User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 34

  1. #1
    Senior Member IndyGhost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    MBTI
    ISFP
    Enneagram
    4w5 sx/sp
    Socionics
    SEI
    Posts
    2,399

    Default Left and Right brained functions

    Are J functions, such as Ni, Si, Te and Fe left-brained functions,
    while P functions, such as Ne, Se, Ti and Fi right-brained functions?

    Is this what makes one function as either a judger or a perceiver?
    Last edited by IndyGhost; 12-26-2010 at 07:06 PM.
    "I don't know a perfect person.
    I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
    -John Green

  2. #2
    Senior Member wildcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    3,619

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    Are J functions, such as Ni, Si, Te and Fe left-brained functions,
    while P functions, such as Ne, Se, Ti and Fi right-brained functions?

    Is this what makes one function as either a judger or a perceiver?
    The agent. But you already said it.
    P is agent: Functions: Ne, Se, Ti and Fi.
    J is agent: Ni, Si, Te and Fe.

    Quite right. Do not worry.
    Your right brain functions perfectly.

  3. #3
    Senior Member guesswho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Posts
    1,983

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    Are J functions, such as Ni, Si, Te and Fe left-brained functions,
    while P functions, such as Ne, Se, Ti and Fi right-brained functions?

    Is this what makes one function as either a judger or a perceiver?
    Mostly yes, but I'm not sure about Ni....

  4. #4
    Senior Member IndyGhost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    MBTI
    ISFP
    Enneagram
    4w5 sx/sp
    Socionics
    SEI
    Posts
    2,399

    Default

    i don't know why i never thought of them in terms of left and right brained before, but after reading each of the functions separately... it does make sense.

    Ni does seem iffy in the left brain department.
    "I don't know a perfect person.
    I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
    -John Green

  5. #5
    Senior Member guesswho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Posts
    1,983

    Default

    Left:

    numerical computation (exact calculation, numerical comparison, estimation)
    left hemisphere only: direct fact retrieval
    language: grammar/vocabulary, literal
    Logical
    Sequential
    Rational
    Analytical
    Objective
    Looks at parts

    This sounds pretty much like Ti, right? So according to this...wouldn't some INTPs be left brain dominant? And what about INFJs and ENFJs ?
    Oh well...this is confusing.


    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...vity-test.html

  6. #6
    Sniffles
    Guest

    Default

    Ni generally is classified as a Left-brain function, because it seeks to categorize information IIRC. Ti OTOH is supposedly Right-Brain.

    Don't ask me why, that's just the case made.

  7. #7
    Symbolic Herald Vasilisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4,128

    Default

    But "true insight" supposedly occurs in the anterior superior temporal gyrus which is the right.

    http://www.research-live.com/comment...000950.article
    After lunch it was food for thought – another keynote address by writer and ‘new thinker’ Jonah Lehrer*, who talked about the science of creativity and how we make decisions. He focused specifically on how humans arrive at moments of insight – epiphanies if you will; thoughts and ideas that seemingly come out of nowhere but where we instinctively know that we arrived at the right solution once the idea reaches our conscious awareness.

    Neuroscience and brain scans have helped to locate the part of the brain where true insights occur – it’s the anterior superior temporal gyrus if you must know – where otherwise remote and unconnected associations are brought together and linked. We may think that paying more attention to the problem we are trying to solve will help. Instead, said Lehrer we should try and relax, even think of completely different topics. MRI scans show alpha waves as the dominant patterns of brain activity, indicating that a relaxed state of mind and positive mood are important preconditions to generating true insights or ‘a-ha’ moments. Maybe that’s why creative agencies or dotcom companies always seem to have dart boards or ping pong tables in their social areas.

    By contrast, much of our problem solving is based on analytical thinking that occurs in our working memory, or frontal cortex, which is why we are aware of the progress (or lack of progress) that we are making.

    One way to adjust mental strategies is to practise metacognition: thinking about thinking to solve insight problems. Solutions to these kinds of problems can be found either by an individual or in group brainstorming sessions. When the latter is used it is best to bring together specialists from various disciplines that are only marginally involved with the problem at hand, because when experts are asked to think within their own discipline they are often locked into a pre-conceived intellectual box.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasilisa View Post
    I heard that "Eureka!" moments were traced to the right temporal lobe

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/ap...cation.science

    http://www.plosbiology.org/article/i...l.pbio.0020097
    *Jonah Lehrer scandals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonah_Lehrer
    Last edited by Vasilisa; 10-07-2012 at 01:00 PM. Reason: Jonah Lehrer disclaimer
    the formless thing which gives things form!
    Found Forum Haiku Project


    Positive Spin | your feedback welcomed | Darker Criticism

  8. #8
    Sniffles
    Guest

    Default

    I agree that Ni by nature seems far more Right-brained than left-brained.

  9. #9
    4x9 cascadeco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Enneagram
    4 so/sp
    Posts
    6,932

    Default

    I'm left-brained.
    "...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce

    My Photography and Watercolor Fine Art Prints!!! Cascade Colors Fine Art Prints
    https://docs.google.com/uc?export=do...Gd5N3NZZE52QjQ

  10. #10
    Senior Member KDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    8,263

    Default




    Short interview with Thomson here.

    JM: Doesn't this brain map suggest that type preference depends on the inborn structure of the nervous system?

    LTB: The only purpose of the brain map is to show how type preference relates to what the brain actually does. It doesn't mean that preference is a predetermined neurological structure, and it doesn't mean that you can drill into the cranium and locate the functions, cradled happily in their separate quadrants. What I'm trying to indicate is that tasks associated with the various functions implicate different parts of the brain.

Similar Threads

  1. The Left Brain and the Right Brain
    By Mole in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-25-2017, 10:18 PM
  2. Left or right brained test (Short)
    By Cat Brainz in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 11-26-2016, 01:26 AM
  3. Is Ti a right or left brained function and why?
    By The Great One in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 04-04-2013, 05:07 PM
  4. Jungian functions and the brain
    By TaylorS in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 10-02-2008, 02:24 PM
  5. Right brain/Left brain P versus J
    By Haphazard in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-26-2008, 02:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO