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  1. Is this inferior Si?

    Cognitive Functions
    When I become sick, I get stressed because I feel like I miss the opportunities. Same thing happens while I'm doing something I don't want. I'm also kinda forgetful about my sickness and I may sometimes use self-destructive matters. While I'm sick, I may become aggressive and angry. And finally...
  2. Does your tertiary/PoLR function have the same effects as your inferior function?

    Cognitive Functions
    I'm trying to type myself from inferior functions because dominant functions weren't enough for me. Here's the question: Does the tertiary have the same effect as inferior? For me, inferior Si fits me the best. I tend to focus on the issue that it makes me feel bad and obssess over it for the...
  3. Real life examples of how each of the 16 types can use the functions in healthy ways?

    Cognitive Functions
    I've read general summaries of healthy/unhealthy versions of the 16 types and have my own speculations about how those can be demonstrated by specific behaviors in real life, but I'm curious to see how other people have experienced healthy versions of any of the 16 types-- specifically, what...
  4. How could someone who is dumb and pleasure-seeking still have dominant/auxiliary Ti?

    Cognitive Functions
    I've noticed that most people agree upon xxTP for certain TV show characters that aren't necessarily considered smart, intellectual, or curious like most dominant/auxiliary Ti users tend to be. For example, there seems to be a general consensus that Charlie Harper from Two and a Half Men is ESTP...
  5. [Enneagram Type 8] Are you sexually dominant or submissive?

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    8s are naturally dominant in the way they navigate the world. But, as an 8, are you still dominant during sex, or do you like to feel submissive for once? If you chose submissive, do you still feel like it is a powerful act to be submissive, or does it turn you on to lose control?
  6. Can men be father material & sexy?

    Sex and Relationships
    There have been studies that have surfaced that during ovulation, women are more attracted to men with good genes; men that are sexy, aggressive, physically intimidating, and dominant. While that outside of that phase women are more attracted to guys that are empathetic, good willed, gentle...
  7. XNXJ's: having Ni as aux or dom function; how does Ni interact with Fe and Te?

    Cognitive Functions
    Hello. What exactly is the difference between Fe-Ni and Te-Ni and Ni-Fe and Ni-Te? I know the difference between Fe and Te, but exactly how do each of them interact with Ni (as aux or dom)?
  8. How the dominant, auxiliary, tertiary, and inferior functions interplay?

    Cognitive Functions
    Is it that the auxiliary, tertiary, and inferior functions are used in ways that support the dominant? Or that they are used less frequently/less intensely than the dominant? Or are they just less-developed? Can one's dominant function be poorly developed but just used frequently as the go-to...
  9. Dominant and Auxiliary Functions: how they work together?

    Cognitive Functions
    Just curious to see if my current understanding of the dominant and auxiliary functions makes sense/is appropriate: Lead Judging (focused on understanding info/ideas) Dominant Te = goal is to interact with the external world to understand unbiased (often objective) reasons With auxiliary Si =...
  10. Interpreting the 8 cognitive functions of the MBTI

    Interpreting the 8 cognitive functions of the MBTI: The Sensing and Intuition functions are about perceiving information, with the Extraverted functions perceiving novel info and the Introverted functions perceiving familiar info * Sensing= prefers to process facts, experiences, and observable...
  11. How the Dominant and Auxiliary Cognitive Functions Manifest

    Cognitive Functions
    First, understand which category you fall under: Category 1 = Uses clues in external world to comprehend info, uses personal understanding to make judgments/decisions (extraverted perceiving, introverted judging -> good at thinking on the spot) Category 2 = Uses personal understanding to...
  12. How Does Your Inferior Function Manifest?

    Cognitive Functions
    Yo, self-explanatory title I just wanted to know from you guys how your Inferior Function tends to manifests. This function is known as a shadowy and subversive one, which often manifests unhealthily and is difficult to be used properly (the way that other types that use that function may use...
  13. [Enneagram Type 6] Enneagram Association with Dom/Sub Dynamic

    Type 6 Forum - The Loyalist
    Hi! I'm an Sx, 6w7, INFP (tritype 6w7, 9w1, 3w4). I'm fairly phobic with moments of counterphobia. Recently, I've observed an odd desire to recede into the submissive role of a romantic relationship. Weirdly, my counterphobia is bothered by this, but the rest of my being desperately desires it...
  14. What's my dominant function?

    What's my personality type?
    Hey guys :crazy: I read about how your dominant cognitive function is the most important part of your mbti type, so that's why I'm trying to narrow it down so I can at least have an idea of what category I'm in! I have a pretty good idea (I started really getting into mbti like a month ago and...
  15. [INFP] How to fix a broken Fi?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Hey everyone, I've recently re-typed INFP from ENFP, and so, I feel this is the proper community to seek out help from. I believe i'm dealing with a extremely underdeveloped Fi, slinging myself into a perpetual Fi--Si loop. I struggle daily with extreme anxiety, OCD/Avoidant type behaviors...
  16. Hi, ENTJ here!

    Hey y'all! It's nice to be here! Here's why I am here, suprise suprise I wanna learn more about myself! My psychologist (I had my first visit to her) she explained to me why I am having such big trouble communicating, keep up to a relationship, the fact that I keep in dstance everybody arround...
  17. Are INFJ's naturally submissive?

    Sex and Relationships
    I'm a male INFJ, and my fiancee is a female ISFJ. I noticed that usually when I try to initiate something, it will become very apparent to me if she's not quite into it for whatever reason, and that will cause me to be less into it. So naturally I've let her "take the reigns" so to speak, that...
  18. [INFJ] Inferior Se over Dominant Ni in Relationships

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Since having started to read about Jung's theorized psychic functions I have become more and more self-aware and eager to direct the process of my own development considering the structure that defines me. Now my main interest has to do with one of the most challenging decisions one can make ...
  19. Describe Your Shadow Function

    Cognitive Functions
    It is quite common thing for people to score high points on the shadow of the dominant function on any test and questionnaire. I heard many (including myself) describe using them from time to time, randomly or even "emulate voluntarily" There are different theories explaining them and majority...
  20. What's your favourite function?

    Cognitive Functions
    Very geeky I know, but if you could have any dom function (besides your own), what would it be?