in love, you can turn into a real surprise package! Normally those around you probably see you like most Thinkers as slightly preoccupied, a little absentminded, maybe even a little arrogant. You also give the impression of being quiet, cool, distanced and deliberate - everything is true. It is also true that you rarely fall in love because your expectations of your partner are very high and only very few will meet them.

However, when it happens to you, things - especially for an introverted Thinker - can get pretty intense. Then you even throw your previous taciturnity overboard, and compared to your normal behavior, you get loquacious and drippy. But that usually doesn’t last long, as soon your analytical and rational part returns from its vacation, puts the entire matter under a microscope without mercy, and woe to your partner if he/she did not reach the required standards in some respect! You have a very clear mental picture of your expectations and in this respect you are much too hardheaded and stubborn to be ready for any compromises. You would rather be alone than to put up with the second best, thank you very much.

For your partner, the change from the love poem writing, romantic Romeo, to the cool strategist, is sometimes rather bewildering and not easy to deal with. Here, they think they have hooked the great romantic, and in reality you belong to the most unemotional and logical types around. If your counterpart is a very emotional type, this cold shower can lead to a few problems between you because, after the initial effusiveness is gone, he/she won’t be able to squeeze all that many declarations of feelings and vows of love out of you. Once the courtship period is over, you simply don’t see the necessity any longer. Emotions are suspect to you anyway, because they are capricious and you give your partner only occasionally a glimpse into your innermost feelings. That hurts many types very much and makes them feel rejected and taken for granted. You, on the other hand, are uncomfortable if you feel pushed into an intimacy you don’t like, and frequently you don’t understand what your partner expects of you.

Here are my results from the anonymous commenter:


( 10 whispered — Speak )
Feb. 17th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Don't they just hit that nail on the head! I should put that in all my online personal ads (not that any are active...) but just as fair warning ;)
Feb. 17th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
Ooooooooooo so you think your results are similiar to mine?! O.o Easy!
Feb. 17th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
hmmmmm, let me analyze this... Yes! I think so!

PS I have white bowling shoes... I wonder if they make silk bowling shirts in my size....
Feb. 17th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Did you take the quiz??

Hey! If YOU get a silk bowling shirt, you gotta get me one, too!
Feb. 17th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
I've taken the Myers-Briggs many many times and I'm always an INTP which is what the AT is on this test.

I shall be on the look out for dark purple silk bowling shirts with some silver and black because EVERYTHING goes with that ;)
Feb. 17th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
When I take the test, I score as either an ENTJ or INTJ depending on how "social" I've been when I take it. So this isn't makin' sense then ;p
Feb. 17th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
ifns you are a J you shoulda showed up as an IT (Independent Thinker) instead of analytical... I'll analyze this but suggest you do it independently also ;)
Feb. 17th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
I know this, and have taken the MB test for years now, always with the same results. I just took the "anonymous" person's quiz which wasn't enlightening but affirming regarding my personality traits (yeah, yeah, they were actually positive...lol). I'm gonna put the jpg of that up here in a sec.
Feb. 17th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Personality test
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Feb. 17th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Personality test
I'm definitely interested. Thanks for sharing the site.
( 10 whispered — Speak )


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