I've been trying to work this out all day on the cognitive functions thread. I feel like I might have a well developed Ti because I focus a little more than some INFJs on what I deem to be logical or what I think makes sense and I tend to theorise objectively when I'm talking about anything but people. All my feeling side goes toward people. I'm still intuitive when I look at theory (and I like theories of people rather than science etc) but I tend to value rationality, impersonality when looking at theory. Perhaps this is because I tend to understand things by making them external - I think. If anything appears to be part of me, or internal, I can't work it out!
And this, I think, is why I can't isolate Ti. If anybody is a cognitive functions genius, please could you give an explanation of Ti that is specific to INFJs? I'm working myself up about it
Also, for anyone who knows, would you be able to comment on whether I am right in saying I have a strong Ti? Is this the function that pushes me toward academia and a "no nonsense" approach to life and a dislike of the spiritual/mystical. To be fair, my INFJ friend does this as well. Sometimes when I'm here I feel like there are a lot of INFJs that are quite different to me, although there are many that I feel are like me as well. Do you think this has to do with the strength of certain functions? Which function is more likely to make you enjoy mysticism and which function is more likely to make you rule mystical ideas out? I assumed the second was Ti.
Ooo, another point: Could it be cultural? Just a thought. How many people here are from the UK? Me and my friend tend to be very embarrassed to discuss emotional or spiritual matters without putting them in a rational context. She is religious and helps out a lot in church but she does theology and dislikes the idea of "healers". She sees the bible as an interpretive text and looks at it in the light of historical and cultural changes. Of course she still has faith, which she might be embarrassed to discuss around me because I have never been religious, but she seems, like me, to take an almost scientific approach to life. However, we're DEFINITELY not Ts. (Although I was surprised to find out I wasn't!)
Sorry that this was so long. I'm confused. Anyone know a lot about the functions?