going to re-write this page in plain English soon, please bear with me.
functions do not operate or exist in isolation, but rather in dynamic
interactive relation to each other. A typical sequence is that in
which background data is acquired through Sensing perception. This
data becomes the background field for iNtuitive perceptions about the
nature of the whole and about possible futures, or what might be, as
opposed to what is. The combination of these two function
perceptions is the basis for judgments that can be drawn from Thinking;
that is, inductive or deductive logic; or from Feeling; that is, an
individual's own subjective values.
sequence of dynamic interaction begins with a Feeling, an aesthetic
value; from that, the gathering of data; then the analysis of this data
with Thinking; and finally the arrival at judgments and choices out of
Feeling and Thinking. If Feeling is the beginning, it orients the
perception of facts.
an example: The scientist who discovered Valium, the largest
selling drug in history, began with an aesthetic feeling about crystal
structure and followed that feeling choice to the discovery of Valium.
example of dynamic interaction is found in one's choice of vocation or
career. What do you want to do with your life? The answer to
this question might begin with perception: What is out
there? How do people make living? How do people make a
contribution? Here, much of the perception is Sensing perception
of the facts: What does a surgeon do? How much does he or
she earn? What training is required to become one? Beyond
these bare facts, iNtuition can look behind the facts to get a sense of
what it is like to be a surgeon, what the future of the profession might
be, what it would be like to be in medical school, what it would be like
to be in residency, what the chances are of getting admitted to medical
school or to a surgical residency. In other words, you might begin
with perception, then, with facts and your own iNtuitive sense of what
is out there, you could analyze the data logically to think about risk,
reward, and effort. Next, you could draw on your Feeling of what
you want to do with your life. Feeling is obviously a key function
in this decision-making process.
should provide you with a sense of how all the processes interplay with
each other in the personality and dynamically interact in a systemic
way. The pattern of the system is how the type pattern manifests.
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