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Gender types


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Jan 24, 2012
There's some indication types were somewhat gender or role specific in the grand scheme of things, such as ENFP being female or girl. But there are male ENFPs too. And roughly, someone will say arguably INFJ is a female archetype (even though there are some male ones). Obviously there was some overlap in the genetic biology of neurochemistry concerning personality. It's just an interesting observation and there may be no real pattern behind it at all. INTP are the "observers", traditionally. What would it mean then that their "perception" Pe is auxiliary and they are "better" judgers than anything (using the functional stack)?

Artsu Tharaz

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Dec 12, 2010
Perhaps there is no inherent genderisation of types, but cultural memes make it so. So, Feeling is seen as feminine, and there are certainly distinction between male and female psychology, but perhaps the Feeler/Thinker divide is not it.

The mind is powerful... it's possible to change how you use your functions based on changing how you see yourself. So we don't know if there are actually more female Feelers, all we know is that Feeling is more likely to be expressed in females.

For INTPs being observers... well, observation sounds quite Pe because it suggests some object which is being observed, in contrast to the introspection of Pi. Se observes an object directly (it doesn't necessarily have to be a physical object) whereas Ne observes connections between objects and suggestions of how a situation will unfold based on how the patterns are manifesting.

They're not called judgers in the MBTI sense, because in that system a judger/perceiver is based on how you interface with the external world (whether that was a good way to define things is up for debate). So yes, INTPs are better judgers in the more general sense of the word, being an introverted rational type. They can discern the correctness of a truth judgement and bring a subjective schema of judgements into non-contradictory harmony.
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