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    Unhappy How to deal with thinkers emotional blocked-ness?

    My bf is an INTP and very emotionally blocked. It was fine with me for a quick minute, but now it's starting to strain the relationship a bit.
    Should I just ask him to try to open up a bit more, or wait it out a little more? (we've been together for about 3 months)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBugGemini View Post
    wait it out a little more
    That'll work.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBugGemini View Post
    Should I just ask him to try to open up a bit more
    Won't work. He won't even know where to begin, assuming he even tries.
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    Could you give more specifics? What's the actual problem you are dealing with?
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    Noooo. I'm not in the position to give you advice but I'm surrounded with emotional people. Ts relate to people by reason and thinking. Stir up a conversation about global pollution, the freaking goverment, or space colinization. Something that would make his brain think; NT love those stuff.

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    With INTPs, you access the feeling/emotional level at a very late stage since it's their weak point. The best way to engage them is with cerebral brainstorming/truth (Logical truth) finding ventures that crank up their Ti. Since they enjoy those types of conversations/debates, they'll grow more fond of you for that, slowly they might open up more.

    It's all about having a lot of patience.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cool View Post
    Noooo. I'm not in the position to give you advice but I'm surrounded with emotional people. Ts relate to people by reason and thinking. Stir up a conversation about global pollution, the freaking goverment, or space colinization. Something that would make his brain think; NT love those stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Schnitzel View Post
    Could you give more specifics? What's the actual problem you are dealing with?
    Well, see the thing is, he can tell me what he's feeling, but it's just so strange in the way he does it...like he's not really feeling it at all.
    And just the fact that he doesn't show emotion in general, just not even a lil'. I mean, I'm not gonna force him or anything (and prolly won't be able to, him being a typical stubborn INTP >.>) it's just really frustrating, trying to get close to him on an emotional level.

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    [QUOTE=Skyward;591481]With INTPs, you access the feeling/emotional level at a very late stage since it's their weak point. The best way to engage them is with cerebral brainstorming/truth (Logical truth) finding ventures that crank up their Ti. Since they enjoy those types of conversations/debates, they'll grow more fond of you for that, slowly they might open up more.

    It's all about having a lot of patience.

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    I figured as much. Oh, the impatience I have as an ENFP...
    thanks, anyway, tho.
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    I thought it was because they experience emotion/feeling at an early age and deem it irrelavent. Games however, are things that (others) find intriguing. Once intp notices that, they further investigate these games (already deemed trivial). Then get lost in the moment. A moment that could very well last a lifetime. If you know what i mean.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    You are a sophomore in HS? wtf? See ya in 5 years.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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