This is my first post on here, and I've been wondering this question for a while: Does your family understand you? Like, your sense of humor, or your thought process, or anything else that defines you as a person?
I'll start out by saying that I am a teenage, female INTJ. My family of 4 is made up of all introverts (I don't know their exact types. I think my dad is an ISTP.), so I'm lucky that they understand my need for 'alone' or 'quiet' time, which I've required ever since I was a small child. They do sometimes ask why I'm being a hermit, though. In all, my family DOES understand me a good bit, but not completely. I don't think they understand my sense of humor (typical INTJ humor; sarcastic, very morbid, wordplay), since sometimes after I make what I think of as a joke, or if not a joke just say something that I would consider witty, there is an awkward silence. Or we'll be having a discussion and I'll suggest some hypothetical scenario in which whatever we're talking about could be achieved, and this hypothetical scenario will be really stupid (and I know it), and I'm just saying it for the heck of it. It'll be the kind of thing where I would never actually do that in real life, but it's not really a joke in that no one (including me) considers it funny. I'm just not being serious and I expect my own family to know that. And then I feel like an idiot when they tell me all that's wrong with said stupid scenario, even though I knew perfectly well what was wrong with it when I said it.
So, there will just be these little things that my family doesn't understand about me, and I was wondering if fellow INTJs have similar experiences.
Does your family understand you? If not, why?