I had the strangest epiphany today... and I'm still not really sure how best to word it but here goes.
When I've been around other INTJ's (without knowing that's what they were until much later) I realize now that I've always had the same 'feeling' when I'm around them. The same kind of... energy. I can't really describe it, but I can give a good example.
My boss, who I recently discovered is an INTJ, and I have worked together for over two years. In that entire time I have learned less about him than anyone else (I had him pegged as a secretive INFJ) ... and every time we pass each other, be it in the hall or around the office somewhere, all we do is give each other the evil eye. And it isn't just one of us, but both of us simultaneously. Its done in jest... but the feeling I've always had of him is a kind of humorous, 'keep at a distance', suspicion.
The best mental image I can think of is two tigers, walking circles around each other, eyeing the other down and wondering if they should make peace or try to eat each other. Its a tense kind of feeling, not really distrustful so much as wary... it really is hard to describe.
I realized today that I've had that same feeling with every INTJ I've known.
Has anyone else experienced this or is it just me?