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    Default Which is more likely: an INFP who enjoys strategy or an INTP who values feelings?

    Okay, I just want to say that I'm pretty convinced that I'm either INFP or INTP, but one thing that bothers me is that there seems to be a strong dichotomy between the two: either you have Ti or Fi, and the opposite function must be very weak.

    I think I'm an INFP, but I'm really good with (and enjoy) logical puzzles and problem solving, so I'm not sure whether that's just an anomaly or whether I should really reconsider my type because of it.

    What do you guys think?

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    An INFP who enjoys strategy.



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    I've never read that the opposite judging function is necessarily weak.. it's just another function that isn't as preferred or exercised. It is always there as an alternative or support, not completely non-existent. I suppose just look on what's more common with you.

    edit: Another way to look at it is imagine yourself in a new, unfamiliar situation where you could draw upon either approach.. which one takes less conscious effort?

    Not always easy to figure out though, I understand (I'm confused myself ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KazeCraven View Post
    Okay, I just want to say that I'm pretty convinced that I'm either INFP or INTP, but one thing that bothers me is that there seems to be a strong dichotomy between the two: either you have Ti or Fi, and the opposite function must be very weak.
    Untrue.
    Fi isn't the opposite of Ti, Fe is.

    FWIW, you read like an INFP.
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    Oh whoops. Right, that makes sense because each person has an inferior function which is directed the other way (introverted needs an extroverted function).

    I can sound very technical (I've done research in cognitive psychology), so I'm surprised to hear I sound like an INFP.

    Thanks, all 3 of you, for your speedy replies!

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    i think you're an infp...and!! i think lots of nfs use ti and nts use fi...it seems that way sometimes to me....but maybe lots is an overstatement and it's really just that i know like 3 people who seem to. :/
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    I'm an INFP who does programming for a living (and enjoys it), so I don't think it's impossible to be INFP and logical/problem-solving. I don't much identify with Te and find the Ti descriptions to be closer to the logical process I seem to use. Whether it's actual Ti or something else depends on what functional model one subscribes to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    An INFP who enjoys strategy.
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    wait...so you signed up like a year ago and are just now asking? that's curious.
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    Actually...

    What is it with T's who are less inclined to tap into their F side? I notice many F's who can pass for T.. While strong T types seem to struggle more with F and might even find it all unnecessary.

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