Thinking vs. Feeling Preference

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The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling.  Thinking and Feeling are opposite preferences. A person’s natural tendency toward one will be stronger than the other.

The general population is divided evenly between Thinkers and Feelers. The majority of females are Feelers while the majority of males are Thinkers.

Thinking / Feeling Population Chart

Thinking (T)

Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart. Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving. Thinking does not mean a person is without emotion.

Thinking Characteristics

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Wants truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people

Thinking Personality Types

Feeling (F)

Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.

Feeling Characteristics

  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring of others
  • Warm

Feeling Personality Types