I apologise if this has been discussed before any time in the recent past. This question has just occurred to me while reading posts in other unrelated threads. I am someone who, since maybe middle school, seems to have a general preference for older people as conversation partners, especially those who are educators. It started with simple things like, for example, being in middle school and sitting at the front of the bus and enjoying casually chit-chatting with the bus driver about the Republican elections at the time, and has since become more pronounced, with me acquainting with and being on good terms with all of my professors, and even befriending a few (high school as well as college). I tend to prefer these people for their knowledge and ability to have intellectual discussions, but also because, by virtue of being older, they satiate my love of history by answering any questions I have about what this or that detail was like in the 70s, 80s, and so on. Obviously, I have acquaintances (and a few friends) my age-range, but, generally speaking, they're more like fun friends for dicking around with. I am currently 19 and a half and my best friend for the last four or so years has been a man I talk to over the internet in Pennsylvania who is now in his early 30's. Obviously, this isn't only an INTP thing, but having met at least one person my age-range (an ENFP) who explicitly showed no interest in or understanding of why they would befriend their professors, or older people in general, it must not be universal. I suppose I don't really have a question or point to make...just wondering, do any of you have any similar experience or any insight about it?