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    Default Was That Really Me?: How Everyday Stress Brings Out Our Hidden Personality



    There are a lot of books that describe the various personality types but most don't offer a unique twist on the subject "Was That Really Me" is a fascinating book. It includes detailed information on how the inferior function manifests in each of the 16 MBTI types. It describes how at times we fall "into the grip" of our inferior function. During these episodes, we become a different person than we typically are - specifically a bad version of our opposite. For example, the logical, efficient and focused ESTJ loses their ability to think logically, is prone to outbursts of emotion, feels unappreciated and become overly sensitive to criticism to others. The INTJ loses sight of the big picture, becomes overly focused on specific details and attempt to control everything around them. Looking at it a different way, the INFP when in the grip, turns into an extremely poor or dis-functional version of the ESTJ. This is all somewhat associated with Jung's concept of the shadow. There is gold in the shadow though. Engaging in these episodes helps us to break out of the way we typically think and supports our personal growth towards a greater balanced use of the cogintive functions.

    I learned a lot reading this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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    Online excerpts from this book were what helped me determine that I was painfully obviously Si-inferior. I would never have guessed I was an extrovert otherwise.

    I look forward to one day reading this book in its entirety.

    Whoever thought up the idea for a book review section is reading my mind! So many things I want to share!!!

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    I'd also highly recommend the book.

    Figuring out I was Fe inferior actually helped me clarify my type for better or for worse.

    And yay for a book review subforum.
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    It's really helpful when trying to self-type. The only unfortunate part is that she doesn't address each type individually where differing tert functions can heavily impact.
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    My life starts to feel like Im wrapped inside a blanket and being pushed around. Is that about right with Ni inferior?

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    I read through other types I suspect I could be. They fit in some respects, but miss the core issues. When I read about how ENFJ's function, it gets the core issues. Oh man that is definitely me. I think it's definitely fair to say at this point that I am ENFJ. The summary nails it.

    Seeing how folks dissolve down is really useful in determining type. I mean, enneagram uses that as a basis for the theory, so it only makes sense that MBTI should apply it in some capacity as well.
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    Like Jung used to say, sometimes two functions vie for prominence, making it hard to discern the lead function. He said the key to typing someone was to observe their inferior. That's why Naomi Quenck's book is so illuminating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    Like Jung used to say, sometimes two functions vie for prominence, making it hard to discern the lead function. He said the key to typing someone was to observe their inferior. That's why Naomi Quenck's book is so illuminating.
    That's interesting. I never heard that before.

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    Accurate for my type.

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    Yea I liked this book a lot. 5 stars
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