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Song Which Capture the Essence of Functions

Thalassa

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I know there are songs for types, but I thought it would be interesting to see what people would pick to represent individual functions. I thought that specifically it would be interesting to see how people interpret their own functions and how that contrasts to other types with combinations of the same functions. Of course, you're not limited to that - feel free to pick a song for every single function if you'd like.

I'll start with mine as an ENFP. These aren't necessarily my favorite songs or anything, but songs that strike me as representing how I experience or interpret Ne/Fi/Te/Si within my own personality.

[YOUTUBE="hSGMjB3HbGM"]Ne[/YOUTUBE]

I picked Tori Amos for Ne not only because she's NFP, but because the symbolic, *seemingly* disconnected lyrics which she carefully weaves together into the stories of her songs reminds me of the nature of Ne's way of seeing patterns, and the upbeat, idealistic, exploratory idea of bouncing off of clouds also seems very Ne dom to me.

[YOUTUBE="I-v3sVWT8pA"]Fi[/YOUTUBE]

I hope the Fi of this song speaks for itself, because I would have a very hard time putting the emotion this song evokes into words...well, you know, other than the song title being Empathy.

[YOUTUBE="6j7huh5Egew"]Te[/YOUTUBE]

Te was the hardest function for me to pick a song for, but I think Seven Nation Army has a really aggressive, percussion beat that gives me energy and makes me want to DO things. In the lyrics, he talks about not being held back, and of course the word army evokes images of the military which is a very Te institution.


[YOUTUBE="7E88RUqyjts"]Si[/YOUTUBE]

I picked this one because I actually liked this song as a child, I grew up in the South so country music was an inextricable part of my past like it or not, I was raised by my grandparents, and the lyrics of the song remind me of my own idealistically nostalgic nature i.e. A Past That Never Really Existed. Note that as an NFP I probably have a hard time experiencing Si without the filter of Fi, so this might not seem totally right to Si dom/aux (?)
 

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[youtube=VpH21nmXuXQ]Esthero, Superheroes[/youtube]

[youtube=yF-GvT8Clnk]Portishead -Glory Box[/youtube]

[youtube=BBtnORdy7x4]CocoRosie* By Your Side[/youtube]
 

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[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV0GPcWi7rM"]Ni[/YOUTUBE]
 

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[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXcNQTa3zgs"]Se [/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDd3cM5sdyw"]Fe[/YOUTUBE]
 

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[youtube=VpH21nmXuXQ]Esthero, Superheroes[/youtube]

[youtube=yF-GvT8Clnk]Portishead -Glory Box[/youtube]

[youtube=BBtnORdy7x4]CocoRosie* By Your Side[/youtube]

Which function or functions do these represent? Fe? Ni?
 

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This one for Te, the title says it all:

[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roi1GoumSpE"]Back to Work[/YOUTUBE]

ESTP kind of Se (Axl Rose is an ESTP himself, so this feeling is partially due to his performance)

[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S18fzNqmt98&feature=related"]Nighttrain[/YOUTUBE]

ISFJ kind of Fi (I'm using socionics functions, bear with me)

[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV-hSgL1R74"]Halcyon on and on[/YOUTUBE]
 

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[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKYGZxPF0yA"]Ti[/YOUTUBE]

For me, this reminds me of how Ti sees love. It doesn't have the language to describe it, so it must find something else beautiful in Ti's terms and show it to the person. In the sharing, is the expression.

Meet me in outer space
I will hold you close
If you're afraid of heights
I need you to see this place
It might be the only way
That I can show you how
It feels to be inside of you
 

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[youtube=_a20192U-fs]Generation X - Heavens Inside[/youtube]

Fe
[youtube=EhbxI5eVnM4]Hair - Aquarius[/youtube]

Si
[youtube=LP3u6Pd7XKo]Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills[/youtube]
[youtube=QWfbGGZE07M]Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day (HD) ibiabou89[/youtube]

Se
[youtube=ZEvKMuiAMvs]AC/DC - Highway To Hell - Official Video[/youtube]

Te
[youtube=aiH0ke5TFTM]Janet Jackson - Control[/youtube]

Ti
[youtube=DgBgnoEY4iM]Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger[/youtube]

Ne
[youtube=jII71YT-TWI]Alicia Keys - Unbreakable[/youtube]

Ni
[youtube=aB9xxcaH-Rg]Die Krupps - The Rise & Fall [/youtube]
 

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[youtube=ZEvKMuiAMvs]AC/DC - Highway To Hell - Official Video[/youtube]



Most of those aren't bad, but I don't know what's so hellish about Se. It's just preference for details/momentary awareness, enjoying the new y'know? No one needs to be damned for it :laugh:

I..... actually can't think of a good Se song though. Maybe this a little.. (eh..i never liked this VH song, but whatever).

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyGzPmgR1QY]/[/youtube]
 

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Most of those aren't bad, but I don't know what's so hellish about Se. It's just preference for details/momentary awareness, enjoying the new y'know? No one needs to be damned for it :laugh:

You just say that because you are a F.:devil:;)
 

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Okay, I'll talk about how I see the functions in myself.

Fi

[YOUTUBE="MWg5XAl-ZN8"]Pearl Jam - Wishlist [/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="KR-5myt4z48"]Pearl Jam- I am mine[/YOUTUBE]

Se

[YOUTUBE="CJA69C6SlRk"]Feeling Good, Nina Simone [/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="U6tV11acSRk"]The Beatles-Here Comes The Sun [/YOUTUBE]

Ni

[YOUTUBE="74bvQHQps1M"]Desert Sessions : Eccentric Man[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="dO11qVijEHM"]Desert Sessions - The Gosso King of Crater Lake [/YOUTUBE]

Te

[YOUTUBE="bNj7ZyZy7cw"]Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick [/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="QgsqwdLntnE"]Mudhoney - Here Comes Sickness [/YOUTUBE]


That was fun. And just remember out there, this is a personal reference to how I see them in me.
 

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I..... actually can't think of a good Se song though. Maybe this a little.. (eh..i never liked this VH song, but whatever).

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyGzPmgR1QY]/[/youtube]

That is a great choice for Se I think. It is hard, this is okay I think...

[YOUTUBE="pYBwDzQjQXs"]Ozzy Osbourne - I dont wanna stop [/YOUTUBE]
 

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6SKNEYvZvQ]Ne[/youtube]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coRmYRv1wCI]Se[/youtube]

Those are pretty extreme, but I guess it drives the point home.
 

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this is how i see the functions working in me:

Se:

[YOUTUBE="otF5XwyVy2M"]Superbad - James Brown[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="J-t_XI3qZh0"]Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett[/YOUTUBE]

Fi:

[YOUTUBE="ec0XKhAHR5I"]Fortunate Son - Creedence[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="7fXaC07X5M8"]Heart of Gold - Neil Young[/YOUTUBE]

Te:

[YOUTUBE="U5yEpGo4mv0"]Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="9fpbCLNyPUA"]5 Feet high and Risin - Johnny Cash[/YOUTUBE]

Ni:

[YOUTUBE="lYTiTcYzO0o"]Electricity - Captain Beefheart[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE="UdOA7QgYgEw"]Titoli from A Fistful of Dollars - Ennio Morricone[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Most of those aren't bad, but I don't know what's so hellish about Se. It's just preference for details/momentary awareness, enjoying the new y'know? No one needs to be damned for it :laugh:

Actually I think Se can seem a little scary to people who prefer Si as their main sensing function, just as Si can seem stifling to those who prefer their sensing to be Se.

Of course, Speed Gavaroche has Se, so I'm thinking he's just suggesting a life of hedonism with the song "Highway to Hell" rather than something...hellish.
 

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Of course, Speed Gavaroche has Se, so I'm thinking he's just suggesting a life of hedonism with the song "Highway to Hell" rather than something...hellish.

Yeah.. Everyone's got their own definitions.. I was just looking for something that described Se on general terms. If I was to be specific, personally I'm not a hedonist myself, and don't see Se that way. I could describe Se with Petula Clark's downtown probably. :D She's harmless, just sings about appreciating what a new locale can do for her mood.

And if I had a song for my Fi, I could easily identify with one that didn't have time for hedonism, ironically (again, that's just my own take..) :

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDQlSUjqsuo].[/youtube]
 

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Fi:

[YOUTUBE="BEa3sB-Zdxg"]Fi[/YOUTUBE]

Se:

[YOUTUBE="kr8-E8may2Y"]Se[/YOUTUBE]

Ni:

[YOUTUBE="aJEk824VIas"]Ni[/YOUTUBE]

Te

[YOUTUBE="-iHFA31l1uY"]Te[/YOUTUBE]
 

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I know there are songs for types, but I thought it would be interesting to see what people would pick to represent individual functions. I thought that specifically it would be interesting to see how people interpret their own functions and how that contrasts to other types with combinations of the same functions. Of course, you're not limited to that - feel free to pick a song for every single function if you'd like.


People seem to get very confused over Ni, so this one seems appropriate.

[YOUTUBE="Di9OBlcCiDk"]NI[/YOUTUBE]
 
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