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Elucidating the interactions between thinking and intuition in INFJs and INTJs

By Lee Morgan

INFJ: (1a) The logical structure comes first. (Ti)

INTJ: (1b) The logical idea comes first. (Te)

INFJ: (2a) Logical structure restricts propositions. What can be said is known a priori. (Ti)

INTJ: (2b) Logical ideas restricts propositions. What can be said is known a posteriori. (Te)

INFJ: (3a) The proposition, “Number ran, statically,” is logical, but senseless. (Ti)

INTJ: (3b) The proposition, “Number ran, statically,” has a sense, but is illogical. (Te)

INFJ: (4a) Complex ideas emerge from the holistic layering of immiscible, but parallel, logical categories. The number of parallel logical categories is unknowable. For example, the complex idea, “human being” emerges from the layering of the logical categories “body”, “mind”, and an infinite number of other unknowable categories. (Ni + Ti Ex. Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein)

INTJ: (4b) Complex ideas derive from the reducible synthesis of miscible, but opposed, logical ideas. The number of logical ideas is knowable. The miscible logical ideas belong to the same category. For example, the complex idea, “human being” derives from the synthesis of the logical ideas “body” and “mind”. Because they are miscible, body and mind belong to the same logical category, i.e. spirit, material, etc. (Ni + Te Ex. Hegel, Marx, Sartre)

INFJ: (5a) Complex ideas are their own end. They are all attributes of an underlying, perfect idea. By proposition 1a, the logical structure overcomes the logical idea. For instance, Schopenhauer says that we can never outlive the world. (Ni + Ti)

INTJ: (5b) Complex ideas move toward an external end. Each synthesis moves toward a greater idea. By proposition 1b, the logical idea overcomes the logical structure. For instance, dialectical materialism ends in the proletariat dictatorship, rather than continuing on indefinitely. (Ni + Te)

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