But anyways, once INTPs learn to not treat other's emotional expressions to them as problems to be solved, I think we can be very good people to confide in.
My only problem, is allowing others to be that for me. I know I have things in my mind that I will take to the grave. Things that other people need to share in order to forge better connections. I dismiss so much of my feelings, and I dismiss my own personal happiness all the time, which gets me into trouble. Part of that problem is that I don't think I can support the reasons for my feelings, and that they won't hold up to any kind of scrutiny, so I keep them shut in.
I really like this conversation, though I don't think I have too much life experience to contribute. Very interesting to read nonetheless.