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  • Thinking

    by Published on 06-16-2011 09:20 PM

    I'm hoping, as an ISTP, I can give a more concrete explanation for the eight cognitive functions Here they are. I'll bold the functions so you can skim to the ones you're most interested in reading about. The ISTP functions will be significantly longer than the non-istp functions... because I use them on a daily basis and understand them much more. Everyone has the following pairings of functions:

    The functions above are opposites. Extroverted sensors store data with introverted intuition. Introverted thinkers express feelings with extroverted feeling, etc.

    Ti versus Te

    Ti - Introverted Thinking - People with this function tend to think, "what do I think is the reason this event is happening?" Ti chooses words with the precise meaning. IXTP's will always say what they mean, exactly. The difference is, ISTP's use words loosely, INTP's tend to feel that what they're describing ...
    by Published on 06-05-2011 05:58 PM
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    5. Recapitulation of Introverted Rational Types

    Both the foregoing types are rational, since they are founded upon reasoning, judging functions. Reasoning [p. 496] judgment is based not merely upon objective, but also upon subjective, data. But the predominance of one or other factor, conditioned by a psychic disposition often existing from early youth, deflects the reasoning function. For a judgment to be really reasonable it should have equal reference to both the objective and the subjective factors, and be able to do justice to both. This, however, would be an ideal case, and would presuppose a uniform development of both extraversion and introversion. But either movement excludes the other, and, so long as this dilemma persists, they cannot possibly exist side by, side, but at the most successively. Under ordinary circumstances, therefore, an ideal reason is impossible. A rational type has always a typical reasonal variation. Thus, ...
    by Published on 06-05-2011 05:52 PM

    So I originally found my way to PerC as a result of some exploration I was doing with respect to dissatisfaction at work. Though I am having difficulty typing myself (pretty convinced of INFx) I am noticing some things as I learn more about functions that might be helpful regardless of my MBTI. My concern is that my Te is crap and I think it's part of why I find my current job so frustrating. On paper my work seems great - I do consulting so I get to deal with the medicine/puzzle side of my profession but I don't have to get involved with the clients' emotional state. It has fixed hours and I get to work from my home.

    However... I find myself dragging my feet like a teenager with certain aspects of the job, frustrated by others, and not feeling fulfilled enough by the rest to make up for it. After pondering the specific things that frustrate me I realized that they seem to be Te related. If I could strengthen (or at least not hate) the Te things I imagine I'd be a lot ...
    by Published on 06-05-2011 05:41 PM

    Conscious Orientation
    By: Van Der Hoop

    "The extravert of thinking type is guided by the structures and laws of thought, as these have been taught to him by his educator. He is able to make good use of these forms as arguments, and in his actions. Every sensuous experience is at once fitteed into its appropriate perceptual complex, and to a person of this type it would seem impossible that there could be awareness of the world apart from systematized conceptions. Facts are only thinkable for him as parts of an organized reality. Insight cannot even be regarded simply as intuitive experience, but must have its place in some systematic context. This way of thinking appears to the extraverted thinker as such a natural necessity that it is apt to be taken as absolute.

    The objectivity of knowledge finds here its main support in facts and authorities. The system according to which the extraverted thinker arranges his facts is also held ...
    by Published on 06-05-2011 04:36 PM

    I've recently come to a bit better understanding of the relationship between Ti and Fi, and I think I may be able to use it to help Ti make a little more sense to here we go:

    As we already know, FeTi (used by xxTP and xxFJ) and TeFi (used by xxFP and xxTJ) represent two opposing (but equally valid!) ways of conceptualizing the nature of logic and ethics:

    FeTi prompts us to deal with ethics and morality collectively, according to a more generalized standard that we can all agree to be bound by, while dealing with logic and impersonal ideas in a more individualized and subjective way, seeking only to find what makes sense logically to the individual.

    TeFi prompts us to deal with logic and impersonal ideas collectively, according to a more generalized objective standard which we can all agree to use to quantify and measure impersonal ideas by the same method, while dealing with ethics according to an internalized and subjective standard,
    by Published on 06-05-2011 03:59 PM
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    From Psychological Types by Carl Gustav Jung:

    5. Recapitulation of Extroverted Rational Types

    I term the two preceding types rational or judging types because they are characterized by the supremacy of the reasoning and the judging functions. It is a general distinguishing mark of both types that their life is, to a [p. 453] large extent, subordinated to reasoning judgment. But we must not overlook the point, whether by 'reasoning' we are referring to the standpoint of the individual's subjective psychology, or to the standpoint of the observer, who perceives and judges from without. For such an observer could easily arrive at an opposite judgment, especially if he has a merely intuitive apprehension of the behaviour of the observed, and judges accordingly. In its totality, the life of this type is never dependent upon reasoning judgment alone; it is influenced in almost equal degree by unconscious irrationality. If observation is ...

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