Specific Examples of Cognitive Functions

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    Specific Examples of Cognitive Functions

    So, you have read all sorts of detailed descriptions of each Jungian Cognitive Function (such as this) and you might still be having trouble understanding which ones you use the most.

    The purpose of this thread is to post examples of personal experiences with cognitive functions, in combination or by themselves. Try not to make generalizations like in the "You know you're a ___ when" threads. Be specific.

    If a post supports the function(s) suggested, it should be Thanked. If it does not, it's a great opportunity to help the person identify the function they have described.


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    Incorrect example:
    Te: I am sensitive to the feelings of others and try to be courteous. For example, when I'm out with friends and I see that one of them is always looking at her mirror worryingly, I tell her she looks great.
    [Correct in a reply, saying this is Fe]

    Poor example:
    Te: I'm arrogant. I don't care about other peoples' feelings. I order everyone around and expect them to listen because I'm probably right.
    [Don't thank]

    Good example:
    Te: I usually have a good idea of what I need to get done for the day and budget my time. For example, if I have an assignment that will take about 3 hours, I give myself at least 6 and don't make other plans during that time.
    [Thank]
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Haha I thanked you for posting this, then had to unthank when I re-read it. But it is really good.
    Spades thanked this post.

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    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidLight View Post
    Haha I thanked you for posting this, then had to unthank when I re-read it. But it is really good.
    How come? If I made a mistake in the examples, please correct me. I want this to be a useful thread.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    No mistakes. Maybe I just misinterpreted it. You are supposed to thank when you see a good example of a function you use right? I don't use Te (but it is a great example you posted).
    Spades thanked this post.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Spades View Post
    Good example:
    Te: I usually have a good idea of what I need to get done for the day and budget my time. For example, if I have an assignment that will take about 3 hours, I give myself at least 6 and don't make other plans during that time.
    [Thank]
    I don't use Te myself, but I wonder if this example is more for people who are J and use Te. [Or have Te as their dominant function]. I would just say that, because I know some P's who use Te, but they aren't great at time management. J adds a more organized aspect while P users can be pretty scattered.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Lets see what I can come up with this... Gosh I should have more then this but this is all I have on the top of my head.

    Ni-Fe: During friend drama (I'm in high school) I'll go to both sides to get the whole picture, never taking sides but simply pointing out to each side what things actually happened.

    Ni: I assume that everyone is at least partially wrong in everything they say.

    Ni: I instinctively see social structures that don't have any purpose and often will ask the person "Why did you do that?" When they did something pointless.

    Fe-Ni: I'm always oriented to know everyone's feelings in a situation before I act.

    Ti: When I write, I try to select words that convey my exact meaning.

    Ti-Ni: I tend to over analyze everything. Look at all the reasons behind things and such.

    Se: I like to perform.

    Ne: Almost any joke you can think of. A strong sense of humor is often a sign of developed Ne. (not dominant Ne, but developed Ne)
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    Unknown Personality

    Lets say I do math.
    Then it hits me how the way I visualize the math problem can apply to some other
    unrelated field. I then completely forget the math until the implications of my new aha is clear.
    If I don't have time I make a note for later.
    This is part of what Ni does for me.
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    An example of Ne...

    I have an older relative who's hiding away in her house because her life has changed and she doesn't know what to do. I can picture her being happy in the future with a better diet, fresh green drinks, and some rolfing/structural integration. She also needs to use a couple methods of personality typing, such as MBTI and maybe the 4 brain quadrants, to find out what her strengths are. Then when she's more clear on who she is and what she needs, she can go through a couple of those "find your passion in life" books to help rejuvinate her purpose/meaning. I can picture her life with friends and doing something she enjoys so she can pull out of her slump and make use of the rest of her life in an enjoyable way, maybe help others and be an inspiration for older people. While I'm at it, I picture the world doing the same thing, everyone gaining health and learning their strengths and who they are and why others are different but equal, leading to more peace and happiness. Also while I'm at it, I picture orchards and berry bushes with native edible plants around them being grown throughout the world, adding to the beauty of the world and the health of everyone. Now that I can picture perfection so clearly, I'm happy and can go about my business, lol. I do think about this type of thing on a regular basis, though I know it's a long way from here to there. Since my relative isn't open to much of anything right now, when I visit I talk about personality typing and how much it's changed my life and my journey to discover what to do with my life, without a hint that she should do it, but always hopeful.

    I'm not thanking anyone because I don't know how some of the functions work in real life. I've always wanted real-life examples, so this thread is a great idea.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by hornet View Post
    Lets say I do math.
    Then it hits me how the way I visualize the math problem can apply to some other
    unrelated field. I then completely forget the math until the implications of my new aha is clear.
    If I don't have time I make a note for later.
    This is part of what Ni does for me.
    Interesting. With my Ni being a little weaker, I use it mainly to find generalities in a subject such as math, and occasionally, I may have used Ti-Se for the purposes of developing Ni. Other than that, it's simply Se picking up the details of a problem, and Ti analyzing it to solve it, with Ni hardly, if at all, being involved. For me, an ISTP, both Se and Ni provide something for Ti to go off of.

    I sometimes also use Ni for speculation.
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    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah View Post
    An example of Ne...
    This particular example seems Ne-Fi. I don't know if that would help in typing yourself, but if most of your thoughts are along those lines, then ENFP would work.
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