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I was wondering if you could explain a little about what dominant function/auxiliary function/tertiary function/inferior function is all about. I tried doing a little of my own research on it but I'm still pretty muddled!
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mbti-in-fiction:

Absolutely!

The functions are basically somebody’s way of interacting with the world.  Usually MBTI stuff is really good for determining a communication style and decision-making styles.  If a function is extroverted, that means that energy is focused on a person’s surroundings or other people, and if it is introverted that energy is focused on oneself and introspection.  For instance, extroverted feeling means you concern yourself mostly with making others feel comfortable and happy, and introverted feeling means you have a strong sense conscience.

Dominate functions are usually the most defining and comfortable way of interacting with the world for someone.  It is like a “default”.  The rest of the functions usually decrease in development, although a stable, well-rounded person usually has a grounding in all of them to suit different situations.  Also, what I’m listing is the character’s “top four”, each person has some of these functions somewhere.  (For example, Tony Stark has extroverted feeling somewhere,but it is very difficult for him to muster).

Functions are based on what the letters are.  The E or I will always be first depending if the person favors extroversion or introversion.  If the person is a J, they will use their reasoning skills paired with extroversion (either T or F), and if the character is a P, the perception skills are paired with extroversion (either S or N).  The rest are just opposites.

I chose to focus this blog on these functions rather than just picking each letter independently because the change in one letter can mean very different behavior.  INTJs and INTPs, for instance, are much more different than just the former being “more judgmental”.

I hope that clears up your muddle! :D


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Updated, nicer looking chart. If you can’t zoom in on some of the squares you’ll just have to wait till I come out with their individual box, with reasons for their MBTI.

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Updated, nicer looking chart. If you can’t zoom in on some of the squares you’ll just have to wait till I come out with their individual box, with reasons for their MBTI.


mytierra:

I think I’m ISFJ :D Neville! Who are you?

mytierra:

I think I’m ISFJ :D Neville! Who are you?