So I was with a friend last night. She’s an ENTP, and I was trying to describe to her the way my mind works and I said something like this:
Sometimes, my imagination just gets the better of me so I might be looking at an object but I will project my own idea of that object on to it. So for example I may be looking at a sunflower blowing in the wind. If I want to see a sunflower blowing in the wind with darker petals and a broken leaf, that’s what I’ll see. It doesn’t matter what the flower actually looks like in reality, if I decide I want to see it a certain way, I will. And sometimes I can get carried away with this and this is how I find myself in my own little world, separate from objective reality.
Does that make sense? Is this similar to a way a Ne user’s mind works?
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A friend of mine said something to me that both Quel and I have both noticed but can’t seem to explain, I’m wondering if anyone else might be able to…?
Anyway, my friend said that Perceivers are more affectionate and open than Judgers on the whole.
I totally agree with this, but I have no idea why. Anyone?
There are all sorts of opinions written in here, it’s an interesting read.
posted by littlemegan and found here:
If “T” prioritizes what is factually right or correct, “F” prioritizes what is ideologically right or best — not T = “rational” vs. F =”emotional.” Focusing on F, is your ideology relative [Fe], or is your ideology universal [Fi]?
Suppose someone is upset over a breakup. Is your response: “What will help this single person deal with this particular break up? [Fe]” or “Let’s figure out the ideal way to deal with break ups! [Fi]”?
Fe has a descriptivist preoccupation: What is this person doing? How does he/she feel?
Fe is more likely to care about people as individuals. They probably tend to listen. They care about happiness — currently. This is why Fe people are known as the harmonizers and collaborators. They are flexible and willing to adapt their beliefs to the current situation. You will find Fe people saying that they act completely differently around different people; for example: they might be willing to tell a racist joke with Barney but will decry racist jokes with Fran, and if Barney and Fran are in the same room, they will change the subject. Fe might be better at expressing and sharing feelings in the moment. Fe people may tend to enjoy interaction for the opportunity to see things from a different point of view and experience life vicariously through another person’s choices. They are always asking, “How can I make this moment the best moment it can be for everyone involved?”
Fi has a prescriptivist preoccupation: What should people do? Why do they feel a certain way?
Fi is more likely to care about people as a population. They probably tend to give advice. They care about happiness — generally. This is why Fi people are… Gandhi. They are willing to confront, argue, and fight for their beliefs. They only modify their ideology deliberately. If Fi people don’t like racist jokes, they will never like racist jokes, unless someone convinces them to like racist jokes, and then they will always like racist jokes — and so should everyone else. Fi might tend to bottle their actual emotions until they have evaluated them through their ideology and deemed them worthy. Fi people may enjoy interaction for the opportunity to admire someone and learn lessons about life vicariously through another person’s choices. They are always asking, “What is there to gain from this that will refine my philosophy of life or make me a better person?”
If Fe is all about community, Fi is all about integrity. If Fe is about socialization, Fi is about moralization. If Fe cares about your day, Fi cares about your character.
Opinions? Thoughts? Anyone?
Perhaps it’s that cloud (Ni) that makes it hard for INTJs to sleep at night (they seem to have insomnia a lot.)
Here’s a lovely snippet:
We might liken the introverted functions to a concentrated drop of ink and the extraverted functions to that same drop dissolved in a glass of water.
The INFJ profile was pretty accurate for me… What about you guys?
There seems to be a lot of general hate on the MBTI tags lately. Either one type hates another or people are just bashing MBTI.
I really don’t know why people would waste time typing their rant posts, then tagging the type they hate on that rant post. Why on earth did you ever think that would be a good idea?
I also don’t understand people who bash MBTI using fallacies like straw man or those who bash it with very little understanding on what it’s about.
Anyway, I think some people need reminding that personality is not attitude and attitude is not personality. Attitudes towards you depend on who you are and not because of that person’s personality. So, I try to be nice to almost everyone, but if I am consistently rude to you, it’s because I think you’re an idiot who deserves such treatment based on your past actions.
Maybe that should clear up why it’s a stupid idea to generalise people of a certain type based on interactions with one person from that type.
So I have finally started lectures. It seems like my American counterparts started months ago… Anyway, I suspect my Ethics professor is an INTP. There have only been two Ethics lectures but in them I always get super lost and confused and now I think I know why…
His lessons aren’t structured methodically in a Ni fashion, by that I mean in a way that one point follows on logically to the next. He occasionally links different ideas in the most random places and not always do his points follow on from each other. Sometimes he even repeats the same ideas in different places. Or, he will say the same idea, in different ways, at different points during his talk.
It’s a fucking nightmare for me as a Ni user. I get super confused then give up, zone out and start day dreaming.
Then I have to go home and spend hours reading through the lecture notes again and rewriting his notes in a way that is easier for me to understand. That is often by restructuring it and laying out my own methodical way of approaching the ideas he presents in class.
It’s annoying, but I think to save myself the time, I will try and read the lecture notes before class so I know what to expect and then maybe I’ll feel less lost during lectures. Unfortunately, he only puts lecture notes on the internet after the lecture. I might have to have words with him.
Or does anyone else have some tips that they might like to share?
This video is to help me explain the method of finding anyone’s functions quickly and easily without memorizing each individual psychological type’s functions. All you need is their MBTI type!
This video assumes you have a little knowledge of cognitive functions.
Hope you find it useful.
Or you could just watch this video… This explains how to switch MBTI code to Function stacks.