But now my INTP hubby is facing a very similar situation. He was hired on to be in charge of a particular project. But day after day, he is forced to waste time on reports analyzing the data in different ways. So for months, the project has been losing so much money that the INFP basically said he was closing shop on it at the end of the year. Also, the INFP is literally obsessed with one type of medium - let's say, for instance, Facebook. So there are just dozens of books and materials in the office about how to use Facebook to further the project. He's been using this "Facebook app" for a year with no positive results. But refuses to hear anything about any other social media site, or any other type of venue.
Ok, since the INFP basically walked away from micro-managing the project, my hubby now had all this freedom to do actual work on it. So for a few weeks, he hunkered down and really brought this project to life. When he decided he was at a point where he should bring it to the boss's attention, he was met with "Wow, that's great! Now let's put together a detailed report with a 5 step monthly plan, using Facebook, that indicates..."
Seriously, my hubby really likes this guy and respects him and thinks the project is actually very good. And because he's an INTP, he's way less volatile than I am, so he wants to work it out with this guy. How can he possibly get through to him, in a kind and respectful way?