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    Do you guys think that he was an INTP? Some sources identify him as an INTJ, but I am not sure, the way he thinks sounds Tiish... And he seemed to be solving problems for the sake of solving them... Dont know if he was organized or unstructured... this wasnt featured very clearly in the movie..

    I am thinking about John Nash from beautiful mind... not the real person... The real john nash may be slightly different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seawolf399 View Post
    Do you guys think that he was an INTP? Some sources identify him as an INTJ, but I am not sure, the way he thinks sounds Tiish... And he seemed to be solving problems for the sake of solving them... Dont know if he was organized or unstructured... this wasnt featured very clearly in the movie..

    I am thinking about John Nash from beautiful mind... not the real person... The real john nash may be slightly different.
    heh it's hard to type a schizophrenic. i guess prior to his illness he was very j'ish at cmu...a real go getter so i've read. the INT part is inherent...to me only the j/p is debatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyakulis View Post
    heh it's hard to type a schizophrenic.
    LOL. That sounds like a great tagline.
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    sorry the real John Nash couldn't get a movie made about him.

    that would have been much more interesting.

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    Do you guys think that he was an INTP? Some sources identify him as an INTJ, but I am not sure, the way he thinks sounds Tiish... And he seemed to be solving problems for the sake of solving them... Dont know if he was organized or unstructured... this wasnt featured very clearly in the movie..

    I am thinking about John Nash from beautiful mind... not the real person... The real john nash may be slightly different.

    The INT part is, as was said, inherent. As for P/J, I'd probably choose P just because INTPs tend to be more "out there". INTPs and INTJs can both be very intelligent, but there is a difference. INTPs tend to have vivid imaginations and be somewhat detached from reality while INTJs are much more grounded because of their Te. Also, one of the features of schizophrenia is loosened associativity, which means that people tend to make associations between distantly or unrelated things easier. Nash did this. He saw all sorts of patterns in the newspaper, in the motion of birds, etc. Overractive pattern recognition. It's like a mutated Ne.

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    I think an INTJ would rationalize the hallucinations much differently then an INTP. If the INTJ could decide the hallucinations were false they would be more likely to prove that they were or to ignore them.

    INTP I think might enjoy the stimulating conversation (it is technically with ones self). The INTP may flip flop on the debate on whether or not what they were seeing was real.

    Once you have developed schizophrenia wouldn't you type differently?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaselation View Post
    I think an INTJ would rationalize the hallucinations much differently then an INTP. If the INTJ could decide the hallucinations were false they would be more likely to prove that they were or to ignore them.

    INTP I think might enjoy the stimulating conversation (it is technically with ones self). The INTP may flip flop on the debate on whether or not what they were seeing was real.

    Once you have developed schizophrenia wouldn't you type differently?
    No you shouldnt type differently once you've developed schizophrenia. You would just be an abnormal INTP, not a different type. Perhaps your type may appear to be something different than it was before, but it will still be the same temperament just manifesting itself in a different fashion.
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