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    Default Any function more of less useful than others?

    What are your opinions? Would the world fall apart, if for example, Fe became extinct, or there was a global ban on Ni?

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    N is the most useless. However when a culture is thriving, it rocks. I was gonna say Fe but I think the world would be in total chaos without it. The most useful is probably Si.

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    I think Fi is probably the most useless. And both of the intuitive functions

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    It's ironic how two N types say that the most useless are the N functions.

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    I think Te is the most useless. Here, I'll prove it objectively:

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    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.
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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.
    Hey, we're not in denial.

    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.
    I would think that was the point of the thread.

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    From a Darwinian approach, all of them would be useful. Without a variety of functions, it would decrease the overall survival of the population. You never know when each function might come to good use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IZthe411 View Post
    Any function more of less useful than others?

    What are your opinions? Would the world fall apart, if for example, Fe became extinct, or there was a global ban on Ni?
    Personally, no, when it all comes down to the bigger picture. If you use the functions in the area and manner they were designed for, they can be extremely effective. A function only becomes problematic when the individual demands it to perform tasks beyond their scope. We can't have strengths without weaknesses (i.e the "good" does not exist without the "bad") and I think there's more you can do with a team of varied talents/faults, than a team who's 'well-rounded' in every department. The latter promises consistency, but the former can develop extraordinary products if they collaborate on a higher synergistic level.

    If one function fails in delivering the results, then use another function as the support crew, or the leader. Maybe the first guy has a really great idea, and he only needed someone who's grounded enough to bring that into a reality. Together, the dreamer and pragmatist showcase their best work, leading to a unique project that neither could achieve by themselves.
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    Absolutely no function is useless. They all serve some purpose to humanity or another.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustHer View Post
    I think Fi is probably the most useless. And both of the intuitive functions
    This, in particular, is stupid. Without Ne we'd still be living in caves and fishing fire out of trees.
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