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Jungian Functions

ESTJ

Te Si Ne Fi

ESTP

Se Ti Fe Ni

ESFJ

Fe Si Ne Ti

ESFP

Se Fi Te Ni

 

       

ENTJ

Te Ni Se Fi

ENTP

Ne Ti Fe Si

ENFJ

Fe Ni Se Ti

ENFP

Ne Fi Te Si

 

       

ISTJ

Si Te Fi Ne

ISTP

Ti Se Ni Fe

ISFJ

Si Fe Ti Ne

ISFP

Fi Se Ni Te

 

       

INTJ

Ni Te Fi Se

INTP

Ti Ne Si Fe

INFJ

Ni Fe Ti Se

INFP

Fi Ne Si Te
         
  1st Function
Dominant
2nd Function
Auxiliary
3rd Function
Tertiary
4th Function
Inferior

Approaches:   Myers-Briggs vs. Jung

Types with similar colors in 1st/2nd columns bring four Jung Function groupings. 
To contrast:

  Myers-Briggs

Jung

 
  4 temperament groups
(SJ, SP, NT, NF)
4 function groups
(TJ, TP, FJ, FP)
 

How are the four Groups formed?

Each function group is based on the last two letters of the type. (E.g., ESTJ is a TJ group)

How does Jung arrive at this?

First we need to define functions, which are generated by coupling

a.) Either the S/N category (Perception) or the T/F category (Decision), with
b.) an E/I (extravert/introvert Orientation)

which gives us these eight functions:

Te Decide/control w/thought; export goals, world responds  
Ti Decide/controlw/thought; import goals, self responds  
Se Process outer parts by engagement; "what" present
Si Process inner parts by construction (categorize); "what" past
Ne Process outer whole by engagement; "why" future
Ni Process inner whole by construction (imagination); "why" (timeless)
Fe Decide/controlw/feelings; export goals, world responds  
Fi Decide/controlw/feelings; import goals, self responds  


Jung taught that each personality type preferentially orders these eight Functions.
(1-4 are conscious; 5-8 are unconscious, so on this page, we'll be consdiering only 1-4, shown in the chart at page top.)

Normally a person first accesses functions 1 and 2 (most conscious control),
and, if healthy, then accesses the later functions (least conscious control).

For example, a healthy person will be most creative in their fourth function, which is the last conscious expression -- and is the least concerend with what one is "supposed to do".
However, if a person is not used to accessing it, it may have dysfunctional expression.


Rules for Forming Functions

Orientation requirement:
If the personality type is I, then the 1st function will be i.
If the personality type is E, then the 1st function will be e.

Knowledge/Decision combos:
  --  goal-oriented people (J): know from inside, and decide on the outside;
  --  journey-oriented people (P): know from outside, and decide from insde.

So this gives us two rules, a knowledge rule and decision rule:

1. Knowledge Rule:
If the personality type is J, then knowledge process (S/N) must be introvert.
If the personality type is P, then knowledge process (S/N) must be extravert.

2. Decision Rule:
If the personality type is J, the decision process (T/F) must be extravert.
If the personality type is P, the decision process (T/F) must be introvert.


Functions
Order

Now, the key is here. The main insight for this page on Jungian Functions is this:
You find greatest commonality relating to the world with those sharing your first Functions.

To see this, notice that the colored chart at page top is ordered based on the order of the left sidebar column, but it can be also ordered based on shared 1st and 2nd Functions, shown below. Now notice the four groupings (TJ, TP, FJ, FP):

 

1st 2nd   3rd

4th

           

ESTJ

Te Si   Ne

Fi

ISTJ

Si Te   Fi

Ne

ENTJ

Te Ni   Se

Fi

INTJ

Ni Te   Fi

Se

           

ESTP

Se Ti   Fe

Ni

ISTP

Ti Se   Ni

Fe

ENTP

Ne Ti   Fe

Si

INTP

Ti Ne   Si

Fe

           

ESFJ

Fe Si   Ne

Ti

ISFJ

Si Fe   Ti

Ne

ENFJ

Fe Ni   Se

Ti

INFJ

Ni Fe   Ti

Se

           

ESFP

Se Fi   Te

Ni

ISFP

Fi Se   Ni

Te

ENFP

Ne Fi   Te

Si

INFP

Fi Ne   Si

Te

           
  1st Function
Dominant

Adult hero
Good
2nd Function
Auxiliary

Parent
Truth
  3rd Function
Tertiary

Child
Integration
4th Function
Inferior

M/F
Beauty


The Four Groups

So instead of four temperaments (being), we arrive at four Function groups (doing):

Group   Decision   Process   Type
TJ =
(think to goal)
=
 
Te
(decide by external thought)
+
 

Si/Ni
(process internal)

=
ESTJ
ISTJ
ENTJ
INTJ

TP =
(think to know)

=
 
Ti
(decide by internal thought)
+
 
Se/Ne
(process external)
=
ESTP
ISTP
ENTP
INTP
FJ =
(feel for goal)
=
 
Fe
(decide by external feel)
+
 
Si/Ni
(process internal)
=
ESFJ
ISFJ
ENFJ
INFJ

FP =
(feel to know)

=
 
Fi
(decide by internal feel)
+
 
Se/Ne
(process external)
=
ESFP
ISFP
ENFP
INFP

 

So the conclusion here, according to Jung, is that the ones in your group are those you relate to most easily, in terms of your doing—that is, your function in the world.