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INTPs are pensive, analytical folks. They may venture so deeply into thought as to seem detached, and often actually are oblivious to the world around them.

Precise about their descriptions, INTPs will often correct others (or be sorely tempted to) if the shade of meaning is a bit off. While annoying to the less concise, this fine discrimination ability gives INTPs so inclined a natural advantage as, for example, grammarians and linguists.

INTPs are relatively easy-going and amenable to almost anything until their principles are violated, about which they may become outspoken and inflexible. They prefer to return, however, to a reserved albeit benign ambiance, not wishing to make spectacles of themselves.

A major concern for INTPs is the haunting sense of impending failure. They spend considerable time second-guessing themselves. The open-endedness (from Perceiving) conjoined with the need for competence (NT) is expressed in a sense that one’s conclusion may well be met by an equally plausible alternative solution, and that, after all, one may very well have overlooked some critical bit of data. An INTP arguing a point may very well be trying to convince himself as much as his opposition. In this way INTPs are markedly different from INTJs, who are much more confident in their competence and willing to act on their convictions.

-Excerpt from TypeLogic INTP Profile

All SO accurate, especially, that bit about appearing aloof while thinking, the need to be clear and precise (and to get that in return), as well as the ever-impending sense of failure. 

thefairy-talefeeling asked:

Can you recommend some books about mental illness? Thanks in advance. :)

prettybooks:

I’m afraid it’s not an area I’m very well-read in, but I enjoyed The Virgin Suicides, Hyperbole and a Half and Thirteen Reasons Why. I also have It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Wintergirls, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on my wishlist. I also have The Silver Linings Playbook, but I’ve not read it yet.

I’d say that the following books aren’t about mental illness, but they have characters who are struggling with mental illness, generally depression: Ultraviolet, Heart-Shaped Bruise, Love, Aubrey, Two Boys Kissing, Just One Day, How I Live Now, Looking for Alaska, Will Grayson, Will Grayson and even Cath from Fangirl to some extent (social anxiety?).

I also feel that I should suggest The Bell Jar, but it wasn’t for me…

Here’s a few resources from other places, that might be more helpful. I really do think it’s an important subject to tackle, especially in young adult literature:

Contemporary YA Books and Mental Illness @ Stacked
Books Dealing with Mental Illness @ Teen Librarian’s Toolbox
Mental Illness @ Goodreads
Fiction Books About Mental Illness for Teens @ Global Post

I’d also appreciate recommendations myself!

archiemcphee:

Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.

Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:

'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'

Visit Vyacheslav Mishchenkos’ website to check out many more of his remarkable nature photos. The only thing missing from them is narration by Sir David Attenborough.

[via 22 Words and Dailymail.co.uk]

For the first time ever, I want to be a snail. 

archiemcphee:

You know what’s awesome? A donkey lamb taxi. That sounds like a band name. Hey, when’s the next Donkey Lamb Taxi show?

When sheep herders in the hills of Lombardy, Italy need to move their flocks toward better grazing land, the wee lambs get a little help keeping up with their woolly family. Helpful donkeys are fitted with sets of special lamb-sized pouches. It’s ridiculously cute and cozy mass transit in the form of live taxis who are content to graze right along side the sheep.

[via Neatorama]

This is…oh, god, stahp.

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