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    Default Practical examples of Fi (or any other function)

    After reading the ubersly vague descriptions of on various socionics sites, I've been strugging with how this is my dominant function even though I feel and act so INFj-ish, I just look like them in the face, have the same demenaor in my relations with people, etc. But the description is just way too vague.

    Then it hit me, I think. When I was young I used to keep this notebook with me that explained the relationship I had with nearly every one of my classmates. It was very fun for me. I rated them based on how much I liked them (and vice-versa). Like I'd give them grades or stars next to my name.

    I was VERY proud about this as a kid, which now I think I was just showing off my leet -ness. I showed the notebook to my family, as I was so confident that I was right about my relationships in the world. (and they were equally impressed although that could just be them being parents) I was the stereotypical INFj in a way as I didn't seem to share myself much, but I was very confident about this ability for some reason. It was like I was an ESTp doing a backflip for people.

    So, I guess my point is...we need more practical examples of the vague descriptions.

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    Factual, applicable knowledge. Read what I wrote about Home Inspection. Also (and more importantly), I use Te in making decisions such as where to buy a house. I studied statistics about various areas. I read census data about % of homes that are own occupied, average income of the residents, average age of the residents (important because neighborhoods turn over and change when a lot of the people who live there are old), crime rates, etc. I also studied the city planner's and department of neighborhood services' plans for various areas. I then picked a specific area and looked at dozens of buildings there, getting an idea of the market values. Many people criticized me for choosing the area I did (it's the most racially and economically diverse neighborhood in the third most segregated city in the world), but I refused to listen to any of their warnings or wishes and proceeded to find a house that was priced tens of thousands of dollars less than market value.

    I learn as much as I can and then put that knowledge to use. In talking with others about factual data, I look at the information in terms whether or not it has practical use. I don't like to deviate from the a point until I feel the original matter is settled. It's like I'm talking about whether we should make cake or pie and other people start talking about the ingredients before we even establish what it is we're making.

    Example:

    Cherry was showing off her new navel jewelry to a bunch of people at work. I told her to make sure she keeps it clean because she'll be more likely to get an infection with her new jewelry. She got irritated and said "No Joy, you're wrong" (this particular person and I had a history of being irritated with eachother, and this particular conversation is a good example of why). I started to explain why I made the statement I just did, and she cut me off by yelling "No Joy. You don't know everything about everything." I said, "No, I don't. There's a lot of stuff that I don't know anything about. But I don't make stuff up. I know that it's more likely to get infected because I spent two months learning about body piercing full time. Jewelry with that many crevices tend to trap bacteria, and it's harder to clean because it's not like a ring that you can spin around." She laughed and said, "Okay, maybe you do know about that" and went on to ask me about the best way to clean it.

    Another example was when my ex boyfriend's dad was talking about how it's easy to overeat when you have spaghetti because it's so good. I told him it could also be because pasta expands 3 times it's size in your stomach, and he got this annoyed look on his face and was like, "I don't care." lol

    I've also always done well on tests at school because it's easy for me to absorb and utilize facts. Story problems were never difficult for me because of this. I also learn math problems best when I see examples. You can explain how to do it all day and it won't do much good (part of the reason is because it's difficult to pay attention), but if I can briefly study a couple of example problems, I'll get it right away.

    At work, I've always been able to find efficient ways of doing things. For example, when I worked at Burger King, everyday I saw the manager cleaning the fryers. It would take him a couple of hours. He got moved to the night shift, and cleaning the fryers became my responsibility. Within a week I had a system of doing it that took less than half an hour. It was easier, too. I did a lot of things like that at my waitress job, too. I'd come up with better ways of getting side work done well. Some people got irritated as if I was being invasive, but many of the ways I did things were adopted because they were simply better. When I was a delivery driver, the manager changed the shifts that the drivers would work because I suggested a different way of doing it and she saw how it would more effectively cover the necessary labor while cutting down on hours. When I was bartending, the owner adopted a few of my suggestions on how to run the bar more efficiently, including the way drinks are rung up. He changed the register to the way I suggested it be changed.

    I've been told that I always have to be right. It's not true. I don't care about WHO'S correct... I care about WHAT'S correct. I really don't mind being wrong at all.

    Side note: I am more confident in than I am any other function.
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    Yes! That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you.

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    Joy, for the longest time I was not sure about whether or not my father was a or a , but after reading your description I almost know for a fact that he is a , which would explain why his logic and regurgitation of fact annoys me to no end. Except one difference, he always insists that he's right and anyone who questions him must be an idiot. After reading what Slava said in the Te vs. Ti thread about how Te's prefer to approach things from Top to Bottom, while Ti's prefer to approach things from the Bottom to Top. My father had said that he planned on working on a project of his from Top to Bottom, in my head, the first thing that went through my head was "Don't you mean from Bottom to Top?"
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    Joy isn't really anyone that should try to provide a meaningful description of , by the way.

    Joy, you're going to confuse the newbies: please refrain.
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    you should write one FDG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    you should write one FDG
    I'm not really knowledgeable nor able to.
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    I'm not really knowledgeable nor able to.
    In that case, would you be able to privde a link or article of someone who is knowledgeable and able to inform me more about or any other function?
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    I don't know of any irl examples pf functions like that
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