Cognitive Functions

MBTI Cognitive Functions
By Mystie Winckler from Simply Convivial

Ne – extroverted intuition

• right-brained (pattern perceivers with accurate gut feelings)
• possesses all-consuming enthusiasm they must share
• seekers who don’t like to be pinned down or over-committed
• willing to sacrifice for their ideal, but will never sacrifice being authentic
ENFP
ENTP
INFP
INTP

Ni – introverted intuition

• left-brained (logical, analytical, linear, conceptual)
• creates mental constructs that work practically with reality toward goals
• understands how worldview shapes perception, can see other perspectives
• loves flashes of connection between seemingly unrelated fields
INFJ
INTJ
ENFJ
ENTJ

Se – extroverted sensing

• right-brained (can perceive & respond in a non-linear fashion)
• enjoys physical engagement with the real world
• true knowledge is concrete, from first-hand experience, from knowing by “feel”
• prefer situations that change rapidly with immediate sensory feedback
ESFP
ESTP
ISFP
ISTP

Si – introverted sensing

• left-brained (logical, analytical, linear)
• loves details, information, memories, explanations that relate to priorities
• values past experience as an interpretive lens for the present
• need to know every detail before they will make a decision (reads contracts)
ISFJ
ISTJ
ESFJ
ESTJ

Te – extroverted thinking

• left-brained (one-at-a-time, consequence-connecting, logical)
• recognizes some principles are always true and relentlessly sticks with them
• turns invisible intentions and ideas into material actions and results
• assesses according to a standard, responsibly & disinterestedly
ESTJ
ENTJ
ISTJ
INTJ

Ti – introverted thinking

• right-brained (wholistic, synthetic, instinctual, improvising)
• interests in patterns and relationships with context, “play by ear” types
• actions kept goal-oriented subconsciously, seeing the logic of their situation
• most likely to stick with a narrow niche because it’s clear and meaningful to them
INTP
ISTP
ENTP
ESTP

Fe – extroverted feeling

• left-brained (boundary-defining, orderly, convention-oriented)
• prioritizes by relationship, value, and appropriateness – not immediate emotions
• maintains convention, ritual, and tradition as sources of identity and meaning
• need others’ responses before making decisions
ESFJ
ENFJ
ISFJ
INFJ

Fi – introverted feeling

• right-brained (pattern-based reasoning, problem-solving by feel & taste)
• finds receptive, creative, experiential knowledge that is empathetic
• values humans and humanity foremost, apart from risk, systems, or logic
• tends toward self-doubt and loneliness and unconventional quests
INFP
ISFP
ENFP
ESFP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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