User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

  1. #1
    Senior Member lazyhappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    107

    Default Does percentage change how much you use the functions?

    does my being 68% T and 95% P mean that my Ti function is less "enhanced" then one who is 80% T and 100% P? does that mean my last function, Fe, is more strengthened?

    i don't quite know the logic behind the functions- for i didn't quite have the motivation to look it up yet but... what is your intake?

    and If someone has a percentage like 50-something percent, what are thier functions?

  2. #2
    ish red no longer *sad* nightning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INfj
    Posts
    3,741

    Default

    I think you're better off looking at the values for individual functions over percentages for the overall type. Lower percentages does to a point mean you're less "T"...than somebody with 100% T, but the extent of the difference can't be readily identify without looking at it more in depth.

    50/50...that would be somebody like me. Well some people say a person must be one type or another... others believe a person can sit on the cusp. *shrugs* I have yet to figure out which group is correct... chances are the latter.

  3. #3
    Senior Member lazyhappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    107

    Default

    I think you're better off looking at the values for individual functions over percentages for the overall type. Lower percentages does to a point mean you're less "T"...than somebody with 100% T, but the extent of the difference can't be readily identify without looking at it more in depth.

    50/50...that would be somebody like me. Well some people say a person must be one type or another... others believe a person can sit on the cusp. *shrugs* I have yet to figure out which group is correct... chances are the latter.
    thanks for your intake, it makes alot of sense

    lol that is kind of what my infj friend is going threw- except shes 95-78?-53-53- but i think that just means she's well-rounded in those areas.

  4. #4
    Occasional Member Evan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    1
    Posts
    4,223

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyhappy View Post
    does my being 68% T and 95% P mean that my Ti function is less "enhanced" then one who is 80% T and 100% P? does that mean my last function, Fe, is more strengthened?

    i don't quite know the logic behind the functions- for i didn't quite have the motivation to look it up yet but... what is your intake?

    and If someone has a percentage like 50-something percent, what are thier functions?
    your logic is fine. but don't put too much stock in the percentages you get from tests. the only way you'll truly figure out your personal function dynamics is through introspection and study.

    i guess if you were like 70% T and 100% P, you'd use Ti 70% of the time for judgment and Fi 30% of the time.

    it's harder to say if you were, for example, 70% T and 50% P. all that would mean is you use (Ti or Te) 70% of the time for judging and (Fi or Fe) 30% of the time, and that you use extroverted judging the same amount as introverted judging. but there are many ways that could work out -- examples:
    50% Ti, 20% Te, 30% Fe
    20% Ti, 50% Te, 30% Fi
    and many other combos.

    so yeah, i wouldn't think too much about how to deduce functions from percentages. it's an impossible task.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    40

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyhappy View Post
    does my being 68% T and 95% P mean that my Ti function is less "enhanced" then one who is 80% T and 100% P? does that mean my last function, Fe, is more strengthened?
    I’m presuming that these percentages are from a test.

    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    the only way you'll truly figure out your personal function dynamics is through introspection and study.
    I couldn’t agree more; a test is just a starting point. Although it gives a “tested type” you will get much closer to your “real type” by studying the behaviours associated with each if the dichotomies. For example, to my mind, a person is either S or N but you may be struggling to decide, in which case it’s currently unknown and therefore needs more introspection and study!

    It’s important to remember that most people use both, but that MBTI theory says that one of them is your preference.

  6. #6
    Senior Member ptgatsby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    4,474

    Default

    No, % numbers are considered confidence levels in the results, not strength measurements. Step III (the next MBTI test) is in development to determine functional strength.

    (However, most tests not associated with cognitive reasoning do measure it as strength... so you'll see two different opinions on this.)

  7. #7
    Senior Member DaRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Socionics
    INFJ
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Theoretically, yes (After all, you'd think that a person with 89% T, or whatever, would use that more than someone with 23% T). In practice, perhaps this isn't the case. I mean, the frequency of which a person may use each function is a very subjective thing. For instance, they may think they use the function frequently, whereas another person may think otherwise. In that regard, a percentage a person gets may not change how much they actually use that function, even if they do the MBTI an umpteen number of times and get varying percentage margins for a certain function (i.e: 96% for T to 58% for T and so forth).
    MBTI: INFJ (I: 100% N:58% F: 58% J: 84%)
    Socionics: INFJ
    Enneagram: 4w5 sp/so/sx

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

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyhappy View Post
    does my being 68% T and 95% P mean that my Ti function is less "enhanced" then one who is 80% T and 100% P? does that mean my last function, Fe, is more strengthened?

    i don't quite know the logic behind the functions- for i didn't quite have the motivation to look it up yet but... what is your intake?

    and If someone has a percentage like 50-something percent, what are thier functions?
    As far as I know, it actually measures how much you prefer that particular function... so the less "T" you are, the closer you are to being an INFP. I don't know if this means you have a stronger Fi, though. But I think with those tests, it's just the sureness of the test, and the result is dichotomous. Of course, individuals are more complex than that.

    My numbers were something like...

    I - 84
    N - 74
    F - 54
    J - 84

    On one test... the numbers don't mean the same thing on all of them, though.

Similar Threads

  1. How do you use list functions?
    By Survive & Stay Free in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-22-2017, 05:16 PM
  2. How do YOU use your functions?
    By StephMC in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-16-2012, 04:50 AM
  3. How Do You Define the Functions?
    By Savage Idealist in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-12-2012, 12:29 AM
  4. How do you pronounce the functions?
    By IZthe411 in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-19-2010, 06:58 AM
  5. How well do you use the various functions?
    By sculpting in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 07-06-2009, 12:36 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