Hello everybody. I'm still very new here, so I don't know how this will be received, but I just wanted to share something with you. You don't have to take it seriously if you don't want to. Check it out.
I thought of a neat re-grouping of the MBTI types which, like Keirsey's "temperaments", crosses over these patterns, but I hope it will be at least as cohesive and "useful". For now, it's mostly academic.
My idea is based on the Judging/Perceiving dichotomy. It is said that T and F are judging functions, and that S and N are perceiving functions. If this holds true, then there must be a way to better emphasize their relation across the 16 types, which is what I tried to do here. I split the types down the middle between Ps and Js.
Then, like I said, I split these each in half according to their judging functions for Js and according to their perceiving functions for Ps.
So my new 4 categories end up being TJ, FJ, SP, and NP.
We could describe them like this, perhaps:
SP = aware mostly through their senses (outer inspiration?)
NP = aware mostly through their intuition (inner inspiration?)
TJ = decide mostly by logic
FJ = decide mostly by emotion
And if you want to "title" them, give it a shot! Here's my attempt.
SP = Artist
NP = Dreamer
TJ = Planner
FJ = ...Arbitrator?
The bottom line is that I wanted to give the judging and perceiving functions fuller meaning. This should help us explore what those two factors really affect. Do you think these groups tell you anything about the behavior of a person (in terms of MBTI & behavior)? To what extent? Why do you think that's the case?
Basically I just want to hear your thoughts on this idea that came to me. And if you don't think it's worth anything, well then at least you got a laugh.