But basically it's not just one function per se, it can also be combinations of functions + particular circumstances. All I wanted to say here is that ISFPs do tend to putter, because they naturally wander through their environment and "play with things" to see how they interact with their inner values, just like an INTP will wander through the world of ideas and "play with them" to see what patterns shake out of it.
I don't even understand your question, sorry.I'll be honest, if I'm buying into functions fully, I question if this is really possible. what I mean is, how much bending of a particular function can you really do before it starts becoming a different function in use?
But I think Marm answered it, a bit.
Yes, exactly... that's right.Originally Posted by Marmie.Dearest
We can sort of generalize about what sorts of things a type might get rigid/bendy about, but there is still individual variation as well.
I don't trust four-dichotomies either. It's too simplistic, as you say.It looks like a four dichotomy test, which I do not trust. I believe sincerely that businesses use four dichotomy tests because it is a simplistic Te way to compartmentalize people into categories which determine behavior rather than function.
Exactly. The behavior is not all that is going on, it's WHY the behavior is occurring that also matters... and yet it's hard to determine motivation when all you have is external behavior. That's why people resort to the self-analysis questions, but then those are biased in the other direction.The problem with that of course being that asking someone if they're scheduled, organized, make lists, or if they're messy is a really shallow and in in my opinion incorrect way to type people.
(I mean, gee... I make lists nowadays too. But it was quite the fight, I only do it when I have to, and it's a practical thing in pursuit of a goal, not a natural extension of me.)
Honestly, yeah, it's a bitch...Originally Posted by Giggly
I find myself envious at times of people who just can do what they feel is personally right or honor themselves; even when I try, I have a lot of trouble not still doing what someone else wants and/or feeling guilty if I don't.