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All types have a specific trait. This trait is an unwritten rule. When socializing under their social style rules, this trait gets acknowledged by members of the same type. Sometimes this trait is either a for or against among mixed types.

What is this trait for each type and is it related to functions?
 

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idk, but my MIL is an INFJ like me, and for the most part we get along great. But once in a while, it's like there's that proverbial "elephant in the room," that one issue that is on both of our minds; we might "experiement" trying to get as close to discussing the issue as possible, the whole time trying to read each other's non-verbal cues to discern how much further we can go without one of us upsetting the other.
 
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More on this - When in Rome, do as the Romans do. However, what is it the Romans are doing?
Yes there are exceptions, but there is also an average which can be made into a rule.

I know 3 ISTPs and I don't like any of them much. They all seem so... utterly inert and content to underachieve.
It's funny, this mentality would make a good Coast Guard.
 

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All types have a specific trait. This trait is an unwritten rule. When socializing under their social style rules, this trait gets acknowledged by members of the same type. Sometimes this trait is either a for or against among mixed types.

What is this trait for each type and is it related to functions?
Okay, so coming back to this I think I might have misunderstood...?

Do you mean, is there a certain trait that we tend to look for in others to determine if they might be our same type? In that case, I guess I might look for that person sitting (or standing) in the middle of a crowd of people, watching everything around them with interest, maybe with minor social participation as required or as they have something meaningful to add, and occasionally retreating into their head.
 

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It's funny, this mentality would make a good Coast Guard.
My Dad, an MBTI expert, says ISTPs and ESTPs are the 'Beachmasters' (the ones who get a landing army off the beach in one piece) because we are the only types who can exist totally in the moment and respond/adapt to things as they happen.
 

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For example, ISTPs are known to be hermetic.

A standard trait of other types would be...
Well in that case, then...

INFJs tend to be intensely interested in people, but on the sidelines.
 
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ENTPs tend to have a smug grin, and alert eyes, and usually make Ne-jokes, which are usually very easy to notice once you know what to look for. ENTPs usually also tend to seem very satisfied with themselves, and have an eccentric charisma..
 

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I reckon that it isn't split into every different type. It's more a meeting of functions. I know a couple of ISTPs, and always with them seem to get into intense and lively discussions about how things work. That's Ti meeting itself. When I am with my ENFP/INTP friends, we spend a lot of time making left-field observations and thinking surreal. There's the Ne.
 

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haha alfreda, i was thinking about that too. When i'm around my INFP friend i get more dreamy and talking about infpish things, with ENTP friends i'm debating more stuff and observing stuff and so on, with my ENTJ friend i speak mostly about plans for the future and what the result of certain behaviors and ideas are.. and so on. I guess i unconciously adjust what i talk about depending to the type i talk to, the times i feel like socialising. It drains me if I do it for a prolonged period of time, especially when talking with ISFJs or other sensors.

But still i would say that there are general behaviours which you can use for recognizing types in most situations.
 

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Maybe. I am rarely recognised as ENTP for real, though. For some reason people think I am an introvert, that's always where they start, and they're wrong.....mind you I know very few ENTPs, so how could we recognise each other?
 

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ENTPs tend to have a smug grin, and alert eyes, and usually make Ne-jokes, which are usually very easy to notice once you know what to look for. ENTPs usually also tend to seem very satisfied with themselves, and have an eccentric charisma..
ENTPs = MENTAL

Doctor Who

Boris Johnson

My Boss (who is in another world 99% 0f the time)

I like you guys, but at a distance. Ne + perceiving = totally random individual.
 
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