Personality Type Dynamics Chart

Shows you:

  • Which cognitive functions (aspects of your personality) people see when they first meet you
  • Which of your cognitive functions you develop first and depend on the most
  • Which functions dominate your personality

  Type
What You
Extravert (1)
Primary (Dominant) (2)
Auxiliary
(Secondary)
(3)
1 ISTJ
Te
Si
Te
2 ISFJ
Fe
Si
Fe
3 INFJ
Fe
Ni
Fe
4 INTJ
Te
Ni
Te
5 ISTP
Se
Ti
Se
6 ISFP
Se
Fi
Se
7 INFP
Ne
Fi
Ne
8 INTP
Ne
Ti
Ne
9 ESTP
Se
Se
Ti
10 ESFP
Se
Se
Fi
11 ENFP
Ne
Ne
Fi
12 ENTP
Ne
Ne
Ti
13 ESTJ
Te
Te
Si
14 ESFJ
Fe
Fe
Si
15 ENFJ
Fe
Fe
Ni
16 ENTJ
Te
Te
Ni

To see the full chart with all 8 of the cognitive functions click here

For a quick description of the 8 cognitive functions, click here

Explanation

(1) The aspect of your personality that you show people when they first meet you is known as the function that you "Extravert." This describes how people first see you. This is what you present to the world.

(2) Your "Dominant" function is that part of your personality that develops first and is usually fully developed by late teens to early twenties. This is the strongest aspect of your personality. The one you depend on the most. It literally dominates how you are and how you behave during the first part of your life.

Why is this so interesting?

Extraverts (those whose first letter is "E") show the world who they really are. When you meet an Extravert, they show you their Dominant function.

But not so for Introverts. A person who has a Type with the first letter being "I" ( indicates they have a preference for Introversion) will not show you who they really are at first. They will show you the function they Extravert, which is not their Dominant function.

This is why getting to know Introverts is a little harder at first, besides the fact they are more quiet and less likely to initiate a conversation than an Extravert.

For example, look at the 4th Personality Type in the list, INTJ. Their Dominant function is iNtuiting. But they Extravert (show you) their Thinking (T) function instead.

All Introverts keep their Dominant function hidden and instead show you something else. Thus when getting to know and Introvert, you have to take more time to look a little deeper and to get them to talk about what is really important to them.

Extraverts are much easier to get to know because they will usually be talking about what is important to them.

Your Auxiliary Function Helps Support Your Dominant Function

Your "Secondary" or "Auxiliary" function starts to develop during your teens and should be fully developed along with your Dominant function by mid twenties. This is your second strongest function.

For a quick description of the 8 cognitive functions, click here

 



 


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