User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6

  1. #1
    Protocol Droid Athenian200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Posts
    8,828

    Default Strongest manifestation of a function

    Which types should have the strongest preferences for each of the four functions:

    Sensing

    Intuition

    Thinking

    Feeling

    Are people who have a dominant function stronger in using it than those who have it as auxiliary? Are people who use the Introverted form stronger in it than those who use the Extroverted form? If so, then it would go:

    Intuition - INxJ

    Feeling - IxFP

    Sensing - ISxJ

    Thinking - IxTP

    Do you agree with this order? Or do you think a different one might be more plausible, such as:

    Intuition - ENxP

    Feeling - ExFJ

    Sensing - ESxP

    Thinking - ExTJ

    Maybe even something different altogether? Maybe you even think one particular type has the greatest strength in a function?

  2. #2
    Furry Critter with Claws Kiddo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    OMNi
    Posts
    2,790

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Maybe you even think one particular type has the greatest strength in a function?
    How would you quantify strength of preference for function? Extroverted is no stronger than introverted, just different.

    It seems to me that as far as preference goes, it would be an individual choice.

  3. #3
    The Black Knight Domino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    eNFJ
    Enneagram
    4w3 sx/so
    Socionics
    eNFJ Ni
    Posts
    11,443

    Default

    Do you mean, Athenian, which type grabs onto/utilizes a certain function more handily/readily/easily?
    eNFJ 4w3 sx/so 468 tritype
    Neutral Good
    EII-Fi subtype, Ethical/Empath, Delta/Beta
    RLUEI, Choleric/Melancholic
    Inquistive/Limbic
    AIS Holland code
    Researcher: VDI-P
    Dramatic>Sensitive>Serious

  4. #4
    Protocol Droid Athenian200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Posts
    8,828

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    Do you mean, Athenian, which type grabs onto/utilizes a certain function more handily/readily/easily?
    I guess so... have an answer?

    I mean the type in general, not exceptional individuals... you can only measure trends with type, of course.

  5. #5
    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Enneagram
    827 sp/so
    Posts
    20,128

    Default

    hmmm.... interesting idea- it confuses me! I couldn't really say whether introverted or extroverted sensing would be more powerful, having only experienced one of the two myself, and the other functions are not my primary function at all!

    I would have to say that it would all come down to individuals- boring and probably predictable answer, but I really don't see how one really could rate the strength of introverted v extroverted functions!
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

  6. #6
    Furry Critter with Claws Kiddo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    OMNi
    Posts
    2,790

    Default

    Would Ni/Fe and Ni/Te be stronger or weaker than Ne/Fi and Ne/Ti?
    Would Si/Fe and Si/Te be stronger or weaker than Se/Fi and Se/Ti?

    I think that an extroverted auxiliary function would hinder intuition or sensing if it wasn't mastered. So those with undeveloped Fe and Te auxiliaries would be at a disadvantage to those with undeveloped Fi and Ti auxiliaries. Whereas those who have mastered auxiliary Fe and Te would have far stronger intuitive/sensory capabilities as a dominant to those with even mastered Fi and Ti auxiliaries.

    In other words, undeveloped INTJs and INFJs < undeveloped ENTPs and ENFPs
    Whereas developed INTJs and INFJs > developed ENTPs and ENFPs

    So by my hypothesis, those with introverted intuition or introverted sensing would profit most by developing the auxiliary.

Similar Threads

  1. Archetypes of the Functions
    By proteanmix in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 128
    Last Post: 10-15-2016, 10:25 AM
  2. The Role of Shadow Functions in MBTi Type
    By MerkW in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 11-03-2010, 11:26 PM
  3. From the Horses' Mouth: Jung's Root descriptions of the Functions.
    By Eric B in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-08-2008, 08:05 AM
  4. Describe each of your functions in one word.
    By Mort Belfry in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 04-05-2008, 11:28 AM
  5. Extraverted Value of Introverted Functions
    By ygolo in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-10-2008, 09:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO