Author: leontsao

8th Function of Each Type

Ti in INFPs and ISFPs The initial impression people have of this person is of someone who is a stoic, discerning, fair, and unanimated person—even cold and aloof. They initially appear to have sound, cool-headed rational judgment. As introverted judging functions, Ti complements Fi. Fi internally tries to feel things out, and then Ti comes Read More …

How the 8th Function is Expressed

The 8th Function is the role function. It is called a role function because it is the function we “put on” when we interact with others. It is the function that is worn like a mask, and it is used in the service of society. The 8th function is a “bold function”, which means that Read More …

ISFJ INFJ Self-Expression & Art + Visual Reading

Ni or Si lead: IxFJs are archetypical visual artists. I do not mean literal artists, but the energy they exude is best symbolized by the visual artist. Visual art can be characterized as subjective visual perception, which is epitomized by Ni and Si (subjective-“introverted”, perception- “perceiving”). The archetypical symbol of art is not extroverted perceiving, Read More …

The Adventures of Black-n-White

In the beginning, as they always say, there was the “black”—and then there was the “white.” As I listened to their voices I saw black in front of me: the void extending panoramically, ad infinitum in all directions. It felt rather peaceful really, as I floated equidistant from all distances. Then came a voice: “Black Read More …

Power of the 6th Function

The 6th function is a force to be reckoned with, lurking in the unconscious yet quite powerful. It is the secret weapon of every type. It is actually obvious in its strength and ability if you focus your attention on it, but we do not tend to do this in our day-to-day consciousness. It is Read More …

In the Media

A wonderful article written about my TEDxTalk: Creativity is More than a State of Mind The Atlantic has an article on the MBTI and the MBTI Meetup group I organize, and cited me extensively: Soul Searching Through the Myers-Briggs Test Selected as “Article of the Week” for The People’s Playground, I wrote about how I Read More …

INFPs & INTPs: Ni in the id

INPs Ni is shown in their experiencing of their inner perceptions with great conviction, great sage-like wisdom and sense of knowingness, but they privately and unconsciously manage their Ni, which exists in their id. Unless you direct their attention to their own Ni, they may not even realize they do it. As an INFP, it Read More …