This is a discussion on Juggling the Functions within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Isis Why? InvisibleJim is usually fine... your grammar won't offend and you are logical, so he'd likely ...
Ref: OP. I don't think that juggling functions is possible in MBTI/Jungian theory.
I would go further into detail but it is 06:11 in the morning and I need to sleep!
What? Who summons me from my slumber... very well let us review...
Firstly I would recommend reviewing the collation of all human knowledge to date (wikipedia); it has a collation of all of the different ways to view cognitive function from jung through to how mbti uses (or potential misuses) them...
wikipedia - Jungian Cognitive Functions
Secondly, although I do not believe that your ideas are lacking in merit, the reason you don't 'feel' an Fi mode is that Ni is soft Fi in that it is a perceptive function which follows inner monologues of symbology and defines those on a right/wrong axis via subconcious process (Fi is concious). You will find that you express these subconcious beliefs via. Fi into the concious world for relief. I've noted that most INTJs are inclined to appeals to emotion over appeals to logic, in cognitive terms this is because Jung places us in the Introverted Irrational spectrum (Ni is not rational and Ni is predominant).
My personal belief is that we can't pick and chose which functions we use; they just happen spontaneously and continuously. Ni is always dominant to the INTJ, in a constructive support Te is the pivot. In the reactive support, Fi is the pivot. It is aspired that we meet our Se expectations but it takes us time to do so (compare the INTJ debating and relating via judgement with the ENTJs at the gym absorbing sensation for example).
I also don't think it is necessarily correct to label displayed attitudes unless it is an extroverted function. We as INTJs relate externally via Te and then Se; thats why our speech is often non-rigorous, but efficient when technical. When we go into relating our Ni experiences we can be quite convoluted to others because Ni (introverted perceiving) leads, we can't bring ourselves for it to submit to Te. On the contrary, our beliefs are scathing (Fi) because our internal judgement can be accessed via the extroverted thinking attitude.
I hope that helps.
See... Wasn't that bad now was it?
I will allow you to return to your slumbers now.