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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Mentally handicapped people and savants are genetic anomalies. Geniuses are a higher evolution of humanity, compared to normal people.
    [Note: "Extremes" as in people on one far end of any scale, and not limited to the means in which that state is achieved.]

    Though, besides that, it's something to think about. Hmmm, how are geniuses a higher evolution of humanity? Then, if so, why were they not mainstreamed into the normal population? How come there are so few of them each century, and the centuries before that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakysage View Post
    Useful personally? I would think the mechanism of our brain would put our dominant to inferior functions according to what the brain would think is useful to us.
    this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    It's ironic how two N types say that the most useless are the N functions.
    Note that you're both N aux's...

    And, Pitseleh, weren't you an ESFJ like a week ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    I think your question is based on a Te definition of "useless", so it's hard to give a meaningful answer.

    It all depends on what seems useful to you.
    Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustHer View Post
    I would think that was the point of the thread.
    You're a Je dom.

    You would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Your mama's function.

    EDIT: Honest answer. In the absence of any of the functions humans become dysfunctional and society goes to hell in a hand basket. With that, I find it hard to say if there is really any that is less useful.
    I like your notion, and I think I mostly agree with it (although, I fear it treads a little bit into the "we live in the best of all possible worlds" idea), but, I want to see what function you think Ni serves in society and what would happen to society without it.

    I just want to see your answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    Note that they're both N aux's...
    Frankly, I seriously doubt ENTJs are Ni-Auxiliary, given that they would sound like they were on acid if that were the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Frankly, I seriously doubt ENTJs are Ni-Auxiliary, given that they would sound like they were on acid if that were the case.
    Here's how I think it works:

    Whereas an INTJ uses Ni first and then uses his Te to prune everything his Ni comes up with into something useful (assuming he's healthy and reasonably well balanced), an ENTJ will use his Te first to apply what he already believes, while Ni will cause new possibilities to bubble up from seemingly out of nowhere, which, taking place throughout his life, come to form the ideas through which his Te tries to do something useful.

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    I don't know many in real life, but in the one who I'm pretty sure is, it manifests itself like this:

    In a smart ENTJ, they can probably harness this bubbling up to give a more creative open-minded companion to their Te.

    In a dumb ENTJ (like the one I know), it leads him to say stupid jokes (i.e., new but "unpruned" ideas bubble to the surface) that flop like 90% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Frankly, I seriously doubt ENTJs are Ni-Auxiliary, given that they would sound like they were on acid if that were the case.
    That's like doubting that a triangle has three sides. Being an auxiliary Ni user is one of only two things that defines an ENTJ. Take that away and you have something, but it isn't an ENTJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    That's like doubting that a triangle has three sides. Being an auxiliary Ni user is one of only two things that defines an ENTJ. Take that away and you have something, but it isn't an ENTJ.
    Agreed.

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    The box. Learn not to trust it.

    Consider the following:

    1) The dominant function is the function we use to absorb process information. The auxiliary function is used to organize and communicate said information.

    2) Te is the boss function. It emphasizes efficiency and is rather brash about it, and is good at scheduling, organizing, etc. It sounds something like this:

    Get to work, you fucking slacker!
    3) Ni, on the other hand, is the strategist function. It solves paradoxes, analyzes possible variables and creates predictions and grand schemes. It sounds something like this:

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace
    Although, of course, that's Ni assisted by Fe. Te Ni would sound more like this:

    Imagine there's no slackers
    It's easy if you try
    No one to fuck up their work
    And nothing left unfinished
    This of course is not how ENTJs function. They don't spot inefficiency and then air it out in a dreamy tone. They come up with grand strategies and then bark at other people to get them done. The problem is that according to Jung's definition of ENTJ, this is how they work. Conclusion: Jung was an idiot, and a better cognitive function theory is needed.
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