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    Default Which is the True Opposite?

    In response to Gabe's post in the other opposite thread and for the sake of enlightening conversations:

    So for INFP, as example, which is the true oppposite?


    First off here is INFP
    Fi Ne Si Te

    Shadow functions:
    (Fe) (Ni) (Se) (Ti)


    So is the opposite ISTP?
    Ti Se Ni Fe

    Shadow:
    (Te)(Si)(Ne)(Fi)


    Or is it ESTJ?
    Te Si Ne Fi

    Shadow:
    (Ti)(Se)(Ni)(Fe)


    I hope I got that right, please let me know if I didn't.

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    Actually, it's arrogant of me to say it "is" ISTP.
    Here: in 'whole type' (accounting for all functions), your opposite type would be ISTP.
    confession: I have no idea how to 'figure out' the opposite type in Lenore's theory. If anyone wants to try that, power to them.

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    Thanks Gabe... I want more information on the true opposite hope that some people can shed light in it further.

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    What about the ENFJ?

    INFP : Fi Ne Si Te
    ENFJ : Fe Ni Se Ti

    Just to say I've been wondering the same thing What do people mean when they say "opposite"? Opposite taken which way??

    Wouldn't the ESTJ, for example, be more accurately described as the Anima/Animus of the INFP?

    The ENFJ would be the Shadow

    And the ISTP would be the true Opposite.

    Just thinking out loud...

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    Isn't the animus/anima the shadow in Jung's work?

    Well, it is the opposite sex shadow.

    There also is a same gender shadow.

    So which would be the personality for each I wonder?

    I am also just thinking out loud.

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    Two Faces

    Interesting article.

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    Why is everyone so convinced that it goes Fi Ne Si Te?

    I've never seen an INFP use Te. Ever. Nor have I seen an ENFP use Te.

    I'm probably exaggerating, but that's because I have such awful Si.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Why is everyone so convinced that it goes Fi Ne Si Te?

    I've never seen an INFP use Te. Ever. Nor have I seen an ENFP use Te.

    I'm probably exaggerating, but that's because I have such awful Si.
    I see it used by INFP all the time here and on INFPgc, some flattering and some not so flattering. When you feel that sudden boot in your face from a passive INFP that's a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Why is everyone so convinced that it goes Fi Ne Si Te?

    I've never seen an INFP use Te. Ever. Nor have I seen an ENFP use Te.

    I'm probably exaggerating, but that's because I have such awful Si.
    And how often have you seen an INFP use Ti?

    In my opinion, Ti is less used than Te...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    And how often have you seen an INFP use Ti?

    In my opinion, Ti is less used than Te...
    Maybe he is suggesting that we never think, just float through life with no grounding.

    I really don't want to focus on INFP here though. I wanted to just use it as example and talk more about the anima/animus thing in types in general. (That's Te taking offense to order being disrupted by the way!)

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