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    In my younger days i was incredibly competitive.

    At school i always wanted to be at my best with subjects i liked especially when being taught by NT teachers.

    With computer games, i will obsess until i get the highest score, especially with Tetris, Bejeweled, Majong etc.

    At the gym with my son i will push myself further so i am the last one on the treadmill even if i am about to have a heart attack (smoker).

    I have calmed down now though.

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    I love competition and winning.

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    It's good to hear you all speaking about your problems this freely. Now let it all out... shout it out...scream it into the world... and let the tiny tears drop
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    Yes, Te users are competitive by their nature. But I think that most of them are still aware of the fact that sometimes this is not a good idea/approach.

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    I think TJs primarily want to achieve, therefore they compete (to have biggest achievments).

    Pure competitiveness for its own sake may have something to do with Se imo.

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    Te and Fe might seem prone to looking towards others to validate how well they are doing, which may seem competitive since there is constant comparison going on. However I don't think that neccessarily indicates competition, that gives me the impression that a person is trying to beat the other person, when in reality it's possible for a TJ to be less focused on the other person and more focused on doing well himself. All he's done there is used others as a measuring bar, you could argue that he's competing with himself.

    And I have no idea why I applied male to TJ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    And I have no idea why I applied male to TJ....
    I do. Te is the most "masculine" function (yes, TJ men, you can go ahead and stroke your egos). There are female TJs, though, and some of them even have a feminine facade. Masculine doesn't mean male.

    I don't remember where I read this, but here's how I've heard it breaks down:

    Naturally "feminine" functions: Fe, Ne

    Naturally "masculine" functions: Se, Te

    Introverted functions aren't counted because they're usually not as visible.

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    I'm REALLY REALLY competitive, though I usually try to keep it for myself because I know how destructive it can be, especially in personal relationships.

    Truth of the matter is: I'm super-duper competitive. So I don't know if it's just with Te users, although theoretically, if I were an ENFP, my Te would be tertiary, so....????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    I'm REALLY REALLY competitive, though I usually try to keep it for myself because I know how destructive it can be, especially in personal relationships.

    Truth of the matter is: I'm super-duper competitive. So I don't know if it's just with Te users, although theoretically, if I were an ENFP, my Te would be tertiary, so....????
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    Having an impersonal (Te) attitude to the world, I compete for impersonal things: the highest score, the fastest time, etc. I also do so in the context of a game accepted by people with clear rules judged by a neutral third party where one can decide who the winner will be according to established criteria. This is the definition of "healthy" competition, "fair-play", typical male competition, or competition focused on competence.

    Competition focused on personal aspects is the one Te users are the least likely to engage in. Things like: social status, the most attractive, the most attention, the most liked, the most musically talented, the funniest, the most intelligent, the most [insert any character trait]... This is competition for insecure and envious people. It's childish and for people who have low self-esteem.

    But it is very funny that, having an impersonal attitude to competition, some sort of magic happens and I end up being the most attractive, the most popular, the most liked and the funniest... All the while having never entered any "personal" competition.

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