I realize this is a completely self-absorbed thread, but I am curious. What do you guys think of INTJs?
I tend to get on rather well with them. I appreciate their ideal of making one's effort in life efficient. The systems they create are interesting even though they can be exhausting. They can be quite cute socially also, when they aren't sure how to deal with people who don't make sense.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
I tend to get along with them well, mostly because they are open to my somewhat offbeat sense of humor, I can exchange jokes and witticisms with many INTJs and NT's in general comfortably without getting into some sort of heated argument. This is the one temperament that I can actually feel incredibly open with right away, since they tend to either be non-judgmental or so witty that their judging doesn't matter at all! However, this isn't the temperament to talk about feelings with (unless they initiate such a conversation, which actually happens more often than one would think) all the time- like one might do with a Feeling type.
As long as an INTJ isn't so arrogant that his thumb is all the way up his ass (which lowers his actual IQ by 20-30 points immediately according to my standards), INTJs are a pretty cool bunch. :-)
I like them, and enjoy their occasionally empathy and advice, and the unusual but sweet way they have of expressing concern. Well, at least I appreciate them as long as they're not acting like rigid, psuedo-logical, bitter, vengeful distortions of INFP's. An unfortunate number of them seem to do so. I guess it happens if they let their Fi corrupt their Te too far.