make a simple mistake when looking at extraverted and introverted
times people jump to the conclusion that an extraverted function must be
named aloud, and an introverted function must be silent. They
suppose that when an introverted function is shared with the outer
world, it must be an extraverted process, and when an extraverted
function is kept to oneself then it is an introverted function.
seems logical and obvious, doesn't it?
to burst the bubble.
hard to explain how that isn't true, but it isn't. I'll try to
explain by way of example.
I ponder to myself what is the best gift to give my husband for
Christmas, I am keeping it to myself but I am very definitely engaged in
the process of extraverted Feeling. If I tell my friends about a
vision I have for a teleclass I am designing, it is still very much the
process of introverted iNtuiting.
a similar fashion, if I share my values with others, it is still the
process of introverted Feeling, and if I brainstorm possibilities but
keep them to myself, it is still the process of extraverted iNtuiting.
I look to is the source of the process. Extraverted Feeling
is about connecting with my husband in the external world, so it's still
an extraverted function. When I speak with introverted iNtuiting,
it's about something unique I am experiencing in my own head. (Now
I may use some extraverted Feeling to ensure I convey my vision appropriately,
but the vision itself has sprouted from an introverted iNtuiting
perception -- quite possibly manifesting from some kind of primordial
so on with all the functions.
please do not make the amateur's error of thinking all introverted
processes must be kept within and all extraverted processes must be
a belief will not serve you.
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