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    Which MBTI function am I using while I think in words? For example:
    Putting words internally on things before you say it as in not trying to find the right words to describe something but just thinking in words

    Another example:
    When a song gets stuck in your head

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    hmm, what should i say to this.. i guess ill just say that this whole post was something i said on my head while writing it, or actually write/think, no write/think isnt the correct way hmm.. or actually it is correction, write while thinking it, no hmm i dunno writing while thinking slows my thinking too much to write anything or to think how i should write and think lol

    and now to the non writing while thinking in words mode(even tho that sentence was written while thinking in words ). i have thought about this before and my INFP friend said that he thinks in words, INTJ friend doesent, i obviously do. i actually made a topic about this some time ago
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    Probably no function in isolation, but Ti is associated with discernment and specific meaning of word choice.

    I primarily think in images.

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    I think it's technically intuition since it's attaching metaphors (words) to ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    I think it's technically intuition since it's attaching metaphors (words) to ideas.
    intuition is not about attaching words to images, quite contrary, it tends to leave the words out.

    anyways, this is the topic i made a while ago about pretty much the same thing;
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...your-head.html
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    I use a mixture, but mostly words.
    It never seems to really translate that well when I go vocal though.
    I just slur and mumble or completely lose track of what I was actually saying in my head.

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