No, I don't think they're self-aware if they're enslaved to their dominant function. They're aware on how to use it, they're not self-aware as to why or how to stop only relying on it. Same goes with the next 7 CPs. But it's easiest falling prey to your 1st and 2nd CPs.I'm guessing most people are probably self aware when they're in their dominant function, even if that means severing parts of themselves (the other functions).
You're welcome.Thanks for that, sometimes your dominant function becomes so much like the air you breathe that you can't define it yourself. I appreciate getting an example of how I use it.
Ah, you're too cruel to INFPs as I find a lot of people are But yes, I can imagine it. INTPs and INFPs are mirror types and so you're thinking patterns are somewhat similar, there is just a reversal of T vs F. They are excellent at dissecting their personal feelings to understand them just as INTPs are excellent at dissecting their impersonal thoughts to understand them.So do I usually. The first time I learnt about MBTI I got INFP. Imagine my disgust! I had to read up to learn than I'm not.
I didn't like the definitions or examples much, if at all. From the test:But I did learn some definitions of the functions from this test, the only one I really have trouble explaining is Ni. You couldn't give me some help on that could you?
Experience a premonition or foresee the distant future. = Ni
Feel strongly that something is good or bad. = Fi (I'd think) but it could be Fe. Are they stating from WHOM or WHAT you feel that way? What if people mistaken it for their thoughts as "I think strongly that something is good or bad" but is it the same? Or---
----Are you kidding me? How utterly silly they are, somewhat misleading. As for Ni, it is a "foreseeing" CP and it's a 'knowing' that is formed within and not from outside info or from others, such as knowing what you want to do. It can also just be about just wanting to know things/people/info. INFJs/INTJs having Ni as their 1st CPs want to know things in advance, whether it's about an event they have to go to or knowing where they'll be next week and so on. It's also about taking the possibilities and focusing them into one vision/idea. There's a big difference as to why both INFJs/INTJs would use Ni or for what. I could see Ni working for an INTP in that they might have a flash of insight on something they were trying to logically process but had no luck. It just comes out of nowhere BAM. Or if you are a writer, you use Ni to forsee where the plot will focus next (however far you envision it) and you'll then use your Ti to critically move from one event to the next, probably in a more linear fashion than would an INFJ/INTJ do or much your are initially better they they'd be. Does that sound about right? I somewhat guessed how it might work for an INTP
You prior wrote about how far removed the Demonic 8th CP is. It is VERY removed unless a person becomes more balanced. You hate values? Do you choose not to look at how you personally feel about people and such? If so, you're very far removed. Fi being your last CP makes sense in that you'd distrust it the most as you are mostly focused on hard, logical info and it's probably hardest knowing or trusting in how you feel about yourself or others (unless better balanced). Just as INFPs have Ti as their Demonic CP, they'd distrust it as well (unless better balanced).
Another ex. Si is an INFJs/INTJs 8th CP. And it can be a real bitch recalling things. For an INFJ, it's more about logical info which is harder whereas for an INTJ, it's more about personal info being harder. Also, the past just generally hard for both to recall as they're both mostly looking ahead towards "the future" (Ni).