An INTP’s view of the INTJ:
INTJs are exactly like you…. Except completely different.
Excluding other INTPs (or perhaps including them… INTPs can be remarkably distracting at times), INTJs are the best conversation partners, as they share your dislike of small talk and your love of rational thought. However, don’t always expect to see eye to eye. Wheras you crave absolute truth, the INTJ sees everything through the lens of circumstance. I’m convinced the INTJ’s favorite line is “it depends….”
The typical INTJ will hide within the confines of a voluminous cloak for the majority of their life span. However, some INTJs may choose to use a constantly neutral facial expression, an air of impeding doom, a sanctimonious belief in their own intelligence, or a shroud of mystery to act as the cocoon that separates them from the rest of the world.
An INTJ who has (even temporarily) discarded their safety barrier will be caught between extreme vulnerability and massive potential. If you are ever uncertain about which direction the INTJ is leaning towards, or about whether or not they entered this state of fragility willingly, the suggested response is backing away slowly. You may also want to raise your hands to show you mean no harm.
Above all, do not attempt to engage an INTJ in this state in conversation. Such an attempt will almost certainly result in casualties.
Stay tuned for an INTP’s view of the INFP, coming soon to a Saturday near you….
Did I get it right? Did I peg you wrong? Let me know in the comments below!