I wont. But I get that sudden overwhelming emotion.
Love: the INTP way.
Sometimes my mother really confuses me. For the past several months I’ve been certain she was ESFJ. Then she goes and does something to throw me again.
Me, mum, and dad were talking about our methods for solving sudoku. Me and dad both said that we start at 1, find any we can, then move onto 2 and so on. Then go back to the start and go round again. Mum said that she didn’t understand that mentality at all, and would just pick any number which looked like there were a lot, then pick any other easy-looking one after that, and so on.
But surely, ‘our’ method is what you would expect of S-types? And mum’s is what Ns would be expected to do. But as far as I can tell, I’m Ne my dad is almost certainly Ni or possibly Ne, and my mum is almost certainly an SJ with Si. What is going on? Advice welcome.
Well, Ti is a very logical function so it would actually make sense for you to solve sudoku in a methodical manner. Whereas maybe an ESFJ, who has inferior Ti, just goes with whatever feels right?
Or maybe you’re both being logical, but you prioritize differently—you and your father move in numerical sequence (which has the advantage of making sure you don’t skip any numbers) whereas your mother goes by whatever seems to have the most information available (which might help her solve the puzzle faster)?
I use the same method as you when I solve sudoku puzzles—though if I see some really obvious answers then I do break the sequence. My mother, who is an ISFP, doesn’t seem to work in any particular order. She just stares at the puzzle and then fills in whatever strikes her, though I think she does work in some order mentally. We used to do puzzles together over breakfast on lazy weekend mornings, but it got really irritating after a while because I wanted to keep filling answers and I couldn’t if she was hogging the computer (we do puzzles online). It always felt like she was taking forever to fill things in. (I’m also kind of a bitchy backseat sudoku-er, I guess.) I’m not sure if the apparent disparity in our puzzle solving abilities is because Ti-Ne is more optimal for that sort of problem than Fi-Se, or because I just do more sudoku than her. (Probably both—she’s way better than me at solitaire, though.)
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going through the INTP tag
scrolling past the 91398741238947 people that claim to be “between types” or “two types omggg guyz”
i wish i could mass-message anyone who says that an introduction to cognitive functions but replying to everyone individually is exhausting (and they’ll probably just think i’m creepy because i’m a stranger who pops up all of a sudden to educate them about MBTI)
but it’s just so frustrating when other people talk about something and i know what they’re saying is WRONG
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