7. ISFP or “the Adventurer”:
Next, we have the ISFP, or “the Adventurer”, who runs with the dominant function of Introverted Feeling (Fi) and the auxiliary function of Extraverted Sensing (Se). ISFPs are some of the most chilled people, who are stereotypically into art because they love to explore their physical world and are hugely in touch with their emotions and passions. Because of their Fi/Se combination, they are often keen to try something new, especially if it offers a chance to bond with someone else. What I love about ISFPs is that they are often happy to disregard the norms and status quo of the world in pursuit of their own passions and values.
8. ESFP or “the Entertainer”:
Their extroverted counterpart, the ESFP, or “the Entertainer”, runs with the dominant function of Extraverted Sensing (Se) and the auxiliary function of Introverted Feeling (Fi). ESFPs are all about living life to the fullest in the present moment. To them, that looks like exploring new physical experiences, meeting new people for the sake of companionship and variety, and just having a whole lot of fun.
They are process-based, not outcome-based, so they just want to enjoy the journey, even if the end isn’t in sight. They have the reputation of being “entertainers” because they are sucking the marrow out of every moment. Because of their Fi auxiliary, they speak with great passion and have a knack for getting others emotionally invested in their passions, even if only for a moment. They are physically expressive and highly attentive to physical detail, and people are often surprised at how deep they can be when their “party mode” is stripped away.
Next is the NT types, who have a combination of both a thinking and intuiting function as their first two functions, which means that they typically enjoy exploring concepts and highly value truth.
9. INTP or “the Logician”:
Our first type is the INTP, or “the Logician,” who runs with dominant Introverted Thinking (Ti) and auxiliary Extraverted Intuition (Ne). INTPs are among some of the most stereotypically “introverted” types, because of how happy they are to sit in their analytical brain.
They enjoy soaking up knowledge for its own sake, which contributes to the “nerd” stereotype and can monologue for hours due to their Ne auxiliary, which loves exploring ideas and bouncing them off others. Because of how rational they are, and because of their inferior “feeling” function, they have a reputation for being unaware of their emotions. But if you ask them about their thoughts or opinions on anything, you can guarantee that they’ll be able to explain to you exactly how they got there.
10. ENTP or “the Debater”:
The ENTP, or “the Debater,” runs with the dominant function of Extraverted Intuition (Ne) and the auxiliary function of Introverted Thinking (Ti). They have the same analytical and exploratory brain as the INTP, but they’ve copped this “debater” stereotype because their extroverted function is their dominant one. This means that they like to bounce ideas off people, but with logic and truth as the underlying principle. This is why they are known as being “abrasive”.
Yet the key misconception about ENTPs is that they like arguing for the sake of arguing, or that they like proving people wrong purely for the sake of proving people wrong. When in reality, they like to know that whoever they are speaking to has rationally thought through all of their opinions.
Additionally, they themselves like to be challenged and to be given a new perspective through which they can see things. They thirst for new concepts to explore, and they don’t have a feeling function supporting their dominant function, so they typically speak quite bluntly and without emotional padding. This is why they are commonly branded as “harsh,” when in reality they actually have a great sense for when people aren’t receptive to their approach and are happy to back off if this is the case.
11. INTJ or “the Architect”:
Our next type is the INTJ, or “the Architect,” who runs with the dominant function of Introverted Intuition (Ni) and the auxiliary function of Extraverted Thinking (Te). INTJs, because of their dominant Ni, are largely ideas-focused, which means that they have a tendency to think in future terms, based on what “could” be.
They need things to make sense before they can do them, which means that they can sometimes be stuck in their head analyzing possible outcomes and consequences for a long time before actually actualizing a plan in the physical world. They also like to analyze concepts, data, and theories for the sake of an end goal.
They have an inherent desire to dive deeply into one concept until they understand it fully so that they can draw conclusions and form coherent patterns within their mind. When they do actualize their plans, they are often very effective because they’ve used their Te to naturally visualize the best way to get things done.
12. ENTJ or “the Commander”:
Their extraverted counterpart is the ENTJ, or “the Commander,” who runs with the dominant function of Extraverted Thinking (Te) and the auxiliary function of Introverted Intuition (Ni). ENTJs, similar to ESTJs, are very good at actualizing plans and getting things done, but the cool thing about them is that they can see into the future all of the possible outcomes and consequences of certain actions.
They act quickly, but their actions are based on internalized patterns that they’ve created using a combination of their hours spent diving deeply into theoretical concepts and their Se data (Se is their third-slot function, meaning that they value it but don’t use it most of the time).