I just had one of my more profound conversations with a 20 year old INTP girl. We were talking about Fe (kinda), and she was asking me (sort of)...
"Why do you look for your niche, and wouldn't you be happy just being individualistic?"
Being the INTP that she is, she does see a bit of pretension on my part doing some degree of social conformity (Fe). She's that smart to see the "facade".
Being a self proclaimed ENTP, currently 29 years old (who doesn't really have a very strong sense of extroversion), I thought that maybe most INTPs will just be reformed into this more ENTP-ish phase once they get older. Honestly, I really feel more INTP-ish years ago.
But I'm kinda letting go of my INTP-ish angst, and over years, I'm kinda developing my Ne and Fe, and letting go of my grip on my Ti. You have to admit, INTPs do cling too much to their Ti.
The way I see it...there's a certain degree of fluidity and flexibility that Ne and Fe provides that Ti can't give. It's like Ti has its own sense of rigid self-imposed logic.
Any ENTPs here that can relate to this?
It's like, you need to have a certain degree of social conformity (Fe) and creative flexibility (Ne) to pursue individualistic agendas. The individuality is still there in the agenda, but you need to make some compromises, instead of clinging to the virtue of your own intellect (Ti).
I think this is how I've been transforming over the past couple of years. Maybe because I'm already 29. I don't know. I can't say if this is a normal ENTP "development" route of some sort, but I personally enjoy it.
Though the thing is, it's kinda hard to explain this to an INTP which has as much sense of self worth as you have.
The gist here is, you find your niche to pursue your personal goals. You just can't do it alone.
Anyone here shares similar sentiments?