Talking to Swiveling today, we touched on the topic of careers for the NeTi. I'll try to paraphrase the convo, but it went something like...
"Well I can start by saying what wouldn't be a good job for an NeTi, and that's any position that disallows for active, creative troubleshooting. As a Pe type, the natural assets of the NeTi are in the domain of active, dynamic information. So some of the worst career choices would be those where there is little need to invent, alter, generate or fix things -- and instead things are just tended to using a set procedure.
Basically, the best way I can put it is... the most important thing is "information" structures where there is need for active research. The NeTi's natural assets can shine best when at the frontier of some method/etc. So for example, being an epidemiologist, a microbiologist, a geneticist, or researcher/scientist. These would work because the job requires constantly arriving/new data and the interpretation of it.
Also, even more active things like working for a news agency and being responsible for sifting through modern trends and coming up with important information to bring to the table. Or even journalism. Or even being one of those photographers for the Discovery channel."
What about something like Computer Science?
"Computer science has a good percent of that experimental element in the job description, and needing to come up with ways different people's codes can complement each other or solve new problems in conjunction. But it's more like 80% logic to 20% experimental/troubleshooting. You still have to work calculatively within the confines of a framework and a lot of it is about making the math consistent and having things function systemically."
Yeah, I've heard CS is like the ideal job for INTPs, and it's where you find tons of them, because it does put more on the logic and less on the brainstorming.
"If your goal is to work that muscle, and for example an NeTi wanted to develop their Ti more, then working creatively within the parameters of a logical structure like that could be ideal. But if the goal is to work in one's natural strengths, then there are probably better choices. I think something of an adjacent field, for example, Web Design, better fits the parameters of 80% brainstorming to 20% logic.
In web design, it's a whole lot more about the design, about the art and layout. It's about arranging information on the page in a way that is captivating, seamless and elegant. And the coding/math is just the last little bit you use to make that happen. But the main objective is the creation/art, while the code-logic serves to help bring about that aim."
When talking to Sitbone yesterday, he brought up a lot of great points about typing -- in the wake of the Theoretical Clarifications thread. I'll try to recap some of the highlights of that topic.
Like, up to this point what I've noticed myself doing when trying to type people is using deduction. So if a person displays this and that signal, then I rationalize it and say, "Okay, they can either be this type (FeSi) or this type (NeTi)" and i try to deduce which it can be. But this is totally different, and just goes along with what we see.
"Yeah, that's one of the problems that bugged me about it and why I disliked the system myself. A lot of visual typings were awkwardly being rationalized into one type or another through a scaffold, but there's something inauthentic about needing to use deduction, especially considering visual reading can allow for the data to inform about the reality.
So in reality, we can see what we see and that's what is really important. That's what we should be saying about a person. If we see they have lots of Ni but also lots of Ti, then that itself is what it is. I'm not sure it makes sense to insert other functions into the ordering if they're not that visibly displayed. I think what was bugging me is that the data wasn't being allowed to fully lead the typing. But allowing for the function order to be more flexible (or, well, really just acknowledging that) addresses things.
And aside from that, the common i/e/i/e function arrangement is only one (albeit popular) model for hierarchy which exists among many others, and there's a lot of debate about that. So it's not a necessity to follow that one model.
But all of that said, I mean, I just as much see that a great deal of cases/people still do display their secondary function being the complimentary one to their primary. So in that sense, it's true that the i/e/i/e order is still a very real thing and we see that with samples. It's just also possible, in some minority of cases, for other orderings to take place when some functions are unconscious or one half of an oscillation is unconscious."