Most tests for finding one's MBTI personality type contain questions regarding the 'Thinking' (T) trait that I find somewhat unsatisfactory. To me, being the 'T' type rather than 'F' indicates my affinity towards logic, which is objective, rather than emotions, which are biased, and incorporating such logic in taking decisions. Also, such decisions must portray an application of undaunted principles and just discretion. However, most questions regarding the 'T' trait are concerned with being selfish, competitive and apathetic towards others.
Does the 'T' trait incorporate a characteristic in one's personality which shows them to be devoid of compassion and selfish, or is it about feeling strongly for all things and yet not letting one's emotions and bias get the better of their sound, objective and logical judgment? (If it is the former, I doubt I am the 'T' type, although I've been categorised as an INTJ in all of the seventeen different versions of the MBTI test that I have yet taken.)

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sifan2000 says...

___"Most tests for finding one's MBTI personality type contain questions regarding the 'Thinking' (T) trait that I find somewhat unsatisfactory. To me, being the 'T' type rather than 'F' indicates my affinity towards logic, which is objective, rather than emotions, which are biased, and incorporating such logic in taking decisions. Also, such decisions must portray an application of undaunted principles and just discretion. However, most questions regarding the 'T' trait are concerned with being selfish, competitive and apathetic towards others."

Very good description. Agree, F and T functions are, in general, poorly described as "feeling" vs. "thinking". Pure nonsense. Both functions incorporate thinking; and, as you say, the distinction is Subjective vs. Objective. Also, yes, Objective (T) thinking seeks to avoid subjectivity and aims to exclude Feeling. Your (Spock-like) evaluation is that Objective thinking is free to be flawlessly logical-- e.g. "decisions must portray an application of undaunted principles and just discretion".

For sure, a prime characteristic of Objective logical thought is that it never fails to appreciate itself. But, then, anyone who pays attention to an INTJ's description of his/her solution to a problem is likely to be impressed, as well.

So, then, is it reasonable that test items fot "T" look for selfishness, competitiveness, and apathy towards others? Perhaps. What counts on a test is whether or not the items succeed in picking out "T".

___"Does the 'T' trait incorporate a characteristic in one's personality which shows them to be devoid of compassion and selfish, or is it about feeling strongly for all things and yet not letting one's emotions and bias get the better of their sound, objective and logical judgment?" ....

And, there is the flaw in Objective logical thinking which routinely blocks feelings: Someone who 'feels strongly for all things' has no noticeably strong feeling for anything in particular, which is to say someone who is rather apathetic. Can easily come to include even your self, which, after all, may well be sufficiently rewarded merely by objective logical thinking.

Shall surely concede to any INFJ caught in such a trap his/her Spockish aura. Emotions will not block your flawless logic; and, indeed, you are inclined to be selfless, literally. Yet, there may be bursts of somewhat pro forma selfishness to convince you or others that you care for your self.

Happily, many INFJs avoid the trap. Some escape it, too (e.g. via Se); but, things can be a little rough for a time.

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