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This is a discussion on writing and cognitive functions within the Cognitive Functions forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Is one cognitive function (or combination of functions) best/better suited for writing/writers? What do the different functions look like in ...

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    writing and cognitive functions

    Is one cognitive function (or combination of functions) best/better suited for writing/writers? What do the different functions look like in writing? In what genres are the cognitive functions more likely or heavily represented? Examples?

    Discuss!
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    *NFJ or *NFP, Elizabeth Gilbert's writing in 'Eat, Pray, Love' annoyed me.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Ti and Fi.

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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    EDIT: My post was really off topic before.

    Methinks that type can influence the underlying tone of your writing. Like Te writing might have an underlying bitterness towards the idea that something is correct if it "makes sense".
    Last edited by Owfin; 12-31-2011 at 05:04 PM. Reason: Way off topic before
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    All of them would have an effect on your writing, content-wise. I don't think there's a best combination, since functions don't immediately mean skill when used. But if I could take a swing at guessing:

    Perceiving functions

    Si: Technically precise writing. Utilizes syntax correctly. Programming. Presents data clearly
    Ne: Free-form writing. Idea-generation. Figuring out where to go next in a plot/with a character
    Se: Record-oriented writing. Details experiences. Enriched visuals
    Ni: Theme-oriented content. There's an over-arching message or motif that may not be immediately apparent

    Judging functions

    Fi: Writing details one's perspective and the feeling tones he or she is conveying
    Ti: Writing is technical in terms of logic and presents itself by reasoning
    Fe: Writing is collective, biographical, colorful in terms of characters. Probably focuses on the perspective(s) of other people
    Te: Writing is organized and well-presented. It aims to accomplish one or more goals
    Last edited by Toru Okada; 12-31-2011 at 08:23 PM.

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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Here's a great website:

    What’s in a Name? Introverted vs. Extraverted Thinking « Andrea J. Wenger: Write*with*Personality

    On the right hand side toward the middle are articles about the personality types and writing styles. I read mine and thought that it was just like me.

    I think Admros had it right, too.
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    ESTP - The Doers

    I'm very left-brained, and I've read left brained people love to outline. I am no different. I love to write long pieces. However, I have learned this could be viewed as a rant, shouting, convoluted, long-winded. All these negative terms. I think the world is ruled by right-brained people. Right Brained people, I have read, can summarize, get to the point, use bullets-all positives. It's very hard for me to summarize, use bullets, get to the point. My brain just wants to unload. And I view my writing as a relief mechanism.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    It depends on what kind of writing you're talking about. INFJs are the most likely to be published authors, and INFJs and INFPs dominate creative writing classes. Just don't ask them to write things like corporate annual reports. :)


     

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