Introverted Sensing (Si): Albert is detail-oriented. He asks many questions about Victoria and Britain before going there, in order to know what to expect. He finds it difficult to adhere to court tradition as the “Prince Consort” at first, because it conflicts with his own strong upbringing, but he eases into it and searches for a way to become more English and be useful in the marriage. Like his wife, Albert is extremely practical. Not only is he aware of his lack of importance (“I am replaceable, and you are not”), he finds many of the current traditions at court to be wasteful and ineffective. He happily takes over their management by introducing more effective and responsible methods. Albert becomes very excited about their welfare project, and builds his ideas off of plans he has seen that have worked elsewhere. He comfortably adopts a settled, predictable lifestyle and enjoys the sense of togetherness that working toward a common social good brings him.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): He sets out to please Victoria, but comes to care deeply for her, and both encourages her to be careful in the friends she chooses and to make more of her own decisions. Yet, it is Albert who pushes for social reform and welfare, and who encourages reconciliation between Victoria and her mother. He is sympathetic, compassionate toward one and all, and tends to adopt the emotional state of mind of those around him. He is hurt when not allowed to contribute in some way, very encouraging, and more amenable to pleasing others than his wife.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): He desires understanding, so that he can change things for the better; Albert wants to know the why of things. Why must he let Victoria lead? Why do they serve dinner for a monarch that has been dead over two decades? What are the motivations of the Prime Minister? He enjoys analyzing the problems around him and fixing them, but does it all with tact and grace.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Something of a romantic, Albert is also open to new ideas and a bit of a dreamer. He senses what is going on in Victoria’s letters by reading between the lines, and fears the consequences of her decisions in the present and what they may mean for the monarchy in the future.
Let’s say you’re going on vacation.
Big Picture: hey, let’s go to New York and see some shows.
Detail Person: That sounds fun. What week do you have off work? What shows in particular do you want to see? How much money do you want to spend? Which airline do you want to fly out of? Do you want to take taxis or the subway? How do you want to get to the hotel? What accommodations do they have there? What shows are playing in season? How long are they and how much do they cost? Do we have time to eat before our show?
Bic Picture thinkers focus on an abstract concept, where detail-oriented people focus on everything involved in the process of pulling off that concept. Big Picture thinkers are good at coming up with ideas, but not always great at knowing how to accomplish them and can sometimes be thwarted by unexpected details, like… not enough money, not feasible, or not taking into account the million little details that go into a business venture.
Here’s another example:
Big Picture: let’s start a business! Here is what I want to do, and what I want to accomplish. I want to start up a tea shop. I know what I want, design and menu-wise, and where I want it to be.
Detail Person: that sounds awesome! Do you know how much the rent is? How much revenue we can count on per month? How much the taxes will be for income and business taxes? We need to make sure that we can accommodate people with food allergies, so we need to figure out double menus and how much storage space we have in the kitchen. There are a million different kinds of teas to choose from… do you have any preferences? What should our hours be? What days will we be open or closed? How far is the drive?
The two types can pull off things together, because BP thinkers can come up with great ideas and really pump up the DP thinker, by engaging them in seeing the BIG PICTURE in ADDITION to the details, whereas the DP thinker can actually take care of all the million little things required to turn the idea into a reality (ie, purchasing plane tickets, finding out show times and feasibility, figuring up taxes, etc), thus enabling the BP thinker to actualize their dream.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Coraline is constantly sticking to her gut feeling and internal values, and makes decisions based off of them. She is not afraid to show anger or annoyance at Wybie or her new home situation, but deep down, she truly cares about the people in her life and will risk her safety for them. She isn’t easily swayed by the opinions of others or what is or isn’t considered “socially acceptable.” Despite her mother’s criticisms of how strange her new neighbors are, she still makes an effort to meet them herself and form her own opinions of them, only to realize that they aren’t as bad as they were made out to be. Although the other children were lured by the Other Mother and decided to have the buttons sewn into their eyes, Coraline was not going to be easily convinced.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): While Coraline is driven by her feelings, she is always displaying her vivid imagination in creative ways and bright colors. The ordinary world is too dull for her, and she needs enough stimulation to suit the big imagination she has! Despite being surrounded by bleak colors and monotony, she wears her bright yellow raincoat and boots, and she begs to get colorful gloves in order to stand out from the colorless world around her. The Other Mother makes wonders based on Coraline’s own desires, which are full of colors, delicious food, playful music, and unique creatures juxtaposed onto ordinary objects.
Introverted Sensing (Si): INFPs are known for having an “other-worldliness” quality that distracts them easily because of their Si, which describes Coraline. She often compares her past with the present: what has changed since she moved, what is different between her ordinary world and the Other world. Although she enjoyed the Other world, she could not get comfortable with viewing it as her “real” world or the Other Mother as her “real” mother, simply because that is not the way it was before.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Since this is a weak function for her, her focus and organization are not necessarily the best, and she mostly makes decisions based off her feelings. She does, however, use a lot of logic to figure out where the other children’s eyes are and how to defeat the Other Mother. She also shows some “grip” experiences when she is upset about her new house by being overly critical.
Being able to do something they are either good at, or that they enjoy, probably relating to their top two functions — the two they are most comfortable with and find easiest to use.
On another level, being around other people energizes extroverts, and being alone energizes introverts.
Sensors enjoy doing physical things, but Se and Si react differently. Se-doms and auxes might gain energy from going rock climbing or biking, where a Si-dom or aux will gain energy by doing something that they love and that has happy memories for them (photo albums, drawing, knitting, sewing, etc).
Intuitives enjoy doing novel things and/or daydreaming or brainstorming. Ni will be more relaxed working on their rich inner world, adding more turrets to their proverbial castle, whereas Ne will want external stimulation of some kind and probably to share its ideas with others.
The things that drain us tap into our lower functions and require their use, and the things that restore us return us to our natural state of being, which is in the upper functions. However, in less stressful situations (not related to work, for example) our lower functions can be a source of fun and relaxation. So an INXJ might relax by gardening, thus using their Se to appreciate nature; and an ISXJ might enjoy theorizing and reading between the lines with Ne for a short amount of time. Or an ESXP might use Ni to think and dream about their future. Etc.
I have yet to meet an NJ of any kind who doesn’t have long-term thinking / planning or whose life isn’t centered around very specific interests.
I’d say if the ENTJ in question is indeed an ENTJ, they merely haven’t experienced enough in life yet to know what their driving force is and what they want. One must experience and/or know something exists to want a specific thing, otherwise we all just want without knowing what it is we want.
The other possibility is that they are in a loop of Te-Se. These goalless, intuitive-lacking ENTJs will be prone to reckless behavior driven toward immediate benefits and gratification, without any long-term thinking to help them rein in their impulses. They will be organizationally-driven to fix things, but not do so with any real foresight or intelligence.
Often, an ENTJ will have a singular goal, but their circumstances do not enable them to reach it and thus they become despondent, because they cannot visualize anything else for their life other than what they want. Not being able to have what they want may make them seem goalless, when in reality the harsh realization that their dream may be impossible has crippled their wings.
You already use it, to some extent… it gives you expensive taste, an eye for attractiveness, and a tendency to over-indulge in sensual pleasures under stress.
You can develop Se to pair with your Ni in forcing yourself to observe your environment and take in subtle physical indicators in other people’s behavior — micro expressions that will feed your Ni information, and make you more accurate in your predictions.
Se-development in general can be enhanced through spending time with SP types, whose higher Se will engage yours and help balance you out; and by pursuing physical activities that help you engage with your own body and interact in your environment. Many inferior Se users enjoy tackling physically exciting things like learning to kick box or mountain climb, but remember… it’s an inferior function, so TOO MUCH stimulation will wear you out.
That’s simple. Sheldon is not a Te-user, thus he cannot be IXTJ.
Subjective logic, not factual external logic. Ti-dom. Can you prove it, Sheldon? Nope. Just thought it up. Seems logical. He analyzes, not implements. Ti.
Theorizes, conceptualizes, is somewhat distract-able, and tends to leap in before he’s done theorizing or formulating, so he often screws up because of impulsive behavior in spite of logical soundness. Ti-Ne.
Then there’s his Si. I can’t eat this hamburger, it doesn’t have the same amount of pickles as last time, and I insist on having that number of pickles. Sheldon likes same-ness. He notices if things are different. He can be insanely anal about change. He likes the consistency of a routine in menial things (lifestyle, gaming, eating, etc).
Chastising, judging other people, craving approval and affirmation in his desire to be acknowledged as a genius — all Fe. Sheldon lets people know EXACTLY how he feels about stuff, all the time. Sure, some of it is based in Ti-logic, but it shows externally in tantrums and his craving for affirmation. Specifically, that’s inferior Fe.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Clarice is very straightforward and controlled. She easily organizes others to do what is necessary to keep Venice afloat and her husband in power. Her emotions never interfere with her decisions, nor with her rational understanding of how the world works. Clarice is a tactical thinker, who uses facts to pose her arguments and has little interest in discussing matters that do not directly apply to the situation at hand.
Introverted Sensing (Si): She respects the traditions of the city, as well as the role of marriage: it was made for practical purposes, and she understands the role she must play in the meantime (steady her husband’s course, and not mind his romantic entanglements on the side). Clarice has a deep appreciation for both her own history and that of her family; she feels strengthened in the knowledge that she is part of something long-lasting and significant, a lineage that stretches back generations. She is attentive to details when discussing matters with other people, and often speaks from her own experience.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Her imagination is piqued by Da Vinci, and also allows her to think up unusual ways to impress the visiting monarchs of Spain. Clarice knows what is happening between her husband and Lucrezia, even though he strives to conceal it from her. She has keen instincts, and often knows when someone is insincere or concealing something from her. Clairce may attend to the details, but she likes to focus on the larger picture (their continued control in the city, and the importance of maintaining their name).
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Though her husband’s romantic entanglements must injure her, Clarice never addresses them other than in a dismissive tone (yes, I knew all along). She puts an immense amount of effort into the causes and things she believes in, and expects others to do the same. She is not outwardly compassionate, but is kind enough to give Da Vinci the statue he so admires, in thanks for “indulging” her conversation.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Misty knows what she’s feeling and acts on it, even if she doesn’t always share it with others. However, she does feel lonely and wants a friend (after she brings Kyle back to life she wants him to stay with her, even though he can’t). She has a strict set of values she follows. She’s individualistic, expressing herself through her clothes and connecting with Stevie Nick’s music (she believes that Stevie is a witch like her, and that’s why she relates to her so much). She’s kind and wants to find her true tribe, and she’s truly a free spirit. She doesn’t care about norms and is emotionally impulsive.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Misty quickly sees the potential in Cordelia when she doesn’t believe in herself (“You’re such an awesome leader Miss Cordelia!”) and expresses it with enthusiasm. She’s very opened minded, rather creative and likes to look at the meanings, of what’s beyond. She sees the truth about other people, but is sometimes too stuck in the clouds and is oblivious of the things that are happenings around her.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Misty amazingly recalls information about Stevie Nick’s and Fleetwood Mac’s history, and can recite it by heart. She clings to Kyle after she’s taken care of him, because it was her who took care of him, and now they can’t take him away from her, because he’s hers. Her hell is a traumatic experience from the past (her in school having to operate a dead frog, and after she resurrected it she had to operate on a living frog).
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Misty isn’t very organized and quite humble. She has a hard time putting her feelings aside in order to take action.
Notes on the other characters: Zoe and Kyle doesn’t have much personality other than being star crossed lovers, but I’d say Zoe’s an ISFP, and Kyle has no personality whatsoever, but at first (before he was brought back to life) he seems like an ESFJ. Queenie is also an ISFP, while Nan is an INFJ. Delphine is a complete psychopath, but if I had to type her it’d be ESTJ. Myrtle is also an ESTJ, but a much healthier example of that type. For Spalding I’m thinking ISTP.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Mother Gothel likes to keep things under her control for her own use; when discovering the flower that keeps her young, she devises a way to conceal it from the outside world. Then, when confronted with the realization that she cannot steal Rapunzel’s hair without losing its healing properties, she does the most logical thing in the world: steal the baby! She keeps her locked up in a tower, using fantastical stories of threats from the outside world, to try to keep her content. Once Rapunzel runs off, Mother Gothel recruits others to accomplish her ultimate ends, and goes about it in a very straightforward, carefully planned-out manner.
Introverted Sensing (Si): She likes things the same and for them to be predictable; Mother Gothel expects Rapunzel to always be waiting for her when she needs a magical lift. She doesn’t understand Rapunzel’s increasing boredom in the tower, nor her interest in things outside of it. Mother Gothel prefers to rely on what has worked in the past, rather than devising new ideas for the future, both in her treatment of Rapunzel (scaring her with thoughts of the outside world) and in how she goes about manipulating her, and even in her unwillingness to let go of the magical flower.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Her scheming mind sees new possibilities in any situation; she quickly figures out how to use thugs to her advantage, she discerns what will frighten Rapunzel into obedience, and senses the threat that Flynn provides.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Underneath her flamboyant charm is a selfish woman who thinks only about her own feelings, who believes her way is “law,” and has no interest in Rapunzel’s happiness or wellbeing. Mother Gothel snatches the baby from the cradle without a thought for the princess’ parents and then intends to keep her hostage indefinitely. Her inability to comprehend “love” and what it entails contributes mightily to her downfall.