Any person studying MBTI with a critical eye will notice the apparent inconsistency of the NF/NT/SJ/SP system. Why would T/F in Ns function so similarly to J/P in Ss? Instead of taking the traditional defense of this system taken by many MBTI practitioners,(notably Keirsey) I would like to use this thread to explore the other possible temperament sorting mechanisms.
Some of the possible temperaments:
By the "bookend" letters (dominant function orientation):
IP (Ji-Pe) / IJ (Pi-Je) / EP (Pe-Ji) / EJ (Je-Pi)
The advantage of this system is the nature of how introverted and extraverted perceiving functions and judging functions interact as a whole, without the T/F and N/S divides.By dominant function type:
T-dom (ETJ,ITP) / F-dom (EFJ,IFP) / S-dom (ESP,ISJ) / N-dom (ENP/INJ)
Many have argued that a person's personality is determined largely by their dominant function. In one view, all other functions are "slaves" to this dominant.By preferred perceiving function:
NJ (Ni) / NP (Ne) / SJ (Si) / SP (Se)
In theory, perceiving functions are closer a person's unconscious self, and thus their unconscious tendencies. Be closer to the unconscious self, these functions are closer to the "true," less altered, person.By extraverted function:
FJ (Fe) / TJ (Te) / NP (Ne) / SP (Se)
Extroverted functions are how a person interacts with the world. These functions can largely affect how a person is seen by others.I do not insinuate that any of these sortings are better than any other. I am not suggesting a replacement of the traditional NF/NT/SJ/SP system at this point. (although one may come later) This thread is to EXPLORE other perspectives, essentially analyzing each type from different angles. There are more possible temperaments than the ones I have posted above. Feel free to offer other possibilities here.By top 4 functions:
Ti-Fe-Si-Ne (SFJ, NTP) / Te-Fi-Si-Ne (STJ, NFP) / Ti-Fe-Se-Ni (STP, NFJ) / Te-Fi-Se-Ni (SFP, NTJ)
This model follows the theory that people prefer either the introverted or the extraverted form of any given function. These roughly correspond to the Socionics concept of "Quadras."