I have a good friend who is an INTJ and he's 22. He's been extremely depressed and down about himself for awhile now. He does well academically but strikes out in the land of personal interactions. I've done my best to try and pep him up with positive talk but he always shoots it down. (I do my best to make sure what I say isn't hyperbolic and is based in reality, but I get the whole Fi thing where if one doesn't currently believe something, no one else is going to convince me of it.). He's going off to graduate school soon, which I have suggested will be a much better place for him to fit in. He is unconvinced of this as well.
What I would like to know, is there anything else I can do to help him out besides what I have been doing? Based on what he confides in me, I know he trusts me implicitly, which I realize is a huge deal. I just don't want him to talk himself out of confidence in himself and his abilities.
Thanks for listening to me ramble ^_^. Here is a math equation as thanks! 2+3=bunnies!