I'm trying to see these functions with a new mindset, so I won't repeat any old adages about them.
Instead, I started to think what a huge disparity I have in my ability to memorize "doable" (Te?) items as opposed to everything else. Is Te about doing, and is interest about doing "Te"?
- I remember almost all the paths and places I've ever been to in my life. I can find my way. Still, Give me a random map, and I'll struggle to remember as little as 3 names and 2 landmarks.
- I meet a guy named Joe and he tells of his girlfriend Anna. I forget both their names the minute after. A friend tells that a problem can be solved with a Shroedinger equation, and I remember the name ever after.
- It reads on a book that a guy named this and that was a governor of some piece of land some ages ago. I forget the whole thing in an instant, and go on to learn how to calculate the greatest common divisor of two numbers.
Is this about interest? Motivation? Ability? Preference? Learning style, as in auditory, visual or kinesthetic? I can give more examples if needed.. I am just not sure if I have a clue.
I just got the idea that perhaps what I've thought of as Ti-like "analysis" thinking where I excel at, has actually been Te-like "do-it" thinking .. as it would be for an ENFP and ENTJ, for example.