Ah, but wouldn't it be better to call it rationalism then.
In my opinion, those two are no synonyms. One can be rational and still be empathic, and take (other's) emotions into account. The insensitive can't. But this may well be personal lexicology
I like INTP's logicality. It, not the insensitivity, is something I would pride myself in if I had it.
When my good friend INTP told me he could spend a week at a time not saying a word to anyone, I was astonished and in awe! I could not imagine that anyone could leave me alone for more than 12 hours (not counting sleep) without expecting me to say something back. I did not know that such people still existed that were blessed with such a magnificent period of silence who are actually living with a family. Boggled my mind.
I always and will always speak the same language as an INTP.
I think we do use subtle irony all the time, and then are thrilled when the 1 person out of 1,000 picks up on it. It makes the other 999 times it went undetected worth it. Let's face it, though, most of the time, we're just amusing ourselves.
True. Unfortunately, that 1 out 1000 person doesn't seem to be around here much.
btw, out of curiosity, did anyone get what I meant when I said "We're all about maximizing our potential. That's why we don't want to realize any of it."? When you realize potential, it's no longer potential, thereby reducing your potential and working against maximizing it. Did anyone get that? Or did I rely too much on the reader?
I'm not a procrastinator. I'm a long-term planner.