Posted by Hyperion (220.127.116.11) on May 18, 2003 at 22:33:15:
In Reply to: Re: J/P MBTI Observations in 5's posted by dos (18.104.22.168) on May 17, 2003 at 17:15:40:
* i agree with most of what you said except the above to some degree... i'm an intp and i like in depth conversation/inquistion at first... after i am satisfied that i understand the person and the situation very well then i agree with the less talking... but before that i don't assume, because you never know what people are 'really' like... it's hard for someone to hide who they really are in an in depth conversation but if you keep things to non verbal you can end up wasting and only later finding out they are not the right person. *
Well another INTP can always reason out that you will never 'really' know what people 'really' are. People are the strangest things. They are always a big inpediment to an INTP's quest to understand everything. :)
I think that as the INTP "matures", he may pursue knowing people better by vocal communication, he may have better control and understanding of his emotions, he may be more judgemental, more focused and more practical. The INTP will eventually discover that vocal and emotional communication are partly skills that are honed through practice and they improve with use.
Still, INTPs are inherently far better communicators through writing, or impersonal chats or forums; and are unlikely to initiate in depth vocal conversation especially regarding personal matters. More often than not - the INTP just "mirrors" the other person's disposition hence more open and warmer extraverted indiduals who are used to probing people through vocal communication. It is not a surprise that extroverts tend to be the kind of personalties that are eventually able to drill through the hardened shells of the INTP.
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