16 Jungian cognitive functions



The sixteen jungian cognitive functions are the most accurate theory on how the human mind works and how it’s different functions can be conceptualised. The MBTI explains how the cognitive functions are related to type.

Jung first saw that individuals appeared fundamentally different in terms of whether they were even more extraverted, oriented to the outside globe of people and also experiences outside themselves, or introverted, oriented to their inner globes of ideas, suggestions, feelings, and memories. Then he discovered extra differences in terms of what people were carrying out in each of those globes. These he called “functions.” They are now taken cognitive procedures.

Features– Cognitive Procedures
Utilizing metaphors for names, Jung described two type of cognitive procedures– understanding as well as judgment. Feeling as well as Instinct were the two sort of perception. Assuming and also Feeling were the two type of judgment. He said that every mental act includes utilizing at least one of these 4 cognitive processes. Then he defined 8 individuality types that were characterized by using one of the procedures in either the extraverted or introverted globe; extraverted Sensing kinds, introverted Noticing kinds, extraverted iNtuiting * types, withdrawn iNtuiting kinds, extraverted Thinking types, withdrawn Believing types, extraverted Feeling types, and shy Feeling kinds. He likewise suggested that these procedures run not just as the dominant procedure in a character however also in various other methods.

The Instrument
As Isabel Myers and her mommy, Katharine Briggs, started to craft a self-report tool, they encountered a number of difficulties. They had to take what Jung had actually seen as an incorporated whole character pattern and also try to identify how to ask questions to get at that whole. They selected to concentrate on Jung’s idea of opposites and also pressure selections between just as important emotional revers. They additionally added a duality to assist expose the type pattern. The result was sixteen types, each shown by a four-letter code such as ENFP or ISTJ.

I have developed a test to find out your best fit flow type:
And your development / subtype
And descriptions of the functions:



Hey! My name is Erik Thor and I recently started my own independent website exploring personality psychology, flow and neuroscience.


I practice a mix of jungian typology and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Theory. I am strongly influenced by Neojungian Typology neojungiantypology.com. It’s typology, but based on neuroscience and psychology.

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  1. How are you not thinking when playing a video games? playing starcraft requires alot of strategy thinking bud..

  2. Just now discovering this, very interesting way of approaching the typology theory. I may come back to give more of my opinion after reading through all your function descriptions.

  3. I took both tests. I got INFJ on the flow type test. IN first, NJ second. Perseverance on the hero code test, with highest result being conscientiousness, and stability a close second. Pretty interesting.

  4. According to your tests I am an ENTP ++–. I was professionally typed as ISFP. Before that most test I either get INTP or INFP. I think (maybe feel. not sure) I am more confused of what my personality is.

  5. Interesting approach! I'm happy to see people shaking up the system! I think this kind of thinking will be really transformative and create a lot more new insights. Keep at it!

  6. I'm an INFJ. When you did the live stream with the first version of this test I had got – – ++ path of ambition but it was 48 48 52 52 so I retook the updated test just now and I got – +-+ path of courage 53 52 48 47 so now I am confused.

  7. Good video, Erik! I like your explanation, I generally find your concept to be true and I also like the ideas of Flow and cognitive functions that you mentioned at the end too.

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