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    Default Absorbing the MBTI?

    Would it be possible to develop every letter in the MBTI so well that, in a sense, become IESNTFPJ? Not that I wanted to, INTP is as close to perfect as I wanna get, and I didn't even have to work for it...

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    In my opinion, one's personal quest should not be to attempt to develop every function until they're able to more or less transform into any cognitive archetype at will, but to learn how to integrate opposing and conflicting functional attitudes with your naturally preferred orientation. I find this to be not only more achievable, but it also preserves the differences that make type interesting in the first place.

    I do not know if functions can be "developed" in the sense that you can completely rewrite your entire cognitive makeup, so I don't really know how to answer your question.



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    I think that a person successfully executing all known human psychic processes simultaneously would find himself on a spectrum between epilepsy and schizophrenia for a while. While we all know this is hypothetical and we're just playing with ideas, these are the sorts of ideas that get you lookin' like Phil Spector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    In my opinion, one's personal quest should not be to attempt to develop every function until they're able to more or less transform into any cognitive archetype at will, but to learn how to integrate opposing and conflicting functional attitudes with your naturally preferred orientation. I find this to be not only more achievable, but it also preserves the differences that make type interesting in the first place.

    I do not know if functions can be "developed" in the sense that you can completely rewrite your entire cognitive makeup, so I don't really know how to answer your question.
    pretty much perfect answer
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Wouldn't you be extremely confused about which function to use for every situation? For me, it is hard enough between the Ne and the Fi and the Te. Multiple personality disorder.

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    I misread the title of this thread as: Aborting the MBTI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I misread the title of this thread as: Aborting the MBTI.
    THAT IS NOT FUNNY
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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    THAT IS NOT FUNNY
    Sure thing, Mr. Coathanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Sure thing, Mr. Coathanger.
    you got the joke!
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    In my opinion, one's personal quest should not be to attempt to develop every function until they're able to more or less transform into any cognitive archetype at will, but to learn how to integrate opposing and conflicting functional attitudes with your naturally preferred orientation. I find this to be not only more achievable, but it also preserves the differences that make type interesting in the first place.

    I do not know if functions can be "developed" in the sense that you can completely rewrite your entire cognitive makeup, so I don't really know how to answer your question.
    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    pretty much perfect answer
    Seconded.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebe View Post
    Wouldn't you be extremely confused about which function to use for every situation? For me, it is hard enough between the Ne and the Fi and the Te. Multiple personality disorder.
    I don't think one really makes a conscious decision to use one function or the other, not to mention that Perceiving and Judging functions (or even both Perceiving functions) can be combined and complemented. I for one just pull them out (to the best of my ability) whenever the need for them arises. If I try too hard to use one function that I severely lack (Ni or Si generally), my head starts to hurt.
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