Cognitive Functions

Each personality type engages the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward a person’s thoughts (Introverted).

Extraverted Sensing (Se)
Sensing people process data with their five senses, so the Extraverted Sensing function allows a person to process life through experiences.
Introverted Sensing (Si)
Sensing people process data with their five senses, so Introverted Sensing allows a person to remember and compare data in detail.
Extraverted Intuition (Ne)
Intuitive people process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings, so Extraverted Intuition allows a person to see different path.
Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Intuitive people process data through possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition allows a person to have a sense about the future.
Extraverted Thinking (Te)
Thinking people make decisions based on logic, so the Extraverted thinking function allows a person to organize and categorize thoughts.
Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Thinking people make decisions based on logic, so the Introverted thinking function allows a person to categorize and analyze data.
Extraverted Feeling (Fe)
Feeling people make decisions based on feelings, so the Extraverted Feeling function allows a person to adjust their behavior to others’ needs.
Introverted Feeling (Fi)
Feeling people makes decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows a person to know what they value.

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You may also be interested in learning about the four pairs of Preferences and Personality Types and general.