A Systems Archetype has a very well defined structure that produces a characteristic pattern of behavior and there are well defined strategies for dealing with the structure.
A Systems Archetype is a well defined structure that has a high frequency of recurrence.
A Systems Archetype has a well defined pattern of behavior that serves as a clue as to which archetype is creating the pattern.
From a structural perspective there is one or more well defined strategies for dealing with a Systems Archetype.
Ludwig von Bertalanffy, an Austrian Biologist and considered by most to be the father of modern Systems Theory, proposed in 1937 that the same archetypal structures exist and operate across all branches of Science.
The benefit of understanding and being able to identify archetypes is that one then knows the structure that's producing the pattern and how best to deal with it. What's not to like?