This is straight out of Quenk "Beside Ourselves". The INTP is then said to be in "The Grip". I have been in this position for at east six months continuous. It is meant to be intolerable for a few hours. Quenk is an INTJ or a lowish perception INTP so it is not as precise as it could be.
Strong emotional expression directed at us (Architects INTP) is not intolerable per se, only if it is unwanted. This is likely to be most likely because of the Pony (ESFJ) girls are the opposites. Direct emotional expression from the right person in the wrong place mucks up the intuition and this is intolerable as well, or rather the INTP feels powerless to act if he/she thinks they are in danger. Indirect emotional expression can be even worse if it is manipulative. If the Thinking is relatively low (say 7/12), and Perception is very high (say 11/12), it will take a genius to follow the thought processes. Low thinking cuts out Resolution and high Intuition (say 10/12) will bring a perennial archetype into play. The latter may not be a pure Architect.
The alone time is crucial, but the important thing may be to avoid incompatible people, the Irrationals (SF) and beware of the Guardians (SJ), so the Eagle (INTP) is likely to be screwed by the Horsemen (ESFJ) and most Rodents (ISFJ - XSFJ). Avoid the Ratman.
--------------------------------------------------From: "Albert Thorwald" <firstname.lastname@example.org>Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 6:57 AMTo: <email@example.com>Subject: Architects
> Wow! Just look at this list. Alive and well.> >
I was reading about personality's and came across this page> http://www.keirsey.com/personalityzone/wz34.asp which had the following:> >
"The Architect prides themselves on their objectivity and ability to> impartially analyze and organize thoughts. They enjoy tough critiques that help them to hone the exactitude of their thoughts. What they don't like is strong emotional expression directed at them and being denied the alone time that they need. If this goes on too long, they become highly stressed and may emphasize their logical thinking to the extreme."> >
This last line has me puzzled. What are some examples of emphasizing logical thinking to the extreme? Is there a difference in how this is shown in the work place versus some other setting?>