as an INTP / ENTP, I can personally assure you that when I use the word "love" in a sentence, be it "I love you" or "I love this song" or "I love this sandwich", I mean every word I say. As a rule we are not in the business of saying things we don't mean or meaning things we don't say.
When I say it, I MEAN it. It's very hard for me to say those words, be to a friend or a person I'm in love. In fact, I never said 'I love you' to the person I could have fell for. I need too much trust for showing that.
Besides, I barely say it on my own voice... It's always on mails, text messages or anything that doesn't imply that I have to be present and take out these three words from my mouth.
5w4 - Idiosyncratic/Leisurely/Dramatic
It's the devil's way now.
I can toss it around with ease if it's not in person and/or I know it's really just because I'm with someone because we really have nothing better to do for a few weeks (unemployed, waiting for a paycheck, friends out-of-town, etc). We both know we don't mean it, we're just playing a silly little game to keep ourselves distracted until out lives go back to normal. If I were to really mean it, I'd never say it. I'd much prefer to express how I feel through other means... like sock puppets.
I know a girl, she's one of a kind
But the poor little thing, she's going out of her mind
There's something you forgot - there's a reason why she's lost
Cos baby she don't want to be found
When an INTP says "I Love You". How serious is it? Can they be just flirting or players? Or is it the real deal?
Originally Posted by PinkPiranha
I can tell when an NTP is on his knees. When it's not an act. When they can't shutter themselves. In those few time-bending moments, I realized what vulnerability can exist in a tough type that I had imagined was impervious to me, to anything they decided to exempt from the A-list of their existence. NTs are hard to crack, and when they do crack, I know from experience it's something that could maim them. I tread carefully.
When I first read on an INTP profile that INTPs verbalize it is as "being fond of someone", it was as precisely true as the Paul James reference in his INTP profile writeup to the use of the word 'irrelevant' . So if an INTP says it, I'd say its very serious. I presume a relationship and/or having known the person for long enough or deeply enough.