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    Default Can Te be wrong?

    I've just learned about cognitive functions and this is the definition of the "Te" function:

    Ordering; organizing for efficiency; systematzing; aplying logic; structuring; checking for consequences; monitoring for standards or specifications being met; setting boundaries, guidelines, and parameters, deciding if something isworking or not.

    So if Te is systematic and automatically adjusts with it's own checks and balances, can it be wrong? What would cause the Te function to make mistakes?

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    Structuring, monitoring, parameters, HAH. These intangible creations are only as valid as the information used to build them. The information used here is obtained through what is observed, not what is. If anything, I imagine it would be highly susceptible to errors, but these can be fixed as they appear. Add in degrees of uncertainty and you end up with something resembling a chaotic mess with a clearly defined present.

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    Incorrect input and data would cause Te to make mistakes, as Bear said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    Incorrect input and data would cause Te to make mistakes, as Bear said.
    This is true of Ti too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    Incorrect input and data would cause Te to make mistakes, as Bear said.
    Te can make too fast judgments about things causing it to make false judgments. I have also noticed that Te can sometimes(or with some Te users) see things too black and white and thinking that something is black or white, when its really gray

    Usually its the perceiving function that is wrong tho because it might build an opinion about something without having all the data it really needs.
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    Isn't groupthink Te gone awry?

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    What do you mean... wrong? Te users don't look for the "right" way, they look for the "best" way to do something, out of the options they are given. As soon as the options change or new information comes in, you reassess and make a different decision. Obviously if you don't have enough information or your Te is not very well developed, you won't make a good decision (by your own Te standards). That is no different than any of the judging functions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustHer View Post
    What do you mean... wrong? Te users don't look for the "right" way, they look for the "best" way to do something, out of the options they are given. As soon as the options change or new information comes in, you reassess and make a different decision. Obviously if you don't have enough information or your Te is not very well developed, you won't make a good decision (by your own Te standards). That is no different than any of the judging functions....
    Exactly what I mean. To say any other way but the best way is the "right" way is crazy to me. So if the system takes the best pick of the available options and automatically adjusts itself to make better selections as time goes on, how wrong could it possibly be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    This is true of Ti too.
    Never said it wasn't.

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    TBH I have more problems deciphering how Te is ever "right"

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