It has been found that some people buildup and breakdown neurotransmitters faster. The reason is genetic. Those with a faster buildup of dopamine will more quickly react positively to a positive reward. Those who do so more slowly will find themselves needing more time to become interested. If the buildupt and breakdown of neurotransmitters is also slower, the person may experience themselves remaining interested in something long after others have lost interest in the activity.
The Judging Type
A person with a slower buildup and breakdown of neurotransmitters has the qualities associated with a judger. They need time to become interested and they can remain interested for a long time, which helps them become more goal-oriented. By taking more time to build an interest, they can ignore new change or new positive opportunities that come and go and remain focused on the ball. But there’s also a chance they miss out on positive opportunities and good things happening around them because they are too focused.
The judging type favours proactive control, in which they take action to prevent negative changes far ahead of time. They prefer not to be caught off guard by something unanticipated, and so, they are more predictive. They can see how things will develop in weeks, months or years, but they may miss out on short term developments. And that makes sense, because overall, the judging type doesn’t pay attention to short term change,
The Perceiving Type
A person with a quicker buildup and breakdown of neurotransmitters has the qualities associated with being a perceiver. They may be the first to show interest in a new idea or a new possibility, but if the idea stops being positive, they may lose interest in it more quickly. This allows them to be more flexible and adaptable. They can surf on storms and jump on new patterns, and they can remain open to changes.
The perceiving type prefers reactive control strategies, in which they anticipate approaching changes and possibilities in the moment, and decide in a quick glance if the change is welcome or not. They may know what you’re going to say in the middle of a conversation, before you’ve finished your sentence, or they may make quick predictions in the moment. But it may be harder for them to notice long-term changes. And it makes sense. If you know the world is always changing rapidly around you, long-term predictions become more difficult.
Breakdown of different neurotransmitters?
We speculate that similar mechanics exist with other neurotransmitters. Just as people may buildup and breakdown dopamine more quickly, people may buildup and breakdown oxytocin, serotonin and endorphines differently. But there is still alot of necessary research to be done in this field. Still, if this is true, we can see four different types of judgers and perceivers.
Thinking judging types, with a slower breakdown and buildup of endorphines.
- Lists and organizes their day to day activities
- Prepares tools and ways to deal with problems ahead of time
- Values productivity over accuracy
Thinking Perceiving types, with quicker buildup and breakdown of endorphines
- Analyzes a problem or a tool for information
- Intercepts issues at work as they are about to occur to resume control
- Values accuracy over productivity
Feeling judging types, with a slower breakdown and buildup of oxytocin.
- Plans how they want to engage other people and social situations
- Prepares for how to respond to people’s different expectations
- Values harmony over authenticity
Feeling perceiving types, with a quicker buildup and breakdown of oxytocin
- Analyzes a social situation or how people act for information
- Intercepts issues in a relationship as they are about to occur
- Values authenticity over harmony
- Plans to repeat traditional methods
- Prepares how to respond if people break laws and order
- Values preservation over presence
Sensing perceiving types, with a quicker breakdown and buildup of serotonin
- Analyzes current situation for sensory information (How does it smell, look, feel?)
- Intercepts negative sensory information as they are about to appear
- Values presence over preservation
- Predicts how the future will look
- Envisions long-term problems and possibilities
- Values perspective over patterns
Intuitive perceiving types, with a quicker buildup and breakdown of dopamine
- Analyzes patterns and emerging possibilities in the current situation
- Intercepts bad patterns and issues as they are about to appear
- Values patterns over perspectives
Research about buildup and breakdown of neurotransmitters may teach us alot about why people have such different personalities and learning styles.