Talking out your problems can often help untangle them very quickly. This is a pretty frequent thing when it comes to programming (sometimes to a teddy bear rather than a person).
I asked awesome INTP about: “5. I will offer and accept only rational, results-oriented behavior and communication.” his reply was the above and: #5 is about where you’re putting your energy. It’s about optimization. Drama and bullshit die in a vacuum. They usually can’t be fought directly. They lose a war of attrition, though.
So that explains why you don’t engage stuff that isn’t helpful, but you DO engage stuff that is, because it ALSO dies in a vacuum. Plugging your ears to the whole irrational rant is a bad idea, because there might be some diamonds in the rough.
Quoting an INTP, of course! It’s interesting seeing him seek someone’s reaction to an idea, not necessarily supporting the idea but, supporting the consideration of the idea.
Sayeth the INTP. If you ever think to yourself “I need to figure this problem out, I wish someone would ask me questions” find yourself an INTP. Though, they might lose interest in the questioning once they have an hypothesis that they want to test.
It’s my theory that Ti is the troll function. Ben (INTJ) recently told me that Te cares about winning and Ti cares about…http://imgur.com/gMT8a
I knew a trio of devs that loved to troll each other they were an ISTP, an INTP, and an ENTP. They were never not picking on each other. All the people I’ve known that got massive amounts of enjoyment out of trolling have been TPs. Not all TPs I know are like this. When I see TJs do the same type of thing it has a very different feel (much more, “let’s watch the world burn!” complete destruction).
It was odd hearing an INFP friend go off on different kinds of alcohol and the subtle taste variations between them. An INTP friend told me he expresses/relaxes with Si by playing fighting games. With the mass memorization of different combos, he finds it easy to enter flow. Oh, Introverted Sensing, you’re so alien to me.
Said by an INTP friend when we were talking about relationships. I was like “oh, man! Extraverted feeling…it’s a pain sometimes.” The desire to harmonize can be obnoxious.
Sometimes INTPs say things that remind me they have Fe (extraverted feeling) and I want to give them lots of hugs. (I don’t, because I respect boundaries and most the INTPs I know, dislike unexpected hugs.) The INTP I work with is in his late 40s, very pragmatic about who he can help with what. He has moments where he’s a bit sad he can’t make all the people happy. He usually shrugs it off like a thing shouldn’t matter.
Which sounds like a pretty reasonable thing, right? However, hypothetically suppose an INTP is dating an INFJ and never communicated appreciation for that INFJ? This might eventually lead to a situation where the INFJ presses the INTP for verbal reaffirmation/wants to know how the INTP feels. This could lead to INTP running away from the relationship. Leaving an emotional and sad INFJ. Hypothetically, of course. (Said INFJ might eventually get over it and end up in a wonderful relationship with an ISFJ, who might just be amazing at expressing emotion.)