Why I value Te over Ti and how they feel different, by me!
Ti sounds to me like this:
A, therefore B. Or A -> B. Then sometimes a Ti person will build upon that. A -> B, and B -> C, and C -> D, therefore D.
To me, every one of those movements is a logical leap. It isn't that I am unable to follow it, it's that I think it's ridiculous to assume that A -> B rather than X, Y, Z or whatever. Every time I see someone do that I think, "Why on earth do you assume A -> B?" It makes me crazy. That doesn't mean it isn't useful because making those assumptions allows people to reach things they might not reach without making those assumptions, and maybe they'll come up with some new idea that will be really useful.
TiNe people are able to consider X, Y and Z. So they're continually changing that A -> B thing to see if maybe A -> B or C, and they try out different things and see what works, and move on to some other path, like rather than A -> B, and B -> C; they'll change their idea to A -> X and try to figure out where X might lead. TiSe people aren't able to see other possibilities so they figure A -> B and it MUST lead to B and anyone who doesn't see that is stupid or even apparently immoral or whatever.
If you disagree with a Ti Ne person, he or she will move on and keep trying different paths to try to find this ultimate enlightened truth. And they figure that once they find that truth, it'll be evident to everyone and then they will be vindicated. They might get annoyed along the way if you disagree with them, but they move on and keep searching different paths, inspired by their Ne, and they have confidence that at some point they'll reach this truth.
But if you disagree with a person who works with Ti + Se, that person reacts much more negatively to the disagreement. Well at least if an Ne + Fi person disagrees with them they react more negatively. They are offended that you would even suggest they consider another possibility because they figure they're working from some level of authority or something, or they're calling upon some other authority, and your inability to agree with that authority drives them crazy.
Now, on to Te.
Te people work more like this:
A makes me believe X.
B makes me believe X or Y.
C makes me believe X or Z.
D makes me believe Z
E makes me believe X or Y or Z.
Therefore, overall, I'd say X.
This kind of logic works for me. I have no problem discarding D if it doesn't work overall (something Ti people don't like to do). Although that example is more Te+Ni. Te+Si needs to be given some possibilities to work with. Like, "what might A mean?" And I'll say, "Maybe A means X, or Y, or Z, or . . ." And they'll try out each one and if it works they'll go with it and if not they'll move on to the next possibility.
People who value Te sometimes use Ti and people who use Ti sometimes use Te. But people obviously favor one over the other. I feel it very strongly when someone uses that Ti over Te because every time they do that A -> B thing, I die a little inside. Ok it isn't that bad, but it isn't a good reaction anyway.
I admit this is all fairly sketchy and subjective - it's just from my ENFp point of view. But it is my reason for seeing Phaedrus as I see him. And I know Phaedrus will cringe when reading it and hate it because he doesn't like "sketchy and subjective". But that's what I've got to work with. I can't give him the Ti arguments he's looking for because that isn't me. We all work with our strengths.
Feel free to critique as I'm no expert, but please don't just say "You're an idiot." Please EDUCATE me and give me information if you disagree with something. Thank you