The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: A Fellow Thinker

I’m currently working on several posts (been busy lately, haven’t posted them yet) but I wanted to leave you guys with a few “thoughts”. There’s a wonderful YouTuber out there named John Koenig. He has a great website titled,  “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”, and a YouTube channel of the same name. He explains his mission…

INFP Shadow Functions – Introverted Intuition

In the previous post, I explored the INFP’s first shadow function or the INFP’s fifth function in the cognitive stack. This post will explore the INFP’s second shadow function, Introverted Intuition, in depth. The second shadow function holds the Critical Parent role. This role concerns how individuals find weak spots in other people’s arguments and judgments. Now, to…

From An INFP’s Perspective: Extraverted Thinking

In the last three posts, I shared a few personal observations on Extraverted Intuition, Introverted Feeling, and Introverted Sensing. In this post, I’ll share my personal observations on Extraverted Thinking. “Te” is the INFP’s fourth function, and so it will be more conscious to the INFP than the previous three functions. The INFP doesn’t use…

From An INFP’s Perspective – Introverted Sensing

Sorry for the delayed post, I’ve been away the past week. Things should go slightly back to normal after this post. In the previous two posts, I discussed Extraverted Intuition and Introverted Feeling both from my personal, INFP perspective. In this post, I’ll take a look at Introverted Sensing again from my personal perspective. Many personality…

From An INFP’s Perspective: Introverted Feeling

Introverted Feeling is one the most confusing functions out there, and it is often one of the least understood. It also doesn’t help that INFPs, one of the few personality types that essentially “lives and breaths” “Fi” doesn’t fully understand it either. With “Fi” being at the top of the INFP’s cognitive stack, the INFP…

Primary & Secondary Pairings – Pairings

In the previous posts, I discussed the different pairings of Ne/Si vs Ni/Se and Fi/Te vs Fe/Ti. In this post, I’ll discuss how the order of such pairings can affect the individual. Though everyone has Ne/Si, Ni/Se, Fi/Te, and Fe/Ti through primary and shadow functions, as you can see, the order that each pairing comes…

Fi/Te vs Fe/Ti – Pairings

In my last post, I discussed the Ne/Si and Ni/Se pairings within all personality types. Like I said in the last post, every personality type has Ne/Si or Ni/Se. In the same way, every personality type has Fi/Te or Fe/Ti. For instance, INFPs have Fi as their first function and Te as their fourth function….

Ne/Si vs Ni/Se – Pairings

Every personality type has Ne and Si, or Ni and Se. Though each personality type might have these pairings in different orders, everyone has them. INFPs, for instance, have Ne and Si as their second and third functions respectively. INFJs have Ni as their first function and Se as their fourth function. Those with the Ni/Se pairing…

Introverted Feeling – Roles – Primary Processes

Previously I discussed the roles of the primary and shadow cognitive functions of the INFP, because the order of the functions can dramatically change a personality in many ways. For instance, as I also discussed earlier, ESTJs and INFPs have the same cognitive functions, however, the cognitive functions are reversed. Even though both INFPs and ESTJs…

“Ne” vs. “Si” – Newness vs. Familiarity

In the INFP’s cognitive stack, Introverted Feeling comes first, then Extraverted Intuition, Introverted Sensing, and finally, Extraverted Thinking. Now, having both “Ne” and “Si” so close to each other is somewhat unusual, only 1/4 of all personality types have “Ne” and “Si” as either 2nd and 3rd functions. And though 1/4 honestly isn’t rare, that…

INFP Cognitive Functions (Part 1)-Primary Functions

The INFP cognitive stack was mentioned a little in The Basics of INFP. The only cognitive functions mentioned were the four primary functions: “Fi”, “Ne”, “Si”, “Te”. These are the primary functions, the key ways of thinking, perceiving, and making decisions. These develop first in your life, and these are the functions that you prefer…

Cognitive Functions Explained

Before I really dived into cognitive functions, I really wasn’t sure what to think about them. I didn’t know if they were “real” or if there was any proof behind them. After really digging deep and exploring them, I realized how true they were, and they resonated deep with me. Now, I’m not saying ditch the…