we are the coldest humans, but the WARMEST machines. but make no mistake, as an actual human being, i DESPERATELY want to utilise my Fe much more than my capability allows me. i desperately seek human connection--i just don't know how to be successful at that grand endeavor of mine to the level of success that i desire. my inability to properly read social cues is my achilles heel, i.e. not picking up on when someone close to me needs emotional support based on non-verbal communication such as body language or ambiguous hints. this has damaged all of my romantic relationships, as well as putting strains on my familial ones. but yes--we are like the warmest, gentlest robot that you'll ever meet. just allow us to articulate our ideas to you in our manner of communication (monologue form in most cases) and do not argue a point based on your emotions and we'll get along just fine. and for the love of god (in my way of thinking: the perfection of the universe--i suppose you could cal me an agnostic deist) JUST TELL US when you need emotional help because we will most likely NOT pick up on your non-verbal cues. be concrete in your pleas for need because ambiguity will not get you what you desire from us. and just understand that most of us WANT to establish deep human connections with others, we just don't quite know how that process works. and if you romantically like us, DO NOT PLAY GAMES--just tell us; that being said, we'll tell you right back whether or not we like you. but don't get offended if we say that we are not interested—we value the truth above all things and our honesty can come off as quite brutal at times, but spreading misinformation is tantamount to sinfulness to the INTP. treat us gently—for most of us carry around a child-like innocence to us; and despite our outside appearances of cold aloofness, our feelings can be very fragile. hope this helps…

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Meredith says...

Good points, well said. I like the 'warmest machine' bit (I was once described as a friendly Dalek).

I try to modify my coolness by thinking of the Golden Rule, and have learned to bite my tongue where once I was forthright and too direct. I just think things instead. I also find reading (good) lyrical poetry ("intellectualised emotion", you could say) helps me grapple with emotional perspectives better and it reminds me to soften my stance on things (from a safe distance).

I now live with the man who called me a friendly Dalek.

64CAD says...

I am an INTP. When I read this, I was like ha ha, and I hoped most people would finally understand us...

EpicPollon (not verified) says...

Hello,

The saying actually goes - INTP are the warmest robots (basically we are intregued by humanity, they are amazing!) but the other part is actually - that INTJ's are the Coldest humans. I think this is because they see people as necessary to accomplish the things that need to be accomplished. They are not fascinated by neat things like how blood flows through the body, energy, biology - unless it is to serve a purpose - like betterment of these functions.

"I cut my hair"

INTJ - so? (They instantly know the answer is not important)

INTP - why? (The answer could be very important)

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