Let's see if your definitions conflict or if you all agree.
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Let's see if your definitions conflict or if you all agree.
I'll give it a go. I’m curious about what’s thought of this. I tried to write these in a way that bypasses any stereotyping (i.e. Si = memory)
Se – Experiences the world through direct observation and manipulation. What the user directly observes will be added to user’s worldview.
Si – Experiences the world through inner filter of personal experience and sensation. What the user relates to what is observed will be added to user’s worldview.
Ne – Experiences the world through relationships between what is observed. The user will develop understandings of more detail than Si, but will not experience the world as broadly. Relates Si information together to form a novel experience. This experience will be added to user’s worldview (It was difficult to explain Ne without the comparison to Si. Ne also stumped me a bit – so this description might be more awkward than the others).
Ni – Experiences the world through inner filter of what the user focuses in on. The user will develop understandings of more detail than Se, but will not experience the world as broadly. Perceptions (after removing excess Se information) will be added to user’s worldview. (It was difficult to explain Ni without the comparison to Se).
Fe – Judges the world based on whether or not something is consistent with universal laws and human experience. If the information is consistent with what the user imagines humanity encounters, the information is accepted by the Fe user.
Fi – Judges the world based on whether or not something is consistent with the user’s inner feelings and values. If the information is consistent with the user’s values, it is accepted by Fi user.
Te – Judges the world based on whether or not something is consistent with data in the outer world. If new information is supported by objective data, and can be used in the outer world, it is accepted by the Te user.
Ti – Judges the world based on whether or not something is consistent or fits in with their inner logic and understanding. If new information can be accommodated using this logic, it is accepted by the Ti user.
*A special note about the Fi & Ti descriptions just to avoid possible confusion: I do not mean that Fi & Ti will throw out objective truths to suit their inner worlds. It is just meant that this information is not going to be their focus/will not become part of their worldview. I totally foresaw this being taken the wrong way and wanted to clear it up. Thanks!
Fe - simplify what is important on behalf of the group
Fi - complicate what is important on behalf of the individual
Te - simplify how things work on behalf of the group
Ti - complicate how things work on behalf of the individual
Se - refreshing "what is" through engagment with others
Si - reflecting on "what is" through one's inner world
Ne - refreshing "what could be" through engagment with others
Ni - reflecting on "what could be" through one's inner world
Sure, why not.
Se - Exploration through cause-effect observations
Si - Using framework of knowledge from facts and memories.
Ne - Exploration through extrapolation of facts and memories.
Ni - Using framework of knowledge from observations
Te - Formulate tactics for solving real-world problems
Ti - Formulate strategies for solving generalized problems
Fe - Give meaning to real-world situations
Fi - Give meaning to generalized situations
Obviously hopelessly generalized, but these are my current definitions (and subject to change as I continue to learn more about them).
Let's pretend the 8 dominant forms of these functions are at a party.
Ne - Brings up a bunch of different stuff to talk about. Can you believe Jim is getting a divorce? What's a divorce like? Why are these politicians doing all these weird things? Oh my god your cat is adorable! Does he get along with other cats? How about dogs? What's in this drink? It's delicious! I'll try to make it someday....if I ever get time between the million other things I'm doing...
Ni - When Frank shows up, everybody is going to get plastered. I'll keep sipping my coke and not play drinking games with Frank to avoid a hangover. That would screw up my Sunday. Bill and Mindy sure are handsy with each other...doesn't she realize the guy is just a player?
Fe - Jane, you look sad, are you okay? Come to the dance floor and let's have fun! Everybody loves dancing! I'm sure it will cheer you up.
Fi - If that damn Trump supporter shows up, I'll give him a piece of my mind. How can he live with himself? Oh look at how cute Bill and Mindy are together! She's such a great gal...I wish I had that kind of love in my life.
Se - You totally killed it with these party decorations! And those ribs smell fantastic; I can't wait to try them. Is that a dance floor???? YESSS! Crank up the music and let's dance!
Si - Steve throws such great parties! I'm sure I will have a good time tonight. Dan might be there, and I like him....he complimented me on my scarf, so I'll wear that again. I could try a different scarf, but I don't know if he will like it...better stick with this one.
Te - Does everyone have directions on how to get here? Do you need a hand with those potatoes? Just remember to stab them before putting them in the oven. When is the DJ supposed to get here? If he's late, don't let him charge you for the full time.
Ti - Hmmm, what do I want to do...are they playing Settlers of Catan? Sweet! Thank god this can keep me away from someone asking me to head to the dance floor. How's my job, this weather, that sports team that lost, blah blah, I don't really care...oh you're talking about existentialism? Let me tell you all my thoughts about it!!