# Thread: Alternatives to Kiersey's classifications

1. I have always seen people in terms of that as well AO.

2. Originally Posted by Tamske
Lol! That's accurate
See, I was going by the primary extraverted function, meaning the terms describe how others see you. So, it would make sense for all of them to be negative. Right!

Originally Posted by Tamske
The NP combination of me wants to complete the list and make names for every combination of two. Completely useless theory indeed.
Now, every possible combination... that might be a lot. You'd have 20+ words in a string, so whoever wanted to come up with all those words would have to come up with 80+ to cover every type. And no overlapping... we've already had two different groups referred to as the Idealists.

3. Originally Posted by Antisocial one
Why we wouldn't try with something quite different ?

1.Ne and Ni doms

2.Te and Ti doms

3.Se and Si doms

4.Fe and Fi doms
Jung worked it in almost this way. I think grouping types by dominant functions is a good start. Grouping dominant intuitives, thinkers, etc. seems okay also.

If you want dominant communication styles you can group by extroverted functions:

NP - Ne communicators
SP - Se communicators
TJ - Te communicators
FJ - Fe communicators

If you want judging styles:

FP - Fi users
TP - Ti users
TJ - Te users
FJ - Fe users

I'll post another with names .

4. Originally Posted by sofmarhof
Now, every possible combination... that might be a lot.
Combinatorics!
Choose 2 out of 4 letters to make your description -> 6 possibilities
Choose the first -> 2 possibilities
Choose the second -> 2 possibilities

You'll need 24 descriptions for all types.

For any given type, you'll need 6 words.

Example: ENTP = (word describing EN) + (word describing ET) + (word describing EP) + (word describing NT) + (word describing NP) + (word describing TP)
Of course, it IS redundant to use 6 words instead of 4. But it's fun! And you can juggle with the order of the words to emphasize some. (Like: I'm rather an theorizing airhead than an airheaded theorist)

5. But! There are also the complicated ones, like NF/NT/SJ/SP, TJ/FJ/SP/NP, that aren't straight combinations of 2 letters.

So ENTP would have one word describing NP from the NP/NJ/SP/SJ standpoint, and another word describing NP from the NP/SP/TJ/FJ standpoint. One word describing NT in terms of NT/NF/ST/SF, another describing NT in terms of NT/NF/SP/SJ. So we're getting into at least 12 words per type.

6. ooookkkaaaayyyy....
I was going for a single word describing eg. NT in each of the divisions. Makes it a little bit more feasible.

7. Wait... I thought we were trying to make this as difficult/ridiculous as possible?

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