When you scroll through your For You page on TikTok, you may see the acronym TP popping up often. While it has several meanings, the context in which it is used determines its meaning. In New York slang, TP stands for ‘Think Positive.’ This slang is often seen in posts or videos from users who discuss a breakup, failure, or other setbacks and are trying to encourage others to remain optimistic.
In teaching, TP is often used as a shorthand for “Teaching Point.” A TP is an important aspect of the lesson that needs to be imparted to the student or class.
In online gaming, TP is also sometimes used as a way to instantaneously travel from one area of the game to another. However, the use of TP in this context is not consistent and should be avoided. See 'Meaning & Use' below for more information.