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    After taking the functionstest, I was wondering if others, who also have a rather high Fi and Fe function, find that it seems like one can sometimes very much interfere with the efficiency of the other?

    I find that in some situations, my need to cater other peoples needs inhibits my ability to judge and act according to what would be right and beneficial to me. It also doesn't help that one of my core values is to help other people as much as I can and allow them to be themselves as much as possible in the given situation. I often find myself distressed and feeling guilty if I cannot provide this and even more so if it is because of my own 'selfish' Fi reasons.


    Do others recognize this? And how do you cope?
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    Start to develope some TJ traits.

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    I would take the functions test with a grain of salt ... it pronounced me an INFJ.

    *I am confused about that test - see my post below too.
    Last edited by PeaceBaby; 02-12-2009 at 03:37 PM. Reason: *added a thought

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    Yes.

    Personally I find them to be a fantastic combination. The choices force me to constantly re-define my original values and how I act to form one that ultimately benefits both parties, even if I initially get massive headaches from indecision.

    Fe keeps me focused on harmony. However Fi gives me understanding of the meaning behind my Fe behaviour. You search harder for something that is "truth" and "harmonious".

    /Rambling.

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    How can both rank so high if Fi is supposed to predominate for ENFP?

    And for that matter, my highest functions were Ne / Ni at excellent use; than Fi / Fe almost the same level again at good use, and Te / Ti at average / good use.

    That doesn't seem to align with what I understand about functions. Can someone interpret, along with Amargith's results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    How can both rank so high if Fi is supposed to predominate over an Fe for ENFP?
    Development of functions.
    This is moving into sketchy territory though... as people have different ideas of how functions work, interactions and functions orders etc.

    Fi will always be the natural preference for an ENFP. That doesn't mean that it's necessarily the most developed, but chances are it will be along with Ne.

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    **Sorry Kai I edited my post a tad up there and added a bit extra to the end. Thanks for your reply.

    This whole functions aspect is difficult for me to fully grasp - where is a good resource online that outlines this in more detail?

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    There was the official description of all the different functions produced by Carl Jung. It's extremely indepth but I can't find it, sorry. Other people will have their own interpretations of what each functions are, and these forums can be quite useful for finding out examples of how each one functions.

    Some believe that functions act differently for different types, and have different function orders. Lenore Thomson for example: Function Attitude

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    That's going to happen if you've developed the application of feeling both in the extraverted and introverted realms. My ENFJ friend has no Fi.. he doesn't seem to understand the concept of empathy or core values at all, relying solely on social rules and norms to guide him.

    Although it's all intuition, sometimes I feel as though "Ni" pulls me in one direction and toward one goal, while "Ne" tells me to try to explore all of the different possibilities instead. These seem diametrically opposed at times, as if I feel I must make a decision, but I also want to consider all possibilities and gather all the information that I can. How I've resolved this is to try to consider the possibilities and carry each one out in my mind, trying to see where each path may lead.

    I've noticed conflict between what's probably considered "Te" and "Fe".. that gets hairy, too. Just like any conflict, it's a matter of placing priority. Sometimes, I dress practically; sometimes, I dress to "fit in" with a particular crowd.


    .. incidentally, I wonder if everyone faces conflict with the extraverted and introverted versions of their secondary functions..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    How can both rank so high if Fi is supposed to predominate for ENFP?

    And for that matter, my highest functions were Ne / Ni at excellent use; than Fi / Fe almost the same level again at good use, and Te / Ti at average / good use.

    That doesn't seem to align with what I understand about functions. Can someone interpret, along with Amargith's results?
    Just to be clear:

    My Ne=Fi and are my highest scores, followed closely by Fe
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