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Self-Typing Methods

The Dichotomic Method

Step 1: Determine the Orientation of Dominant Function: I/E
  1. Individual-focused, subjective, abstract: Introverted Types
  2. Environment focused, objective, practical: Extraverted Types

Common misconception: I/E has nothing to do with shyness or quietness.

Step 2: Determine the Preferred Perception Function: S/N
  1. Tangible or material focus, observant at the expense of imagination, present-focused: Sensing Types
  2. Hypothetical focus, imaginative at the expense of observation-future-oriented: iNtuitive Types
Step 3: Determine the Preferred Judgement Function: T/F
  1. Impersonal, mechanical focus: Thinking Types
  2. Personal, Sentiment focus,: Feeling Types
Step 4: Compare Perception Function with Judgement Function and determine which one is extraverted: J/P
  1. Judgement function is extraverted - decisive, rational, purposeful: Judging Types
  2. Perceiving function is extraverted - curious, empirical, adaptable: Perceiving Types

Function Method

Primary: the function you use the most and are most comfortable with

Auxiliary: complements your primary and is used quite often as well

Tertiary: less developed and takes longer to mature 

Inferior: matures latest in life, unconscious, and it can be especially troublesome because you might be less aware of it or have trouble understanding how it works.


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