There's several things which I'd like to address in a thread, figuring all of them to be linked and best considered as a whole I'm going to put them all in one thread. Feel free to respond to however much of the subject/s as you like.
#1 Dynamic type.
I've read this term in many books on the MBTI and though I'm not fully certain I understand it I think it's core to understanding the MBTI itself.
What does 'Dynamic Type' mean to you?
Does anyone have a full grasp of this concept yet? (I'd appreciate the insight)
#2 Function order.
There seems to be a lot of debate going on about this and the relative use of functions in typing. Personally I think it's linked to #1 in that precise function order is useful but it's going to flex with context.
I think that's why they only list four functions. The others are presumably more prone to shifting with context and are therefore too fluid in their priority to list with any certainty.
#3 Subconscious influences.
Not sure if it's just me but could it not be said that the subconscious defines type as much if not more so than the conscious mind?
Aren't ENTJs equally noticeable by how they respond in a submissive manner to certain things as they are noticed for their commanding presence?
Should more attention be paid to these undercurrents?
#4 Correct typing methodology.
To my mind there should be some agreement of how to type people without recourse to tests and yet it seems that everyone has their own take on how to do it.
From recent readings I'm thinking that the most effective method is to type in pairs NT, SP and so forth. So typing someone as an NT and then looking to see if they are E or I and by considering EJ vs IJ and EP vs IP and so forth.
I'm not certain if this is the "official" technique but I'm beginning to think it is.
Neatly linking into this is the idea of type "snapshots". Those little pieces of a types tendencies which we recall like stereotypes. Should these be used? Are they part of a healthy approach to typing (although a shortcut) or do they merely propagate poor typing and poor understanding of types?