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From Object and Subject to Functions

By Boye Akinwande Object – simply a thing. An entity… Subject – Subclass of object. Refers specifically to the the sentient properties of an Object…we as human beings are of importance here… “Object” can make reference to both Subjects and the impersonal/mechanical properties of human beings as well From these, we arrive at: Subject to Object– Subject’s mechanical relationship to Object (Te) **puts self/sentiments in accordance with mechanics of environment Object to Subject – Object’s sentimental relationship to Subject (Fi) **reaches full height of personal feeling Subject to Subject – Subject’s sentimental relationship to Subject (Fe) **gets best grasp on…

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Associations between Personality Styles and Functions

By Boye Akinwande Abstract: In this article, I’ll attempt to provide an explanation for the associations observed between Theodore Millon’s personality styles and the Jungian cognitive processes. So as not to reinforce the mindset, I caution readers to keep in mind that while such associations may exist, the personality styles should not be treated as absolute identifiers or aspects of the functions themselves. There is a tendency to determinetype on the basis of the occurrence of a style that’s commonly associated with a function/type instead of actually identifying the function itself. As we might expect, J types are overrepresented among styles where the standards that they uphold and adhere to are seen as valid in an objective sense.…

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Illustrating Function Axes

By Boye Akinwande In this piece, I wanted to provide a few simple diagrams that illustrate my understanding of the mirroring of and tension between the two functions on each function axis. While I’m aware that the functions are far more complex than they appear in the diagrams, my intention is to make the relationships between them easier to digest. Te/Fi As I’ve said in previous articles, Te/Fi types are prone to stressing the differences between individuals and thus perceiving the interests of others as diverging from their own. So much is illustrated in both the Te and Fi diagrams…

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Why Taylor Swift is ESTP

By Boye Akinwande Taylor Swift is among a number of people featured on whose type is disputed because of a conception of the Fe function as a rigidly defined adherence to social conventions and expression of common sentiments. Going by this conception, the suggestion that people like Carl Jung, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Kanye West are Fe types (as CelebrityTypes has suggested) has been dismissed, whereas Taylor Swift, who does have that persona, is considered one. It is my contention that some of what people attribute to a more conscious Fe function than the tertiary one of ESTPs is really a result…

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