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This is a discussion on Functions within the ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; So, I'm only 17 and I am really getting into all of this MBTI stuff. I am constantly thinking about ...

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    Functions

    So, I'm only 17 and I am really getting into all of this MBTI stuff. I am constantly thinking about it and always finding new information on functions, how to recognize when you are using them and how to develop them.
    So, I want to make a thread about the functions of MBTI types.. Not just about the ISTJ though.

    I first have a question, as I am young and most likely only developing my second function should I not be worrying about developing my Fi or Ne but try and develop my Te?
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    This book excerpt might be helpful to you. When I posted the excerpt I didn't know if her ideas would work but after trying them for a while I'm finding that they do. They're a bit general, so I'm not really sure if it's specific enough to distinguish between introversion or extroversion, but since both my Ni and Ne are so low I didn't bother being picky.
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    I seriously doubt that it is possible to actually develop a specific cognitive function. They work in a very fluid manner with the other functions, so anything done in an attempt to help one will naturally help the others.

    I would suggest on identifying my shortcomings and work on self-development in those areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niss View Post
    I seriously doubt that it is possible to actually develop a specific cognitive function. They work in a very fluid manner with the other functions, so anything done in an attempt to help one will naturally help the others.

    I would suggest on identifying my shortcomings and work on self-development in those areas.
    I understand, I've been reading a lot about it all but maybe I was being a little too specific with developing functions.

    another questions what do you mean when you say shortcomings? I have never come across that before..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Wilson View Post
    another questions what do you mean when you say shortcomings? I have never come across that before..
    Yeah, for real @niss. ISTJs have shortcomings? I've never heard of that before either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Wilson View Post
    another questions what do you mean when you say shortcomings? I have never come across that before..
    I guess @Qadosh is using some of that ISTJ dry humor, since we've talked about this type of thing at length on this forum.

    Below is a link with some additional reading. The linked site is pretty good, so don't limit yourself to that single web page.

    Personal Growth
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    Oh that site is familiar, I visited there a couple of times a few years ago. Didn't have the knowledge of mbti as I do now, thanks guys!
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    You can also check out this book. It has shaped the way I view cognitive functions.
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    This thread is AWESOME. And this one has neat info about Si, which as a type ruled by Si you might just have some interest in.

    And also, auxiliary T in ISTJs does NOT necessarily have to be Te. That's far too restrictive for all the sorts of Si dominants who are primarily thinking in their judgement type. Same deal with tertiary F. While the dominant and inferior should be very stark (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), the auxiliary and tertiary are much more fluid, and can been seen to waver about. Now, in me, my T is indeed primarily extroverted and my F is primarily introverted, but not all ISTJs are the same in that regard. And note primarily. I used to agonize over how I still seem sometimes have Fe, but it is not any bad sign to see fluid or even no clear orientations of the auxiliary and tertiary. It in fact shows that you are a normal human being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owfin View Post
    And also, auxiliary T in ISTJs does NOT necessarily have to be Te. That's far too restrictive for all the sorts of Si dominants who are primarily thinking in their judgement type. Same deal with tertiary F. While the dominant and inferior should be very stark (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), the auxiliary and tertiary are much more fluid, and can been seen to waver about. Now, in me, my T is indeed primarily extroverted and my F is primarily introverted, but not all ISTJs are the same in that regard. And note primarily. I used to agonize over how I still seem sometimes have Fe, but it is not any bad sign to see fluid or even no clear orientations of the auxiliary and tertiary. It in fact shows that you are a normal human being.
    From what I've observed, when it appears that someone is reversing the direction of energy in their functions, it is usually a tertiary loop causing the incorrect assessment. The direction of energy in the particular function is not reversed, in as much as a reversal of function order, or an emphasis of another function is being forced by the individual. This can cause type confusion and unhealthy behaviors.
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