Advice for INTJs developing their auxiliary (Te), tertiary (Fi), and inferior (Se) functions
Te: focus on finding comprehensive research and facts to back up and inform your conclusions, learn how to clearly and specifically articulate exactly what you mean (Ni-doms are prone to generalizations and/or metaphors, so others may misunderstand them; to avoid this, you must learn how to communicate on a clear, efficient, tactical level), and focus on professionalism in the workplace and maintaining your own schedule so as to maximize results for the amount of effort you put into your work / school / projects / etc.
Fi: spend some time evaluating yourself and your values, discerning what they are (independent of society or upbringing) and in knowing what you will and will not “put up with” in your relationships. At the same time, focus on learning to respect others of differing opinions and/or not devalue them because you perceive them as being more emotional or less intelligent than you are. A helpful trick is to remember: you will get more done if people like you.
Se: do not just look for evidence to support your Ni-dom worldview, conclusion, or hypothesis (Ni/Se imbalance) – open yourself up to all objective information. Spend time focusing on developing personal sensory preferences – your own style. Look for products of worth that will last, rather than splurging your money under stress on momentary pleasures. Devote some time each day to sensory pursuits of some kind, in an effort to ‘ground’ you in the present. Try to practice living in the moment when you are having fun (instead of thinking ahead).
- ENFP Mod