of the Architect / Designer (iNTp)
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the four aspects of strategic analysis and definition
it is the structural engineering role -- architechtonics --
that reaches the highest development in iNTps,
and it is for this reason they are aptly called
Their major interest is in figuring out
structure, build, configuration
-- the spatiality of things.
is the quintessential iNTp
the engineering capabilities of the iNTps increase so does their desire
to let others know about whatever has come of their engineering efforts.
So they tend to take up an informative role in their social exchanges.
other hand they have less and less desire, if they ever had any, to
direct the activities of others. Only when forced to by circumstance
do they allow themselves to take charge of activities, and they exit
the role as soon as they can without injuring the enterprise.
distant goal is always to rearrange the environment somehow, to shape,
to construct, to devise, whether it be buildings, institutions, enterprises,
look upon the world -- natural and civil -- as little more than raw
material to be reshaped according to their design, as a formless stone
for their hammer and chisel.
master of the Rational
character, describes this characteristic in the architect Howard Roark,
her protagonist in The Fountainhead:
looking at the granite. He did not laugh as his eyes stopped in
awareness of the earth around him. His face was like a law of nature
- a thing one could not question, alter or implore. It had high
cheekbones over gaunt, hollow cheeks; gray eyes, cold and steady;
a contemptuous mouth, shut tight, the mouth of an executioner or
a saint. He looked at the granite. To be cut, he thought, and made
into walls. He looked at a tree. To be split and made into rafters.
He looked at a streak of rust on the stone and thought of iron ore
under the ground. To be melted and to emerge as girders against
the sky. These rocks, he thought, are here for me; waiting for the
drill, the dynamite and my voice; waiting to be split, ripped, pounded,
reborn, waiting for the shape my hands will give to them. [The Fountainhead,
regard this attitude as arrogant, and iNTps are likely, especially
in their later years, after finding out that most others are faking
an understanding of the laws of nature, to think of themselves as
the prime movers who must pit themselves against nature and society
in an endless struggle to define ends clearly and adopt whatever
means that promise success.
this is arrogance, then at least it is not vanity, and without question
it has driven the design engineers to take the lead in molding the
structure of civilization.
Sides of Temperament