I refuse to engage in this arbitrary altracation with you due to the fact that I must tell my driver to get my limo serviced before heading to the lab where I have single handedly stumbled upon the cure for cancer, by accident, while looking for the soda that rolled under my seat. Its funny, I always do stuff like that. Brilliant ideas without even trying. Does this ever happen to you? No, of course it doesnt.
I don't get why people keep saying things like this. Maybe it's just particularly immature or unbalanced ENTP's who have this effect, but I'm always being told I'm very tactful and that I have a habit of really encouraging people and building them up. In my work it's always me that gets sent to deal with anything sensitive because I have a good grasp of an individual atmosphere or vibe and know how to tread carefully.
Also, regarding the high premium placed on empathy (apparently) by NF's and some of the more timid types, I think sympathy is greatly underrated... I don't FEEL other people's emotions myself, but I can quickly and easily grasp their situation and imagine how it would feel and care deeply about helping them and being a positive force in their lives.
I've guessed that this and the fact that I accept people and don't judge them, is the reason why 'misfits' and people with lots of issues often seem to magnetize to me.
I can see xNTJ's being the kind of person who can easily decimate a person's self-esteem without even realizing it, but...
+1000 bro. same here, i dont feel other people's pain, but i am the number one guy i know who can build anyone up. i dont go around saying " everythings gonna be alryt " but i cam like you said, can grasp their situation and come up with LONG TERM SOLUTIONS FOR ANYONE.
i am ENTP by the way. (pretended to be a ENTJ to see the reaction of other ENTPs when provoked)