I started reading shadow's post on how INFJs and INFPs react under extreme stress
Crazy Way to Choose Your Type
I followed a link to a book on the topic, ended up at Amazon and searched for the rational's version..
I think it is surprisingly accurate!
Not going to copy it all word for word but the basic ideas are:
When they feel out of control or incompetent rationals use several different defense mechanisms (some or all)
"The Thats Illogical Variant"
-continuous questioning of the other person to gather info
-then disregards the other person's feelings and morals as illogical
"The Super-Intellectual Variant"
-becoming cold and distant
-showing no emotion to others
-shutting down feelings and increasing factual analysis
-Not following through because it has to be perfect first
-Illogical obsession with details
-Obsessive Compulsive behavior
-Avoiding unpleasant, phobias, etc.
"Blanking Out Variant"
-Spacing out basic facts, names of friends, places, etc.
For rationals: Do you recognise some of these defense mechanisms in yourself
For irrationals (ha just kidding) For non NTs: Do you associate more with the defense mechanisms on Shadows thread? Or do these "NT defenses" hold true for you as well?