The 16 Functions

The 16 Functions

1E - Confident Emotion

Openly express their interest in any subject or lack thereof. Will walk you through their emotions and how they feel about anything or anyone. Often give out advice on handling or dealing with a relationship.  Understand the importance of culture and focus on translating cultural practices into meaningful endeavors.  Are quick to dole out value judgments, express anger, sadness, concern, and all emotions. May act as they see fit in any situation regardless of what the other party feels is emotionally appropriate. Can openly refuse to conform to social norms in regards to their emotional state. Do not feel like they owe anyone any explanations on how they feel, though this does not stop them from explaining their emotions to others. Trust their own intuition and sense of right and wrong - which is always involved in their worldview. Are guided by their inner intuitions about people and use this to deal with friendships and relationships. Do not respond well to continuous questions of their feelings and constant attempts at redefining relationships. Can lead spiritual movements and guide others into new and uncharted emotional territories. Expect that others feel the same way as they do. Dislike to be constantly questioned or challenged about their emotions – will double down on said emotion.  Prefer to view relationships as static and are quick to change their mind if things sour too quickly on the other end. May obsess over certain kinds of art, music, or people. Are intensely and profoundly affected by emotional landscapes. Relate all incoming experiences into how they make them feel over many axes.

The 1E function is formed by combining the emotion aspect (E) with the confident attitude (1st). Confident emotion (1E) has a strong interest in one’s own concept of emotions. All 1E types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to the emotional world. They may be aggressive about their opinions on relationships, personal feelings, culture, art, deep desires, and person to person interaction. These types tend to focus intently on the personal results that can be obtained from the emotional world which they use to solidify their opinion on these matters.

2E - Flexible Emotion

Are open and honest about their own emotions while simultaneously helping others to do the same. Will always listen to others’ doubts while offering a stable and reliable arena to express one’s self. Can negotiate through any sort of disagreement or emotional turmoil between members of a group. Will tend to play peacemaker whenever it is necessary. Consider others opinions on emotions and feelings as valid as their own. Tend to think disagreements and blow-ups are not the end of a friendship. Appreciate all cultures and have a hard time creating any sort of value judgment against people for their cultural practices. Believe that everyone has an intuitive nature underneath. Focus heavily on how their own and others feelings align. May police the expressions and feelings of a group - which can cause discomfort among those who normally express themselves unhinged. Are quick to encourage others into sharing their deepest desires. Are patient and relaxed with others’ insecurities. Always focus on calming anxiety caused from stressful and rocky relationships.  Love to share their music and entertainment preferences while hearing out others’. Give impressions of openness regardless of how open they truly are. Aim to help people to lower their emotional shields.

The 2E function is formed by combining the emotion aspect (E) with the flexible attitude (2nd). Flexible emotion (2E) has a strong and open interest in all things related to the concept of emotions. All 2E types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to the emotional world. They are mostly diplomatic about their opinions on relationships, personal feelings, culture, art, deep desires and person to person interaction. These types tend to focus intently on processing, improving and negotiating all the ways in which humans express themselves. They use this ability to keep others at ease on all matters related to emotion.

3E - Insecure Emotion

Are confused and sometimes stunted by emotional turmoil happening inside. Can try to ignore their emotions in order to feel a sense of calm. Do not know when to apply these inner reactions to any given situation. May feel faltered in their relationships if they are not given ample reassurance that they are allowed to express themselves. Are unsure and pressured by their intuitions as they do not know if they should trust them or not. May feel a weary anxiety when around people who are emotionally volatile. Tend to be confused by cultural differences and may try extra hard to understand them in order to avoid falling into any sensitive disagreement. Can go overboard with their emotions and become venomous which causes regret. May focus entirely too much on what their friendships, loved ones, and intuitions mean to them - often leads to neuroticism and anxiety about every new person who enters their lives. Oftentimes do not know how to go about something when they’re feeling offended – may distrust the offended feeling all together.  At times, go on long tirades of emotional outbursts (good or bad) due to holding them in for extended time periods. Can cause themselves paranoia in wondering how they will ever love someone.  May be puzzled by art when it is not directly clear what it’s expressing.  Do not know what their deep desires mean and how to interpret them - but wish to understand them.

The 3E function is formed by combining the emotion aspect (E) with the insecure attitude (3rd). Insecure emotion (3E) has an apprehensive and unsure attitude towards all concepts of the emotional world. All 3E types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to human emotions. They are mostly anxious about their understanding of relationships, personal feelings, culture, art, deep desires and person to person interaction. These types tend to have a shaky and unstable relationship with how they process all things related to the emotional realm. They tend to need clarification and feedback from others when engaging in all emotional matters.

4E - Oblivious Emotion

Are quick to decide what an emotion means whenever it gets in the way of other life circumstances. Are very easy going and relaxed. At any given time, are unsure of what their true feelings are. Do not like to be bothered about what they are feeling or intuiting. Can go for long periods of time without feeling any sort of relevant emotion. Do not concern themselves too much about the things they do feel. Trust that their partnerships and friendships will let them know when something is wrong. Tend to feel that their relationships will come and go when they are destined to. Do not react to cultural differences between people. Prefer to judge people by their merit and accept any sort of emotional reaction from anyone. Can remain cool under most emotional pressure so long as they are not expected, themselves, to emote. Do not get many shots of intuition - but when they do, are quick to move forward with what they did figure out. Enjoy listening to music and watching others perform and create art. Will listen to others talk about conceptual ideas related to emotions for hours on end. Trusts those who wear their emotions on their sleeves as they generally do not pay attention to this thing in themselves. Always trust others to correctly integrate and identify their own emotions.

The 4E function is formed by combining the emotion aspect (E) with the oblivious attitude (4th). Oblivious emotion (4E) has an ignorant and carefree attitude towards all concepts of emotion. All 4E types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to the realm of human expression. They are mostly easygoing and neutral about their understanding of relationships, personal feelings, culture, art, deep desires and person to person interaction. These types tend to focus intently on the results that can be obtained from expression and emotions, though this is not a top priority for them. They tend to trust in the feedback that they receive from others when inquiring in all matters related to emotion.

1F - Confident Physics

Have a strong understanding of where to place objects in their environment. Confident in their use of money and evaluating an object’s worth. Trust their own judgment in determining what is comfortable. Prefer to follow their own sense of aesthetics rather than deferring to mainstream fashion. Are rarely bothered by others comments on their appearance and will not change accordingly. Quickly figure out what is wrong when health problems arise. Can be extremely picky about what they believe looks and feels the best. Are unwilling to compromise their own living style according to others needs. May come off as greedy, selfish or spoiled due to getting what they want, whenever they want. Pay close attention to preferred textures, flavors and cuisines. Offer food without inquiring too much into others’ tastes. Give detailed stories of practical on goings in their lives. Change up their style freely without constraint. Are sufficient in developing practical skills to deal with life’s daily hiccups. Will engage in fun activities regardless of how acceptable it is by society.

The 1F function is formed by combining the physics aspect (F) with the confident attitude (1st). Confident physics (1F) has a strong interest in one’s own concept of the physical world. All 1F types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to the material world. They may be aggressive about their opinions on tastes, belongings, comforts, aesthetics and practical skills. These types tend to focus intently on the personal results that can be obtained from the material world which they use to solidify their opinion on these matters.

2F - Flexible Physics

Have a natural ability to show others the physical beauty of the world around them. They want to share their thoughts on healthy living while incorporating all feedback. Will give others resources, and provide advice on the application of resources to practical needs. Pay close attention to how others physically express themselves. Notice quality of clothing and have a keen sense of what patterns and colors work together. Tend to offer solutions on how to keep things tidy and neat. May converse about sensory experiences for long periods of time. Look for feedback on how others are experiencing their environment. Usually tend to everyone in a room and offer negotiable solutions to differing wants and needs. Have a hard time taking ownership over objects. Can sometimes become offended by overly critical remarks on appearance as they are sensitive to taste in fashion and aesthetics. May leave things entirely messy but still have a strong understanding of where and why things are in their current place. Are wonderful at curbing others’ health and body related neurotic anxiety. May become very materialistic but not in a selfish manner.

The 2F function is formed by combining the physics aspect (F) with the flexible attitude (2nd). Flexible physics (2F) has a strong and open interest in all concepts of the physical world. All 2F types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to the material world. They are mostly diplomatic about their opinions on tastes, belongings, comforts, aesthetics and practical skills. These types tend to focus intently on processing, improving and negotiating all things related to the material world. They use this ability to keep others at ease on all matters related to physics.

3F - Insecure Physics

Have a distinct confusion about their own bodily needs. Worry about physical flaws which, in turn, can inhibit confidence. May miss cues that others are intimately interested in them. Overthink purchases and their practical use. Become overwhelmed with health concerns and lack of solutions. Tend to have indulgent moments where caution is thrown to the wind. Obsessively research side effects of illnesses or ignore them completely. Can be vain perfectionists in order to mitigate physical apprehension. Are extremely sensitive to public opinion on style, makeup, aesthetics and fashion. Require a lot of feedback in order to make sure they are taking care of themselves properly. Often feel a nagging sense of urgency to improve their living space. Can be sensitive to filth, dirt, and grime. Sometimes convince themselves they are sick, diseased, malnourished or dying regardless if evidence points to the contrary. May resort to jealousy and possessiveness in order to keep control over their environment. Can heavily mistrust declarative advice on practical living. Collect facts about home improvement, health tips and project how-tos. Will obsess over how to stay active and keep busy in life.

The 3F function is formed by combining the physics aspect (F) with the insecure attitude (3rd). Insecure physics (3F) has an apprehensive and unsure attitude towards all concepts of the physical world. All 3F types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to the material world. They are mostly anxious about their opinions on tastes, belongings, comforts, aesthetics and practical skills. These types tend to have a shaky and unstable relationship with how they process all things related to the material world. They tend to need clarification and feedback from others when engaging in all matters related to physics.

4F - Oblivious Physics

Unattached to the physical world around them. Have a very hard time paying attention to own comfort levels. May miss opportunities on bettering their living environment. Can forget to fix or upgrade necessities. Leave belongings lying around until they become a hazard. Have an easy time adapting to others’ physical and practical needs. Ability to relax anywhere, regardless of activities going on around them. Will engage in practical living when it supports a particular goal or other life interest. May form habits at a young age to deal with the obliviousness to their health. Will try any sort of new food or style and form an opinion after experiencing it.  Have to experiment often to figure out their personal tastes. Do not like to go in depth about their food preferences.  Averse to being reminded of practical measures that need completed. Forget to schedule doctor check-ups and follow-ups. Have an ability to detach from what is going on around them to dive into the intuitive nature of the moment. Do not notice dust, clutter, or filth unless it’s directly impeding a project or goal.  Trust in the practical advice they receive. Do not usually care about the value of objects and possessions. Usually have an odd and unorthodox sense of style. Tend to completely forget how much money they have. Can lose track of their belongings until later stumbled upon - usually by surprise.  Accept food and comfort from others without hassle or second thought. Rarely picky about where they are located in a public space.

The 4F function is formed by combining the physics aspect (F) with the oblivious attitude (4th). Oblivious physics (4F) has an ignorant and carefree attitude towards all concepts of the physical world. All 4F types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to the material world. They are mostly easygoing and neutral about their opinions on tastes, belongings, comforts, aesthetics and practical skills. These types tend to focus intently on the results that can be obtained from the material world, though this is not a top priority for them. They tend to trust in the feedback that they receive from others when inquiring in all matters related to physics.

1V - Confident Volition

Prefer to quickly understand what needs to be done in any situation. Highly trust and value their own sense of time and dignity. May go long periods of time thinking about their own identity and how they can apply themselves to the changing the world. Put a lot of attention on work ethic and responsibilities. Tend to trust their own knowledge of human endeavors over others. May be entrepreneurial and a one-(wo)man show. Take on the task of being a leader and responsible for others – even when not in any position to do so. Will overestimate own abilities due to often discounting others’ motivation. Do not like to be constantly reminded of their responsibilities. Tend to feel completely in control of their desires.  Will decide how to reach a desired goal without second thought. Focus on how and when to show self-control in any situation. May do things for other people without realizing because it’s what they wanted done. Often override others wishes in place of their own. May talk extensively about how to get something accomplished, but usually already has a firm grasp on own sense of energy. Does not require others to intervene or help unless it has been decided by the 1V themselves.

The 1V function is formed by combining the volition aspect (V) with the confident attitude (1st). Confident volition (1V) has a strong interest in one’s own concept of willpower and volition. All 1V types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to what makes up one’s identity. They may be aggressive about their opinions on responsibilities, obligations, goals, willpower, and how to overcome obstacles. These types tend to focus intently on the personal results that can be obtained from human willpower which they use to solidify their opinion on these matters.

2V - Flexible Volition

Enjoy engaging with the crowd and understanding what it is that motivates people as a whole. Will negotiate responsibilities and are often accepting of excuses so long as they make sense and are explained. Can endlessly accept others’ laziness - even until it hurts the goal. Often hide disappointment and sour feelings towards others’ laziness and disrespect.  Can listen to all sides of a power struggle and learn how to keep people effectively working together. Can sometimes be lazy and unbothered by the lack of momentary energy. Enjoy being motivational and a leader - constantly updating and inviting feedback on how to improve.  Naturally balance out obligations in life. Know how to calm down the anxiety of a room when the pressure to perform is on. Are always willing to listen to others’ life struggles. Often want to discuss how to get things done and what has worked for them in the past. May prefer talking about *how* to improve rather than putting in the actual work. Endlessly diplomatic with others who are in power - always willing to give and take when needed.

The 2V function is formed by combining the volition aspect (V) with the flexible attitude (2nd). Flexible volition (2V) has a strong and open interest in all things related to the human drive. All 2V types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to what makes up one’s identity. They are mostly diplomatic about their opinions on responsibilities, obligations, goals, willpower and how to overcome obstacles. These types tend to focus intently on processing, improving and negotiating all things related to the human drive. They use this ability to keep others at ease on all matters related to volition (V).

3V - Insecure Volition

Find work ethic to be a confusing concept. Often do not know how to react to their responsibilities as a human. Prefer to process the tenets of their willpower - and will react very negatively to those who push them to make a move. Can completely ignore any sort of question regarding their identity until it’s safe or comfortable to do so. Will feel anxious about large workloads and often insecure in how their duties to perform are perceived by others. May feel like constantly proving themselves in order to settle the inner conflict of their capabilities. Tend to not understand their potential and how they can affect others.  Overestimate how much motivation something actually requires. May panic when they are not feeling as energetic as they’d wish.  Tend to become anxious over obstacles and unsure of how to pass them. Do not know how to go about their obligations. May make promises but then become unsure of how to keep them. Will over-analyze and replay all the things they’ve accomplished in their recent history - unsure of the next steps to take.

The 3V function is formed by combining the volition aspect (V) with the insecure attitude (3rd). Insecure volition (3V) has an apprehensive and unsure attitude towards all manifestations of human willpower. All 3V types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to volition. They are mostly anxious about their understanding of responsibilities, obligations, goals, willpower and how to overcome obstacles. These types tend to have a shaky and unstable relationship with how they process all things related to the human drive. They tend to need clarification and feedback from others when engaging in matters of volition.

4V - Oblivious Volition

Can go long periods of time not caring about their responsibilities. Tend to only do things in order to feel a sense of accomplishment so they can transition back to a quiet lifestyle. May not reach out to friends and family for a long time as they do not generally keep track of previous endeavors. Do not concern themselves with endlessly discussing life improvements and motivation. Feel as though their identity is fixed and will only make slight adjustments to it when absolutely necessary. May forget their obligations or leave it on others to do as they best see fit. Quickly accept that those with more energy are more capable of accomplishing their goals. Due to downplaying their own volition - they have an ability to look effortlessly successful. May not be too concerned with showing others confidence or proving themselves. Can completely ignore the effect they have on others, preferring to stick to patterns until the time comes to change them.  Take extra time to energize themselves and the window of that energized state is small. Can let obstacles stay in their way until they actively notice them. Will drift between actively searching for inspiration and ignoring changes in energy, though, this is not a cause for concern for them.

The 4V function is formed by combining the volition aspect (V) with the oblivious attitude (4th). Oblivious volition (4V) has an ignorant and carefree attitude towards all concepts of volition. All 4V types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to the realm of human willpower. They are mostly easygoing and neutral about their understanding of responsibilities, obligations, goals, willpower and how to overcome obstacles. These types tend to focus intently on the results that can be obtained from the human drive, though this is not a top priority for them. They tend to trust in the feedback that they receive from others when inquiring in all matters related to volition.

1L - Confident Logic

Strong focus on how they believe things operate. Always put forth unambiguous answers as to how and why things work. Continuously reevaluate the rules of logic in order to keep opinions up to date.  Solely trust in their own ability to reason through any sort of puzzle or problem. Discount others’ explanations until it can be verified for themselves.  Thrive in situations with a lot of chaotic and extraneous information. Refuse to change their opinion unless they can take credit for being involved in the thought shift. Are quick to zone in on a causal links to the current state of reality. Have a strict guideline as to what qualifies as useful research or information. Have no problem instructing and teaching new ideas to others. Problem solvers who excel in formal academia. Easily receive high marks in academic arenas, sometimes challenging the grade scale’s status-quo.  Always aware of unknown variables that other people are failing to see - quick to point them out.  Tend to dislike arguing unless they can lead the discussion without being discounted. May fall into a know-it-all attitude. Have an always evolving program of understanding of the world that only they control - rarely letting others change their mind.  Quietly philosophize the meaning of life unless it’s useless to their current venture. Prone to correcting others’ mistakes rather than discussing merits of the problem.  Have a hard time admitting when they’ve made a mistake. Have great trust in their own ideas and how they apply them to knowledge as a whole.

The 1L function is formed by combining the logic aspect (L) with the confident attitude (1st). Confident logic (1L) has a strong interest in one’s own concept of logic. All 1L types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to the systems of the mind. They may be aggressive about their opinions on higher knowledge, political arguments, scientific thought and their own abilities to reason. These types tend to focus intently on the personal results that can be obtained from the inner workings of the mind which they use to solidify their logical analyses.

2L- Flexible Logic

Love to openly philosophize of underlying theories and pieces of knowledge. Will go to great lengths to explain in detail inner workings of an idea. Tend to be fascinated by rules and formal logic. Are open to others’ confusion and are quick to help unsure attitudes regarding logic. Have an inherent hope for the future of human intelligence. Are great at evolving discussions by playing devil’s advocate.  Will argue for the sake of arguing without becoming too offended.  May bother other people too much about their opinions which can cause tenseness.  Believe that anyone can learn anything if they’re willing to invest time into pondering.  Willing to share sources and help others understand their reliability. Walk people through their proofs and arguments with unambiguous explanations.  Are drawn to philosophical thoughts and exercises with multiple participants.  May spend too much time on very simple ideas in order to expand their mind.  Highly trust their own abilities to investigate reasons behind any action.  Are accepting of those who ask for help with logical puzzles - while also demonstrating this behavior themselves.  Are extremely patient with those who are insecure about their intellect.  Appreciate honest opinions regardless of how aggressive they are.

The 2L function is formed by combining the logic aspect (L) with the flexible attitude (2nd). Flexible logic (2L) has a strong and open interest in all logical concepts. All 2L types are sufficient at being involved in matters relating to the world of the mind. They are mostly diplomatic about their opinions of higher knowledge, political arguments, scientific thought and their own abilities to reason. These types tend to focus intently on processing, improving and negotiating all things related to the material world. They use this ability to keep others at ease on all matters related to logic.

3L - Insecure Logic

Very skeptical of all logical thought. Unsure of how to organize information and ideas. May spiral into anxiety when thinking about intellectual pursuits. Feel trapped when expected to offer in depth explanations.  May choose to obsess over formal logic or reject it all together.  Are very sensitive to criticism of their ideas and being told they are incorrect.  Prefer to engage with others about the tenets of logic so long as they are communicative. Tend to spend hours rewriting any sort of opinion piece.  Have a distrust of their own concept of reality. Can get pulled into religious zealotry and cult ideology as a place-marker for lack of assured logical thought.  Worry about the meaning of life and existence.  Prefer to check in with others rather than openly assert their opinions.  Feel regret when they make their academic work public. When speaking, can overemphasize odd and out of place words. Have a hard time understanding how language and communication are developed.  Often have a fascination with foreign language but insecurity in expressing thoughts outside of their native tongue.  Overthink almost everything they communicate.  Can be prone to aiding conspiracy theories and distrust of popular sources of information.  See the underlying negative possibilities that others ignore or miss.  May become trapped in negative thought loops.  Twist or misrepresent others’ logical explanations through their own language rather than how they were initially presented. Have a hard time trusting in their memory when it comes to detailed logic - which can lead to repetition and obsession.

The 3L function is formed by combining the logic aspect (L) with the insecure attitude (3rd). Insecure logic (3L) has an apprehensive and unsure attitude towards all logical concepts. All 3L types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to the logical realm. They are mostly anxious about their opinions of higher knowledge, political arguments, scientific thought and their own abilities to reason. These types tend to have a shaky and unstable relationship with how they process and logically organize the world around them. They tend to need clarification and feedback from others when engaging in all matters related to logic.

4L - Oblivious Logic

Easygoing and open to others’ points of view. Not overly interested in the meaning of life unless it’s relevant to their current activities. Can cut conversations short if clear answers to problems are not gained. May depend on previous objective intellectual thought and ideas to figure things out. Are not overly motivated by academic success. Don’t tend to spend much time thinking about how rules and systems apply to reality. Trust that other people have spent the appropriate time proving a point, which in their mind, makes it more valid. Prefer to quickly diagnose a reason to answer a “why” question. May get annoyed if people pressure them to explain complex logical underpinnings. Zone out when conversations turn towards epistemology, philosophy and science. May think they are not smart regardless of their actual level of intellect. Prefer cut and dry answers to problems rather than philosophizing endlessly. Do not mind being around self-assured intellectuals - and will defer to them for answers rather than producing answers themselves. Have a high tolerance for being corrected or constructively criticized in academia.

The 4L function is formed by combining the logic aspect (L) with the oblivious attitude (4th). Oblivious logic (4L) has an ignorant and carefree attitude towards all concepts of logic. All 4L types are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to the logical realm. They are mostly easygoing and neutral about their opinions of higher knowledge, political arguments, scientific thought and their own abilities to reason. These types tend to focus intently on the results that can be obtained from logical analysis, though this is not a top priority for them. They tend to trust in the feedback that they receive from others when inquiring in all matters related to logic.