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    Default ESTP/ENTP who shows strong Ni?

    Asked this on another forum as well, want to get as many opinions as possible.

    I read many descriptions of Ni and how it works- and I can totally relate. I experience that sensation all the time, when you suddenly understand something without really knowing how you got there, as if a lighbulb was suddenly lit in your brain. And I rely on these gut sensations a lot.
    The problem is, I am definitely not a Ni-dom.
    And it's improbable that I'm an ENFJ, due to my pretty low Fe.
    And I don't think I am an ENTJ (even though I've been mistyped as such), because I don't think I am a Te-dom.
    As for now, I think I am either an ESTP or an ENTP. But the problem is: how can I be an ESTP and have a well-developed Ni? And I definitely use Se a lot. And I also use a lot of Ne, and Si is definitely my weakest function. But Ni is not in the stack of an ENTP.
    At this point the only type I can think about is ISTP, but I don't think I am a Ti-dom (even though I have a strong Ti), and I am not introverted.
    So, what do you think?
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    Want my advice? Forget about the functions. They confuse more than help. Just tyoe yourself based on letter abd temperment, and then you can worry about the functions later when you see an actual mbti professional that can explain the functions in a way that doesn't use the stereotypes you find online. I used to have the same problem. I started out thinking I was ENFP, then I switched to ESFP, then ENTJ, then ENTP, then ESTP, I switched between the two ExTP types multiple times after that, then back to ExFP again, and that was all bevause I was relying on the functions to type and not my actual preferences. The functioms are presented in a way that is confusing online. There's probably 30 completely different explainations of each function, so then you wonder, "which one is true?" The truth is, the only truth you'll find is if you can go onto the official mbti site and somehow get something useful from that limited few sentences of explanation, or just go to an mbti professional and have them explain it to you. There's probably going to be many different views on the functions, some stereotypical, some mislead, especially on this forum, so I would advise you to just block out the functions, block out the past, and just determine your present preferences. It's the only surefire way to type yourself without professional help. And as for the S/N divide, ask yourself, Am I a dreamer? Or do I try to avoid fantasy and imagination? Do I prefer to be creative? Or do I just prefer useful activities? Do I prefer interesting ideas? Or applicable facts? Am I more impressed with receiving a tangible reward like money? Or do I want love and things that can't be given freely by another person or understood by the senses? If you answer 3 out of four of those questions one way, then you somewhat have a chance of that being your type. Btw, the first answers are N, the latter are S If that helps you distinguish them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Harizu View Post
    Asked this on another forum as well, want to get as many opinions as possible.

    I read many descriptions of Ni and how it works- and I can totally relate. I experience that sensation all the time, when you suddenly understand something without really knowing how you got there, as if a lighbulb was suddenly lit in your brain. And I rely on these gut sensations a lot.
    The problem is, I am definitely not a Ni-dom.
    And it's improbable that I'm an ENFJ, due to my pretty low Fe.
    And I don't think I am an ENTJ (even though I've been mistyped as such), because I don't think I am a Te-dom.
    As for now, I think I am either an ESTP or an ENTP. But the problem is: how can I be an ESTP and have a well-developed Ni? And I definitely use Se a lot. And I also use a lot of Ne, and Si is definitely my weakest function. But Ni is not in the stack of an ENTP.
    At this point the only type I can think about is ISTP, but I don't think I am a Ti-dom (even though I have a strong Ti), and I am not introverted.
    So, what do you think?
    "Don't let a damned soul stomp on you for your age, but instead show them that you can be just as good as them in both morals and judgment"- 1 Timothy 4:12 in my own words that I can relate to.

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    Oh and to add on to that, the first answer to the last question was actually S, typo there :p
    "Don't let a damned soul stomp on you for your age, but instead show them that you can be just as good as them in both morals and judgment"- 1 Timothy 4:12 in my own words that I can relate to.

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    Have a proper read of this and see where you stand:

    Classics in the History of Psychology -- Jung (1921/1923) Chapter 10

    It's an extract from Carl Jung's Psychological Types.

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