This is the second episode of “How to Profile Personality Types” on my YouTube channel. The goal for these episodes is to help social engineer enthusiasts understand a little more about temperaments without the scientific jargons. I believe that the way people have been explaining how cognitive functions and temperaments work has been the biggest reason for mistyping.

It is also a reason why people refuse to understand how personality typing works or even dismiss that it even works because people tend to find themselves reading the different explanations that may or may not fit into their narratives so they will be quick to say this is all just pseudo-science that is very flawed. I personally have never found a fault in the design. I have found numerous faults in how tests are taken and how people portrayed their knowledge and understanding of the craft.

Extroverts and Introverts

First, let’s discuss the whole messy definition of what an extrovert and an introvert are. Everyone assumed that a person is either an extrovert or an introvert by the way they carry themselves in public but that’s easily manipulated based off the situations. There are also people who believe that they are moderate enough to be an ambivert because they can become less extroverted at home or more extroverted at home. This doesn’t say a lot because, in actuality, extroversion and introversion is just the internal and external processing of the cognitive functions of intuition, sensing, thinking, and feeling. It is how you use these functions internally or externally. Everyone is an extrovert at some point and an introvert at some point.

By not understanding this, people assume that they are misunderstood or they will have no room for personal growth because they’ve been so confused about their focus that they will never know where to start. In this article, I will explain the extroverted and introverted intuition function in laments terms.

Extroverted iNtuition (Ne)

Depending on which tier this is used, the strength of the extroversion changes but let’s not discuss the tier and focus on how extroverted intuition really works. Users of extroverted intuition tend to collect things and is flexible with their approach especially when it comes to their interest and ideas. If it is followed by or surrounded by a feeling function, they are more likely very open-minded, accepting other peoples feelings. Let’s just say they can come off very compassionate but their attention to keeping updated with these feelings will most likely never be there if they are taking on numerous amounts of other feelings along the way. If extroverted intuition is surrounded by a sensing function, they will most likely be very adventurous and may have the case of attention deficit disorder and can become bored easily with the specific adventure that they have promised to commit to. Now if the extroverted intuition is surrounded with a thinking type, it will be hard for them to commit to an idea as they become open-ended and will overwhelm themselves with new ideas with each passing days.

Introverted iNtuition (Ni)

Users who carry the introverted intuition temperament is mainly objective and always looking for a reason behind their instinct. Unlike the extroverted intuition users who are very open to new experience and things, those who use introverted intuition can be a bit more skeptical and less likely to accept new things into their life. They gather things strategically and go down a straight and narrow path as they make decisions and welcome new information. They aim for a goal and they stick to it, most often believing that they have a purpose to fulfill.

People who use introverted intuition with the following feeling function normally question why people make them feel a certain way or why anyone would feel a certain way. If the introverted intuition is followed by a sensing function, they question whether the experience that they have encountered will benefit them in the long run or if it is a good idea to continue down these roads. Why is this road less taken? Is it worth it to go down this path and find out at the end if it is a good idea for myself? These are questions that most introverted intuition users find themselves pondering but as I mentioned earlier, it all depends on the tiers this function is in to provide further analysis on how it works.

If the introverted intuition is followed by a thinking function, it can be mistaken for the way the sensing type works because the questions remain the same minus the act of sensory and adventure. The focus would be on a deeper avenue where the person using this introverted intuition will begin pondering what the origins of life really means and why does anything usually happen to people. They will most likely want to take up a career in psychology or anything relating to science and healthcare because while they ask these questions internally, they will find themselves interested in figuring it out by asking others these same questions.

Check Out the Tier Explanation Here: PROFILING PERSONALITY TYPES

What Next?

While these explanations sound pretty vague, it becomes easier to understand once you create the formula and add them with other functions. This is what makes each type special. No one person who shares the same cognitive functions is the same because each cognitive functions is placed on a certain tier that formulates a stack that defines the temperaments. The stack gives each function its strength and it provides the details of how well received the functions are to the mind.

I will be discussing the extroverted and introverted sensing tomorrow, so stay updated by subscribing to my YouTube channel and signing up for the newsletter to stay informed. Thanks again for reading this far and let me know if you have a comment or two about what you just read by leaving a comment below. Thanks!


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