I have always had a soft spot for INTPs , mixed with a sense of admiration (for their brightness and non-conformity) and perhaps a sense of envy for being able to appear aloof and unemotional...AND of course, their child-like expression of enthusiasm..
Just read an article regarding Socionic take io INTP (men) which to me, it seems on point in portraying an accurate picture of INTPs' emotions....
"Unapproachable and thus desired." He is handsome and smart, with big and sad eyes, not talkative. He does not tell compliments, and by that he creates an impression of his inapproachability. He is taunted by myriads of problems, which, in my opinion are nothing to be bothered with. I am attracted by his sadness, seriousness, so I try to amuse him, to raise his spirits, to make him happy. If such a boy is present at a party, I wouldn't be bored." This is a vivid description of this personality type, who is constant in his feelings, does not like adventures, and desires total independence from his demanding partner".
So,What are your reasons for liking/loving the INTPs in your life ????