I have clearly been bouncing around with Pocahontas’s type. I was confident in INFJ, but upon studying Fi and Ni, I couldn’t justify that typing anymore. From INFJ I moved to INFP. I still swore I saw higher up intuition, but upon a conversation with @briarosabelle I saw this in a more tertiary capacity.
Separately it is important to realize that Fi often have parts to it that we all often mistake for intuition. But intuition is very different in MBTI terms than in the way we use it when we talk. Much of how we perceive Intuition outside of MBTI is in fact Fi.
So please enjoy the newest and hopefully last retyping of Pocahontas as ISFP.
“In personal life, too, self-control and self-correction develop only when in our originally blind vital forward drive we come upon an obstacle which throws us back upon ourselves.
In the course of this collision with other possible forms of existence, the peculiarity of our own mode of life becomes apparent to us.
Even in our personal life we become masters of ourselves only when the unconscious motivations which formerly existed behind our backs suddenly come into our field of vision and thereby become accessible to conscious control.
Man attains objectivity and acquires a self with reference to his conception of his world not by giving up his will to action and holding his evaluations in abeyance but in confronting and examining himself.
The criterion of such self-illumination is that not only the object but we ourselves fall squarely within our field of vision.
We become visible to ourselves, not just vaguely as a knowing subject as such but in a certain role hitherto hidden from us, in a situation hitherto impenetrable to us, and with motivations of which we have not hitherto been aware.
In such moments the inner connection between our role, our motivations, and our type and manner of experiencing the world suddenly dawns upon us. (…)
They uncover unconscious motivations in order to make those forces which formerly ruled them more and more into objects of conscious rational decision.”