Sunday, September 11, 2011

INTP: Introverted - Intuitive - Thinking - Perceiving

Lone Yearling Buck - Tamarack Nature Center, MN
Canon 7D + 300mm f2.8IS L

Living a life of theoretical possibilities, where obscured patterns are made vivid, and logic trumps emotion. This is the loner that tolerates others but bristles with discomfort when forced to interact. We try to create large personal bubbles and process our realities in the comfort of our own minds. We like others, but can’t express the warmth they seek and thus retreat to the solitude of home and nature.
Where's Wilburrr? - Manning Trail, MN
Canon 5D MarkII + Zeiss 35mm f2.0
I do my best photography when I’m alone. While I crave the companionship of my wife and photo-friends, I am lost in my thoughts despite their presence. I envy those who thrive on personal interactions and can work a crowd with ease. To me, the noise of human banter is the distraction; big ideas are derived from the quiet of my thoughts, the melody in birdsongs, the repetition of falling water. 
Burning off the Fog - Tamarack Nature Center, MN
Canon 7D + 300mm f2.8IS L
Siblings or Friends - Tamarack Nature Center, MN
Canon 7D + 300mm f2.8IS L
My students now visit me each day in their patterned entrance to their classroom. Enthusiasm emanates from their youthful exuberance as they excitedly recount their summer exploits. The noise is everywhere. It clouds the clarity I crave. I am distracted by my responsibilities and I feel the photographer in me giving way to my real reality. I am an introvert who now is a poser. I will act the role of the extrovert and pretend to seek pleasure from this noise. But every five days, I will seek the solitude of nature, ground myself in my photography, and purge my thoughts in this blog. ...end of summer 2011. 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Tamarack Nature Center, MN
Canon 7D + 300mm f2.8IS L
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1 comment:

  1. Your photos are beautiful. I believe I am also an INTP, with some minor doses of extrovert thrown in. I enjoy the inner workings of my mind, and I am quite comfortable being alone.

    Being of the female gender, I have been expected to meet personality generalizations based on what society sees as characteristics of the fairer sex.

    This has posed problems at times for me, because even though I am quite comfortable with myself, I guess other people are put off kilter, perhaps because they don't know
    how to respond to me.