Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) – Cognitive Functions

What Is It?

Extroverted intuition is an external “stimulus” perception function that gives us information based on the present environment via patterns and impressions, that gives us information in terms of ideas, interpretations and possibilities we can use to make decisions.

Who uses it?

  • As a dominant function (most stimulated by) – ENTP, ENFP
  • As a auxiliary function (supporting the dominant function) – INTP, INFP
  • As a tertiary function – ESTJ, ESFJ
  • As an inferior function (most drained by) – ISTJ, ISFJ

What are it's characteristics and themes?

  • Creative Thinking
  • Brainstorming
  • Pattern Surfing
  • Enthusiastic about possibilities
  • Improvisation

For more about the cognitive functions and how to further develop their use check out Functions of Type: Activities for Developing the Eight Jungian Functions

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