Let's talk about how you can recognize the difference in these two functions when typing others. And while you're at it, feel free to vote.
There's a saying about missing the forrest for the trees or something like that, and I tend to see Te people as the ones who see the forrest and Ti people as the ones who see the trees. Te people are more about the main point of whatever is going on, while Ti people are interested in diving deeper into things, learning more of the specifics. If the subject is interesting, it doesn't matter that much whether they'll be able to apply the knowledge or not.
What do you think?