I was thinking about the process of education, which then naturally lead to the general subject of self-development, which got me to ponder.
In education, you could say there are two general ways to focus.
You can focus on weaknesses, or you can focus on strengths.
When you focus on weaknesses, your goal is to work on improving them until they are of an equal standard to the disciplines you considered strong in your student.
When you focus on strengths, your goal is to work on them so that they go beyond a merely approvable level, all the way to a level of mastery.
You do not address your student's weaknesses unless they fall below a minimal level required to thrive.
So, which of these two systems is better?
This concept can be applied to almost anything that concerns flaws and merits, and so it is very relevant to the MBTI.
So to reframe it for MBTI self-development:
Ideally, should we try to Equalize our qualities so that we are balanced people, comfortable with all of our functions and the situations that may require them?
Should we embrace our eccentricities, Enhance our dominant functions until we can make the best of them, and learn how to work around our weak functions, perhaps handing them off to someone that has them as dominant functions?
What do you think?
*I made this a poll*