posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 05:35 AM
It's great to see all the replies
- keep them coming!
Carl G. Jung proposed the existence of 2 dicotomies pairs of cognitive functions: the "rational" judging function and the "irrational" perceving
function. Each cognitive function can operate in the external world of action, people, things (extraverted attitude
) or the internal world of
ideas and reflection (introverted attitude
). The MBTI sorts for an overall preference
for one or the other of these.
These are some of the preliminar results
in this thread
(I'll then add the other thread results):
There are several contrasting characteristics between extraverts and introverts: extraverts are action-oriented and desire breadth, while introverts
are thought-oriented and seek depth. Extraverts often prefer more frequent interaction, while introverts prefer more substantial interaction.
According to the MBTI each person uses one of these 2 four functions more dominantly and proficiently than the other 3, however all functions are
used at different times depending on the circunstances. Sensing and Intuition are the information-gathering (perceiving) functions. They describe
how information is understood and intrepreted. Individuals who prefer SENSING are more likely to trust information that is in the present,
tangible and concrete. They prefer to look for details and facts. On the other hand those who prefer INTUITION tend to trust information that
is more abstract or theorical. They may be more interested in future posibilities.
Thinking and feeling are the decision-making (judgin) functions. The thinking and feeling functions are both used to make rational decisions, based on
the data received from their information-gathering functions (sensing or intuition). Those who prefer THINKING tend to decide things from a
more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules. Those who
prefer FEELING tend to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it 'from the inside' and weighing the
situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved.
Now taking into account the personality types so far we have:
+ INFP: 12
+ INFJ: 10
+ INTJ: 8
+ INTP: 8
+ ENFJ: 2
+ ENTJ: 2
+ ENTP: 1
+ ESTP: 1
+ ESTJ: 1
+ ISTJ: 1
+ ISTP: 1
+ ISFJ: I
+ ISFP: 1
[edit on 31/1/09 by plutoxgirl]