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    Default Ambiverts!

    It seems that according to cognitive function theory that it is possible to be ambiverted.

    The dominant and auxiliary functions work together as a team. I think it is possible especially for Perceiving types that prefer to keep their options open (taking information in using both Introverted and Extraverted functions) to be Ambiverted.

    What do you guys think?

    I agree with Jung's theory that an Introvert and Extravert act so different that it is easy to tell them apart, however at times a person can be introverted or extraverted depending on the situation.
    This doesn't mean it's not possible to be an Introvert sometimes and an Extravert other times- thus, putting you right in the middle.
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    Would this mean that the bottom two functions are equally underdeveloped?

    I'd say in cases where introversion and extroversion are confusing, I'd go by which of the bottom processes seems most negative. If it's an extroverted function, you're an introvert, and if it's an introverted function, you're an extrovert, because this means that even though you're comfortable in both realms, one is less comfortable through a certain lens.
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    It would sure explain a lot of confusion I've been having.

    Ambiverts unite!

    I'm not sure about your theory, Hap... I use Te sporadically when necessary, but I really don't know about Si - it's not as obvious so maybe I don't notice myself using it? It's hard to tell which one I use more if I don't even know how one of them works. ^^
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    Agree that you can be ambivert. That would mean that you spend about as much time introverting as extroverting.

    Not hard to believe at all. Or perhaps it means that your dominant cumulative time extraverting or introverting consistently alternates.

    Start off monday being an introvert, and by a week's pass, you've already been an extravert for three days and are back to introverting more.
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    I like this idea so much I've changed my type and signature. I see I'm not the only one.
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    Judging (5%) ---- Perceiving (95%)

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    You know, I've been considering putting an A in front of the NTP for a while now. Now's the time, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticangel02 View Post
    I'm not sure about your theory, Hap... I use Te sporadically when necessary, but I really don't know about Si - it's not as obvious so maybe I don't notice myself using it? It's hard to tell which one I use more if I don't even know how one of them works. ^^
    Then I guess it's time to look up Si, then, Eh?

    Let's take me for example. I may be good at Te, But I'm also good at Ni -- so let's look at the bottom two options, Fi and Se. I use much more Fi than Se, so this would make me an introvert. I can use both Ni AND Fi in my internal world, but my external world is mostly Te. Though I may be very comfortable with Te, I'm not very comfortable with Se, my other option of dealing with the external world.

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    There is one problem with this, though... it makes it impossible to know what your dominant function is. I think it's possible to spend as much time Extroverting as Introverting, but still be an Introvert or an Extrovert based on your dominant function. The thing is, there's going to be one function that you prefer most, even if it's only very slightly, and that function preference will decide how you usually choose to work if the top two ask for something different.

    Remember, it's not about how much you use other functions, it's about your tendencies and preferences. You can use any function you wish, but you'll still naturally tend towards or prefer one over the other to some degree... which determines your I/E.

    I think using an "A" is just another way of putting an X, because it implies roughly the same thing function-wise.

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    Yay for ambiversion!!!
    Being an ANTP is awesome!!

    On the other hand, Hap makes a good point, I guess it's also time to do some research on Si and figure out how much I use it. Fe- I know helps and hurts me.. but Si.. I'll have to look that up.

    A is supposed to be the same thing as X.
    I had X as being in the middle.
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    I am a total ambivert.
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