I ask because I find my male ISTJ friend to be handsome, talented, interesting and overall awesome. He's a musician and whenever I compliment him on a photo or a video...he says something along the lines of "oh I looked terrible that night, I was tired" or "oh I stuck that video in the archives, it's terrible..." I found a video of him on YouTube that somebody had recorded with their camera and shared it with him, telling him I thought he "looked sexy and sounded great" and his response was (and I quote): " Oh shut up I dont look so good there.... its an aweful vid lol, but thanks.. we are doing different stage things now..."
How do you react if somebody compliments you? Do you say things similar to the ISTJ noted above but actually appreciate the compliment and just don't want to say it? Or does it actually just make you uncomfortable and you don't want to hear it?
I'm trying to learn the ISTJ language. I wish I could shrink and crawl inside this guys ear...so I could poke around inside his brain and figure out what's going on in there!