These are some of the methods that I use to type people.
Introvert vs Extrovert
Self vs Tribe
Inner vs Outer
Specific vs General
Feeling vs Thinking
Values vs Reasons
Beliefs vs Evidence
Emotions vs Logic
iNtuition vs Sensing
Questions vs Answers
Intelligence vs Resilience
Novelty vs Tradition
Judging vs Perceiving
Pushing vs Testing
Controlling vs Changing
Long-term vs Now
We use all cognitive functions but most importantly, do we use them in flow, or as a result of sudden inspiration? Do we use them forcefully, under stress, or do we use them unconsciously, in auto-pilot, without awareness?
Flow functions are dominant, warm, passionate, and positive
Autopilot functions are assertive, cold, impartial and unbiased
Inspirational functions are challenging, positive, warm and insecure
Stress functions are submissive, cautious, and conscientious
Thinking Perceivers have a cold listening style and a stressed communication style. Feeling Judging types have a cold, impartial planning style, and a tendency to become argumentative under stress.
Extroverted iNtuitive types transform and create opportunities around them. Under stress they tend to switch to preparation mode. When inspired, they can become immersed with theories and insight.
Ti types tend to seek perfection and excellence in everything they do. When insecure, they can hide behind objective evidence as a wall. When stressed, they feel more desperate to connect with and be understood by others.
In flow, Sensing Judging types find joy and passion in organising and taking control of their surroundings. In stress, they can become distracted, erratic, and unable to stick to anything.
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How do you type people and what methods do you use to find out a persons personality type? Let me know if you have any questions about these base distinctions.