INTPs lack follow-through and this can isolate their ideas from practical examination. Their notions become over-intellectualized and too abstract to be of practical benefit. With their sharp critical thinking and analytical abilities, INTPs tend to nit-pick, hair-split, and generally overdo simple issues. Their desire for accuracy and precision exacerbates any error they may perceive in themselves or in others — they are, in other words, highly self-critical. Wanting to be competent and know everything, their standards grow increasingly higher. When fear of failing becomes overly pronounced, INTPs are quick to feel unintelligent, slow, and powerless.
When pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock, you could already visit what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico to stay at a hotel, eat at a restaurant and buy Native American silver. Prisoners began to arrive to Auschwitz a few days after McDonald’s was founded. The first wagon train of the Oregon Trail heads out the same year the fax machine is invented. Nintendo was founded in 1888. Jack the Ripper was on the loose in 1888. 1912 saw the maiden voyage of the Titanic as well as the birth of vitamins, x-ray crystallography, and MDMA. 1971: The year in which America drove a lunar buggy on the moon and Switzerland gave women the vote. NASA’s Gemini program was winding down at the same time as plate tectonics, as we know it today, was becoming refined and accepted by the scientific community. Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded. There were no classes in calculus in Harvard’s curriculum for the first few years because calculus hadn’t been discovered yet. Two empires [Roman & Ottoman] spanned the entire gap from Jesus to Babe Ruth. When the pyramids were being built, there were still woolly mammoths. The last use of the guillotine was in France the same year Star Wars came out. Oxford University was over 300 years old when the Aztec Empire was founded.