The Ni-Ti Corridor Dec 23, 2015 7:10:43 GMT -5 by ayoungspirit Amsterdam, fangoriousfae, and 1 more like this
Post by ayoungspirit on Dec 23, 2015 7:10:43 GMT -5
Come on, Auburn , don't compare yourself to a barrel ! I know you Ti-types can be very expressive, only if you were to try !
@morsecode : I was quickly set on INTJ, and with relative satisfaction. I was slightly nagged in my mind about INFJ, but I found the descriptions too poetic and socially oriented to suit some of my practical thinking. Eventually I made out my own middle ground by speculating on INTJ having an undetermined if not introverted thinking function. You know the rest.
Although, funny thing is that, according to physical likeness and some specific behavior, my prevalent gene pool is coming from my NiTe grandmother and was accordingly transmitted to one of my NiTe maternal uncle. At the time, I thought they, as well as another NiTe acquaintance, were ISTJ from their austere practical concern, only some shade of Te. There still is some significant differences though, and I own my fair share of traits from my SiFe father and his SiFe father before him. Beside, I already mentioned that my mother was FiSe heavy-Te.
If we are to talk about enneagram, as your interest is well-known, I was never really myself as invested. I sat uncomfortably at the bottom, not feeling empty like a 5 is supposed to be, and not quite as dramatic or unique as a 4. I appreciated some elements of the 9 description as well, and tried to reconcile all of that with a 6, but to no avail. I eventually thought that, except from some parts of the 4w5 that were curiously contrasted with the overall Fi-ness of the portraits, the enneagram was failing to convey my NiFe nature.
On another note, it is interesting that you mention Jung himself. There is certainly some material to appertain to the Ni-Ti hypothesis, and I considered it myself, but I would like to mention another thought I had while reading his work, learning about his life, and eventually watching his interview. Beside his idiosyncratic and broad thinking, I was struck by some bouts of grandiose presentation, rebelliousness, and somewhat bothered by a strong, persuasive, almost forceful way to address people. I read by his own admission about his temper. Not quite a Steve Job, I came nevertheless to wonder if he paradoxically was a FeNi concerned about his polar function, resulting in a somewhat snappy gesticulation. I must admit I am not a complete stranger to this way to operate, especially in dark periods of my life, but until now, it never came to define my path as much as his. It could also be a specific shade of NiFe, like The Doctor for example or who knows, even Plato, from whom he got some influence. I suppose that considering your feeling function as "inferior", or solely righteous, could lead to a lot of self-indulgence in this respect.
Brace yourself, my next post will be my comprehensive answer to Amsterdam . Maybe we will then start to adequately estimate the "lesser extent" to which my answers resonate with some of you.