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ENxP: With a Little Help From Inferiority

None of ENTPs or ENFPs are well structured and highly organized. If they are, there must be something misplaced in their head and it won’t last for long. When I wrote ‘there must be something misplaced…’, I didn’t try to throw something figurative. In fact, it is their Si climbs up to the top of the stack, helping the Ne or even more surprising, replacing it temporarily.

As I said, it is not permanent that the Si dominates or at least gets along well with the dominant function. Thus, it is impossible for both ENTP and ENFP to use their introverted sensing (Si) as good and as far as ISFJ, ISTJ or ESFJ. We, ENxPs, might feel a sudden urge of organized pattern of life, or disturbing insecurity of being so random and unplanned but we will get back to thoughtful yet lazy-random beings not so long after we encounter something intriguing, forgetting the chance of being more organized. Shortly, it needs a very intense struggle to be organized and well-scheduled for ENxP.

Then what’s that Si for if we cannot utilize it as good as the master of introverted sensing a.k.a. The ISFJ and ISTJ?

Our Si is inferior. If I may use the analogy of weapon mastery, the Si is a shield and as I have mentioned in another post related to MBTI in MMORPG, none of ENTP or ENFP are natural shield wielders. ENTPs are Rogue assassin while ENFPs are hunters and huntress. They are elusively agile and having huge shield with them will just halt their mobility. Their shield meant to be something handy and thus, having their main weapon as one of the parrying tools will be more effective than having a tower shield. Before getting to far with my geeky video game analogy, let’s just say that the Si of ENxPs is just their ability to block and not necessarily their skill to utilize shield. ISFJ and ISTJ may utilize their Si as deadly weapon while for ENTP and ENFP, it is just a defense mechanism that they cannot rely on solely. Combining the extroverted intuition (Ne) of ENxP with their Si is the best way to utilize the inferior function. Here are some examples if you are ENTP or ENFP:

  1. You may not good at organizing stuff or doing practical housework things, but making it interesting by thinking of those works as daily different challenges that you must accomplish will make it more interesting. Set different target everyday.
  2. Your Ne allows you to grasp and expand the idea that you obtain from the outer world while you can utilize your Si to limit it and gain some helpful experience from it.
  3. Another perk of combining the dominant Ne and inferior Si is to learn from the experience of other people. A bad experience of someone that was told to you will build a mentality within you that you won’t fall into the same pit as he did.

See? It does not mean the inferior Si is useless. you can always use your weakness to support your strength. Anyway, there is nothing wrong for being so random. We are highly thoughtful, and more than that, natural brainstormers, though.

P.S.: Still no added-pictures on this post.

P.P.S.: Go to typeinmind.com  for more details about functions

 

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