I'm an ISFJ and I like feelings of all sorts (and specifically for this thread, expressing them). My boyfriend is an INTJ and he does express to me his moods and that he loves me quite regularly. However, when I ask him how a thought provoking or sad book made him feel, he sort of shrugs and says he doesn't know. I, on the other hand, could talk for hours on the amazing metaphors and imagery of blahblahblah. How sad and touching that blahblahblah movie was.
Can you tell I'm an English major?
Anyway, I have difficulties getting him to tell me what he thinks and feels very often. Are there leading questions I could ask or specific ways to encourage him to open up more? I realize sometimes I'm being terribly girly and "feely" about certain things, perhaps even trivial. But I have issues approaching him about it, because I don't want to push him or be invasive.
Does this make any sense whatsoever?