I'm surprised this thread has so many replies. I would not be able to do this -- well, I could, perhaps the way Alesia did it. In my case there are enough differences between, say, the ENFJ and the INFP that I'm unable to wrap the "Idealists" up in a few sentences.
Well, I'll go with the closest person to me in each one to make it easier..
SJ - my mom: loves my creativity and passion, my sense of humor (when its not TIME TO BE SERIOUS), and my adventurous spirit. is annoyed by my not caring if my collar looks exactly right or if my tip is calculated right, my forgetting to do really simple things like take her trash out when she's not in town, and my lack of planning.
SP - male co-worker: likes my dependability, my conversation skills, my ability to cheer up and encourage people, my sharing in random goofiness. is confused by my sticking to what he considers rigid morals (i.e. I don't want to go to the strip club with him) and my liking of soft music (he listens to metal and rap.)
NT - male former co-worker: simultaneously likes and is confused by my faith and morals, seems illogical to him but is a fascinating subject because he loves to study the history of everything like civilizations and religions and the like, even though he views them all as superstitions not to live life by, likes sharing jokes and funny stories with me, and my teasing of the SP co-worker above.
NF - female co-worker: likes my humor, randomness, and knowledge about music, is annoyed by my lack of consideration of hypothetical situations and my not wanting her advice or feeling like I have to work on fixing every flaw in myself. likes my generosity (never minding paying for lunch), is confused by me seeming not to care about ever planning for the future
Is it weird that I feel closer to my co-workers than my friends outside of work? I guess it's just that I see the co-workers every day, and the others mostly on weekends.
SP's and NF's : I get along with well. They tend to be fascinated and drawn to me for some reason. I think they tend to view me as laid back, intelligent, and quiet, yet charming in some weird way. XSTP's are an exception to this, though I still get along with them as long as they aren't the cocky/stupid type.
Other NT's..They understand the way I think. When I need somebody intelligent to discuss things with, I'll usually seek out an NT.
SJ's : They probably think Im odd if I let on at all about my true self. Though I don't give a damn. If they had their way, we would all live on a cube-shaped spacecraft instead of a planet. Interestingly enough, as little as I get along with SJ's, they are often times the simplest to figure out and the easiest to charm or the simplest to figure out and the hardest to charm.
Hmm, I don't believe I've met many NTs so I can't say.
SPs I get along with alright, but they're a lot more action oriented than I am (me being an NF). They find talk boring, they would rather do something. I would rather talk than do things. But they bring me out of my shell and I love them (or most of them) for that.
SJs I took to for advice, but they probably see me as a pushover. I can't really relate to them. They talk about security, I couldn't really care less about it.
NFs - I wish I could meet more of them! I feel a special connection with them, but I feel like I don't know many and none are close to me. I think we get along well, being similar.
Rationals tend to think I am amusing and entertaining. They are sometimes flummoxed because I am 'too nice'.
Guardians tend to like me because I am pretty responsible when it comes to performing duties with them. They also think I'm funny and have good ideas, while being utterly clueless about looking after myself or my appearance. I do get slightly disapproving looks from them occasionally. :-/
Idealists and I tend to get into deep and meaningful conversations with each other, go completely zany and start inspiring each other to do crazy things or encourage each other to death.
Artisans are always telling me I'm too weird or too intense! They also swing between thinking I'm hilarious or off my rocker. :-/