Of course it's not 24/7, we all shift and change - it is however my default preferences most of the time, which means most of the time I'm preferring Thinking over Feeling which means most of the time I am not aligned with Type 4 on the Enneagram.And this is the strict order for you 24/7? Even when you're looking into someone's eyes and telling them you love them?
It's the same for everyone else who prefers Thinking in MBTI.
If that's your default preference, then you're not a Type 4.
I relate to this - I'm a musician, I've clearly got a massive 'feeler' side to me, but this is not 'F' in MBTI - it's just emotions/feelings in general, unrelated to 'F'.Indeed I also default to that order. Give me a lazy Sunday and I'll Ni/Te away with book in hand. And since Ni is my dominant function, it always seems 'on'. But I spend an enormous amount of time in Te 'work mode' during the week. And I love relaxing into Fi/Se in the evenings (dance/take a bath, turn off the thinking). I enjoy feeling late at night -- I lean into it. During the day I have no patience for feelings.
I don't believe in 'Te' etc for INTJs.
No, they're not automatically a mistype - I'll tell you what is, though - imagine an 'INTJ' that prefers that ISFP mode most of the time, and resonates with Type 4.So, for me, I am INTJ but I can look ENTJish sometimes and even ISFPish at others. That doesn't make me a mistype, it means I have well developed lower functions. In other words, I can do more. I see an INTX with well developed feeling the same way -- capable of more, not automatically a mistype. If they still make decisions based on thinking, they are, in fact, a thinker.
Well, then they're mistyped as an INTJ.
This is about preferences, and if you prefer INTJ, you must prefer T, which means most of the time your values and way of getting through life conflicts with most of what makes a Type 4, a Type 4.
I vehemently disagree, and I have to ask - if someone prefers to feel, and feel deeply - what exactly are they basing their decisions on?It's obviously not that simple or there wouldn't be so many INTXs identifying this way. E4s like to feel, they feel deeply. This doesn't speak to how they will make decisions. They aren't placing "F above T" 24/7 in all ways. Therefore it is possible to be both e4 and a mbti thinker. In INTJs it's very easy to imagine enneagram type getting set young (early childhood) and their Te developing later (teen years). The problem is you see e4s who enjoy feeling/feel deeply and immediately associate them with what a feeler is in mbti. They are different things.
From the official MBTIonline website, here are some keypoints pertaining to "Thinking".
- Prefer to make decisions based on impersonal logic.
- Naturally critique new ideas.
- Objectively analyze pros and cons.
- Try to uncover the truth through argument or debate.
4 wing, I can accept. 4 core, no, not an MBTI Thinker.