I have a question about an INTP friend of mine, directed mostly toward INTPs, but also INTJs (my type) and anyone else who would like to contribute.
So, the question is, how do you interact with your friends when not physically present?
The background to this is that I've been massively unsure about the status of a relationship with an INTP co-worker, although I recently discovered I'm considered a friend. What I am unsure of is how to interact with said INTP outside of the work context. I can tend to be fairly personable in written communication (i.e. text message, email) and am not sure if I should expect responses in a similar vein - sometimes I get friendly replies and other times not - superficial or no response.
I'm unsure as to whether I am being superflous in trying to maintain some kind of personal connection when we're not hanging out or whether he is just uncomfortable communicating on that level at that point in time. It takes energy for me to be personal, and is a bit of a risk, so if it is unimportant for me to be friendly in between times I just won't bother! Of potential relevance is also that he is significantly older than me and in a more senior position at work.