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    Default Why should I care about the functions?!

    Ok on cognitive functions I test as an INTP. Spend one minute in front of me and you would understand the reason I dont put too much stock in these things.

    So every one is Ee this and Pt that.

    I am fairly new to the whole MBTI thing but I have pretty much learned to type someone in RL on the spot. I will even give someone the test and when their profile comes back absurd I will just hand them the one I think and they are amazed by the accuracy.

    So why the functions? They seem to differ depending on situation and are highly inconsistant.

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    Jung's system is totally based on the functions and more reliable than MBTI.

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    Not from what Ive seen. How do they test reliability?

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    You should care about the functions because even people who don't fit the profiles fit the functions.

    The functions are more exact, and you can accurately move from function preference to type. You cannot accurately move from the four separate dichotomies to the functions.

    The dichotomies pit things like Thinking and Feeling against each other when they are not in opposition. Thinking depends on Feeling and vice versa. Ditto for Sensing and Intuition.

    Also, just because you took a function test and didn't get the right results doesn't mean you should throw out the theory. All tests are going to be unreliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Ok on cognitive functions I test as an INTP. Spend one minute in front of me and you would understand the reason I dont put too much stock in these things.

    So every one is Ee this and Pt that.

    I am fairly new to the whole MBTI thing but I have pretty much learned to type someone in RL on the spot. I will even give someone the test and when their profile comes back absurd I will just hand them the one I think and they are amazed by the accuracy.

    So why the functions? They seem to differ depending on situation and are highly inconsistant.
    Yeah, I came out twice as an INTP, and there's no way I'm a P.
    I think the functions have some validity and are worth understanding,
    but the online test doesn't work well enough to give accurate answers.
    Not asking the right questions.

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    Ok Im going off now to read the functions I will be back with observations.

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    Decided my main functions are Se Ne Fi Ti what does that make me?

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    Which one do you lean on the most? What's your automatic pilot?

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    Ne was the only one I dont really think about or plan for I just do

    Although when walking into any new situation Se is all over the place too

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    Both are B.S. really... they are fun, they explain some things in laymen's terms, but neither are reliable or testable.

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