Can I use social approval for anything? If it gets people to listen and stop doing stupid things, then it is important. If it helps people objectively, then it is important. If it helps me get a job, it's important. If it's used to get friends, -- then no no no. That robs from the genuine nature of friendship.
The intjs I have interacted with, again, fall towards two classes. Those more like you guys- i think I am up to about five of them-who are oblivious or indifferent and would be disgusted by pursueing it
I am up to three of the other type and several more potentials who seem to need social recognition, not approval, via pedantic recitation of how knowledgable they are. Maybe this is an insecurity issue. Maybe a really overdeveloped TeSe way to try and deal with all the Ss?
However the top group have mastered the gut busting drop dead stare.
They expect and are slightly disappointed by my lack of comprehension, however will spare me the few moments needed to clarify the topic. At which point I flop on my back and ask them to rub my metophorical puppy belly. Everbody loves puppies.