You know that Batman copycat wearing hockey pads in "The Dark Knight". If he stared me in the face and told me "I'm Batman!" I could think of a couple of possible replies. Calling him a liar wouldn't be one of them though
I've noted when speaking with Ps they are often indirect and passive-aggressive. Instead of asking for information they want, they tend phish and phish and phish for it.
When I've Phished people in this way I've done it to find out how they are feeling or thinking, I won't know what to ask next until I have the first answer because before I have that information the focus could have gone in any direction. It's more an example of how my mind is working rather than a desire to be passive-aggressive or intentionally indirect. To me often the conversation is not about what I directly want but rather about what the me and the other person are thinking and feeling in that moment and how our two states interact in regard to what we both want and how to come to consensus on this. It's a living, growing process that involves the other person's input which I am trying to find out before proceeding on my way.
This is a sure-fire way thing for me and my INFJ husband to argue about when we are either tired or overstressed. The more tired I am, the more scattered I can become. It's very hard often to narrow down precise on one aspect of something I am thinking of and then if I want to start talking about it, I want to say it all at once and the results can seem meandering to someone else.
I agree in general that Ps may ask for things in indirect ways. It can be annoying, but I don't really mind most of the time. I find it better than the imposing style of some Js. Hang out with more J types on a regular basis. You'll come to love and appreciate all that is P
Oh, and like a few others have said, TPs can be as blunt as an old razor. Case in point:
Originally Posted by A Schnitzel
I love this sort of thread.
The op complains about a certain tendency.
People respond to it to try and explore the issue.
The op directly insults them.
Obviously they're the ones with the issues.