So there's this guy I used to know, and I'd like some of your opinions on his type, because I can't figure it out.
A lot of the evidence points toward unhealthy INTP. He was extremely smart and somewhat arrogant about it, but never really got anywhere with it. He had a lot of radical political/social beliefs that he never acted upon. He couldn't or didn't want to keep a job.
He owned hundreds of books which covered the walls of his apartment, in which he lived alone. I think he believed that most people were fairly stupid. He had a problem with drugs and alcohol.
He was way better at reading people, understanding them, and getting the reactions he wanted than any INTx I've heard of. In addition, he was very charismatic and people were drawn to him.
He had one LTR that I know of, with an INFJ. It was full of issues but he never really got over it, even after she'd long since moved on. He was a respected Sunday school teacher although he privately confided in me that he didn't actually believe in the Christian version of God.
He was a troublemaker in high school, playing a lot of pranks (ex. turning the heater crank all the way up, removing the crank, and throwing it out the window into the snow, so that the building was over 100°F and school had to be canceled). He lied whenever he felt it was useful, and was skilled at emotional blackmail and guilt trips. He was good at making people laugh.
Ideas, or questions that could provide insight?