As an INFJ that scores INTJ on most dichotomous MBTI tests, there's a sense of solidarity that I have when interacting with INTJs in real life. There's a brainwave connection that I get when having a conversation with them. I like having deep intelligent conversations with them, and the fact that they don't expect me to solve all their problems, gives my Fe a breather (it's overwhelming to solve everyone's problems, and I have to set limits with that). I love watching them light up like a Christmas tree when they discuss all they know about something they enjoy. I admire that they think for themselves instead of being part of the herd. They tend not to join the fads campaign or believe every rumor that they hear, which I like. They have a dry and witty sense of humor too, which I find hits a chord with me. There's a quirky side to INTJs that isn't obvious, but when you get to know them, it comes out, and I like that they are different.
Definitely a big fan of INTJs. NFs touch my heart, NTs connect with my brain.
It really depends on the person for me. The INTJs I've met seem to fall into two categories. I'm not saying there are only two kinds of INTJ of course, people are complex creatures who come in all types. That said, I haven't met many INTJs, so this is what I've learned from very limited experience.
There are -
The arrogant, elitest INTJs who think they're just way smarter than everyone else. They may even be partially right; they are often extremely competent people who are highly intelligent. However, when they act in the arrogant manner, they're a chore to be around, so while I usually respect these people, I have a tendency to avoid them.
Then we have the INTJs I like best of those I've met, who are steady, reliable, unassuming and easy to get along with. I often found these folks were totally involved in their work, which I could always relate to very much. A lot of times these INTJs, while not big boasters, make some of the greatest discoveries and are some of the most intelligent people I know.
There can be a great INFJ-INTJ comraderie in a way. The INFJ can come up with a cause to believe in, the INTJ can strategize ways for it to happen.
A hero is someone who does the right thing without expectation of reward, just because it's the right thing to do.
In real life, I like them a lot. Two of my best friends are INTJ, and we have some of the greatest conversations about life. But in a message board setting? A little harsh and argumentative, I feel... but I'm generalizing.
I get along well with them I think. Depending on the INTJ I have problems with their sometimes rigid world view which makes an otherwise very intelligent person seem pretty dumb.
Like any other TJ I'm wary of their effects in other people's lives and try to be always there to prevent them from hurting/harming others unnecessarily.
I will say I'm not particularly fascinated by INTJs, but it could be because I don't know that many. They can be cool of course, just don't seem to ever give me that special metaphorical hard on, so to speak.
It really depends on the person for me. The INTJs I've met seem to fall into two categories. There are -
The arrogant, elitest INTJs who think they're just way smarter than everyone else. They may even be partially right; they are often extremely competent people who are highly intelligent.
[The] steady, reliable, unassuming and easy to get along with.
I've noticed the same thing. I guess the INTJs I've known are either (1) arrogant *ssholes who know they are right and aren't afraid to point out the error in your logic, or (2) incredible complex, great thinkers with subtle creativity and a hell of a lot of humility.
The second kind are wonderful, intellectually challenging, very adorable in my book. The first kind... well ugh! It becomes my personal mission to knock them down a peg, but I never seem to be able to penetrate their armor because they dismiss me out of hand because I'm <Insert pat arrogant INTJ reason here.>
Even you lex, as you seem kinda cute when not being utterly pedantic and telling us that INTJs are geniuses. I have no idea why...The Fi/Te is like this magical lock. Its easy-cheesy. If you get stuck in a rut on some particular issue I just practice evasive Ne tactics of insanity...to bump the INTJ out again.
To be honest today I just found out beautiful news. Two of my INTJs at work got promoted. They are both women and are both the most awesome folks ever-they can do ANYTHING! To see folks with their level of competency promoted is good as the efficiency and vision with which they run the organization will remove massive stress and make everyone's life better...