Type Academy

Type Academy

Simple Definitions of Cognitive Processes

Function Description
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.