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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    Te...

    - describing something in several different ways, such as a chart, graph, list, words, etc.
    - take some everyday task and think about how you could streamline it to make it more efficient. what is unnecessary or redundant?
    - taking a long, confusing forum post and reorganizing it to be more clear.
    - look at your "to do" list and see if you can group things together to make them easier - like if you have to go on errands, try to create the most efficient path
    - conduct an experiment
    :eek: :zzz:

    This is why I don't Te; I really should... My job requires it...

    I am curious about Si.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    "8 keys to self leadership" by Dario Nardi gives introductory, basic and advanced exercises for developing each function.
    Is there anyway I could find this book without paying for it?
    I'm strapped for cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    It was actually.

    I think it's the result of some built up frustration. Sorry if it didn't sound like it
    I just didn't want to be wrong, so I said it just in case
    Nah, I can see it. I sense bitterness about the direction the forum posts have gone in haha.
    But then again, I'm sure most people could haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noon View Post
    I certainly believe so. Here are some ideas I've got.


    For strengthening Se:
    1) Go for a walk, write down which parts of the scenery were most eye-catching, describe them in detail (bonus points for similes). Alternatively, replace walking/scenery with music/notes or anything/scent. The most convenient thing about Se is that it can be used anywhere on anything.
    2) Selective coloring in Photoshop . It can be simple, but still a great way to exercise Se: pick the perfect color down to the slightest shade, take in the entire picture and notice even the smallest effect on the overall balance, mix and match until you find a way to make everything pop!
    3) Read a book (hell, even read the forums). This alone is exercising Se because you are processing the details of the external. For bonus points, also judge your comprehension time; how many times did you have to read it before really taking it in? Note: Simple reading is fine. If it gets too abstract or theoretical, it is Ni/Ne instead of Se. Your comprehension doesn't have to be counted in depth of thought as much as it is: I read this, the words are now in my head, and they are not mush.
    4) Go to a public place, take in the energy, and then describe it in detail. How does it affect you physically, mentally, emotionally...?
    5) Set aside some time for things that depend heavily on action, reaction, and interaction. Bonus points if you also need a lot of coordination. Instead of chess, play a card game like Speed. Instead of Pac-Man, try Dance Dance Revolution. Instead of the carousel, go to the bumper cars.
    6) Do anything physical. It does not have to be high-energy, you can for instance try yoga, twister, or form your own mini conga line. How's it feel to really inhabit your body?
    I want to do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebe View Post
    :eek: :zzz:

    This is why I don't Te; I really should... My job requires it...

    I am curious about Si.
    Don't worry, that's nothing to do with Te anyway...

    Extroverted functions are action orientated. You are not going to strengthen any of them by sitting around writing lists! You might be able to fool yourself into thinking you are through, like putting together alovely colour coded to do list... and taking so long over it you are basically just procastinating.

    To strengthen Te you must learn to take responsibility for decision making, act decisively and respond promptly to problems as they occure. Throw the fucking lists away.
    Don't make whine out of sour grapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheFlesh View Post
    This question might be odd or ridiculous, but are there certain things you can do to increase the usage of certain functions in everyday life? Like a certain "brain exorcise" or something of that sort?

    Thanks in advance for any responses
    There is an excellent book called Functions of Type, Activities to Develop The Eight Jungian Functions by Gary and Margaret Hartzler that is about this topic. EdCoaching recommended it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebe View Post
    :eek: :zzz:

    This is why I don't Te; I really should... My job requires it...
    lol, exactly. I do some of that stuff naturally (efficient to-do lists, organization most especially, planning all the time) but I find it so tedious.
    I will practice, however. To help my focus.
    George Bernard Shaw in cartoon form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheFlesh View Post
    I want to do this
    Go for it! Hope you have a blast!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebe View Post
    I am curious about Si.
    Nn, I think when a person is viewing the world from an Si perspective, the world must be ordered, certain/constant/reliable, and everything within it must have its own place. Basically, there is always a firm system/hierarchy that protects inhabitants from anarchy and destruction.

    Maybe some things to do for strengthening Si:
    1) Thoroughly read several books and successfully reference or apply the information in an everyday situation. That is, when you come to a problem or something, think back on what you learned from those books and ways in which you can apply it.
    2) Schedule an activity at a specific time (for instance, 9:30am each Monday or something) and successfully carry it out for a sustained amount of time.
    3) Study the English class system. Alternatively, learn the major branches of biology and a few facts about each. I suppose you could also create your own system and make original categories and subcategories. In any case, classification and organization is a huge part of Si.
    4) Visit a place, any place. Don't visit it for a few more days. After those days have passed, revisit. Does it look similar or different? How does it compare to the last time you were there?
    5) Think about three major events which occurred during your childhood. How have they led to who you are as a person today, and what have you learned from them? How much have you grown since then?
    6) Practice your grammar and spelling skills! Memorizing proper spelling and spelling rules is another hallmark of Si. English grammar is packed with rules, classes, categories, details, and expected forms; I would expect most accomplished grammarians to have highly active Si.

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    The best word I have ever heard for Se is scout. A way to practice Se is to go somewhere with a lot of external stimuli in the environment and keep aware but not let your mind stop.

    Another way to practice in a more practical way is by reflecting on how Se would combine with either Ti or Fi and practice in that way.

    Learn something that is physical in nature, learn the concepts behind it. Express yourself directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Don't worry, that's nothing to do with Te anyway...

    Extroverted functions are action orientated. You are not going to strengthen any of them by sitting around writing lists! You might be able to fool yourself into thinking you are through, like putting together alovely colour coded to do list... and taking so long over it you are basically just procastinating.

    To strengthen Te you must learn to take responsibility for decision making, act decisively and respond promptly to problems as they occure. Throw the fucking lists away.
    for those of us who aren't Te masters, it's a good place to start - even if it sounds boring.

    but if you're a non-Te dom/aux completely uninterested in outputting logically while not under pressure, then are you really going to be able to adhere to primarily Te only and output logically when under fire? i totally agree with what you're saying, but easier said than done when it's not something you've honed over the years. if someone told me to hop up to the plate and use some Ti under fire i'd die of laughter. i'd end up using Fi and i know it. my level of Ti blows way too much to even consider that yet.

    external categorization and organization systems are Te, even if you find them boring. writing does happen to be an action, even if it's not cinema-worthy. if that's not someone's personal choice on how to work on improving Te, that's fine, but it's no reason to write it off (write, ha ha), either.

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