Absolutely. I've had to do this and I always come off as being seen as 'mean' or 'cold'. "You've never acted like this before..." That's because you didn't listen to me. When I said I needed space, I meant just that. Trying to connect or contact at that point is like using an overheated circuit.I hate being put in positions like that (having to be "the bad guy") cuz I really do care. It's just too much sometimes. Be independent and I will love you til the cows come home. Be overbearing and I will scratch and claw and, quite frankly, you're probably not going to like me. It just won't work out in the long run. If you're forcing an INTP to spend time with you, the relationship is in big trouble. I promise you.
Haha...you guys are still together, too, aren't you?My INTP used to show up on MY doorstep unnanounced, sometimes late, after getting back from travelling; and then want to spend the weekend together, even if it was just laundry and catching up on chores on the agenda. I guess this indicated serious commitment already, plus we usually had the whole workweek apart.