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Perception Axis Bias in ITPs

By Michael Goist In explanations of Introverted Thinking, there is often a tendency to attribute elements of the INTP personality to ISTPs. An example off the top of my head goes something like: “Introverted Thinking seeks out the few binding principles that govern broad collections of information and data.” That sounds about right, but I’m an INTP. The “binding principles” part applies to ISTPs, but with the “broad collections” part we are unwittingly grafting qualities of Ne perception onto a psyche governed in part by Se. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Although he tried to be unbiased, Jung’s type…

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