In this video I explain the eight cognitive functions posited in Jungian theory by Carl G. Jung. I go into how these functions relate to the personality types in the Myers Briggs type indicator or MBTI.
Psychologist Carl Jung discovered that everyone has 8 functions, and these functions are displayed differently in each individual. Each personality type has a dominant function (our strongest and most natural function), and an auxiliary function (our second strongest function that supports our dominant function). The 3rd (tertiary) and 4th (inferior) functions are developed later in life, and represent areas where we are challenged.
The 8 Cognitive functions are very important to understand when learning about the 16 different personality types. Although it seems that the only difference between two different personality types can be just one letter, this one letter can completely change the order of a person’s dominant functions and how they are presented in their personality.