Extraverted Feeling – Acts to connect with others

What exactly we mean by the extraverted feeling is the process of the involvement or getting in touch with others. It also means the process of getting disconnected from others too. This feeling is often evident when one expresses his warmth, self-disclosure or displeasure towards others. The expression of social graces like politeness, friendliness, being nice, considerate or appropriate is all the part of the extraverted feeling.

Extraverted Feeling – acts of involvement
Extraverted feeling often involves acts that stand for being in touch with friends and associates, laughing and participating at the merry making and celebration, acting kindly and make people around you act in the same way. All these acts revolve around the extraverted feeling. Through this feeling we often respond appropriately to the expressed and even the unexpressed requisitions that the people around us often expect from us. With this feeling we often move on to self disclosure and inquire about others’ wants and needs and hence spark a conversation that helps us to know them in a better way and make ourselves well adjusted to their behavior. Thus, the extraverted feeling helps us to care.

What is the Function of Extraverted Feeling?
This is a feeling that makes people adjust their behavior to cope with the requirements of the others whether the requests are expressed or unexpressed. It is the ability to reciprocate and connect with the others around you with the feeling of consideration and warmth.

Personality types of Extraverted Feeling
There are two dominant types categorized under this feeling – the ESFJ and the ENFJ types.

What are the typical features of the ESFJ types?
ESFJ’s are the types those love people and are often recognized as the people’s person. They are warm and considerate with their company and have great qualities of sensing and judging. These qualities help them bring out the details about others, sensing them and judging them on their merits. They are the great readers of human characters and have the greatest ability in bringing out the best in the people around him. These people want to be liked by all making everything pleasant and supportive to all the others around them.

What are the typical features of the ENFJ types?
The ENFJ’s are the mentor and they are often referred to as the human pedagogues, they are often tremendously charismatic that attracts lot of people towards them. They have the unique power to manipulate others with their unique salesmanship and interpersonal skills.

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Extraverted Sensing – evaluate life by experience

Extraverted sensing is another major type of MBTI and it takes place when you are conscious to know the physical world at the context of rich details. This feeling makes to act on the basis of experience and to hope for getting immediate results. Data and experience matter most in this function to judge and know any fact or situation. You can also learn all facts about immediate areas or context and focus on those contexts. You can also seek actively for more inputs in the hope to get the entire picture to occur. This seeking continues till all the sources of input are exhausted or your attention is caught by something else.
You will find this extraverted sensing at its operating mode when you follow all those really exciting physical instincts or impulses. These instincts or impulses make you feel the thrilling aspects of actions of the present moments. As you move you may experience oneness with the physical world and find that this oneness finally turned into absorption by feelings of touch and sense.
What are the functions of extraverted sensing?
The extraverted sensing will allow you to see, judge and process life through sea of experiences. In fact these are nature of the sensing people who use their five senses through their senses. This function will help you to see, taste, touch, smell and hear keenly and it get its energy though experiences. This function also helps you to live and enjoy the present moments.
What are the Personality types of the extraverted sensing?
Like the other seven function of MBTI this extraverted sensing has two major personalities – the ESTP and ESFP.

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Introverted Feeling – give values to feeling

Judgments of introverted feeling are not easy to access as they are mainly related with gut reactions, feeling tones and images. Personality types categorized under this feeling go through a continuous measuring of values of situations. Importance of anything matters to them most and they generally seek judge according to the importance of values related with the situation. They also keep a cool balancing of the major issues of conflict and peace in the situations of life. This introverted feeling also makes us feel to think in situations where a value is compromised that at times some things need to be said only. But at other times this feeling mostly works in our inner world and is expressed only by actions and not by words.
What is the function of introverted feeling?
The introverted feeling allows people to know and take decisions based on their feelings and the things they value. It can be said that the feeling is the ability to judge situations and anything through others and realize them. Introverted feeling works like an internal radar to understand people and situations. When the feeling identifies any person who has values similar, it desires to connect with the same.
What are the Personality types under Introverted Feeling?
There are two major personality types with this feeling – ISFP and the INFP.

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Introverted Intuition – helps you to be a visionary

Introverted intuition is one of the major eight functions of the MBTI. This feeling is the act of involving synthesizing the contradictory or paradoxical to take the understanding to a new and different level. By implementing this process you can enjoy some new moments and experience some unimagined realizations coming to you. Finally, you express those sudden ‘That’ it!’ disengaging feelings. The realizations and sense of future coming from the introverted intuition generally seem to have the sureness aspect in them. There is also an imperative quality present in those realizations which help you to remain focused to fulfill your dream and vision of the future.
By using this process of introverted feeling you may believe on any symbolic action or focal device to transform, enlighten and predict. You can also explore yourself finding out the future on the basis of telling signs or unseen trends. You will also find this process helping you to work out critical systems of thinking or concepts and conceive novel ways or symbolic ways to understand things, which are universal. This process is also to help you create transcendent solutions or experiences.
What are the functions of introverted intuition?
As intuition helps people to process data or situations through meanings, possibilities and impressions so this introverted intuition will allow you to feel or get a glimpse of the future through your intuiting abilities. In other words it can be said that this introverted intuition is your ability to grasp the sense of a plan or pattern of the future. The introverted intuition will also help you to dissect and understand any critical information in easy ways.
What are the personality types with Introverted Intuition?
There are two major personality types with this introverted intuition – the INTJs and the INFJs. The INTJs have leadership qualities and abilities too. They are determined, analytical and introspective. As they are generally reserved, they like to remain in the background even when they are leading. The INTJs are also enough talented to bring ideas into reality from conception. They are also adaptable, have knowledge and strategic. They are perfectionist too and take other’s leadership till they are competent. The INTJs are also pragmatic, theoretical, attentive, self confident and decisive.

The INFJs are confident persons and really the rare type. These people are gentle, sensitive, introspective and caring. They also strive for peace and find satisfaction by helping others.

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MBTI eight functions

MBTI has eight major functions, which are also known as psychometric, mental functions or cognitive functions. These functions have dominant role over the MBTI types and play vital role in shaping the character or features of the types.
What are the MBTI eight functions?
The MBTI eight functions are introverted thinking, extraverted thinking, introverted sensing, extraverted sensing, introverted feeling, extraverted feeling, introverted intuition, and extraverted intuition.
How the MBTI eight functions work?
Each of MBTI eight functions has its specific role in guiding the inner and outer worlds. It has been found that at times the same function work in a completely different way in both the worlds.
How does each of the MBTI eight functions type affect on the respective personalities?
Each function has its specific impacts in making the person behave, believe or act in a particular way. The following are the ways by which each function makes the respective person works and believes:
Extraverted Sensing (Se)
This MBTI function believes in the present and takes concrete data into account to understand and judge any situation.
Introverted Sensing (Si)
This MBTI function is known to have faith on the past. Hence it often compares facts and experiences of the present to the past to evaluate or understand any situation. Also, it likes to store sensory data for the use of future.
Extraverted Thinking (Te)
This function has concern for laws and rules of the external world. It also seeks consistency and logic in the outer world.
Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Highly subjective and believes on the unconscious flashes that may be really difficult to understand for others. It uses its internal framework to think and understand any situation.
Extraverted Feeling (Fe)
This function lets you to seek harmony between relationships in the outer world. Cultural and interpersonal values are also important to this function.
Introverted Feeling (Fi)
As its name suggests this function is highly based on personal values. They seek harmony of thoughts and actions based on personal values but are seldom successful to articulate those values.
Introverted Intuition (Ni)
This function highly believes flashes that are coming from the unconscious. It takes into account the thoughts and ideas through its internal framework.
Extraverted Intuition (Ne)

Though believes on flashes coming from the unconscious but these flashes are to be shared with the other people. People dominated by this function believe that there are possibilities in the outer world.


ENFP-in quest of new purpose

An ENFP will direct his or her energy towards the spoken words and the outer world. The aim of an ENFP is to explore new possibilities, develop new potential, and give rise to new situations, which will finally yield to hope of something better than the past or present. ENFPs love to be involved in those works that have varieties and scope of experiments.
What Qualities does An ENFP display?
Extraverted Intuition (Ne) is the dominant function of an ENFP, and the exclusive characteristics related with this function make an ENFP to

  • Focus more on future possibilities than the present
  • Look at information from a global perspective
  • Spot relationships and patterns leading to the understandings of major issues
  • Enjoy variety, challenge, and change
  • Experiment with new ideas and discover new possibilities through work experience
  • Change methods expecting that will yield to improvement
  • Show interest in evolutionary departments strategically
  • Have interest in discovering ideas rather than bring those to closure

The introverted Feeling judgment is supported by the intuition function, and this governs the emotions and thoughts of the inner world. This finally the affects the intuition by:

  • Appreciating others’ contribution inwardly but seldom express the same
  • Focusing intuition on possibilities and ideas relating to people
  • Rejecting options internally, which conflict with their values however; such rejections are seldom seen or expressed to others

The ENFP adds value to a team through:

  • Building team spirit by their enthusiasm and own energy
  • Encouraging his or her team for changing together, to the bring the change an ENFP act as a catalyst
  • Focusing on proposals of other and the areas of agreement
  • Exploring wide ranges of options to find out any agreement in areas of disagreements
  • Contributing ideas that are creative
  • Including other members in the process to develop vision and ideas
  • Accepting of contributions of others, irrespective of varying qualities

What are the drawbacks of an ENFP?
An ENFP lose sights of the main purposes of any discussion, and this finally makes them to go off at tangents. He or she can initiate several projects, and finally cannot deliver all of them. An ENFP may appear talkative at times. He or she may make errors of facts. An ENFP May introduce many changes without any compact and workable routine of those changes.

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INTJ- the thinkers

INTJs as understood are those personalities who are more directed by thinking and emotion of inner world. Their imagination has no bounds and they always work out their own thought process. They do not necessarily go by the worldly views of things happening around them.
An INTJ organizes work and plan his or her life based on logic. They do not follow others and are very independent in nature. They are not influenced by expected norm of the society and generally put their individual ideas into practice.
What Qualities does An INTJ display?
Intuition is the dominant function of INTJs, and the common characteristics included in the function are

  • The key issues could be understood better by looking at the information from global view point. The pattern can be spotted; relationships can be studied to understand it.
  • The future possibilities are taken into account more seriously rather than lighter issues of here and there.
  • What really excite these personalities are challenges, variety and changes. Monotonous routine puts them off.
  • They always strive to bring about changes in the world one lives, small or big changes are always welcomed.
  • Their observation to understand the underlying pattern is what they seek.
  • Achieving excellence and searching competence is the entire idea, the driving force behind their temperament which can be best described as Promethean, or Phlegmatic.

An INTJ adds value to a team through:
In a team environment, the INTJ can contribute by:

  • The constant nature of any job tends to bore the INJT; they have the ability and conviction to challenge the status quo.
  • The ability to understand any concept and principle involved can be of great help to a team if it led by INJT.
  • The apparently insurmountable difficulty can be resolved by finding a way out.
  • Sense of direction in a team’s work and its objective can be kept afloat.
  • Motivate to produce better work quality
  • Making sure that the ideas and visions are effectively translated into action.

What are the drawbacks of the INTJs?

  • The single mindedness and inflexibility. In other words they are stubborn natured.
  • The realities of the current situation do not move or alter the thinking. They are impractical to certain extent.
  • They often lack appreciation for others and praise.
  • They are also found lacking of delegate
  • The facts and figures are not always taken into account by the INTJs while taking a decision


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ISTJ – men of the present

An ISTJ is known for focusing his or her energy to seek information and ideas to the inner world. They seek out theories and information with the aim of having a deeper understanding. They value their experience the most, constantly keeping a clear picture of the goals that lie ahead.
What Qualities does An ISTJ display?
Their most outstanding characteristic is perceptive, and it’s that of Sensing. Features of it are:

  • Evaluates information by seeking out the facts and the details
  • Gives more priority to the present than the future
  • Feels most at home in areas where experience has been gained
  • Approach taken is always realistic

There’s introversion in the perceptive function of Sensing. To word it differently, Sensing is what controls the words said or the emotions displayed. As such, the ISTJ will sets out to understand the world as it is right now, based on what they have learnt. They’re adaptive of the world as they continue to learn it and they’re highly pragmatic. They are subjective in the observations they make, being selective in the facts that they relate together. They’re more interested in the implications of the facts, than they are in the facts themselves.
The extraverted judgment of Thinking is what gives most support to the function of Sensing. That is to say that Thinking judgment guides the action taken or the words uttered. This affects sensing through:

  • Directing the attention of the inside world of Sensing to logistics and facts that are impersonal.
  • Pointing out injustices and errors
  • Basing decisions on logistics that are in support of their understanding of how the world is/works.

The ISTJ’s adds value to a team through:

  • Instinctively solving problems
  • Displaying hard work and efficiency in assigned tasks so as to beat the deadlines
  • Examining ideas based on their practicality
  • Using organizational skills to make practical contributions
  • Following set procedures and methods
  • Upholding the goal by encouraging greater focus

What are the drawbacks of an ISTJ?
An ISTJ may depend and focus too much on the present task and at the cost of interpersonal issues. He or she may articulate understanding of any situation. He or she may become at times too serious. An ISTJ may also seem lacking flexibility. ISTJs may not encourage others to innovate or experiment and may not have enthusiasm to promotr own achievements or ideas.

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ISFJ – loyal and realistic

An ISFJ is known for its conscientious and loyal nature. Emotions and thoughts play important part in an ISFJ’s life to shape his or her character. They are also loyal and conscientious. Like other MBTI types, the ISFJs have also some typical features, drawbacks, and strengths which define their individualities.
What are the major features of an ISFJ?
An ISFJ like to view information according to the details and facts and is realistic. They are more concerned with the present rather than the past. They are also comfortable with their known areas in which they have experience. An ISFJ finds its driving force in possession, service and duty.
Though an ISFJ is realistic but he or she also takes world in a subjective way. This is because of the dominant role of Sensing, which is introverted in ISFJs and this feature controls their inner world of emotions and thoughts. The ISFJs are also pragmatic in nature and adaptable to the present world. As they observe in subjective ways significance and impressions of any person or thing matter them more than true facts.
Feeling also plays an important part in shaping the features of an ISFJ and the outer world of spoken words and actions are dominated by this function. Hence an ISFJ is expected to appreciate others’ contribution, especially when these persons have been supportive to them. The ISFJs also make decisions based on their values to understand the world. They also reinforce subjectivities of observations.

How can an ISFJ contribute to a Team?
An ISFJ can make major contributions to a team and is expected to

  • Work hard and meet deadlines
  • Build team spirit and work in harmony
  • Can organize people through practical skills
  • Caring to the team members and value each member’s presence, needs, and contribution
  • Honor established traditions and hierarchies
  • Want to make sure that all are satisfied with the provided service

What are the drawbacks of an ISFJ?
An ISFJ may tend to avoid conflict and give necessary criticism

  • May not articulate her or his understanding of situations
  • May not state own needs
  • May turn too serious
  • May not promote own achievements and ideas

How does an ISFJ behave in times of stress?

Under stress an ISFJ may behave:

  • Seek solitude to think and work
  • Value others’ efforts appreciating encouragement
  • Seek for trusted and tried ways to solve problems after failing to realize needs for change
  • Go for pragmatic solutions
  • May show intolerance to those whom they do not find competent
  • May suggest ideas that are not practical
  • May start to find fault with everything
  • Pessimistic views of the future
  • May turn argumentative

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ISFP- Truly sympathetic and compassionate and enjoy present moments

Their emotions and their thoughts are where ISFP’s energy is focused. They have a strong standing on beliefs and opinions, especially those concerning acquaintances, or their present experiences. They’re empathetic with others.
What Qualities does an ISFP have?
The judging function that supersedes all others is that of feeling. It is characterized by making decisions that are based on values strongly held; they’re good with people, appreciating the company that they give. Also, they’re sympathetic, empathetic and highly compassionate when it comes to evaluating the effect of decisions made on others. The approach they always take is personal.
There’s introversion in the judging feeling they have. That is to say that their inside world where emotions and thoughts reside is governed by Feeling. As such the ISFP:

  • Their emotional life, though hidden from others, is highly developed and very intense
  • They hold personal values very close, even when they don’t openly show it
  • The things they accept in life or consequently reject are based on their emotions.
  • They have an appreciation of other people but they won’t display it.

AN extraverted perception of Sensing gives support to the function of Feeling. That is to say that Sensing controls the words spoken or the actions taken. This affecting Feeling through:

  • Directing the inside world of Feeling to present associations and relationships, for instance through conversations based on facts.
  • Showing greater care for the health and happiness of people they know, and treasuring their company more
  • Offering practical help to the people who need it

ISFPs’ typical disposition is Dionesian, Sanguine, whose inspiration is to free themselves from constraint, and enjoy the moments as they come.
What is the contribution of an ISFP in a team?
When placed in a team, an ISFP can help through:

  • Finding solution to arising people problems
  • Building up a team spirit by encouraging joint efforts, and nurturing fun in an understated way
  • Ascertaining that all team members are well
  • Taking note of facts, but without giving them too much gravity
  • Nurturing flexibility through sharing their ideas, putting shared ideas into consideration, and taking the side of the majority
  • Addressing the parts of the problem that concern people

What are the drawbacks of an ISFP?
An ISFP may not able to push his or her own contributions and ideas. He or she may also become stubborn over some issues that require proper handling. May avoid conflict and reluctant to give criticism when the same is necessary. May fail sometime to take long-term views.

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