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- Dec 25, 2010
From a Personality Junkie email I received.
What's amusing is that #4 describes me perfectly. I'm relaxed, receptive and adaptable, but am also neat and very organized. My INFJ wife is firm, direct and very opinionated, but is ... less neat and organized. While she has big dreams to organization, she easily gets overwhelmed.1. Your type’s J-P designation (i.e., the fourth letter of your type) refers only to your OUTWARD (i.e., extraverted) presentation. It indicates whether the first extraverted function in your type’s functional stack is an extraverted Judging function (i.e., Fe or Te) or an extraverted Perceiving function (i.e., Ne or Se). Remember, your first extraverted function can be either dominant (for extraverted types) or auxiliary (for introverted types).
2. If you are an extraverted type, the nature of your dominant function (i.e., its status as a Judging or Perceiving function) will be the SAME as your J-P designation. For example, ENTPs' dominant function, Ne, is a Perceiving function. This makes ENTPs both a P-type AND a dominant Perceiving type.
3. If you are an introvert, the nature of your dominant function will be OPPOSITE your J-P designation. For example, INFJs' dominant function is Ni (a Perceiving function), but INFJs are considered a J-type because their extraverted function (Fe) is a Judging function. In other words, INFJs are classified as J-types even though they are dominant Perceivers (I realize this can be mighty confusing!).
4. P-types are outwardly receptive and adaptable. However, they (especially IPs) are not necessarily messy, disorganized, procrastinators, chronically late, etc. (while such traits are often explainable through a more detailed analysis of an individual and the functions, we cannot confidently predict these things merely through the J-P classification.).
5. J-types are outwardly firm, direct, and opinionated. However, they (especially IJs) are not necessarily neat, tidy, organized, uptight, etc. In fact, as inner Perceivers, IJ types can be quite inwardly open and spontaneous, even if this is not clearly evidenced outwardly.
If you still feel somewhat confused, I encourage you to stick with it, as it can take time for these things to make more sense.