INTP Finances – Bad Or Catastrophic?

I’ve learned that it’s common for INTPs to suffer extended periods of impecuniousness. This is certainly true of me in that… I must account for my indigence before some serious and sober members of the establishment.

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I’ve learned recently that it’s common for INTPs to suffer extended periods of impecuniousness. This is certainly true of me in that the results of such penuriosity mean that matters have now taken a legal bent, so to speak, and I must account for my indigence before some serious and sober members of the establishment. The council is taking me to court. The only thing that can stop this now is payment, in full, of an impossible amount of Council Tax. I say impossible because the amount demanded is, in percentage terms, infinite. This is a long-winded way of saying that my income is rated at (mathematically speaking) bugger all.

Actually, this blog post has taken so long to write, that – between the last paragraph and this – the court date has been and gone (with me in absentia), and I must – on top of the impossible amount of tax – also pay court costs.

Let us now add to that the unpaid costs of water, electricity, and the reimbursement to Her Majesty’s Revenue And Customs of a substantial assumed-excess of Tax Credits, and we have a grand total of one metric shitload.

And rent. I’m behind on my rent by at least two months. This is not as good as it sounds.

Naturally, instead of trying to resolve these financial oversights, I’m writing this blog instead.

It would be wrong, though, to assume that I don’t take the situation seriously. I am fully aware of the possibility of having to doss on a park bench. Fortunately, this can’t happen because, as luck would have it, there aren’t any parks where I live. A ditch full of brambles will therefore be my residence, once matters come to a head.

My apparent lack of concern is explained by a sort of resignation. I am what I am and I do what I do and I neglect what I neglect. No conscious effort will alter that.

There will be further updates when (that is, if) I get round to it.

(Just as I was putting the finishing touches to this ramble, my mobile phone rang. Yet another creditor. I didn’t answer.)

My Current Situation

I rarely leave the house more than once a week.

I am currently in Hermit Mode, and have been for over five years. This means that I haven’t seen my friends in all that time, and only occasionally see any member of my family. I rarely leave the house more than once a week. My income is so low that I don’t have enough money to pay my bills, or to buy clothes if I ever needed to attend a job interview.

My attempts to run a business over the past three years have been so inept that I would have been better off playing the lottery instead. I would have lost less money, and even won some of it back.

Why I Am Making This INTP Blog

The purpose of this blog/diary/journal is to record my attempts to use MBTI to gain insight, and help me improve my circumstances.

Hello. I am a forty-something man of the INTP personality type, as assessed by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

I am, apparently, of the “stupid” variety of INTP – the kind who thinks of themselves as quite intelligent, with the potential to live in a shed.

The purpose of this blog/diary/journal is to record my attempts to use MBTI to gain insight, and help me improve my circumstances.

I don’t actually live in a shed yet, but I’m getting there.