Are you sure you are good friends? Because that sounds as if you're actually quite frustrated with your friendship <.<One of my best friends is INTP, and we get on generally pretty well. Because we're both not controversial, we don't enter into any of the petty high school conflicts. But its gets very frustrating when I'm furiously lambasting some asshole in the news, and she's like: What? Really? You know, I don't really care about any of that. You get too passionate about this stuff. Yeah. If I'm too passionate, she's passionless. Because of some of the conflicts she's had with friends in the past (and they got UGLY), she's extremely averse to emotional outbursts, so she goes out of her way to spurn them. And you know, when she does that to me, she just seem like some flippant, uninspired robot who doesn't have an opinion on anything. Sometimes I don't want to be her friend, because she's so uninteresting to talk to; talk about somebody who refuses to have an opinion. She's the only INTP I know who's quite so bland; other INTPs are interesting and dynamic.
Socrates is an INTP too, and he CLEARLY has opinions. When he cross examines people, he actually makes them realize the error in their argument. Not her. When I advance my arguments, instead of saying "I don't want to talk about this" (which she should have said if she really doesn't want to), she says: "Ok. But what if you're wrong?" It's boring and infuriating. She's just turning down my arguments without 1. letting me know that she's not interested, if that's true 2. even evaluating them, and just refusing to consider them. If you're going to talk about this, show my statements the proper respect. If not, you can always tell me to shut my trap. What's THIS?! Here's me trying to have a discussion about something, and she's acting like a bloody wall. I reiterate. If you don't want to hear it, tell me to STFU.
I think you have misread the thread title. They're asking for our P.O.V. toward INTP.I only know a few INTJ and they are perhaps the people I get along with the most. They seem to be a lot like INFJ in many ways, except the INTJ's I know don't give a crap of what people think of them--which is one of the main reasons why I love being around them. They sort of give me this brief feeling of not caring what people are thinking when they pass by--it is a wonderful thing haha--lucky people.
By the way, I've always wanted to name my kids Mason and Noah haha. you have a good name.
Don't give a fuck what anyone thinks. roud: I enjoyed reading it anyway. INFJ and INTJ are really similar its just that normally its thinking first and MAYBE a small peek at what feeling has to say. The INFJ feels all these things and then slides into what they think about it. We both speak the same language with Ni. I'm talking generalities here as there are some things where I can get stupid emotional about via anger. Like, I don't like old people being neglected when under someone else's care and I don't like children being hit and I'm highly likely to go temporarily psycho.Yeah, I edited my post right before you posted yours haha. Just pretend you never read it
Yeah, most of them are passive. But meh, I'm passive too. It annoys me sometimes but I would be a hypocrite to complain. I have a weak J and a strong Ti and sometimes I feel like an INTP myself, complete with all the things I don't like about INTPs (and all the things I like about them!). Sometimes it's fun being on the borderline.There's this one INTP... Lots of respect for him, we get compared very often but in working situation is where my J and his P are very clearly defined. Let's just say, unless he's doing something out of pure choice or interest, he's one of the most passive people I've ever met. A lot of people I know think pretty lowly of him due to his skewed work ethic (which might be INTP-related, dunno) and for just being one of the most awkward people on the planet.
Besides those faults he's definitely one of the most interesting people I know. I know that if he just ditches some of those P tendencies, he'll go pretty far in life.