It is critical that INTPs' partners understand their need for alone-time and flexibility, as well as appreciate their sincere albeit unorthodox efforts to express their emotions.
When confronted with interpersonal conflict, they tend to either approach it logically or actively avoid the conflict to maintain a benign status quo.
One potential problem area for INTPs is that emotions, whether their own or their partner's, present a challenge to their logical analysis.
Thus, INTPs have difficulty responding organically to the emotional needs of others.
While some may be acutely aware of their partner's emotional needs, their response may be delayed, off-the-mark, or over-analytical.Likewise, INTPs may be deeply in love with their partners but unable to express their feelings effectively.