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  1. 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...
  2. What's your relationship to authority?

    SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers
    Hey everyone, I have a theory concerning the relation of (the acceptance of) authority and MBTI types (cognitive functions) and I just wanted to ask you all, how you see authorities: Do you usually find yourself in a position somehow defending authorities and reasoning that by saying that since...
  3. What's your relationship to authority?

    SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators
    Hey everyone, I have a theory concerning the relation of (the acceptance of) authority and MBTI types (cognitive functions) and I just wanted to ask you all, how you see authorities: Do you usually find yourself in a position somehow defending authorities and reasoning that by saying that since...
  4. What's your relationship to authority?

    NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects
    Hey everyone, I have a theory concerning the relation of (the acceptance of) authority and MBTI types (cognitive functions) and I just wanted to ask you all, how you see authorities: Do you usually find yourself in a position somehow defending authorities and reasoning that by saying that since...
  5. What's your relationship to authority?

    NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers
    Hey everyone, I have a theory concerning the relation of (the acceptance of) authority and MBTI types (cognitive functions) and I just wanted to ask you all, how you see authorities: Do you usually find yourself in a position somehow defending authorities and reasoning that by saying that since...
  6. How to develop and practise Extraverted Thinking?

    Cognitive Functions
    Hello everyone! As an INFP, my least developed function is Extraverted Thinking. I am 20 years old and currently struggling a lot with making concrete Career choices and basically taking action and making plans. I tend to get lost and overwhelmed by all the different options I have and finally...
  7. [INFP] What motivates an INFP to take action?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Hello everyone! This is my first post and English is not my native language, so please don't be to strict with me ;) Throughout my life I have always experienced a lack of motivation. I have a lot of ideas and i daydream a lot, but I always fail at the point where I would have to turn my...
  8. Inferior Functions and How they affect the types

    Cognitive Functions
    Can someone explain how each inferior function manifest in the types? I know that inferior Ni provides a constant goal for seemingly relaxed dom Se, and inferior Fi shows a childishly stubborn side in contrast to dom Te. What else?
  9. What type am I

    What's my personality type?
    What type am I? I usually get ISFP, but I've been thinking that I could be an ISTP, too. Here are my traits: -Good at singing -Good at reading -Good at writing -Good at spelling -Good vocabulary -Likes singing -Likes writing -Likes to read -Likes using strong vocabulary; uses big words a lot...
  10. [INFJ] Turbulent INFJ or (quiet) Borderline Personality Disorder?

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hey all, so here's the story (There's a condensed summary at the end || read the bold as well): I'm an INFJ who's come to have a lot of emotional stress centered around my relationships, particularly friendships and romantic interests. I've had a lot of high points and low points related to...
  11. [INTJ] Am I really an INTJ?

    INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    WARNING: Extremely long post, so read on your own risk :violin: After a long time away from the forum and MBTI as a whole I ended up turning to it in my search for answers pertaining to the big inconsistencies I found in my external behaviour versus my actual internal feelings and desires. In...
  12. [INFJ] Tips for strengthening our inferior Se function?

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I'd love to be a healthier, well-rounded INFJ. What can I and other INFJs do to strengthen our extroverted Sensing?
  13. [INTJ] Suggestions on Strengthening Se?

    INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    Since extroverted sensing is an INTJ's inferior function, I was wondering if there are ways on boosting this function? Any type who uses Se is welcome to post. :joyous:
  14. [ENTJ] What is your 'grip' trigger?

    ENTJ Forum - The Executives
    I have been discussing with two other ENTJs about what triggers our inferior Fi, what puts us to what is known as 'in the grip'. For us, the only time we trigger the negative Fi is when a relationship ends or we fail at the dating stage with someone we are genuinely interested in. We could not...
  15. [ESTJ] What is your 'grip' trigger?

    ESTJ Forum - The Guardians
    I have been discussing with two other ENTJs about what triggers our inferior Fi, what puts us to what is known as 'in the grip'. For us, the only time we trigger the negative Fi is when a relationship ends or we fail at the dating stage with someone we are genuinely interested in. We could not...
  16. "In the grip" of your inferior function

    Cognitive Functions
    So I was reading an article that I annoyingly can find no way to link to, and when I got to reading the one for Te as inferior I was like "holy crap that is exactly me!" like, way more than reading descriptions of my dominant function. It's like I just take my dominant for granted so I was...
  17. [INFJ] Are we attracted to those who have our inferior and shadow functions?

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    We work mainly with our top 3 functions - for an INFJ it would be Ni, Fe, and Ti. I have a theory that we are attracted to people who have our inferior functions. It seems like it tends to be 4-8 in descending order. So for me, I would be attracted to Se, Ne, Fi, Te, and Si in that order. There...
  18. [ENTP] What are some ways you have developed your lower functions?

    ENTP Forum- The Visionaries
    Have any ENTPs tried to develop their inferior function by modelling Si-dom/aux individuals? I think I may have come across an article or video discussing the idea of developing inferior functions by observing someone who has your inferior function as their dominant function. I know of two...
  19. Dominant-Inferior Function: Develop Your Strengths Rather Than Your Weaknesses

    Blog
    - - - -----I think the dominant-inferior function relationship is the most complicated. First, I am not saying those functions are mutually exclusive. Rather, they are two opposite ends of the same stick. Think of our minds as having 100 points to spend on that stick--apportioned to Ni and Se...
  20. The Inferior function

    Cognitive Functions
    I am having trouble understanding exactly what the role of the inferior function is. Also, is it normal when taking the cognitive function test for your inferior function to be near or at the bottom? Should one do something to try to develop their inferior function? What is the difference...
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