Cognitive Functions: Night Owl

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.

Ne: *grouches*

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.

Ne: GUYS––

Te: GO TO SLEEP.

MBTI and Love Languages

I’ve been wondering for awhile if people’s love languages have anything to do with their personality types. Comment with your personality type and your love language, and maybe it’ll help us find out. If you have more than one love language, put your second/third ones in parenthesis after your first. I’m not going to do my exact one for an example, since I don’t really know what my love languages are, but:

INFP, quality time (touch, acts of service)

If you don’t know your love language, there’s a quiz here, though I can’t say how completely accurate it is.

Shopping With The Cognitive Functions

{Life Experiences of an INFP}

INFP walks into a craft store.

Fi: Oooh which supplies are my favorite?

Ne: AUGHH SO MANY POSSIBILITIES. THINK OF ALL THE THINGS WE COULD MAKEEE.

Si: What colors have we used frequently before? We should get the most of those types since we’ll probably use them the most.

Te: Just choose something already.

ESTJ Facts

Slowly getting through these fact sets. We hath reached the extroverts! On another note, I feel rather bad saying this, but I don’t think I’ll be doing a post on each letter (E/I, S/N, F/T, P/J). I think it would be more helpful to instead take a look at each cognitive function, since those are really what make the types what they are, not the letters. *nods*

 

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Here’s Which Myers-Briggs Type You’re Most Likely To Mistype As

Thanks so much for all of your feedback on the previous post! I’ll be delving into in-depth explorations of each letter set in my next few posts, perhaps doing one a week if all goes well. School’s starting up again so I’ll be pretty busy, but hopefully I’ll be able to balance things. I’ve also got some more lists in mind, along with some INFP things up my sleeve, so I shouldn’t be running out of ideas any time soon. =D As I work on my Extroversion vs. Introversion post, though, here’s an interesting thing I found a few days ago. Enjoy. ^^

Thought Catalog

INFJ

Most likely to mistype as: ENFJ

Why the mistype happens: Extroverted feeling feeds off the emotions of others, which means that INFJs require a great deal of social time in order to remain emotionally stable. This type is highly likely to appear extroverted to those around them, as they are most animated and enthusiastic when they are in the company of others.* Most INFJs are assumed to be ENFJs by others upon first meeting them.

*This is also an important distinction between INFJ and INFP types, as they often mistype as one another. INFJs glean energy from almost any form of positive social interaction, even the ‘niceties’ of small talk, as their extroverted feeling is highly in tune with social conventions/norms. INFPs on the other hand, are only energized by social interaction if it plays on their extroverted intuition – for example, if they are brainstorming ideas with…

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