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Hey everyone, I have a theory concerning the relation of (the acceptance of) authority and MBTI types (cognitive functions) and I just wanted to ask you all, how you see authorities:
Do you usually find yourself in a position somehow defending authorities and reasoning that by saying that since they are that certain authority, they must've done something in their life to get there, or do you normally question authorities and tend to (first) disregard them, because that status doesn't mean anything? (please tell me which scenario seems more likely + your type!)
For anyone who's interested, here's my theory (please be honest & answer first):
I think the Te-Fi/Fi-Te types (esp. as dom & inf functions) are more likely to just accept authorities, whereas Ti-Fe/Fe-Ti types question them. My explanation would be, that Te-Fi types thrive for a logically organized environment, in order to express their true-self (Fi-Te thrives to express their true self to gain a logically organized environment), and therefore they see an authority as something to keep everything organized, so it's something good. Furthermore, Te is known for accepting logical facts quite easily, without analyzing their logical consistency in depth. Fe-Ti however wants to create that same organized environment when it comes to values and feelings, in order to express that universal truth (Ti-Fe wants to express universal truth to create a value-organized environment). Ti wants to understand and analyze logical things in depth; they want to find out if that authority is really that good. A different example would be 1+1=2. Te would just accept that and move on, in order to have that as a logical 'basis', whereas Ti would want to analyze that and fit that into their internal logical framework. It's the same thing with the authority. What are your thoughts on that?
 

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Hey everyone, I have a theory concerning the relation of (the acceptance of) authority and MBTI types (cognitive functions) and I just wanted to ask you all, how you see authorities:
Do you usually find yourself in a position somehow defending authorities and reasoning that by saying that since they are that certain authority, they must've done something in their life to get there, or do you normally question authorities and tend to (first) disregard them, because that status doesn't mean anything? (please tell me which scenario seems more likely + your type!)
For anyone who's interested, here's my theory (please be honest & answer first):
I think the Te-Fi/Fi-Te types (esp. as dom & inf functions) are more likely to just accept authorities, whereas Ti-Fe/Fe-Ti types question them. My explanation would be, that Te-Fi types thrive for a logically organized environment, in order to express their true-self (Fi-Te thrives to express their true self to gain a logically organized environment), and therefore they see an authority as something to keep everything organized, so it's something good. Furthermore, Te is known for accepting logical facts quite easily, without analyzing their logical consistency in depth. Fe-Ti however wants to create that same organized environment when it comes to values and feelings, in order to express that universal truth (Ti-Fe wants to express universal truth to create a value-organized environment). Ti wants to understand and analyze logical things in depth; they want to find out if that authority is really that good. A different example would be 1+1=2. Te would just accept that and move on, in order to have that as a logical 'basis', whereas Ti would want to analyze that and fit that into their internal logical framework. It's the same thing with the authority. What are your thoughts on that?
I disagree with a lot of your logic but to answer your question.

Type: INTJ Ni Te Fi Se
Authority means very little to me, if even anything at all. They have to prove their worth to me like everyone else. Your position means nothing to me because I'm judging you by my standards not what anyone else has bestowed upon you. I won't resent someone right of the bad for the sole reason that they are an authority figure as that's pretty dumb, but the fact that they are authority figures means absolutely nothing to me in regards to if I respect them, think they are competent, right, or if I choose to accept the rules they set or not. What dictates that, is if I deem their actions to be logical, efficient, morally right...etc.

I do not however fuck with authority just to fuck with authority.
I question authority. I question everyone and everything...unless i think it's not worth it and many times it's not, in the grand scheme of things but that doesn't mean I accept what is.
It's safe to say, I don't really recognize authority in the first place for me to feel the need to react to my perception of it's oppression in a way that prove to it and myself that it can't control me/isn't the boss of me....get me? That would be someone else.

Hope my answer helped.
 

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I don't know, I don't try to get in trouble. I don't hate authority, I think not a lot of people would want to be in charge. I'd rather just stay in the background and go about my day without being a fuss to anyone.
 

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I can accept rules if they make sense to me personally, but arbitrary rules and the people who make them annoy me. I often view arbitrary rules as a hindrance to getting things done or as an unnecessary limitation on freedom.
 
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