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    Default TypC Function Metaphor Dictionary

    I've noticed, as you also may have that people here often use functions as a metaphor. These metaphors are not always accurate. But they provide useful framework for the members to communicate with.

    This must be confusing to new members. Help me to construct a dictionary.

    Here are some examples.

    My Si is poor translation I have a poor memory
    Don't Fi out on me translation Don't freak out on me
    Man, his Te was on overdrive translation He was being a prick
    etc...

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    You noticed!

    Finally, someone who gets that we're not insulting types when we use their functions as metaphors.

    Ne - Punning, being random
    Ni - Irony or foresight, nihilism, alternate perspective, metacognition, spirituality (rarely)
    Te - Being bossy, getting your act together and accomplishing something, organization, efficiency
    Ti - Nitpicking, overanalyzing, philosophy, metaphysics
    Fi - Being Emo, Being deep
    Fe - Being manipulative, being polite
    Si - Memory (like you said), being repetitive, being reactionary
    Se - Hedonism, irresponsibility, fun, opportunism (rarely)

    All types can do these things, of course. But we end up calling these everyday traits manifestations of the functions, possibly half-jokingly to exaggerate those functions and make it easier to get an idea of them.

    I'll try some sentences, too.

    "LOL. You out Ne-d me there. I couldn't have come up with one like that."
    "Wow. That's right, that's exactly what I was thinking/feeling. How did you figure that out? Your Ni is working great today."
    "Sigh, I've been procrastinating too much lately. I've got to muster up some Te soon."
    "It's no fun to share things with you, you Ti everything to death and strip it of meaning."
    "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to invalidate your Fi. I had no idea you felt that way."
    "It's killing me to have to be so Fe at work these days. I'm burdened by all these social expectations on me."
    "I've been an Si zombie these past few days, just going through the motions."
    "I was feeling so Se that I called in sick today to hang out at the beach."

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    But isnt the general idea to learn via the help of the functions to express ones feeling in a better way in allday life, meaning widening ones vocabulary ?

    As oppossed to founding a metaphor vocabulary to explain what the cryptic functions stand for ?!
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    But isnt the general idea to learn via the help of the functions to express ones feeling in a better way in allday life, meaning widening ones vocabulary ?

    As oppossed to founding a metaphor vocabulary to explain what the cryptic functions stand for ?!
    Yeah, but this is more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    But isnt the general idea to learn via the help of the functions to express ones feeling in a better way in allday life, meaning widening ones vocabulary ?

    As oppossed to founding a metaphor vocabulary to explain what the cryptic functions stand for ?!
    Don't get all Ti on us.
    Last edited by laughingebony; 06-16-2009 at 08:07 AM. Reason: p

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