Unexpected Similarities

Unexpected Similarities

This article explains why you might resonate with the mind-wiring of your type but also don’t quite fit the stereotype. I generalize an observation that I posted in the Hourglass Personality, which means that you might have an under-developed co-pilot relative to your tertiary. If you imagine your function stack and preference represented by width, […]

The Hourglass Personality

The Hourglass Personality

  This is an article on the Emotional-Heavy INTJ or the Fi-Heavy INTJ that used to live on another website that no longer exists. Rather than being in an Ni-Fi Loop this personality builds an entire identity around an emotional aspect that may be atypical, but not necessarily in an unhealthy way. This personality has […]

Personality Insights From Machine Learning

Personality Insights From Machine Learning

  This post might be a bit bizarre, but hey, isn’t this the world of the esoteric? Two subjects that I’ve really been enjoying are Machine Learning and Personality Types, so naturally I’m thinking about Jungian cognitive functions from the lens of machine learning algorithms. Some areas of Machine Learning are inspired by biology (f.ex. the […]

A Defense of MBTI (Part 2/2)

A Defense of MBTI (Part 2/2)

Part 1 covered the issues of MBTI with respect to reliability, validity, and missing key variables like neuroticism. Reliability was shown to be strongly present, and validity using objective measures like job performance was seen as ephemeral, while missing variables were seen as being complementary rather than as competing. We made clear the distinction between personality […]

Ni vs Ti

Obviously, the difference between Ni and Ti is that the former is a Perceiving function and the latter is a Judging function, but nonetheless, perhaps because both are involved in determining the truth, understanding the exact differences can be confusing. Ni searches for the right answer, while Ti checks and evaluates the answers based on […]

Ni vs Si

Si is a database or hard-drive and Ni is a logical processing unit or a CPU. The first provides statistical pattern recognition based on classification. Si is concerned with comparing and contrasting. Ni is concerned with reducing the information down to a single universal principle and it wants to conceptualize which is necessary to make […]