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ISTPs’ Dominant Function: Introverted Thinking (Ti)
To understand ISTPs, or other IP types, it is necessary to recognize the full implications of their dominant function being a Judging function. I discuss this issue in my post, Rethinking Judging and Perceiving in IPs & IJs. In short, I suggest that ISTPs are best viewed as predominant Judgers and display many characteristics of EJs, only that these behaviors are directed inwardly or toward themselves.
Ti involves the use of logic and reason for the sake of understanding a given problem, situation, or system. ISTPs use Ti to solve problems, to optimize functioning, and to bring structure and order to their inner world. This inner structuring grants them a strong sense of inner control. It allows ISTPs to be inwardly self-disciplined and to independently manage their lives and personal projects.
ISTPs’ Inferior Function: Extraverted Feeling (Fe)
For those unfamiliar with the workings and powerful influence of the inferior function, as well as strategies for dealing with it, I encourage you to explore some of my posts on the inferior function. Like other types, ISTPs can be easily blinded to the degree to which their inferior function impacts their decisions and behavior. Without sufficiently understanding the inferior function, Extraverted Feeling (Fe), ISTPs will continue to feel incomplete and be prone to unhealthy decision-making in their careers, lifestyle, and relationships.
The ISTP’s personality type dynamics can be largely understood as an attempt find a balance between Ti and Fe, independence (Ti) and interdependence (Fe), self (Ti) and others (Fe). Since Ti and Fe comprise a functional whole, ISTPs intuitively realize that they need to better integrate their Fe in order to feel more whole and complete.
Saul Goodman in a typical day at the office.
I am really looking forward to his Breaking Bad prequel next year.
- Remember all people possess all functions; just a higher preference for one over others
- If after this you aren’t clued up on functions then you need help.
- But I love questions, so still ask me questions.
- Excuse the red underlines. Thanks. It took me too long to make it, and now I have given up.
- P.S MBTI SUCKS. US REAL JUNG KIDS KNOW IT’S CONTRAVERSIAL!
This is the scheme that shows “ideal relationship” between different types.
Here’s the legend:
Id: same type; one is the image of the other one
C.ion: companion; they have similar ways of expression, good reciprocal company
En:enigma; they are totally unrelated in almost every aspect
Pal: friend, pal; they work well together, the conflict is minimal and natural
Sup: supplement; like Pal, but the functions are more removed: one can increase the other’s power
An: soul; the functions are reversed, those that one uses in a conscious way, the other uses in an unconscious way and back
Tr: tribe; they share the same sense of culture, but with different interests and abilities
No: novelty; intriguingly different
C.ent: complement; compatible forces with opposite emphasis
Sui: roommate; a person who you can share the office with. You like similar spaces, but you have little in common about goals and vision of the world
Ad: adviser; one has an introspection area that the other one misses
Nei: neighbour; you get the same conclusions with different processes
Con: contrast; every function is used in a different way
Coh: accomplice; mutually involved in experiences and adventures
Ped: pedagogue; one is mentor and student of the other one, there’s a parent-child relationship
Cou: counterpart; they use similar functions in totally different habitats
Please note! This is a translation from Italian done by a 16-years-old girl, so you can find some mistakes. Take it easy!
(thanks to: www.lastessamedaglia.it)