I was thinking about a Star Trek episode in which Data was contrasted with Spock. Spock is half-human, but seeks to be completely logical and free of passion. Data is an android, but seeks to be more human.
The idea this gave me was Spock as representing NT's in a way, and Data representing NF's in another way.
So here's my idea... could it be that our first two (conscious) functions represent what we consider important, how we try to live? Like Spock's desire to be completely logical and free of passion, and Data's desire to be human?
And conversely, could our weaker functions represent our limitations in pursuit of that? Like Spock's being half-human and Data's being an android?
The reason I thought this was interesting was because I think it gives a picture of how our less conscious functions have as much influence over us as our more conscious ones.
Data may or may not be an NF, but it seemed to me that there's something NF-like in the idea of a "quest to be more human." I think on some level, we must seek meaning because we don't have the innate sense of purpose that many other types seem to have intrinsically. Not to the extent an android doesn't, but a similar quality may be there in some way.
After all... who seeks what they already have?
What do you think?