Fe & Fi
The Extroverted Feeling (Fe) function is used when an individual acts in a considerate way to the feelings and beliefs of the people around them. Those with strong Fe can easily empathize with other people and is the most likely to be a ‘people person.’ Those with weak Fe may find themselves offending people unintentionally.
The Introverted Feeling (Fi) function attempts to find meaning in the world. In this sense, ‘feeling’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘emotions’ - it refers to the subjective and subtle sense of value within a situation. It is often associated with gut reactions about the fairness or goodness of an interaction. Those with strong Fi usually care less about objective facts and more about what’s fair or right.
Like running an obstacle course
Hubby and i were talking about my cognitive issues tonight, and we mostly talked about two big ones:
1) The inability to prioritize. Give me a task that involves multiple things to do and i just freeze. It’s not anxiety, but it can frustrate me to tears because i literally dont know how to break that task down into its components. I need someone to tell me, “do this first, and then that” etc etc. I mean, i know *how* to prioritize, like the list making etc, but in the moment it all fails me.
2) Working memory deficits. Your working memory is where information is stored for you to act on and comprehend. It is conscious memory, it has to be thought about and acted on, it’s not automatic. It’s not short term memory, which is where something is stored for a short period of time, working memory is where stuff goes from moment to moment.
Here’s an example: you’re running an obstacle course. Your long-term memory knows what an obstacle course is, and what will be expected of you. Your short-term memory is what you’ve seen when you arrive, the first glimpses of the course. Your working memory comes into play when you run the course. A jumping obstacle is coming up, that information goes into your working memory and you think “i need to jump over that”, and so you do. You choose to jump based on the info in your working memory.
In schizophrenia, there is a deficit in working memory. For my own part, it is quite noticeable if you know what you’re looking for. When Hubby and i argue, for example, he might say something and my brain just drops it. So then i try to argue back with not all the information and it gets messy.
I also have a bad habit of walking out in front of cars. I know not to walk out in front of a car, but that info goes to my working memory, that there is a car coming, and my brain just draws a blank so i keep walking. The “stop, there is a car coming” thought never happens. Or Hubby (or whoever) will tell me to do/ not do something and it seems like i just disregard what they said, but it’s just that i didnt process and act on the command.
It’s going to make things very difficult when i learn to drive. Im going to have to memorize every step over and over, and even then it could still get dicey if someone runs a red light or whatever, that the “slam on the brakes” thought might not happen. But we’re going to work on it. Im going to try to get into a driving course that works with disabled people and people who are cognitively impaired, so hopefully that will help.
A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after
Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants’ speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.
University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Edward McAuley directs the Exercise Psychology Laboratory, where a new study testing the cognitive effects of yoga was conducted.
The 30 study subjects were young, female, undergraduate students. The new findings appear in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
“Yoga is an ancient Indian science and way of life that includes not only physical movements and postures but also regulated breathing and meditation,” said Neha Gothe, who led the study while a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gothe now is a professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. “The practice involves an active attentional or mindfulness component but its potential benefits have not been thoroughly explored.”
“Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular form of exercise in the U.S. and it is imperative to systematically examine its health benefits, especially the mental health benefits that this unique mind-body form of activity may offer,” said Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Edward McAuley, who directs the Exercise Psychology Laboratory where the study was conducted.
The yoga intervention involved a 20-minute progression of seated, standing and supine yoga postures that included isometric contraction and relaxation of different muscle groups and regulated breathing. The session concluded with a meditative posture and deep breathing.
Participants also completed an aerobic exercise session where they walked or jogged on a treadmill for 20 minutes. Each subject worked out at a suitable speed and incline of the treadmill, with the goal of maintaining 60 to 70 percent of her maximum heart rate throughout the exercise session.
“This range was chosen to replicate previous findings that have shown improved cognitive performance in response to this intensity,” the researchers reported.
Gothe and her colleagues were surprised to see that participants showed more improvement in their reaction times and accuracy on cognitive tasks after yoga practice than after the aerobic exercise session, which showed no significant improvements on the working memory and inhibitory control scores.
“It appears that following yoga practice, the participants were better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly, more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing an aerobic exercise bout,” Gothe said. “The breathing and meditative exercises aim at calming the mind and body and keeping distracting thoughts away while you focus on your body, posture or breath. Maybe these processes translate beyond yoga practice when you try to perform mental tasks or day-to-day activities.”
Many factors could explain the results, Gothe said. “Enhanced self-awareness that comes with meditational exercises is just one of the possible mechanisms. Besides, meditation and breathing exercises are known to reduce anxiety and stress, which in turn can improve scores on some cognitive tests,” she said.
“We only examined the effects of a 20-minute bout of yoga and aerobic exercise in this study among female undergraduates,” McAuley said. “However, this study is extremely timely and the results will enable yoga researchers to power and design their interventions in the future. We see similar promising findings among older adults as well. Yoga research is in its nascent stages and with its increasing popularity across the globe, researchers need to adopt rigorous systematic approaches to examine not only its cognitive but also physical health benefits across the lifespan.”
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Keep pwning, extremecapitalism. Also, in a test, I got INTJ, but I have doubts I'm more of an INTP. Do you know where can I find a reliable test to find out my personality type more accurately?
Have you heard of cognitive function tests? You should take one of those and find out what your cognitive functions are like. Take it a couple times and then look up the corresponding personality type for those functions.
Ti + Ne = INTP. Ni + Te = INTJ.
Another method is by taking the socionics test. The type you are in MBTI will be the opposite of the type you are in socionics. So if you get INTj in socionics, you’re an INTP and vice versa.
http://www.keys2cognition.com/explore.htm - Cognitive functions
http://www.socionics.com/sta/sta-1-r.html?0::: - Socionics (add the whole link including the :::’s, it’s a bizarre link O_O)