I don't think I have the skills to detect inferior functions through overt expressions like that. I wouldn't have a clue where alpha masculinity originates, but I could probably make up a dozen explanations, something I want to avoid because I'll probably start believing myself. I could probably detect a few of his visual signals though if I saw a video of him.
I think this gets at the issue of Ti bias when it comes to verification. Let's say that an Ni user has an incredible ability to intuit things which is validated time and time again by that Ni user's track record, their reputation, and let's imagine fo the sake of this thought experiment that it can be canonically proven, unquestionably. Like, for instance, say the Ni user can spend just a few moments talking to someone and know a particular detail about them that the person has not revealed—let's say, their exact birth date and time, just for the sake of this thought experiment.
Okay, so you have this Ni user and they meet 10 people, 100 people, 1000 people, and they are, let's say, 95% accurate over time: guessing correctly 95% of the time, as we later validate to be true, by spending only a few moments talking to these people, or in some cases only hearing their voice, or seeing a picture, etc.
I'm not tracking real well, I'll be honest.
I don't know if this is a Ti bias or just me, but I tend to think that if an Ni user can guess someone's age based on their walk, then there must be an empirical reason why, unless it's magic. But that aside, I think 95% accuracy is amazeballs. I love empirical data. As long as it's not a 'count the hits and not the misses' issue. But I love empirical data. I just think there's a reason behind it. I'm not sure how my comments show a Ti bias. In fact, I'm just saying that I can't easily type someone based on psych data, whereas others (including Ti users) can.
The time stamps on your replies shows me a lot- I know I, as an Ni lead, am not able to thoroughly and thoughtfully respond let alone type that quickly. The energy feels intense and demanding, and the data is too thick for my taste. I get that undercurrent of “you better see it my way or else”, which feels similar to Je.
Anyway, because it was so long, I didn’t read it- I’ll own that. But you remind me a lot of this actor that I will post a pic of in the next comment.
Hope you find closure!
That doesn't mean other Ni leads are innately incapable of responding faster than you do. I believe it is caused by the pairing of Ni+Ti, making you less apt to the rapid thinking associated with Te types and more prone to the deliberate thinking associated with Ti types. Especially when you consider that Ti is not an exceedingly powerful function in your psyche, this effect would become even more pronounced.
I don't doubt that I have Te in spades. I am prone to fact-oriented thinking, just like every other Te-heavy individual that exists. My J axis is not being questioned actively - but my P axis is.
I struggle to see CT even as internally consistent, since the content officially endorsed by the system can't even match up consistently with itself. If the system is not internally consistent, it cannot be externally consistent either, as its fundamental principles would be cracked, broken, and flawed. Now, my method of determining internal consistency is data-oriented -- because observation of signals + observation of people in general + observation of psychological tendencies should match if the system is accurate in itself, yet they often don't in my estimation.
leeleechirps2.0, regarding the timestamps, if you follow Objective Personality they have 32 subtypes of each type. As an INFJ you could be Sleep dominant, followed by Consume, then Play, and Blast final. This would mean your function pair preferences would be:
1. Ni-Ti 2. Ti-Se 3. Se-Fe 4. Ni-Fe
You would most prefer the Ni-Ti pair and thus be mostly internal, introspective, slow to extravert (express). Then you would have a decent ability to consume information, listen attentively to people, sit in silence and nod in conversation without interrupting or saying anything that pops into your head. Sleep (Ni-Ti in your case) is spacing out, it's not attentive to the other, it's just spacing out in an inner world. Consume (Ti-Se in your case) is about taking in information from other people. Play (Se-Fe, here) is about saying silly, snappy, in the moment things.
And finally, Blast (Ni-Fe for you) is what I am doing right now. It is explaining things. It is teaching. It is controlling the other person's attention and continuing to talk long past where they would want to raise a question, or interject. And it is a great pleasure to use for people who have it as their primary or secondary "animal" (Dave and Shannon's term).
There are people out there for whom it is a chore to have to explain something. Not me. It's a pleasure for me to explain. Now, if I were an ESFJ, I would also be necessarily either Blast or Play dominant. So my blasting, and the timestamps of my posts, are not an indication of whether I am an ESFJ or INTJ. I am simply using this as an opportunity to expand your horizons of possibility in terms of Ni lead types. Half of the Ni-dominant subtypes are leading with Blast, and a portion of the others (who lead with Sleep) are also using Blast. The Ni lead with Blast inferior is relatively rare.
Sure thing! It is the system developed by Dave Powers and his wife Shannon. They call it Objective Personality and you can find out more about it on www.objectivepersonality.com or on Dave's YouTube channel, DaveSuperPowers.