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  1. [INTP] INTPs - Let's go A-B-S-T-R-A-C-T !

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    Share some of your most abstract thinking, and then let's see how far we can bring it. Just for fun (It can be crazy) An abstract concept is an idea that people can understand that has no physical form. The ability to identify, understand and communicate abstract concepts is a foundational...
  2. A Difference between Intuitive and Sensing

    Myers Briggs Forum
    I’m not confirming that this is 100% reliable for typing, but I think it may help for those in doubt. Some behavior that I have noticed that points out the difference between the intuition and the sensing is: Intuitives like novelty, and any type can be interested in novelty, but intuitives...
  3. Real-life examples of Ne and Ni?

    Cognitive Functions
    I understand that Ne "gathers" abstract ideas and possibilities spontaneously, while Ni "organizes" abstract ideas and possibilities and is therefore more focused and orderly than Ne. But what exactly does it mean to "gather" or "organize" abstract ideas? What are some examples of how these look...
  4. ESFP Learning to Live With Te and Ni

    Cognitive Functions
    The dominant and auxiliary functions are easy to handle, they're our first reference point in regards to everything. However, the other two not so much. In regards to Te, I am able to create a good system, make it efficient, able to standardize operating procedures at work. Awesome. Except, I...
  5. [ENFP] An ENFP on Liberty

    ENFP Articles
    A post by @Vishalmisra Whether the reader of this article is an ENFP, or indeed knows an ENFP; they should (theoretically) report a love of individual freedom as characteristic to the ENFP mindset. So what does liberty mean to the ENFP? The ENFP is a strange creature, we are swift to resist...
  6. Poll: Abstract vs concrete descriptions of concepts

    Myers Briggs Forum
    I didn't know how to write a coherent title so let me explain: As an iNtuitive I feel that I should be able to understand concepts from their generalized description. If you read any Wikipedia articles or look up definitions of technical terms or concepts, they tend to be very abstract. Of...
  7. MBTI Perceiving Functions Conprehensively Explained

    Myers Briggs Forum
    First, let’s forget that MBTI has profiles. Second, expect to see slight alterations to the common model. 1. Concrete Perception – Sensory vs Abstract Perception – Intuitive To understand the difference between concrete perception and abstract perception, you have to imagine that we...
  8. help! how to choose a goal for your character based on their abstract desire?

    Advice Center
    How do you choose a goal for your character based on their abstract desire? Usually I come up with characters that value the growth of their knowledge of the world or of themselves, or they want a spiritual or philosophical question answered. I'm not sure how to go about writing a story where...
  9. [INFJ] Thoughts on a song

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hello, we meet again, fellow MBTI friends. So I was listening to this song by well-known rapper, Logic. I can't explain it, but the song gives me some kind of feeling..I was wondering what you guys are thinking when you listen to it. I connect to this song, not sure if it's the...
  10. [INTP] What is the difference between abstract and logical? Can they be combined?

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I semi-understand the differences between abstract and logical. I believe they can be combined, but most of the people I have talked to about this say they are different and mutually exclusive. For instance, I was shadowing someone at a high school I'm interested in going to this year and we...
  11. [INTP] Applied vs. Abstract

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I have heard many INTPs say, and felt so myself, that they much prefer the immediately practical to the abstract. For instance, many argue that pure Mathematics becomes a pain in the butt, but they absolutely love Physics because it can be immediately applied to understand something. Also...
  12. [INTP] More abstract than other INTPs?

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I always read our listen to other INTPs and I find that the way I think is more abstract. Anyone else like this? Are there more abstract or concrete thinking INTPs? What Is Abstract Thinking? (with pictures) - mobile wiseGEEK
  13. "Space Lace" (Poem)

    I'm a can of rainbow paint smothered in a closet Unscrew the lid and make your deposit I can decorate the cosmos if you give me the chance Preach the world of my ideals, stir the universe to dance Milky Way in need of sugar Endless night in need of delight Where once the world was dark and...
  14. [ISTJ] ISTJ's and Abstract Reasoning Abilities

    ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers
    Hello all! Firstly, I must say that it's great to be here - as I'm a long time forum reader, but a first time poster! :) So, I have a question for all the ISTJs in relation to their 'Abstract Reasoning Abilities'. As an ISTJ, do you have a hard time (I guess you could say) predicting...
  15. Lovely post about common misconceptions around the beauty of math.

    Loved this post so much I had to save it somewhere and found the "Blog this post" button and I don't really know what it does or what this blog is but here I go. Beautiful writing.
  16. Based on this description of me, what career, job, major do you think best suits me?

    Education & Career Talk
    So, I've never really known what I wanted to do when I grow up. I've played around with a lot of ideas and non have stuck with me. Now as I'm finishing high school, I'd really like a direction to focus on. I know that people are always like "you don't need to have it all figured out, your...
  17. [INTP] Do INTPs like writing, anime, abstract and emo concepts?

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    Maybe not so much "emo" as in the scene, but as far as stuff that affects you internally. I'm a verified INTP, but I've never actually met another INTP in real life. The closest I've come to is a sleu of INTJs. I find that what I read about INTPs make us more technical hands-on types, but I've...
  18. N vs S: discerning symbolism within a high amount of detail.

    Cognitive Functions
    I was watching this video and I noticed that it was incredibly easy for me to recognize numbers from frame to frame despite there being a high amount of detailed information surrounding them. How about you guys, was it easy to pick up on the numbers or does the swapping of the surrounding...
  19. Case Study: Please identify these Cognitive Processes

    NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects
    35 years Old, trained to be a concert pianist for the first 15 years, but turned out to be a vehicle Engineer/ function developer. Although not my profession, music is definitely the most valuable and important thing and overshadows everything else in my life. Internet based tests have...
  20. [INFJ] What Animal Most Resembles an INFJ

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I don't know if this has been asked before or not, but I can't find it anywhere. What animal most resembles an INFJ? I know this is a bit more abstract, as animals have their own personalities, and some of the traits are hard to really tell in an animal, but be creative. I am going to diverge...