looking over the various posted results from the cognitive function tests (appearing to break all the MBTI rules), i was thinking: what if the relativity doesn't stand for priority? what if we actually don't use functions by strength but by how good we are at mixing them or by how attuned we are?
first: instead of asking people about various stereotypical manifestations of what they use, we ask questions that demand the usage.
we formulate hypothetical social scenario's to place the subject in and perhaps even ask them to interpret photo's of various people in various situations body language and facial expressions. we ask about the person's values and in the next page choose ethical questions to see how they implement those values. we test for deductive reasoning and general reasoning, we test for the capacity to find the underlining patterns, we test for the capacity to make connections and extrapolations...
we do this on two levels:
we test for the individual usage of a function.
we test for various combined usage of functions.
comparing those two would be a huge step forward IMO, but the next level is testing for how attuned we are to each function's use:
we present images with both patterns and weird objects of interest, asking what pops in one's mind? or images with both objects of interests and things which are "wrong" or break the expectations, social scenario's in which consideration for others and values come into conflict, etc...
is this a feat we can deliver across this community? can we brainstorm the questions and scenario's and examine which functions they would use? also - do we have people with photoshop skills? anyone skilled at puzzle designs? have their being any previous attempts to do any of this we can draw upon?