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    Default Do you find that people notice your dominant function more or your auxillary?

    Hi,
    Just wondering what people thought of this, and whether they had similar experiences.

    An example...As an Fi dominant person I find myself relating personally to a lot of experiences people have had in my speech, it's instinctual, and until I monitored myself for experimental MBTI purposes, I didn't realise I did it at all.

    Recently though, I have found that people associate me more with my Ne, the random connections, ideas and contexts I can get into everyday conversations (even though to me this 'library' of contexts is quite limited as I only tend to remember the things that have felt drawn to, particularly repelled by, or had some strong emotional reaction to, the rest seems to fall by the wayside fairly quickly) I have built, and am mostly thinking of a fairly consistant and coherant 'inner' safe place, but most people I know won't get in there because it's private.

    So, a question: In both MBTI theory and your personal experience, do people recognise you for your dominant or auxillary function most?

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    I think typically it is the extroverted function as that is what they can see externalized. Thus they may underrate an introverted person as instead of judging you based upon Fi-your most well developed function, they instead see Ne-your aux which is not as well developed as an Ne dom for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orobas View Post
    I think typically it is the extroverted function as that is what they can see externalized. Thus they may underrate an introverted person as instead of judging you based upon Fi-your most well developed function, they instead see Ne-your aux which is not as well developed as an Ne dom for instance.
    Yes, this makes sense...

    But I think my good INFP friend is recognized by her Fi (though obviously most people do not use that term), her introspection, by her thoughtfulness, her deeply-held values, by her sincerity and compassion. I think people first just see her quietness, but then as they observe more, they begin to see that she has so much wisdom and such depth of soul.
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    It'll be the extraverted function for most people, aside from famous people who are known for work that requires usage of an introverted function.

    People see my Te the most....controlling, efficiency, planning, analysis. It's hard to miss the extraverted function.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Yes, this makes sense...

    But I think my good INFP friend is recognized by her Fi (though obviously most people do not use that term), her introspection, by her thoughtfulness, her deeply-held values, by her sincerity and compassion. I think people first just see her quietness, but then as they observe more, they begin to see that she has so much wisdom and such depth of soul.
    I agree with Oro.

    Your friend's Fi might be stronger or her Ne weaker. We are all different. We all have different ways we've developed to interject our presence into the world. Strong introversion will tone down the extroverted functions and increase the dominance of the introverted ones.

    Most people don't see my dominant unless I'm on a forum or I know them IRL or I have a reason to tackle something intellectually (like on the job). My most comfortable mode socially nowadays (once I got over that geeky Ti "talk about philosophy and heady stuff at casual gatherings" mode) is an Ne/Fe combination. Some people got acquainted with my musical skills first and viewed me as far more feeling and creative in nature, and were surprised when they engaged me on an intellectual basis; they had not realized how much and intensely I *think* all the time.
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    Most people see me first off as quiet and responsible, which would be Introversion and Judgement. Then, I've been described quite often as gracious, which I guess would be Fe. Finally, people who know me well describe me as "really smart" which I guess is Ni, but I don't know that "really smart" does justice to Ni -- so I don't really know how all this fits into the original question, but anyway, I thought I'd just throw it out there to add something to the discussion!

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    IxFJs are just graceful in general, especially when dealing with people. I love to watch them interacting with others because it's like they glide through the conversations seamlessly.


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    I think they see the warmth first (Fe), then they feel the weirdness (Ni).
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    I'd agree with what Orabas said, too. When I'm out, people notice me more for my Se, even if I'm being introverted. People relate me to the "free-spirit", "down-to-earth" type right off the bat. However, people at work and previously people in classes more frequently see me for my Ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raz View Post
    IxFJs are just graceful in general, especially when dealing with people. I love to watch them interacting with others because it's like they glide through the conversations seamlessly.
    yeah, INFJs are very interesting to me, because they are so graceful, yet i always get the feeling that there's more to them... as there obviously is! it's just for me, it's hard to get to know them... they seem very caring and genuinely interested in you, though.
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