Sorry this is a bit of a saga.
I'm an INTJ female who dated an INTJ male for 3 years. I broke up with him about 8 months ago and I miss him terribly and now I want him back, but he claims to be not interested. what to do?
now all the details:
on our first date he told me he's not looking for a relationship, doesn't want to get married, and wants to date other people. that was fine with me. I felt the same.
we had lots of passion the first 6 months and were together constantly.
after that, we were together constantly but the passion slowly slipped into an extremely good friendship. we basically carried on like that for 3 years. occasionally, he 'dated' other women but nothing ever came of it. he's a pretty stereotypical intj - very introverted, very socially awkward, completely unable to share himself or open up to other people - so he just doesn't wow girls.
I didn't date anyone else because honestly I didn't feel the need to - I was mostly pretty satisfied...except...there's always an except right? the lack of emotion thing. on the girl scale of emotion, I am way down at ice-queen to most people. but this guy certainly beats me hands down. he absolutely worships the ground his dad walks on...but he's physically incapable of saying "i love my dad" or even signing a card "love, blah". he just can't do it. and that basically carries over to his personality in general. he's very kind and sweet... but just not warm.
i knew he'd never be able to say he loved me and it did bother me, though I tried to ignore it. I felt love for him and wanted to show it, but it bothered him. at one point, I was telling him occasionally that I loved him and he actually asked me to stop it. in the midst of all this, I started doing ballroom dance... he tried it for a while and dropped out...so I went everywhere by myself.
score-wise I am more INTJ than he is...but I adapt much more easily. I rarely tell people about myself, but I'm fascinated by people and so I ask lots and lots of questions. There are many people who would say I'm their best friend because I know everything about them...but they know nothing about me. I also don't have the socially awkward problem like he does because I have many hobbies so I can usually connect with anyone I meet on some level.
So, time passes, I'm going dancing all the time. he won't go at all. he's still 'dating' other girls. I'm just dating him. eventually, I meet a guy (had to happen, right) - totally different personality, super warm, extremely affectionate, (but fairly dumb) and we 'date'. of course, he wants me to break up with the INTJ. I don't want to. Warm guy stops speaking to me. six months pass and I'm still dating the INTJ.
But, I now I miss the warmth. Eventually, I break up with the INTJ. I'm shocked that he does actually cry...not sob, just tear up and sniffle some. after the break up, we go out to lunch together. we agree that we just drifted apart. that we don't have any passion. and that we feel like sister and brother. and we continue to spend tons of time together.
then...INTJ starts dancing. He's EVERYWHERE I am. He's friends with all my friends. He's at every party I go to. He's at every dinner. And i start to miss him. His dorky awkwardness is what attracts me (no idea why, but it's the truth)... and I miss him a lot. oh, and then he tells me...he does love me.
he's the one person I've met who actually knows me...he's so absolutely shut off in himself that rather than ask a bunch of questions, I talk. When we were dating, I had no filter with him (other than the emotional one). Anything I thought, I said. So now, I feel lonely. Even though he's around all the time, I miss him terribly. Being friends just isn't the same as dating.
I tell him I want to date again. He says he just doesn't feel that way towards me. that he feels like I'm his sister. Do you think that’s true? I have no idea. It doesn’t feel true by the way he looks at me and treats me… and if it is true, why he is going dancing all the time.
Me, being me, I chase him some. Then I don't. Then I do. Then I whine and feel miserable. and here I am. So what do you think?
should I try to get him back? if so, what's the best approach?
should I move on? I have a number of guys who I know that want to date me... but I still feel all flummoxed by the INTJ guy. So it feels odd to just pick someone to date.
Did anyone even manage to finish that blathering, bloggesque book of a post...sorry about that! ha.