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This is a discussion on How to differentiate between concrete and abstract thinking within the Cognitive Functions forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; I noticed that many (as well as I) struggle differentiating between concrete and abstract thinking. I did some simple Google ...

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    ESTP - The Doers

    How to differentiate between concrete and abstract thinking

    I noticed that many (as well as I) struggle differentiating between concrete and abstract thinking. I did some simple Google search and came up with a helpful article that did its job pretty well. Here's the link to satisfy your curiosity: Tutorial: Concrete vs. Abstract Thinking
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Good article.

    More representational of form= more concrete
    Less representational of form= more abstract

    Presupposing you agree on what form is. :)
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Souled In View Post
    Good article.

    More representational of form= more concrete
    Less representational of form= more abstract

    Presupposing you agree on what form is. :)
    Someone's an abstract thinker.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Haha this article reminds me of so many conversations with friends

    "You bring up an interesting point, *goes off on abstract ramble*"

    'What the hell does that mean??'

    Needless to say I'm not very good at long conversations with them...

    I had a long conversation with my ISFP friend that I now see was almost entirely abstract, even though I wouldn't have described it that way. Interesting...
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by JoniF View Post
    Someone's an abstract thinker.
    ----------------Abstract
    -
    ----------Art-------------Politics
    -----------------Concrete

    Make a square out of those.

    Then make the EIJP square.

    Then turn them so it makes a star.

    Lol jk

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Can sensors understand abstract thinking?
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Quote Originally Posted by personalityjunki View Post
    Can sensors understand abstract thinking?
    Read the article--it is quite good at answering your question, albeit indirectly.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by personalityjunki View Post
    Can sensors understand abstract thinking?
    Are intuitors able to handle plain facts?
    Do thinkers have feelings?
    Can feelers understand logic?

    ...No, of course not. If all that were possible, how would we ever be able to apply this theory? Clearly, you, as a sensor, are completely unable to have abstract thoughts or higher cognitive functions*. You must have noticed that by now.

    *not in the MBTI-sense
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    HA, you almost got me there.

    It doesn't hurt to ask.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Souled In View Post
    ----------------Abstract
    -
    ----------Art-------------Politics
    -----------------Concrete

    Make a square out of those.

    Then make the EIJP square.

    Then turn them so it makes a star.


    Lol jk
    As you can see, I am also an abstract thinker.

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