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  1. The Shadow Functions (ISTP's Experience)

    Cognitive Functions
    I should clarify that I'm not a typical ISTP: 1. my Se is relatively underdeveloped because in the past I've been primarily using Ni to (avoid really) navigate the world; 2. I've identified with a string of types before in the following order: INTP, INTJ, INFJ, ISFP, ISTP, ENTP, ENFP, INFP...
  2. INTJ with All Low Trait Preferences

    Myers Briggs Forum
    Hey guys, I'm new to the site. I've read several articles before and thought about contributing a few times but never bothered to sign up until I got massively frustrated by this issue I'm having. Essentially, whenever I'm typed by any MBTI test (I've taken several), every one of my traits...
  3. [ENFP] Shadow? Inferior Si? Loops?

    ENFP Forum - The Inspirers
    Hey so this is my 2nd post on this website, just want to say I love this website a lot XD. OK so I'm just gonna get right into it. I have definitely been in an Fi-Si loop, which some is possible but some say its not, but I did find a website that said its possible and I totally related to it: I...
  4. How I understand Fi and Fe

    Cognitive Functions
    Fi-users are very selective about who they will let transform them. (limited use of Fe) Fe-users lets themselves be transformed by the (perceived to be) majority. (limited use of Fi) Fi-users are much more selective/careful about allowing themselves to be affected by someone. (limited use of...
  5. [INFJ] The unhealthy INFJ (Shadow functions and Ni-Ti loop): post your experience here

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    What are you like when you're unhealthy? How do you see your shadow functions manifesting when stressed/unhealthy? Do you believe in Ni-Ti loop, and if yes, how does it manifest in terms of behaviour?
  6. ENTJ or Shadow-dominated ISFP?

    What's my personality type?
    [View profile for in depth personal information, and gallery for visual aid!] I have been testing between ENTJ/INTJ and ISFP for a while now, and I am curious if anyone could help me sort out which one seems to fit best. Also, feel free to discuss your own take on the differences between the...
  7. What three other MBTI types, other than your own, do you relate to?

    I never chose friends by personality type, say, on the other personality forum I belonged to for many years, yet when I looked at my list to tally by type (when this kind of thread came up), out of 240 friends, I had few extraverted friends; few ISTJs, few INFPs. Most were INTJ and INTP. Of...
  8. [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...
  9. [ENTP] Ask an ENTP! Ask anything you have ever been wondering about us, the Visionaries!

    ENTP Forum- The Visionaries
    Hey everyone! I am Octopus1 and I am an ENTP-A. Like any extrovert, I like talking and prefer to answer questions, than to make them! And... Like any MBTI with a tendeny to Narcissistic Personality Disorder, my favorite topic is talking about myself! So go ahead and ask me ANYTHING you...
  10. MBTI Function Stacks: Overview

  11. The Truth About Shadow Functions?

    Cognitive Functions
    Okay- someone please clear it up for me- what are Shadow Functions truly? Some resources have defined them as the unhealthy expression of a type's inferior functions, for example, an INFP behaving like an unhealthy ESTJ when under stress; the traits/behaviors of others (who are very different...
  12. Opposite INFPs

    NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers
    My classmate (erm, sort of an aquaintance) and I both tested as INFP, but we are polar opposites. I'm wondering how this is possible if our function stacks are exactly the same. I'll describe each of us and let you guys decide. I have been questioning my type a lot; maybe I'm really something...
  13. [INFJ] [B]Tulpas and Shadow Functions: Coincidence or not?[/B]

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Okay, for those who don't have any idea what a tulpa is, here's a brief explanation (But you can always google for more, and the I.F. concept is wrong) /watch?v=gSeRVt2ejzQ Now that I got your attention, I have a little question: is it possible that a tulpa is a manifestation of your shadow...
  14. Question about shadow functions

    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...
  15. [INTJ] Shadow functions

    INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    Hi guys. In these days I've tried to understand something about INTJs shadow functions but I still have some doubts. They emerge only when the person is under stress? And they appear all together or it could be possible for one function to emerge without the others (for example only Si)?
  16. Shadow Functions: More developed then the Primary Functions

    Cognitive Functions
    I'm an ENFP and i took the cognitive quiz by our forum. The results are the following: (I cannot post images yet) Ne: 12.92 Fe: 11.38 Fi: 10.31 Se: 7.25 Ni: 7.235 Ti: 2.76 Si: 2.54 Te: 0.24 The cognitive functions are, in order of development:Ne -> Fe -> Fi -> Se -> Ni -> Ti -> Si -> Te It...
  17. [INTP] Living in the Shadows- Shadow Functions.

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I think I am going into a Ti Si loop again. :crying: I really need to work on my Ne. I was looking up some info on loops and came across shadow functions. I forgot a bit about them and am confused now. Here are my questions: 1. I saw some places say that INTP's shadow is the ESFJ and others...
  18. Shadow functions?

    Myers Briggs Forum
    I am kind of confused about the role of shadow functions in our personality. As an INFJ my shadow functions are Ne, Fi, Te, and Si, which are the same as the main functions of ENFP (in the same order) but also of INFP (not sure of which other types). But I read that under stress an INFJ...
  19. [INTP] INTPs and Shadow Functions

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I've been curious lately as to how shadow functions manifest within an INTP's personality. Following is how shadow functions manifest themselves within any personality type. My question is, how do your shadow functions manifest as an INTP? An INTP's shadow functions: So, how do your shadow...
  20. Hello MBTI enthusiasts! I have questions about how environmental factors affect type

    Myers Briggs Forum
    For the most part I relate to INFP (or ENFP) as my type, but I've been wondering lately if it's a result of my childhood. My mother is a Fi-dom and we had a co-dependent relationship when I was a child and she was very depressed, which led to my own depression as a child. I've heard depression...