and when you think of the word "preference", it's not necessarily a conscious preference. jungian typology asks, all other things being equal, what would you prefer to use? what comes the easiest for you, to take in a big picture or to take in precise detail? to focus outside of you or inside of you? to gather information or to act on it?
almost everyone is expected to put on their TJ at work, if we're talking about business. but some people are already there, while others have to expend much more mental energy to shift their cognition to work that way. me, for example, lol.
the best thing, of course, would be to have full flexibility to be able to bounce all over on the spectrum for whenever it's most useful. and perhaps, fill, you are just incredibly lucky to have been born or developed very close to XXXX in yourself. the question, then, would be can you use F to the same extent as a 100% F 0% T person could? even when under extreme stress, as Metaphor pointed out?
and at the end of the day, jungian typology is just another way of understanding others and improving ourselves. it's exactly what you called it - a tool. it's working well for me, but maybe at some point in my life it won't be as useful anymore. maybe it's currently not as useful in yours.
yes and no.Originally Posted by Psychdigg
first of all, that's a fairly bad example E-I question. take it from an E who always tested as I because of questions like this
MBTI is blatant like that on the surface (and on internet tests - but how much can you really expect from quizfarm, lol)... function theory is much more nuanced. take ENFP and ENFJ. you'd think we'd be pretty close, right? ENFP is just a little more adaptable and ENFJ is just a little more organized? but if you read the type descriptions and adjective correlations, there are subtleties that don't necessarily correspond to any answers you've given in the test, which is the result of the extraverted/introverted J/P function switching. ENFJ and ENFP are actually very different in terms of more than just J and P. so while neither ENFP nor ENFJ tend to be the life of the party, despite being Es, take something like "i feel comfortable in crowds" or "i feel uncomfortable in crowds" - ENFP and ENFJ both probably respond the former, but the ENFP profile reads "you enjoy socializing but also spend a good deal of time alone" while ENFJ's reads "you enjoy socializing but can still feel alone in a crowd" - differences that can be attributed to internally directed and externally directed Feeling, respectively.
so yes, you self-report, but it also does go beyond the self-reporting.