NOTE: I’ve got a few of the cognitive function posts written, so keep your eyes out for them in the near future. =D I’m just a little nervous because I’m not positive I’m describing them all completely accurately . . . but hopefully they can help explain functions at least a little bit. Until then, enjoy this:
INFP is working on things and looks at the clock to see, much to her surprise, that it’s already 11:45.
Fi: Oh no. It’s late. Our parents don’t like us being up this late, and it’s important that we respect their wishes.
Ne: But look at all the stuff we’re getting done! After we finish this collage we could jot down a poem and still be in bed before midnight.
Si: I don’t know, guys. Last time we stayed up this late we were really tired in the morning. We should go to sleep.
Ne: Aw Si you’re no fun. If we don’t write the poem now, we never will.
Si: That’s true. Based on past experiences, we have a hard time picking up ideas again if we don’t address them immediately.
Ne: See? Let’s write this!
Fi: And I do want to express my emotions on its topic…
Ne: You know you want to, Fi.
Fi: But still, we shouldn’t be up.
Te: You’re wasting time arguing. You could have finished the poem by now.
Ne: Te’s right. Or we could make another collage. Or write a story. Or––
Fi: Poem. That’s all. Then we’re going to bed.
INFP finishes the poem and is now lying in bed.
Fi: We’re still in bed before midnight, and before our brother. We’re fine.
Si: Unless we wake up tomorrow and are exhausted.
Ne: Guys I have another story idea.
Si: We stayed up too late three nights ago and regretted it. It’s going to happen again.
Ne: Guys we need to write it.
Si: And then we’re going to feel bad because we knew we should have gone to bed anyway.
Ne: Guysguysguys it’s a really cool story idea.
Fi: But at least we wrote the poem. We didn’t squander the time we were up.
Te: GO TO SLEEP.