Everyone has some traits that tend to rub people the wrong way. You might be guilty of dodging jobs you don’t like, assuming you’re smarter than someone or thinking you should be treated differently than the people around you.
While no personality trait or type is better or worse than others, when a behavior becomes a habit in your life it can sometimes turn toxic. You might not notice it at first but the people around you probably will!
Here are 5 common toxic personality traits to watch out for, as well as methods you can use to combat them before they take over.
Introverted Sensing (Si) is the dominant cognitive function for the way certain personality types absorb and understand the world around them. All types utilize some variation of the Sensing function and roughly half of the population functions as an Si user. You will be able to identify them once you are familiar with their processing techniques.
Thinkers (those who type as ‘T’ in the Myers and Briggs system) are good at logical thinking. They are planners, decision-makers and hard workers. But how you think can be further divided into two categories: Extraverted Thinking and Introverted Thinking. People with Extraverted Thinking traits like to follow a step-by-step process ‘out loud’ whereas Introverted Thinkers are more focused on organizing their inner world. Both tend to prefer clear, measurable results.
As an INFJ, I use Extraverted Feeling (Fe) as my auxiliary function. But what does Extraverted Feeling even mean? And what’s the difference in having it as a primary or secondary function? Before we get into it, let’s recap the eight cognitive functions, and how each personality type interacts with them.
There’s a common assumption that all Extraverts are outgoing and all Introverts are shy - but that’s not always the case. In fact, being shy and being introverted are two completely different things. There’s also a subset of extraversion where some people are shy but they still love social situations.
Confused? Read on to find out more about what makes a shy Extravert and 6 signs you might be one.
If you’re an Introvert, you’ve probably been told you’d be happier, more successful at your career, more fun, or just plain make the Extraverts more comfortable if you’d only decide to be more like them.
Is any of it true? Should you, like the proverbial leopard, want to change your spots and become an Extravert? And even if you wanted to, could you?
Let’s take a look at a bit of the science behind extraversion and introversion and see if you could change your core personality type.
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