The 8 Cognitive Functions


This video is a basic overview of the 8 cognitive functions which are necessary to understand in order to comprehend MBTI. Hope you guys enjoy. Our next video will be dealing with the function orders of these cognitive functions that make up a Personality Archetype.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Step I is based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type. It indicates your personality preferences in four dimensions:

  • Where you focus your attention – Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
  • The way you take in information – Sensing (S) or INtuition (N)
  • How you make decisions – Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
  • How you deal with the world – Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)

The four letters that make up your personality type can help you to understand yourself and your interactions with others. To find out what your MBTI personality type is you need to complete the MBTI questionnaire and take part in a feedback session from a qualified MBTI practitioner. OPP trains around 2,000 people a year to become qualified practitioners. They come from a wide range of backgrounds, from HR consultants to personal coaches.
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  1. I am glad that I found you guys. I discovered MBTI a few days ago and find it very interesting.

  2. 9:21 That camera angle disturbed me a lot. I always thought the room was open on the left side of the screen but there's a wall. Mind blown.

  3. Very informative & enjoyable – I learned quite a bit while also laughing several times; thanks.

  4. I sense that ENTP made the video editing, especially because of the focus on the INTP clumsiness. XD

  5. To me extraverted functions are more: quick, wide, in the here and now and objective. Intraverted functions are more: slow, narrow, in any time (even future) or space (in the mind) , and subjective.

  6. More so in the chess video, but even in this one I feel like you could cut the tension between the ENTJ and ENTP with a knife lmao.

  7. I love ENTP Nathan, he's hilarious, direct and straight to the point without any second thought or functions to get in the way of his point. Loving it!

  8. Interesting video, thanks.
    The hosts in order from left to right: ENTP – ESTJ – INTP? Thoughts?

  9. How do I really know what personality type do I have? I did a test and the result was that I am INTP, but watching videos about MBTI sometimes makes me doubt whether that result is right or not, because although I don't relate to the INTJ's conceptual description I do relate sometimes with their cog. Functions. Even though I tend to use more Ti and resolve a problematic using Ne as well I use Te first to solve some problems. Another thing is that I describe myself as an introvert but I relate more to the way Nathan talks and he has an extroverted personality. I hope you guys see this comment and be able to help me. I hope you can understand me as well, my English is not very good.

  10. I enjoyed the editing style of this video! It's impressive that you guys covered all the functions so succinctly while still being thoroughly informative 🙂 I have a question for the obvious ENTP on the left (from the viewer's perspective.) As an INFP with no Ni, it's hard for me to make decisions. When I finally settle on a decision, it's because my Fi has asserted its values. But how does that work for the ENTP's Ne Ti? I ask because my understanding is that Ti is a logical framework, and thus is not concerned with personal values and desires. Thanks!

  11. Well, since its the entj in the group drinking whatever is in there, I would have to say its his enemy's tears. Lol…or coffee. There are 2 large cans of Folgers in the back,

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