Originally Posted by Jennywocky
The bold part is the paradox.
INTP = celebrity? Not usually.
We're aimed in other directions.
If you find an INTP who has found prominence, I would suggest it would be in fields like:
Thus, not a typical "celebrity" with a social persona.
It's not a paradox; it's just rare (unlikely, uncommon, not common).
There are many individuals who are regarded as INTP who are famous actors, for example. Brent Spiner is one of them; Rick Moranis is another.
And yes, it's obvious that INTP's would usually fall into such fields; but that doesn't preclude them from also going into artistic fields like acting, theater, music, graphic design, ect., and it doesn't at all preclude them from becoming famous.
And additionally, INTP's may also have social personas, in their own way. Lincoln seemed to have a social persona. Einstein had, to some extent, a social persona. Frank Lloyd Wright (who many regard as INTP) also seemed to have this intellectual INTP persona going on. Rick Moranis has his own social persona, and Brent Spiner definitely has a social persona. Thus, INTP's may be inclined to avoid social roles, fame, and generally lack real charisma, and they may also be inclined to go into research fields; but that does not preclude INTP's from bearing these social traits and avoiding research fields altogether.
You're using a horrible stereotype of INTP's to make a fallacious point.