Currently I am in college learning stuff. My fellow students are a varied bunch but nice enough sorts. However, spending my time around one particular individual makes me want to cut myself. Being around assholes or unrepentant fools makes me depressed, as they are a reminder of how self-centered humans can get.
So its unfortunate that this person has decided I'm their best fricking friend, but its my own fault. As many INTPs are, I am generally good natured and friendly to everyone I meet, and I dont judge. Because of this attitude I seem to attract dislikable people who will be taken in by no-one else. This has turned round to bite me on the ass several times when the individual who seems like a jerk, whom I give the benefit of the doubt, actually turns out to be a damn jerk.
Super graphic examples of this guys jerkishness:
He plays his music so loud people in China can hear it, then complains when people talk in the library.
In lessons he will spend an impressive amount of time examing and feeling his forearms, tensing them like a weight lifter, and punching the air.
He is a subscriber of "The New Worker", and has, on several occasions shouted out words like "Fascists!" without irony in Sociology.
He enjoys goading and pushing peoples boundries, but retreats into a near incoherent mess if someone does the same to him.
If he doesn't like someone opinion or what is being taught, he will argue with the tutor. Even when it is obvious he is wrong he will not back down, eventually forcing th tutor to give up.
Having realised my mistake, I now engage in evasive maneurvers whenever I see this guy coming towards me. So I find it so strange that the individual I respect the most at our college, an INTP, chooses to spend most of his time with this jerk. This INTP is intelligent, kind and wise and is much-liked for it. He could spend his time with anyone on our course, but instead he has passively settled into a routine with this guy.
Is this an INTP thing?
Does our relaxed attitude lead us to tolerate such people?