Hiya. So I'm sorry if this sounds really stupid but I don't quite understand what all the high ne and low ne and all that breakdown means so could someone explain it to me please? I know my mbti if that helps??
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Your MBTI type is an indicator of which cognitive functions you prefer/don’t prefer/are strong/are weak. Your order of preference is called your function stack.
The 8 cognitive functions are Fi, Fe, Ti, Te, Ni, Ne, Si, and Se. You’ll notice that each function is two letters, with a function type(F, T, N, S) and direction(i, e)
The first letter is either F for feeling, T for thinking, N for intuition, or S for sensing.
Feeling and thinking are both judging functions. They are used to help you figure out how you feel/what you think about something and what you should do in response. Feeling functions advocate for morals and thinking functions advocate for logic.
Intuition and sensing are both perceiving functions. They are used to help you take in and store information. Intuition functions focus on abstract possibilities and inferences, and sensing functions focus on the here and now (although I prefer to say deductive reasoning and linear thinking).
Each function also has a direction, either i for introverted or e for extraverted.
Introverted functions pertain to your internal world. (These are gross oversimplified explanations)
Fi - Valuing your own morals
Ti - Valuing logical consistency
Ni - Making inferences based on gut feelings
Si - Using what you know and observe to draw the most logical conclusions
Extraverted functions pertain to the external world.
Fe - Valuing others and social graces
Te - Values being productive and efficient
Ne - Seeing possibilities and options
Se - Living in the present/ wanting stimulation and excitement
People with different types have a different level of natural preference and strength of these functions. This is where “all the high ne and low ne and all that” comes into play.
Patterns/steps to figuring out a type’s function stack:
- Whether they have an I or an E determines if their first function is introverted or extraverted.
- Whether they have a J or a P determines whether their first extraverted function is a judging or perceiving function.
- Whether they have an F or a T determines whether their first judging function is feeling or thinking.
- Whether they have an N or an S determines whether their first perceiving function is intuition or sensing.
- Functions in your stack alternate between introverted and extraverted
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Your first function is called your dominant function, your second is called your auxiliary function, your third is called your tertiary function, and your fourth is called your inferior function.
According to a theory called socionics, we use all 8 functions. The last 5-8 functions are your 1-4 functions with opposite direction. For example, ESFP’s is Se>Fi>Te>Ni>Si>Fe>Ti>Ne
Your function stack is your order of preference of using functions, but not all of them are very strong. Your first 2 functions in your stack are very strong. When we say high [insert function here] we usually mean those. Your 4th and 7th functions (The 7th is sometimes called your PoLR function. It’s your weakest one.) are very weak in comparison. When we say low [insert function here] we usually mean those.
This was a fairly long explanation, and I kind of dipped a bit too much into socionics(sorry), but here you go.
- INFP Mod