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  1. [INFP] How can INFPs feel less and develop Extraverted Thinking more?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Hello everyone :) i'm an INFP female and since I first read about the MBTI, I could develop myself a lot for the better. But there is something I never managed to deal with: I know that as an INFP, the primary function is "Introverted Feeling" and everything we do and think is basically...
  2. How does your type generally show kindness and care for others without Fe?

    Myers Briggs Forum
    Curious to see how kindness/love plays out in types who are not Fe-dominant, or do not have Fe in their primary stack at all. Also because I believe kindness/caring for others is NOT AT ALL dependent on the functions you use. Sure, being strong with Fe will make it easier to care for others...
  3. "Thinking" is more about assessing methods rather than being logical?

    Cognitive Functions
    Based on Carl Jung's descriptions of the thinking functions in his book, "Psychological Types", it seems like they are more about evaluating decision methods rather than being logical. This is especially for Te, which seems to mainly be about ensuring that methods have effective outcomes. Jung...
  4. Speaking the truth vs withholding info to maintain harmony: Te, Fe, Fi, Ti

    Cognitive Functions
    Any type can speak the truth as well as evade it to keep everyone happy, but the major differences are found in the REASONS each type will do so, and I wanted to see if my interpretations of those reasons have any accuracy. From what I understand about the differences among Te, Fe, Fi, Ti, it...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Knowing Why and How: Ni or Ti?

    Cognitive Functions
    I've been thinking of Ni as detailed, organized ideas and possibilities; Ti as personal understanding of why/how something works. But some people have been describing Ni as understanding the why/how as well. So if someone is primarily interested in understanding why/how something works, are they...
  8. Examples of Healthy and Unhealthy xxTJ? and xxTP?

    Cognitive Functions
    I have a handful of friends and acquaintances that I actually know well enough, and all of them are xxFJs or xxFPs (at least the ones who know their MBTI, the ones who don't I can definitely see the Fe and/or Fi in them). Thus, I believe I have a good understanding of what healthy and unhealthy...
  9. Inferior Functions vs Unhealthy Dominant/Auxiliary Functions??

    Cognitive Functions
    How can you tell whether someone is using an inferior function or an unhealthy version of their dominant/auxiliary function? For example, if someone is emotionally unstable and consistently avoiding certain things in life in order to preserve their state of well-being and keep a happy emotional...
  10. Selfish and Loving Versions of Each Judging Function

    Cognitive Functions
    Selfish versions of each judging type Te = it's all about making my own plans to make everything work the way I want it to work, using my factual knowledge (Si) and/or ideas (Ni) Ti = it's all about using whatever I can understand on the go to make anything work the way I want it to work...
  11. Extraverted Thinking/Feeling vs Introverted Thinking/Feeling?

    Cognitive Functions
    It seems like people with Fe in their cognitive stack are more likely to have their moods affected by external sources, such as how other people are behaving, how other people are treating them. Their moods may even be affected by certain parts of the environment that may not have to do with...
  12. INTJ vs INFJ Psychiatrist

    Cognitive Functions
    A psychiatrist is required to be empathetic and very analytical about their patients' emotions, thinking patterns, and overall well-being. A very strong use of Fe therefore seems to be a must. Yet, both INTJ and INFJ are the most commonly chosen types that people would believe are most likely to...
  13. How do Te users use Fe, Fi, and Ti?

    Cognitive Functions
    For those with Te as their dominant or auxiliary, what does it look like when they incorporate the other judging functions? My assumption is that they primarily focus on making things work (because of their strong Te), and then secondarily use Fi to ensure that they personally like what works...
  14. [ISFJ] Career Change Options

    ISFJ Forum - The Nurturers
    Hi, I’m looking for some advice on career options and possibly life generally. I’m a male ISFJ in my mid-20s, living in South West England. I currently work as a Software Developer. I feel like this is a badly suited career option for me, because I am unable to embrace my feelings and I am...
  15. How does it feel to develop Thinking?

    Myers Briggs Forum
    I would like to know how Feelers experience the development of Thinking.
  16. A Questionnaire on Thinking or Feeling

    What's my personality type?
    In an attempt to resolve the confusion surrounding T/F, this questionnaire provides takers with ten questions covering a number of T/F facets. There are no right or wrong answers. The best answers are ones which go into great detail about the subject's reasoning. Some of the items present you...
  17. Ti vs Fi?

    Cognitive Functions
    How can you tell if someone is using Ti or Fi?
  18. Ti vs Te examples

    Cognitive Functions
    Any specific scenarios demonstrating the contrast been Ti and Te?
  19. Planning Ahead: Te versus Fe

    Cognitive Functions
    The way I currently interpret Te and Fe is that Te is focused on making things work for the external world situations while Fe is focused on making things meaningful for the external world situations. Therefore, I think that's why "J" types tend to plan ahead more and include the Te/Fe functions...
  20. [ENTP] The Infinite Probability of Things That Could Go Wrong

    ENTP Forum- The Visionaries
    Are you always thinking about things that could go wrong, things that are wrong, or any such thing thereof? I am. Is there always going to be something wrong, and is that what we are/would be like in our relationships with other NTs? And I know we will think about everything about it until our...