...Herein, therefore, it also follows that with the right feedback, when inefficiencies arise in real time the Mozart of strategy and tactics will be able to apply his knowledge punctiliously to arrive at a Nash equilibrium in which each entity gains.
I find them attractive, if we're talking one-on-one about "intellectual" topics, but during actual activities, they tend to be parade-rainers or just grumps that remind me of a hybrid between Chuckie from the Rugrats and The Grinch who Stole Christmas.
My advice to interested INTJs: Keep up with me, or get left behind.
Oh and if you do manage to run with the bulls with me in Spain (or whatever I'm doing)...do it because you want to - don't be a crochety scrooge.
Source: Experience with an INTJ on a trip - the guy moaned and groaned the whole time and didn't want to try anything (" x is too dangerous, y is too risky, swimming with manta rays is pointless"). Always reading something instead of engaging with the rest of the group. But we always got drinks at the end of the day, and he came alive when we talked.
You mean showing vulnerability as an act of manipulation to gain more power in the long run?
I'm not speaking for other INTJs, but I couldn't do it. Not exposing my weak side is a priority, even if it doesn't always pay off. It's automatic self defense, and mostly irrational.
I can rationalize it though. I am highly reflective and critical with myself, I can make fun of my mistakes, but I have to keep things under control since I don't want others to use my weakness against me. Keeping your cool is an important issue in social dinamics (and in most long-range scenarios, too), but the lack of a certain flexibility may backfire. Only stupid people think of themselves as flawless and unwavering beings.