We sometimes have discomforting insights into the unpleasant machinations of everyday existence
This really struck me with so much truth...and I can totally relate having had a serious relationship for 14 years with someone who is INTP. He would point out the ugly truths that sometimes I would be blind to; it brought me many moments of questioning, but that balance is necessary. He is incredibly intelligent, (testing as a genius), very humble, funny, patient, kind, awkward at times, very isolative. So many good qualities but his desire to be left alone in his own thoughts was very difficult at times because I desired some type of mental connection, if not always physical. Probably the reason we stayed together so long is because of my own inquisitiveness and our love of learning that we could share together.
Reading this thread just helps me understand him better and appreciate his struggles all the more. Thanks for the insight.
I've looked at life from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all