I find myself playing counselor to a lot of my friends. They seek advice about everything from employment, moving places, to their love lives. They don't hesitate to tell me everything including illnesses, depression, family discords and abuse. I am actually regarded affectionately by my friends as someone who is willing to listen.
Do any of you INTPs find yourself in the same situation? I wonder why this is so. INTPs infamously have the least understanding of feelings. For example, I am so bad with my feelings that I tend to repress them until they eat me away or make me explode. And I could never accept feelings for what they are -- I'm always trying to analyze it to see if they "make sense".
And for you non-INTPs, do you think INTPs are good at offering a listening ear?