Anonymous asked: Is there any legitimacy to the idea that Fs have greater swells in emotion? Or do Ts have just as great capacity to demonstrate emotional impulses?
It’s impossible to generalize about people who use Te/Ti vs. people who use Fe/Fi like that. Thinking in terms of the dichotomies that MBTI has presented is inaccurate, and ignores individual differences and all the other functions that someone might have. This is because the dichotomies in MBTI do not mean one function or another, they affect the entire arrangement of functions in a person with a simple letter change. To be truly accurate and account for those differences, you have to look at the functions themselves. Even Fi and Fe have completely different goals. One decides things about the external world (Fe) and one decides things about the internal world (Fi), and they operate in completely different ways. It’s silly that they get smushed together as if they were the same thing so often.
I would say that you really just can’t generalize about types like that when it comes to the functions, so no, it’s not legitimate. How emotional a certain person is depends on all of their functions, and how those functions work together. It depends on how they’ve developed over time and what functions were encouraged as they were growing up.
Anonymous asked: Many forums have much better (clearer, more exact, or easier to understand) definitions/descriptions of the functions than the common websites that will pop up with a quick search of cognitive functions. I know the MBTI tag frequently has scattered quoting/postings of these, but maybe since this blog is supposed to be somewhat of a directory you could compile a clean list?
That’s something that we’re working on now, anon. I think this quote captures our sentiment perfectly:
“A science can only be as clear as the basic components and definitions it has to offer concerning the basic phenomena in the reality it investigates.”
- Revonsuo, Consciousness: The science of subjectivity.
We’re also very busy with finals coming up, so we have less time to devote to this right now. We appreciate everyone’s patience and interest.
Anonymous asked: so less games for IXFJs?
On the contrary, IFJs are P dominants, one of the main demographics. ISFJs have dominant Si and INFJs, dominant Ni.
P dominants are perceiving dominants, types with a perceiving function first (Ni, Se, Si, Ne). As a mental short cut, IJs and EPs are P dominants.
Understanding The Model - MBTI Notation to Jungian Cognitive Functions
The four letter types are a notation created by Myers to simplify the communication of a person’s temperament. It’s a lot easier to say “I’m an ISTP,” than “My temperament is dominant introverted Thinking, auxiliary (or secondary) extraverted Sensing, tertiary introverted Intuition and inferior extraverted Feeling.” In order to know what functions are associated with each type, it’s good to understand the notation, the functional dichotomies, and how to decipher the four letter code.
There are four kinds of functions that are represented by capital letters: Thinking, Feeling, (judging functions) iNtuition, and Sensing (perceiving functions) and two orientations (the direction in which a function is focused) for said functions that are represented by lowercase letters: extraversion and introversion. For example, Se is a Sensing function, that orients itself in the external.
The functional dichotomies are as follows:
extraverted Thinking (Te) - introverted Feeling (Fi)
extraverted Feeling (Fe) - introverted Thinking (Ti)
introverted Intuition (Ni) - extraverted Sensation (Se)
introverted Sensing (Si) - extraverted Intuition (Ne)
Broadly speaking, T opposes F, and S opposes N. If one of the orientations in the dichotomy is e, the other is i. If you have Ne, you have Si, if you have Ti, you have Fe, etc.
The Code: The first letter tells you the orientation of the dominant function (and by extension, the orientation pattern your functions follow: eiei or ieie), the second letter tells you which perceiving function has dominance (N or S), the third, which judging function has dominance (T or F) and the fourth letter tells you which kind of function (J or P) is extraverted.
Here’s an example:
Here, we have an introverted function first: _i _e _i _e
a S function higher than a N function: Si _e _i _e or _i Se _i _e
a T function higher than a F function Si Te _i _e or Ti Se _i _e
and the perceiving function is extraverted:
- which makes the S function Se: _i Se _i _e
- Se’s opposition is Ni: _i Se Ni _e
- which leaves the T function for the first spot: Ti Se Ni _e
- and the F function for the last spot Fe: Ti Se Ni Fe
ISTP: Ti Se Ni Fe
Anonymous asked: Are you sure Light's not an INFJ? He wanted to impose his ideals onto the world. Then again I rarely feel fictional characters make entirely good representations
Light having Fe/Ti doesn’t make nearly as much sense as him having Te/Fi. If he had Fe/Ti, he:
A. Would pay much more attention to social standards and the obvious moral problems that most people would have with his actions. Fe’s instant reaction to finding such a Death Note would be to relinquish it or destroy it, due to the socially unacceptable connotation attached to dictating who lives and dies.
B. Wouldn’t have any drive to impose it’s will on the world like that (Ti). A tertiary thinking function would also put him at a disadvantage with his mind games with L, considering L has dominant Ti and would be able to recognize and counterattack any NiTi plan Light throws at him.
C. Would much more often get other people to do things for him (something Fe would utilize). Instead, he does everything himself (Te), save for when he is incapable of doing something.
Te/Fi, on the other hand, creates a dynamic where he feels the need to Te his Fi. In other words, he has to impose his morals and what he thinks is right on the rest of the world. With that much power, he quickly becomes corrupt and his operation loses sight of it’s actual goal, with him simply becoming a greater evil extinguishing lesser evils. This is only worsened by his lack of Fe perspective. He wasn’t ready for that kind of power. His Fi wasn’t kept in check with Te, and vice versa. He didn’t have a mature level of balance between them. With more developed functions, he would have taken a much different course of action, much less susceptible to abuse and corruption.
- Sirbromanguyboy (INTP)
Anonymous asked: What I meant was that, looking at the blog's management team, everyone is on the TeFi dichotomy, thus having a better grasp on that. I'm worried I'll have to sift through as much bias as any type-centric forum or mbti tumblr
Nope. I’m INTP. Sup son?
TiFe all day every day.
Anonymous asked: So where's the FeTi perspective?
We’ll keep our eyes peeled, anon, don’t fret! It seems that “functional typography,” isn’t as popular on the Ti/Fe dichotomy. Feel free to submit anything if you come across it!
Anonymous asked: Is Tina Fey/Liz Lemon an INTJ playing an ENFP?
Tina Fey is an ENTJ. 30 Rock is loosely based on her experiences as head writer for SNL, which would indicate that she’s the basis for Liz Lemon, a caricature of an ENTJ female.
For example, here, Liz talks about finding her first gray toe knuckle hair, throwing up, (Te+Se) and how she would sacrifice lives for free cable (TeNi).
FAQ - Do “this” type and “that” type get along?
When comparing types for compatibility, there are no hard and fast rules. Good relationships come down to a genuine attempt at open and effective communication. Type parings with similar functions and/or compliment functions with supplementary levels of dominance will have a higher likelihood of compatibility than type parings that do not.