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  1. What is the real logic behind the ordering of the functions for each type?

    Cognitive Functions
    The ordering of the functions for each MBTI type doesn't always make sense. For example, why would someone strong in Se be weak with Si? Se is about noticing the details in the external world, Si is about remembering details in one's internal world (aka, memory). So why would someone who is a...
  2. Basic function questions

    Cognitive Functions
    I know this is really basic, but one thing I haven't been able to wrap my head around is why there are only 16 possible combinations of functions. For example, why can't someone be Ne, Fi, Ti and Se (in that order from dominant to inferior)? Or why can't someone just have all extraverted...
  3. How to determine the order of functions?

    Cognitive Functions
    Still new to this stuff How to know if someone using X function as his dominant, secondary, tert, or inferior? How to now if he is really for example, an ESTP with Se dom not an ENFJ in the Fe-Se grip? How often do people actually use their inferior function? And in what circumstances? About...
  4. Using Cognitive Functions to Calculate MBTI Type

    Cognitive Functions
    While there are many explanations and descriptions of cognitive functions, I have yet to find one to my likings. Fortunately, I don't mind researching and figuring out things, but I figured someone else might. This thread will attempt to explain the process of finding your type (in relation to...
  5. [INFJ] Is it possible to change the order of functions?

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    For example: as an INFJ, is it possible to over-develop Ti to such a degree that it becomes your auxiliary function instead of your tertiary? Just as when you exercise certain muscles, they will strengthen and grow. Any thoughts on whether it could actually be possible? If possible, is it...
  6. [ISTJ] Why clean and polish?

    ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers
    I love this board!!! I have so many questions! Could you explain to me what having everything clean, polished and in order means to you?
  7. Eradicate Chaos; Lead Us Into Peace.

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    In my sadness, I protect myself, In my cold surface, My warmth hidden, Once I am safe, This must be shown to me. In a yearning loss, Or feeling lost, To come back up, Under empathy, The heart of solution. Let us not fight, Let us speak with care, Consideration. Let us dismiss hatred, To...
  8. [Enneagram Type 8] 8's, What Authority Can You Submit To?

    Type 8 Forum - The Challenger
    I'd like to know what, if any, authorities (people, groups, ideas, the law) the rest of you 8's have been ok with submitting to. And in what capacity? (fully, partially, temporarily, blindly) I'm curious. Oh, and I'm responding to my own post next, but I wanted the question to be on its own...
  9. [ENTJ] ENTJ your value of history, tradition and culture (+authority)

    ENTJ Forum - The Executives
    Hi guys, A lot of you (ENTJ's) clearly state you don't like to follow traditions etc which you find pointless. Now I am French and I guess a majority of you are from the US so there will be some cultural clashes here, but please hear me out. I agree that what is not useful should be...
  10. Type and Function Order Reference

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    This table shows the dominant functions: This table shows functions in order: Refer to these posts for more information on these functions: Perceiving Preferences: Ways of gatherings information: extraverted Intuiting (Ne) introverted Intuiting (Ni) extraverted Sensing (Se)...
  11. [INFJ] Ni/Fe/Ti/Se=A Battle in your Mind?

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    TLDR version: Answer the question in bold. There's something about being an INFJ that I could always relate to, but could never understand why I did based on theories of MBTI and cognitive functions alone. That is inner conflict and the vast complexity of our nature. I've had reason to believe...
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