Here’s something I love about INTPs, @Ista : I was able to wring a “You were right” out of two NTPs over the last several days. One I and one I’m not 100% certain, but I think E. Begrudging admittance of your brilliance from a peer is endlessly satisfying.
I think every person should have a best friend in which the only difference in the four letters is the E/I. I feel like it be a partners in crime dynamic. I have an ESTP friend and ISTP friend and they have that dynamic. I have an INTP friend online but I’m not sure where it’ll go. I hope it’ll become just as close as my ESTP and ISTP friend.
Yee. It is so easy to connect. Brains are sexy.
I love the mental ability to keep up and rational/not too feelingsy nature, but i tried a relationship with one, admittedly perhaps unhealthy, who was SO caught up in theory he literally did nothing practical ever and his life was basically a carcrash and he had no job. ever.
I wasn't patient or organised enough to make up for those failings so i backed out pretty quickly.
I still miss the conversations though.
It's strange. INTPs are one of the only types that I feel like I can be 100% my real self with, put my guard down, and not care about anything, because most likely they're more weird than me, and we can connect about a lot of stuff. So one on one INTPs are awesome. But in groups, where things are more "sensor-like", they are a bit awkward.
I was in love with an INTP once. I could drop my guard in his presence and felt comfortable because he was really accepting to my quirks but it wouldn't work out in the end probably because he was younger than me and really immature. His Fe was badly underdeveloped and his overgrown Ti was actually making him an idiot. He probably had some kind of Ti-Si loop going on. And he lacked energy - there is a limit how much time you spend with nose in your phone or how long you sleep in the "morning" (if you oversleep for lesson starting at 13:30 while having just 15 minutes of commuting there is something wrong with your sleeping patterns or you have self motivation issues).
I got brains :)