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>The MBTI sorts for type and each type has a specific function order. Additionally, every type uses all four types of functions, Intuition, Sensing, Thinking, and Feeling. Your type however determines the order and attitude of these functions.
Note that each 4 letter type has corresponding functions that give a deeper and richer understanding of each type.
SJ, Introverted Sensors:
| ESTJ Te Si Ne Fi
| ESFJ Fe Si Ne Ti
| ISTJ Si Te Fi Ne
| ISFJ Si Fe Ti Ne
SP, Extroverted Sensors:
| ESTP Se Ti Fe Ni
| ESFP Se Fi Te Ni
| ISTP Ti Se Ni Fe
| ISFP Fi Se Ni Te
NF, Intuitive Feelers:
| ENFP Ne Fi Te Si
| ENFJ Fe Ni Se Ti
| INFP Fi Ne Si Te
| INFJ Ni Fe Ti Se
NT, Intuitive Thinkers:
| ENTP Ne Ti Fe Si
| ENTJ Te Ni Se Fi
| INTP Ti Ne Si Fe
| INTJ Ni Te Fi Se
Myths & Misconceptions
type theory can get quite complicated (because psychology is complicated) and many people only possess a superficial understanding of the ideas, which can lead to some writers spreading misinterpretations or mere speculations
one reason why type theory is complicated and difficult to learn is that, as with any major theory, different theorists have put forth their own ideas, so disagreements often arise depending on which school of thought a person subscribes to (MBTI is but one of many subsequent interpretations of Jung’s theory)
type doesn’t explain everything: people sometimes misattribute certain thinking/behavior to type when other factors such as environmental influence, mental illness, or genetic aptitude/predisposition would be more appropriate explanations
since there is such a diversity of types, many writers have difficulty understanding types that are very different from their own, perhaps even displaying “typism” or harmful biases for/against certain type preferences (intentionally or unintentionally)
Building Blocks of Personality Type: A Guide to Discovering the Hidden Secrets of the Personality Type Code, by Leona Haas and Mark Hunziker
Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type, by Isabel Briggs Myers and Peter B. Myers
Other Personality Tests
The Enneagram categorises human personality into nine types. It's the work of Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo. While MBTI measures the how we perceive our world and make decisions, Enneagram describes why we do what we do, relating to our innermost motivations, fears and desires. In combination with MBTI enneagram is a potent tool for understanding yourself and others. Enneagram's subreddit is here: /r/enneagram.
Socionics was developed primarily by the Lithuanian researcher Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, an economist, sociologist, psychologist. Socionics is quite similar to MBTI but has some slightly difference nuances. It adds focus to intertype relations and analysis of functions. MBTI and Socionics are both derived from Carl Jung, but are slightly different in their presentation. The Socionics subreddit is here: /r/socionics. >Socionics types are the same to their MBTI counterparts. However, there is a discrepancy with introverts. If you are for example an INTJ in MBTI, you will be an INTp in socionics.