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Functions for all Types

Hopefully this list will make your life easier when it comes to figuring out your functions. 

N-Doms

INFJ: Ni, Fe, Ti, Se

INTJ: Ni, Te, Fi, Se

ENTP: Ne, Ti, Fe, Si

ENFP: Ne, Fi, Te, Si

F-Doms

ESFJ: Fe, Si, Ne, Ti

ENFJ: Fe, Ni, Se, Ti

ISFP: Fi, Se, Ni, Te

INFP: Fi, Ne, Si, Te

T-Doms

ESTJ: Te, Si, Ne, Fi

ENTJ: Te, Ni, Se, Fi

ISTP: Ti, Se, Ni, Fe

INTP: Ti, Ne, Si, Fe

S-Doms

ISTJ: Si, Te, Fi, Ne

ESTP: Se, Ti, Fe, Ni

ISFJ: Si, Fe, Ti, Ne

ESFP: Se, Fi, Te, Ni

Going In Depth: Functions

Now that I’ve kind of reviewed some of the various functions, let’s discuss them more in detail. Understanding functions can help you greatly when it comes to understanding people and, especially, typing them. Personality types can resemble each other very greatly but, on the level of functions, their differences become quite obvious. Here is a very basic example:

My functions: Ne Ti Fe Si

Ne: sees patterns as a web

Ti: uses logical statements to see reality 

Fe: empathy, what others think

Si: uses past experience to shape present behavior 

ENFP Functions: Ne Fi Te Si

Ne: see patterns as a web

Fi: strong moral code “developed internally”

Te: organizing logic

Si: past experiences shape present behavior 

 

On the front, it is easy for one to say, “oh, they must be really similar.” However, they way I truly see the world differs greatly from an ENFP, even though we are only one letter away. While we are similar on the front, when you get to the internal mechanics there is a different story. Whereas I enjoy making decisions and processing through Ti an ENFP feels much more compelled to funnel information through their strong moral system (Fi). Hopefully this example sheds light on why functions are important. In the next post I will clarify each individual function. 

Taxi Cab Driving Private Investigator Writer Editor, and Buy a Fucking House

Remember how I mentioned I can do whatever I want? I’m going to be a cab driver. And I’m going to make sure I work for a private investigator. I want to be able to financially support my writing habit. I’m going to be being paid relatively steadily for writing and editing, which is a great start for having only marketed myself as a professional for just over a year. 

I’m also going to buy a house with a great friend of mine – partly because I can stand her for extended amounts of time, partly because I want to save money, and partly because I want a rich, creative atmosphere (she, too, is a writer/editor creative person). 

Here is the plan:

  • Save up at least 15k combined
  • Put a down payment on a house ( x < 35k )
  • Take out a mortgage 
  • Knock down any shitty walls
  • Replace flooring with nice hardwood
  • Add pretty light fixtures
  • Paint walls
  • Have studio – style house that I actually own (with someone)

It can, and it will, be done. The goal of 2014 is to buy a house and get an office. I’m on a roll.