Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to "work at" a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.
Jacob is adorable! My downs daughter just turned 40 and is the joy of my life. She is moderately developmentally disabled – IQ only 38, but that doesn’t hold her back. When she was born I was told she might never walk, talk or be potty trained but I was also told the best advice: Treat her as I would any other child. Love her, guide her and teach her. Not only can she walk, talk and is potty trained, today she has “graduated” from her special program, works in a sheltered workshop, dances in a special needs tap & jazz class, bowls in a special needs bowling league, participates in Special Olympics, does numerous arts and crafts and much more. She makes her bed every morning, cleans her bedroom – including changing linens every week, can cook simple meals in the microwave, can wash dishes, etc. True, she is slower at these things that you or I would be, but she never gives up. What a blessing she has been to our family. I’m sure Jacob is a blessing to yours as well.