"Te" can multiply facts by looking at tried and tested models as a basis for evidence for a new unrelated model being generated. This is all in part of the characteristic of being able to source logic that is not directly evident from external reality. A short extract from Carl Jung:
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The thought of the extraverted thinking type is, positive, i.e. it produces. It either leads to new facts or to general conceptions of disparate experimental material. Its judgment is generally synthetic. Even when it analyses, it constructs, because it is always advancing beyond the, analysis to a new combination, a further conception which reunites the analysed material in a new way or adds some., thing further to the given material.
"Te" can pull facts out of its ass, its seems like a joke but its true. Well "Te" doesn't have to source its "objective data" from the external, like Ni's stereotype it can magic up facts by looking deep inside sourcing data internally. It can adopt "subjectively sanctioned" ideas as Jung pointed out. What ever is pointed to it is what is granted as the object, if that seems to be a strange but "sound" concept deep within a person, it can be sourced as evidence to justify a point. However at the same time it is important to note that not all of Te's facts are equal, just because evidence it provided, it doesn't mean that the "Te" types will trust it. There is a misconception amongst some "Ti" types that "Te"s do not independently craft their own understanding of an idea since if given facts from the external, they would naturally be taken for processing without manipulation; in that mode of thought "Ti" types are said to instead independently craft their logic instead, thus not taking strict/"rigid" adherence to that external model. Whilst that is true to an extent it doesn't quite acknowledge how "Te" types craft "understanding".Extraverted thinking is conditioned in a larger measure by these latter factors than by the former. judgment always presupposes a criterion ; for the extraverted judgment, the valid and determining criterion is the standard taken from objective conditions, no matter whether this be directly represented by an objectively perceptible fact, or expressed in an objective idea ; for an objective idea, even when subjectively sanctioned, is equally external and objective in origin. Extraverted thinking, therefore, need not necessarily be a merely concretistic thinking it may equally well be a purely ideal thinking, if, for instance, it can be shown that the ideas with which it is engaged are to a great extent borrowed from without, i.e. are transmitted by tradition and education.
"Te" can't reason on its own as it doesn't have a "subject" by default, its use in service serves of other ends. This means that it isn't the process that is directly responsible for crafting meaning. Initially this may not make sense that as a judgement it isn't responsible for crafting meaning directly. However a simple fact is that a "Te" type can take his model to another "Te" type and fail to sell his idea when the subject driving the models between the two are different. For example this can easily be notice when xSTJs and xNTJs disagree on a model of understanding whilst both respect the validity of the "Te" evidence produced. "Te" doesn't create understanding it merely a tool for which ever subjective function maybe using it.But essentially this thinking is no less fruitful and creative than introverted thinking, only its powers are in the service of other ends
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