I've seen multiple sources say that Ti is a logically analytical function, but in what way does that differ from a Te-using type being analytical? Because on one side, I see xNTPs described as analysis pros. On the other side, I also see INTJs described as analytical. Analysis isn't limited to one definition let alone method, I believe. What would you say are the different ways the types can be analytical? (If not all types, narrowed down to INTP/INTJ comparison?)
Right, I can understand the confusion on this. Really, I think the first thing we would need to do is define exactly what it means to be analytical, because Ti and Te both use logic, but in different ways. So let’s start there!
Analysis: detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation.
(I literally just typed analysis into google, if, for some reason, you don’t believe me.)
What I’d like to point out, though, is that nowhere in this definition is “logic” or “reason”, or anything really “thinker-esque” used at all! So really, I don’t think the topic should be narrowed down to an INTP/INTJ comparison, because all of the perceiving functions can interpret, and all of the judging functions can discuss and explain things, which is the actual basis of analysis, if we go by this working definition. So we can totally look at how all of the types are analytical! And I think this is a really good definition to build off of (thanks google). Sure, there can be other things to add to it if you want, but it’s a pretty straight forward, all-inclusive description, I think.
A really easy difference to spot between Te and Ti is that Te often has a specific direction it wants to go. When I say that, I mean that Te knows exactly what it wants to accomplish, and is focussing on the things that are relevant to reaching that goal, and in the methodical way possible.
Ti:Yes. But...shit, when you actually think about it, yes and no are but subjective social constructs created by humans, as is the key word of the question you asked, so the answer may still be no. I'm gonna have to go with maybe.
Helpful Function Tools for Typing from “My True Type” by Dr. A.J. Drenth
*Fictional character examples provided by me
Introverted Intuition Ni
Primary Role: To collect conscious and subconscious information, then synthesize it to produce impressions, insights, answers, and theories; to see deep causes, patterns, and laws underlying sense data.
Most Prominent in: INTJs & INFJs; also prominent in ENTJs & ENFJs
Associated with: Deep perceptiveness and insight, deep “knowing,” theoretical genius, powers of analysis and focus, advising and troubleshooting
Famouse INJs: Plato, Jesus, Nietzsche, Jung, Steven Hawking
Fictional INJs: Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful), Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings), Yoda (Star Wars), Matt Murdock (Netflix’s Daredevil), Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings), Twelfth Doctor (Doctor Who)
Extroverted Intuition Ne
Primary Role: To broadly explore, synthesize, and express ideas, associations, and possibilities
Most Prominent in: ENTPs & ENFPs; also prominent in INTPs & INFPs
Associated with: Brainstorming, innovative / artistic / ideational creativity, divergent thinking, holistic / weblike associations, a nose for promising new enterprises
Famous ENPs: Benjamin Franklin, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, John Edward
Fictional ENPs: Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Lorelai Gilmore (GIlmore Girls), Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who), Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Gandalf (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), Hiro Hamada (Big Hero 6), Dr. Walter Bishop (Fringe), Barry Allen (The Flash), Rick (Rick and Morty)
Introverted Sensing Si
Primary roles: To retain, condense, and recollect information; to consult past experiences, routines, and traditions; to perceive inner bodily sensations
Most Prominent in: ISTJs & ISFJs; also prominent in ESTJs & ESFJs
Associated with: Routines, habits, valuing and preserving “the tried and true,” material conservatism, high regard for traditions and authority
Famous ISJs: Dick Cheney, Martin Luther, Mother Theresa, George H.W. Bush
Fictional ISJs: Elsa (Frozen), Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation), Sam Winchester (Supernatural), Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter), Bruce Wayne (Gotham), Sam Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings), Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Lieutenant Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Felicity Smoak (Arrow), Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
Extroverted Sensing Se
Primary roles: To perceive and mediate prompt responses to external details and events; to seek a breadth of novel sensory experiences; to physically interact with the world
Most Prominent in: ESTPs & ESFPs; also prominent in ISTPs & ISFPs
Associated with: Sensation-seeking, kinesthetic intelligence, an “eye for detail,” attunement to style and appearances, hands-on activities, effortless performance
Famous ESPs: George W. Bush, Lebron James, Beyonce, Shakira, Donald Trump
Fictional ESPs: Brona Croft (Penny Dreadful), Merida (Brave), Captain Hook (Once Upon a Time), Amy Pond (Doctor Who), Oliver Queen (Arrow), Dorian Gray (Penny Dreadful), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation), Korra (Avatar: Legend of Korra), Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who), Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)
Introverted Thinking Ti
Primary role: To examine practical or conceptual issues using deep, implicit, and nuanced logic; to develop and refine subjective methods, strategies, or concepts
Most Prominent in: INTPs & ISTPs; also prominent in ENTPs & ESTPs
Associated with: Deep skepticism, tacit logic, self-regulation and self-optimization, personal independence and autonomy
Famous ITPs: Einstein, Bill Gates, Henri Bergson, Robert Pirsig, Robert Nozick, Ken Wilber, Lance Armstrong
Fictional ITPs: Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Penny Dreadful), Galadriel (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter), Ninth Doctor (Doctor Who), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars), Elphaba (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), John Luc-Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Bellamy Blake (The 100), Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation), Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time), Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls), Cullen Bohannan (Hell on Wheels), Selina Kyle (Gotham), John Constantine (Constantine)
Extroverted Thinking Te
Primary roles: To succinctly express logic-based judgments; to understand or render systems and operations more rational, efficient, and effective
Most Prominent in : ENTJs & ESTJs; also prominent in INTJs & ISTJs
Associated with: Explicit Logic, precise and pointed expressions, bureaucracy and “red tape,” quantitative methods (”Show me the numbers!”)
Famous ETJs: Henry Ford. Bill O’Reily
Fictional ETJs: Sir Malcolm Murray (Penny Dreadful), Boromir (The Lord of the Rings), Martha Jones (Doctor Who), Maria Hill (MCU), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Thomas Durant (Hell on Wheels), Eric Cartman (South Park), Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time), Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Paris Gellar (Gilmore Girls), Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), Princess Leia (Star Wars), Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Annalise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder), President Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlet (The West Wing)
Introverted Feeling Fi
Primary roles: To explore and refine personal tastes, feelings, and values, contributing to a strong sense of personal uniqueness; to maintain inner emotional and moral order; to emotionally invest in a limited number of persons, animals, or interests
Most prominent in: INFPs & ISFPs; also promient in ENFPs & ESFPs
Associated with: Fighting for “Underdogs,” emotional restraint, nuanced morals and values, nurture and caregiving, sensitivity to perceived inequities and injustice
Famous IFPs: Henry David Thoreau, Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Kiekegaard, Camus, Virgina Wolfe, Van Gogh, J.D. Salinger, Jane Austen, Bob Dylan
Fictional IFPs: Ethan Chandler (Penny Dreadful), Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings), Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), James Gordon (Gotham), Rory Williams (Doctor Who), April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation), Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Nick Miller (New Girl), Belle French (Once Upon a Time), Merlin (BBC’s Merlin), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars), Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Extroverted Feeling Fe
Primary roles: To survey a breadth of human emotions, values, and morals, striving toward interpersonal or group consensus; to directly express feelings and judgments; to instruct or motivate others toward growth and excellence
Most prominent in: ENFJs & ESFJs; also prominent in INFJs & ISFJs
Associated with: An interpersonal focus, emotional expressiveness, communication skills, talkativeness, attunement to social norms, advice-giving
Famous EFJs: Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Phil McGraw
Fictional EFJs: Clarke Griffin (The 100), Dean Winchester (Supernatural), Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), David Nolan (Once Upon a Time), Ferdinand Lyle (Penny Dreadful), Thor (MCU), Hercules (Disney’s Hercules), Glinda (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), Laurel Lance (Arrow), Phil Coulson (MCU), Clara Oswald (Doctor Who), Jessica Day (New Girl), Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Piper Chapman (Orange is the New Black), Padme (Star Wars), Olivia Moore (iZombie), Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation), Snow White (Once Upon a Time)
Doesn’t seem to pay attention when you talk sometimes
Destroys your ideas mercilessly with logic
Will be gone for like 4 months and then show up like nothing ever happened
Is kind of like a stray cat, only around when it wants to be and eats all your food while there
Can go on long tangents you don’t understand but doesn’t stop despite your confusion
Blunt to the point of pain
Says things without thinking a lot
You can’t tell if they genuinely care about something or if they’re just using that ENTP charm to make it seem like they’re a pro on a topic
They seem like very vulnerable individuals, and easily talk about themselves and their struggles, but they’re actually very private. You can know one for years, and then find out you really didn’t know them all that well with just one honest heart-to-heart
Someone:...and Jimmy did the sweetest thing for his girlfriend last night! It was SO romantic! He...
Ne:I wonder what we'd be doing if we were in Narnia right now...
Ti:Probably not talking about Jimmy and his girlfriend...
Ne:Eh! You never know!
Ti:Yes, I do know.
Ne:Well, say, that, for whatever reason, Jimmy and his girlfriend came with us-
Ne:I don't know... Because the thing that Jimmy did for his girlfriend last night was build a wardrobe out of a magical tree. Anyway, Jimmy and his girlfriend fall down a deep pit. I think we'd be talking about them then!
Ti:Where did Jimmy get a magical tree? Why did he decide to make a wardrobe out of it? How did the hole get there? Why were we with Jimmy and his girlfriend in the first place?
Si:Guys, the last time we did this, Someone called us out on it and then looked offended...
Ti & Ne:*are still talking about Narnia*
Fe:Guys! Si is right! If we don't do something now, Someone might think we don't care about them!
Ti & Ne:*are now talking about what would happen if they were to jump into the book "The Hobbit"*