I do apologise. 'Relationship' in many contexts carries the connotation of 'romantic relationship'.A RELATIONSHIP OF ANY KIND.
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I do apologise. 'Relationship' in many contexts carries the connotation of 'romantic relationship'.
My 8-year relationship with my INTP friend has not been without problems, but overall it has been very rewarding. Over the years I have had trouble with his (apparent, not actual) lack of empathy, the way he can take apart my arguements about things I like, his lack of punctuality (he hates mobile phones), and his pessimism. I'm also regularly jealous of how he can speak his mind about things which leads to a bit of an inferiority complex- I've speculated about whether he reciprocates this sentiment but I can't really tell to be honest and I won't ask him.
However, he has also shown to be an extremely good listener and gives very reasonable advice that shows how well we relate as Percievers. We share a wacky, random sense of humor. He is smart and passionate about his fields which I admire. He is also much more laid-back about things compared to my J friends which means he's fun to be around. Even though his passions for philosophy, science and martial arts don't really overlap with mine for literature and music, sometimes I dabble in his debates, sometimes he dabbles in my music, leading to better understanding of these things. We both love animé and video games, but prefer completely different genres- again, we swap and learn to appreciate. Overall, he's taught me a lot, and maybe I've taught him, I don't know, he doesn't give away a lot.
I think you hit the nail on the head with "healthy communicators". You cannot have a relationship if there is an absence meaningful communication.I never understand you guys... thinking hurts. XD
For some reason, lonely INTPs are usually very drawn to me. I'm almost always *intrigued* by them in response, but I find them especially difficult to understand/ spend time with/ spill my brain to. Usually once the growing-out-of-loneliness process is over, the relationship is all withered and both of us are exhausted. That said, I think this pair could be miraculous if both types are healthy communicators.
Have you seen this thread? http://personalitycafe.com/isfp-forum-artists/2960-isfp-intp.html