The Professional, The Amateur
The professional is a master of a skill or a task and skilled at their core craft. Known and appreciated for their skills within their job, they are pragmatic and business oriented. Focused on getting the job done, and doing it well, the extroverted thinking type values results above all. The professional values objectivity and keeping their head cool.
They may be headstrong and sometimes pushy, but they are generally pragmatic. But they will not push if they do not think it will give them the right result. Professionals are, when in flow, in a pragmatic mental state. Only when anxious does this side start to slip, and the extroverted thinking type becomes, well, unprofessional, and secretly more sensitive than people first think.
Normally, extroverted thinking is their dominant function, and it comes and can be used naturally, but introverted feeling is the subjective and inferior tendency in this type, representing worries and insecurities they have about themselves and their person.
With project intelligence, we can make estimations on the worth of different things in our environment and can make calls about what investments to make and what to avoid. The professional can project our resources and use them intelligently. We can estimate if a project is possible or not and what it needs to work.
Project intelligence is seeing what you need to get and how to get it. It is setting up a project or coming up with a work strategy. Thinking of a way to get something done. The professional is business-oriented and has a mindset where life is a series of projects or tasks. There are always things to do, and always new plans to be made.
Pragmatism is oriented by doing something in a resource efficient and what-works-oriented manner. Personal values and considerations should be set aside and the situation should be understood with objectivity. We need to think and observe and see what strategies appear to be most successful. A pragmatic type does not necessarily settle, far from it.
Pragmatic types can still be strongly ambitious if they have the right mindset. It just means knowing how to get there, and what you are able to do to get there. While the goals may be idealistic, the pragmatism allows you to know when something is not going the way you want. You can tell when you are not performing good enough, when something is missing, and what you lack.
Objectivity is the ability to make smart and calm choices in the moment. To set aside your feelings and to think about what will give you the necessary results. To know when to be angry, when to keep your cool, and when to give your all. A person who values objectivity can appear tough and collected. They can keep their head cool in a situation that is a gamble and can show a strong front outwardly.
Objectivity does not mean completely impersonal. Extroverted thinking types may still have strong opinions about what they want or desire for an outcome, and are great at defining these things. They often have lists of things they are looking for or qualities they think are better than others, and outcomes to avoid.
Task memory allows us to remember what we are doing and to keep focused on what is happening around us. Task memory is the ability to look at a situation and what is happening, step by step, and to be able to use this information with intelligence.