Type Academy

Type Academy

Simple Definitions of Cognitive Processes

FunctionDescription
Se: Extraverted Sensing (Experiencing)Being drawn outward for the immediate, acute uptake and exploration of sensory data from the external world through senses such as sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
Si:  Introverted Sensing (Recalling)Pulling inward to recall past experiences and compare the present information to a historical data bank of stored sensory data and internal thoughts, feelings, sensations and memories.
Ne: Extraverted iNtuiting (Brainstorming)Being drawn to the outer world for the unrestrained exploration and interpretation of new ideas, patterns and possibilities that are not inherently obvious.
Ni:  Introverted iNtuiting (Visioning)Pulling inward for the unconscious correlation of conceptual ideas, possibilities and symbols that enter consciousness as a whole system or idea.
Te:  Extraverted Thinking (Systematizing)Making decisions using logical, objective criteria to structure the external world in the most efficient way to achieve the end goal. The output can appear as a structured plan.
Ti: Introverted Thinking (Analyzing)Making decisions where the information gathered is categorized and evaluated against a model using internal logical criteria. The output can appear as a new frame of reference.
Fe: Extraverted Feeling (Harmonizing)Making decisions using subjective criteria to optimize interpersonal harmony considering what is appropriate. The output can appear as a supportive environment.
Fi: Introverted Feeling (Valuing)Making decisions based on subjective internal values and a belief system to support individual differences. The output can appear as a fair and unbiased environment.