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anonymous asked:

If you could change a function in your stack, (you can move it, replace it, or get rid of it) how would you change yourself?

I was thinking a lot about this, but I came to the conclusion that I wouldn’t change myself for 3 reasons: 

1. I quite like my function stack already (which is not uncommon amongst INTPs according to some stats); yes a higher Fe would be nice, for example, but I’m not mad at it enough to want to change it

2. Changing only one function in the stack would probably result in an unhealthy/unnatural stack (for example, replacing Ti with Fi would result in having no thinking functions - ?! - and both feeling functions as dominant and inferior - ?!!!); 

3. If somehow it didn’t cause my cognitive process to go nuts, I still wouldn’t do it, because every stack has its advantages and disadvantages - none of them is objectively better than the others - so I wouldn’t be improving myself, just changing my cognitive functions, for no good reason at all.

Notes on Function Maturity

Immature Si: I only seek details that make me comfortable while ignoring or downplaying important details that might require me to change course
Mature Si: I prepare myself to perform well by methodically learning and attending to every new or significant detail that each situation brings

Immature Ni: I believe I know how the world works though I can’t see myself accurately and don’t know how to live my own life meaningfully
Mature Ni: I make positive progress because I possess a deep and meaningful vision of who I should be and what I contribute to the world

Immature Ti: I follow my own rules and principles without really understanding exactly how my actions influence the world at large
Mature Ti: I seek precise knowledge of what impact my thoughts/behaviors produce so as to act coherently without harm, bias, or hypocrisy

Immature Fi: I can only see as far as my own values and suffering so I can’t formulate a factual and objective understanding of the world at large
Mature Fi: I seek deep understanding of human experience in order to act with integrity and work to prevent/alleviate suffering for myself and others

Immature Se: I simply react as circumstances dictate without enough consideration for whether the direction is the right one to take
Mature Se: I seek out new/positive learning experiences and fully appreciate that the unexpected can teach me to be more adaptable to life’s changes

Immature Ne: My mind is unable to conceptualize the best ideas or grasp the most promising opportunities for making progress in life
Mature Ne: I am confident in making continual progress because I can work out many viable paths to approach any situation or difficult problem

Immature Te: I utilize power to shape the world into what I want it to be and fail to realize that my actions do not produce universally positive results
Mature Te: I utilize my strengths to get positive results for all and work to improve my weaknesses so as to minimize negative or harmful behaviors

Immature Fe: I only care about others in terms of how they affect me and fail to treat them as individuals with their own unique needs/experiences
Mature Fe: I can see other people objectively and separately from myself and respond to their needs appropriately and compassionately

Sure-Fire Signs an INFP Really, Really Likes You.

To probably all of INFP’s friends, it’s obvious they like someone. Maybe it’s the way they slip Crush into conversations, or maybe it’s the way their face lights up when someone else mentions their name. Although every INFP is different, there are a few things that most of us do that are definite signs you are the fancy of our eye. 

1. Talking. Talking. Talking.

As an INFP myself, I always find excuses to talk to you. Sometimes, I “accidentally” send you a message that was intended for someone else. Other times, I walk up and randomly ask you your middle name despite never having properly introduced myself before. I want to get inside your brain. I don’t just want to get my feet wet. I want to completely submerge myself into your thought processes, your feelings, and how your beautiful mind works.

2. So much staring. So much. 

I can’t help it. INFPs can’t help it. We’re not very sensory people, so when we see something that we like, it’s hard not to stare. It almost feels like a shock–something brand new that I’ve never felt before. Even if we don’t talk to you a lot, we’re always watching. 

3. Questions about you. And then answering about me. 

Asking a lot of questions lets me do two things. One, I can see your answers. Two, I can see how you react to certain questions varying in degrees of weirdness. I can see how much of me you can handle. Questions ranging from, “What’s your favorite color?” to, “Wouldn’t it be so beautifully tragic if the sun and moon actually were lovers?” We just kind of spout whatever is on our mind. Taking this a step further, when we answer those questions, we’re slowly opening our guarded hearts for you. We’re trying to let you inside, and also trying to see if that’s something that excites you. 

4. SHARING POETRY/SONGS/WRITINGS

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. IF AN INFP SHARES SOME OF THEIR POETRY (IF IT’S LOVE POETRY, JUST MARRY THEM)… THEY LIKE YOU. IT’S SO OBVIOUS. HUMOR THEM A LITTLE AND COMPLIMENT HOW AMAZING THEY ARE AT WRITING, AND THEN WRITE THEM A POEM. 

5. Acting a little clingy, but never in person. Only via text. 

The whole realm of online is a strange place. INFPs have carefully maneuvered their way through it. If they can’t see you every day (at school or something), chances are they just really, really, really want to talk to you. So they spam your phone with a bunch of very random statements and then regret it later because how dare they make it so obvious that they like you. 

Functions when they are right and when they are wrong
  • Ni when it's right: a prophecy
  • Ni when it's wrong: jumping to conclusions
  • Te when it's right: spot on organising
  • Te when it's wrong: paranoic tendencies
  • Ne when it's right: optimistic, prepared for everything, imaginative
  • Ne when it's wrong: grave overestimating of a situation's possible outcomes
  • Ti when it's right: perfect logical and realistic reasoning
  • Ti when it's wrong: completely biased opinion based on stereotypes
  • Se when it's right: adventurous, fun, instinctive
  • Se when it's wrong: recklessly dangerous, thoughtless, impulsive
  • Fi when it's right: empathic, deep
  • Fi when it's wrong: selfish, stubborn
  • Si when it's right: perfect memory
  • Si when it's wrong: the good ol' days
  • Fe when it's right: understanding, compassionate,
  • Fe when it's wrong: manipulative, superficial
What kind of lame person your functions make you

Auxiliary Ne/Tertiary Si: Nerdy

Auxiliary Se/Tertiary Ni: Superficial

Auxiliary Si/Tertiary Ne: Mundane

Auxiliary Ni/Tertiary Se: Overconfident

Auxiliary Ti/Tertiary Fe: Shallow

Auxiliary Fi/Tertiary Te: Overemotional

Auxiliary Fe/Tertiary Ti: Doormat

Auxiliary Te/Tertiary Fi: Workaholic

Dominant Ne/Inferior Si: Adolescent

Dominant Se/Inferior Ni: Dysfunctional “member of society”

Dominant Si/Inferior Ne: Wallflower

Dominant Ni/Inferior Se: Hermit

Dominant Ti/Inferior Fe: Dick

Dominant Fi/Inferior Te: Armchair activist

Dominant Fe/Inferior Ti: Drama queen

Dominant Te/Inferior Fi: Slave to society