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    Lightbulb Hypothesis about Ti vs. Te writing styles

    So I concocted this theory in the shower while thinking about something Einstein wrote in one of his books (not relevant):

    It seems like the Te factual writing style resembles essay form: Thesis, Supporting evidence, Conclusion, all organized into one tight package.

    But Ti reads more like a chapter in a Math or Science book: Factoid, example, Hypothesis, Theorem, Corollary...not particularly leading anywhere, but a bunch of information in chunks that you can basically take in any order.

    What do you think?

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    True for me too, I strongly support the Te writing style.

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    I can actually agree, now that you mention it. I find when I write, my statements and points will be rather amorphous and non-temporal. They're self-contained. Each argument can hold a portion of the "essence" of the theme and point of the whole paragraph by itself.

    Interesting observation.



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    I'm so Ti is hurts, but I write in both. Each style of thinking/presenting information has a context and an appropriate usage. They also both make logical sense to me, and I value both. Depends on the information/problem at hand personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinkleToes View Post
    I'm so Ti is hurts, but I write in both. Each style of thinking/presenting information has a context and an appropriate usage. They also both make logical sense to me, and I value both. Depends on the information/problem at hand personally.
    This is also true. Different arguments and points can necessitate different styles. I remember my lab abstracts, procedures, and results discussions tended to be very Te in structure, but when concluded there would tend to be more exposition and less linear writing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I find when I write, my statements and points will be rather amorphous and non-temporal. They're self-contained. Each argument can hold a portion of the "essence" of the theme and point of the whole paragraph by itself.
    Yep I definitely relate to this, and also agree with Ygolo's hypothesis.

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    Probably why I do better with the essay format than the textbook format.. hmm, it could be true.
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    When I write serious posts here, I'll start by getting information out and then organizing the ideas based on some logical order. When I'm about 3/4 of the way into my post, I'll stop and see a new organization that's more comprehensive, and then rewrite. That happens about 2-4 times. At the end of that process, I'll either go with what I have and reorganize some of the sentences or paragraphs, or just write the whole thing from scratch one time. I only do this when I wrote a post that at least 3 full paragraphs long.

    So I guess my answer would be no, I don't do that, or that I apply a filter at the end of the "Ti" process.

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    if I'm writing a paper (something I often do with work) it'll go.. background, facts, main issues, conclusions, summary. It's well structured.

    I think that it's learned though and my natural preference would be more chaotic.

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