This is a discussion on What we aspire to be vs how we actually are within the Cognitive Functions forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by Turi This is relevant: I think this video describes a real effect, but it's a bit exaggerated... ...
Yes OP that's basically how it works, the dom/aux functions are strong and come naturally to us, while the tert/inferior functions are weaker but we appreciate input on these functions.
this is socionics territory though, as it places an emphasis on how each function is used according to the type. The ones in the functional stack (dom/aux/tert/inf) are the "valued" ones, whilst the shadow functions are not valued by the type, but still used of course.
for an INTP for example, the intuitive and thinking functions will be strong, but they have a preference for Ti/Ne rather than Ni/Te. Se and Fi are weak just like tertiary Si and inferior Fe.