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>The INTP endeavours to live alone –alone with his kin group, far away from neighbors. Even when he is at a summer resort, for instance, he keeps away from others as much as possible.
>For a time I lived in an old castle, on what for the time being is Italian territory, which now, like so many others, is operated as a resort hotel. In this old structure the rooms were widely spaced out and there were several small towers in the immediate vicinity. A new section had been added in which the rooms were close together. The towers and the rooms that were spaced out were occupied by INTJs and ENTJs, the new section by ESFPs.
>The INTP never feels comfortable in apartment houses where tenants live piled in layers upon one another and where the most intimate sounds penetrate everywhere. He is least comfortable in one of those large blocks of flats where sometimes ten people are crowded into one room. Under these circumstances, the INTPs are the first to languish, to die, first spiritually and then physically: they succumb because of the loss of physical distance and perish because of the lack of social distance. The INTP can no more live without external and internal distance than fish can live without water. INTPs cannot thrive between the stone walls of long lines of streets which deprive them of all distance –in other words, in the large city. If they cannot afford to take up residence beyond the city, then they succumb to emotional and psychological atrophy. Perhaps they unaware of it, but they are forced to overcome an unconscious opposition; nevertheless, the INTP is slowly stifled.
Arts, Music, Culinary Powerhouses Either/Or: France or Italy
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France or Italy?
Call it as you see it. If you want to judge them as they exist today, okay. If you want to judge the two on their histories as a whole, okay. If you base your vote strictly on food, architecture, musical traditions, weather, cities, countryside, films, politics, painters--it's all good!