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  1. Myers Briggs Forum
    Tl.Dr. Basically I turned into an INTJ for 1 year now, and acting like one to perfection. Was an ENTP. I am not PTSD'd at all after what happened, so it's not psychological trauma. I just... became an INTJ. Is that even remotely possible? Hello, I've had my unfortunate share of things to happen...
  2. Myers Briggs Forum
    "Stephen, everything is about you." I know for a fact these two types are great together when things are going good, but when one or the other ends up in their shadow mode from extreme external stress for one or the other, that's when it tends to fall apart no matter what. God, I've seen that...
  3. Cognitive Functions
    Hi everyone, it's just that I have an incredible low Se (according to the keys2cognition-test only 8%) and thus I can never focus on reality, I never know what's going on, I'm unable to just live in the moment, and.. One could say that I'm very dreamy and detached from reality, even more than...
  4. Myers Briggs Forum
    Basically what happens when a child of a certain type is brought up by people who dislike their type and discourage them from being the way they are? For example, what would happen to an NT brought up by NFs who continuously criticise them for not being emotional enough or for being cold...
  5. ENFJ Forum - The Givers
    For whatever reason, I'm really interested in the ways the shadow functions play into a personality. I have experience with my own tertiary Ti that plays a large role in my decision-making and world view and my own shadow Se that seems to just end up making me occasionally bored, restless, or...
  6. Cognitive Functions
    Ok, so this is the only thing I am not sure when it comes to mbti. :wink: I have heard it many times: "Shadow functions". I know that it is the rest of the functions that you already have. For example, I am an ENTP :crazy: , so my functions go like this: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si. Does that mean that the...
  7. Myers Briggs Forum
    Is it weird that I usually relate more to ISFJs than ENTPs? I almost never identify with ENTP characters, or ENTPs around me, but I relate strongly to ISFJs. For example, before I even knew about Myers-Briggs, I related strongly to Jay Gatsby, Captain America, and John Watson. I now believe...
  8. NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects
    Hey everyone! So I was wondering about the feasibility of becoming my shadow function. No offense so ESFPs (my particular shadow function), but this sounds utterly dreadful. Anyways, some backstory: I entered high school determined to get perfect grades in everything and have a flawless high...
  9. Cognitive Functions
    I don't know if another thread's already been started about this (it probably has and in that case I'm sorry for creating another one) but I need a bit of clarification on the shadow functions. As I understand them, they are the functions not present in your first four functions/the main...
  10. Member Polls
    Bored/to much boring stuff to study. I decided to come up with a theory, but first I need data to see if I can find any patterns or if it is not related to type. I want to determinate if type has relationship on how you prefer to be told someone likes you. My initial hypothesis is that Fe/Fi...
  11. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    Subconscious, or shadow functions for an INTP: Te - Extraverted Thinking Ni - Introverted Intuition Se - Extraverted Sensing Fi - Introverted Feeling And, why do you crave for what you've selected more than the others?
  12. Cognitive Functions
    I must admit that I'm still pretty new to the idea of cognitive functions, but I'm especially confused by shadow functions. I took the Keys 2 Cognition test, and I noticed that it said that two of my shadow functions are pretty well-developed. (I think I'm an INFJ, and it said my top functions...
  13. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    The idea of shadow attraction is that we are more attracted to personality types that use more of our shadow functions (Te-Ni-Se-Fi) and are just generally more different than ourselves (I mean who would want to date themself?), so by listing the cognitive functions out for each type I've...
  14. Myers Briggs Forum
    The MBTI is just a rough guideline and types can change; we're all individuals and all that jazz. But if you're like me then you've been pleasantly surprised by how accurate your test results have been towards describing your typical mental processes and values. So for people with accurate...
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