which types do you think are the best people readers? i've always thought of it as a primarily NFJ thing, with a lot of other Ns being pretty good too. (my ENFP best friend is amazing.)
i ask this because i have a friend i've always considered an INFJ, but i'm wondering now if he may be an ISFJ. the thing with him is, he's not intellectual like at all, but he understands people and why they do what they do without even trying, and he's always exactly on point. not to toot my own horn, but i consider myself to understand people quite well, and i'm usually surprised when someone comes up with motivations i haven't thought of. he constantly does this.
the reason i've always thought NFJs were the best people readers is that Ni collects pertinent information to the current abstract thought process, and Fe consciously focuses on the feeling sentiments of the environment. so when an NFJ focuses their attention on someone, their Ni will try to paint as full a picture as possible, and Ti will step in to organize the picture even better. this is not to say other types don't have the capacity to do this, but NFJs are more likely to pay attention to it.
i feel as if Si would have a harder time painting a full picture because the focus is on the detail.
so, do you guys think SFJs can be amazing people readers? which other types do you think would be good?