This is a discussion on If being a feeler doesnt have to do with feelings... within the Cognitive Functions forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by LostFavor I'm beginning to think that referencing emotional intelligence, or EQ, may be a good way to ...
I don't actually agree that high EQ=feeler and high IQ=thinker. It's too narrow, there is nothing correlating them, and IQ is an inaccurate way to judge intelligence as it only will allow for a rather narrow view of intelligence to be show.
However, it is necessary to point out the flaws in a theory rather than stating that the flaws exist.
I kind of like "tough minded" for thinker. It is basically harsher than feeling. Thinkers are not mentally stronger, but they are more rigid and impersonal in communication and decision making.
So... you added nothing to the discussion and labeled something as a "bullshit assertion," when it wasn't even an assertion in the first place. Congratulations?
I found this really interesting:
The Difference Between Emotions and Feelings
It makes sense when reading this why feelers are called feelers (I was wondering if there were more apt words). I think they, by nature create feelings and live in them and use them to process the world. A thinker experiences emotions but for the most part lets them go. Their processing of the world is seen mostly through the absence of feeling.
I'm guessing that a feeler would feel exposed somehow if looking at the world without their feeling lens, whereas a thinker would feel encumbered by it and find it uncomfortable.
Another link with a good explanation is this one from Van der Hoop:
Socionics - the16types.info - MBTI: Functional Descriptions by J. H. van der Hoop
It was this article that got me thinking about emotions and feelings grammatically.