Haha. That is hilarous!!! We are very complex, but yet at the same time so very simple. Just say what you need/want and that's it. Leave us alone with our cold pizza and that's it. How much simpler can it get? Haha.
Yeah, pretty much.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
You can't create it, you can't fake it, but you might have to be the one to ask him out. INTPs can be oblivious.
Originally Posted by Jenaphor
Feed and water them, leave them alone to grow on their own, grooming is optional.
Assuming there is mutual physical attraction, I suspect the most catalytic thing you can do for INTP guys is to genuinely accept them. Which grows out of liking them as a person. INTP BF remarks upon it fairly regularly. I really liked him as a person first so it was only natural that I'm really accepting, that's what I want out of a relationship as well. (Er, not that it's a big stretch to accept my INTP). I haven't analyzed it closely before but now that I'm thinking about it, I think he would just keep parts of himself hidden if he thought he was going to catch a lot of grief over it. Or he might go through the motions of the relationship but I don't think he would have really let me in.
It sometimes treates INTPs more like pets than humans but the advices are still quite useful, just take them with a grain of salt!
I like the idea of treating a INTP like a pet. Most pet owners I have seen treat their pets better than most people treat their significant others.
Don't expect the INTP to be overly direct. They will unlikely be the one who "dumps you"/"the dumpee". However if you annoy them too much or push their buttons expect them to either emotionally abandon you (completely or with long inconsistencies) or do things all of a sudden which piss you off and make you dump them (as if strategically plotted ;-) ).
If you have goals of what you want in the relationship (marriage/baby/living together) take baby steps and hand feed the INTP. Don't demand on an ultimatum and expect them to march hut two towards it. Give them space and avoid arguments over the telephone or even sending angry text messages (long well written emails OK if not too biased/one-sided) The 5w4s often need that space to poeticise your presence.
Treat them reasonable and allow them to maintain their dignity (especially saving face) and they will generally be loyal and (although mostly silently) appreciative.
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Originally Posted by Edgar
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