This thread is to test how well the MB types align with their assigned cognitive functions, interests, aptitudes, issues, probable Enneagram types and the J (left brain)/P (right brain) theory. I’m especially intrigued by anomalies; eg an INTP whose dominant function is Ni rather than Ti, an INFJ whose auxiliary function is Fi rather than Fe, an ESTP who writes Star Trek novels instead of beating up Trekkies .
Your MB type:
The order of your function usage (free online test at cognitiveprocesses.com)/comments:
1) Ni (introverted intuition) excellent use
2) Ne (extraverted intuition) excellent use
3) Fi/Te (introverted feeling/extraverted thinking) good use
4) Si (introverted sensing) good use
5) Ti (introverted thinking) average use
6) Fe (extraverted feeling) limited use
7) Se (extraverted sensing) limited use.
My Fi may even be slightly higher than my Te.
The prominence of both N functions seems to fit, because I sometimes have focus problems (what people here have called the “ping pong” of Ne) and was a chronic daydreamer in school, often ridiculed for being spacey. I’m a voracious but rather slow reader because my mind frequently wanders in NiNe directions and I have to reread passages a lot.
I may be higher than average in some Ti areas, too; eg, I’m pretty good at chess, which I think is mostly Ti.
In any case my functions don’t perfectly match those of a textbook INTJ/INFJ, whose dominant and auxiliary functions are supposed to be Ni + Te or Fe.
Your Enneagram type (there are many free online tests if you don’t already know it):
5/heavy 4 wing. Can’t totally rule out 4/heavy 5 wing. Instincts: self pres 78%, sexual 78%, social 30%
Right or left brain/right or left handed?:
About even, depending on where Ni is really located (one theory has it in the left hemisphere; maybe it’s even outside the brain ). Right-handed.
Artistic/creative mediums & issues:
Mainly writing. I’ve had fiction published on various webzines. Among other things, I used to draw comics when I was I kid and may possess some innate talent along those lines, but I never pursued it or other similar avenues far enough to be sure one way or the other. It wasn’t something encouraged by people around me and I viewed it and other creative/imaginative stuff as frivolous instead of taking them seriously. I’ve always had creative temperament issues, which unfortunately don’t necessarily equal talent.
Fantasy/horror/sci fi, comics, TV, movies, music, personality typing , psychology (esp. Jungian and post-Jungian/archetypal), mythology, fairy tales, geography/maps, quantum weirdness, paranormal/metaphysical stuff.
Imaginative, creative (though not without self-doubt), theoretical, idea person, good at understanding multiple viewpoints, empathic, sensitive, critical, analytical, impractical, systematic, private, independent, misfit/outsider, good at self-expression, high emotional awareness, good organizational/clerical skills.
Issues that interfere with your goals:
Self-promotion, networking, “putting myself out there” and under personal scrutiny, etc. Lack of patience with red tape details and processes. Low confidence. Feeling like I don’t know enough and am not competent enough. Anxiety. Shame. Ongoing disappointment with the “real world” and failure to make connections. Over-identifying with emotions and moods. Existential nausea.