8 Cognitive Functions of Personality Type

by Jan 8, 2018

8 Cognitive Functions of Personality Type
Your Super Power in Personality Type

 As defined by Myers-Briggs, there are 16 Personality Type. Of those 16 types, there are 8 dominant functions.  Everyone uses all 8 functions but our type determines our ability to use each function. Two will serve as our strengths & two will serve as our weaknesses or blind spots. The remaining 4 are our “Shadow Functions”, in our unconscious, and are often displayed during stress.  All 8 functions are equally valuable.

Eight cognitive Functions

  • Extraverted Sensing (SE)
  • Introverted Sensing (SI)
  • Extraverted Intuition (NE)
  • Introverted Intuition (NI)
  • Extraverted Thinking (TE)
  • Introverted Thinking (TI)
  • Extraverted Feeling (FE)
  • Introverted Feeling (FI)

Everyone has one favorite function among the four mental functions (S, N, T or F)
Everyone uses that favorite function in their favorite (Extraverted or Introverted) world.
This is what determines our Dominant Function 

Enjoy the upcoming articles explaining each of these
“Super Hero Powers”.

Extraverted Sensing

ESTP ESFP

Responders

Act & Adapt

Extraverted Intuition

ENTP ENFP

Explorers

Innovate & Initiate

Extraverted Thinking

ESTJ ENTJ

Expeditors

Direct & Decide


Extraverted Feeling

ESFJ ENFJ

Contributors

Communicate & Cooperate


Introverted Sensing

ISTJ     ISFJ

Assimilators

“Specialize & Stabilize”


Introverted Intuition

INTJ   INFJ

Visionaries

“Interpret & Implement”


Introverted Thinking

ISTP   INTP

Analyzers

“Examine & Evaluate”

Introverted Feeling

ISFP     INFP

Enhancers

“Care & Connect”

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