Has anybody here been interested in alternative ways of stacking/defining how type uses each cognitive process? I think this can be espcially helpful for those who feel like the boxes MBTI creates are not entirely applicable. That and it is just plain interesting to see how each system organizes the same things. Is one system better than another? Why or why not? Sometimes this is totally irrelvant though, I just like seeing the different ways they go about incorpating them in their framework.
I just was on Wikipedia and realized there were quite the models available. There's the Jung one, which is the most flexible but less developed (basically defunct) and the MBTI model we all know (ranks functions in terms of strength/weakness, like a percentile), but then I realized there were two other ones: John Beebe, who gives each function equal weight (not a mathematical hierarchy) and "characters" to play, like Witch, Demon, Trickster. From this video too, it sounds like his system is more like "How do you feel you interact with each function?". Linda Berens looks to have a similar system too to this with archtypes. Then there is Lenore Thomson, who incorporates right/left brain ideas into type, differing from all the rest!
I'm also looking at Socionics too. That's really in depth. I think I am most likely an INTP in MBTI, but something about it feels slightly off when I read profiles about them (yes, I know they are not as useful as just knowing all the attitudes and such, but it's worth mentioning too). The whole Ego/Super Ego/Id incorporation and the more "in-depthedness" (Accept/Produce, Weak/Strong, the relationships with the squares, yada, yada) really seems like it's more fine tuned out of the bunch. I was reading the type description on ILI/INTp (MBTI INTJ) there and there are sections of that I agree so much with, it's uncanny. But that is another problem with general descriptions like I said before.
So... does anybody know of any alternate/ground breaking models of the cognitive functions? Anything that sounds interesting or is new? Just exploring this topic.