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The INtuitive (N) type prefers to focus on the possibilities and opportunities in a given situation that will suggest meaning to her in a way that is self-inspiring, idealistic and creative.   The N naturally falls into seeing patterns and relationships between things.   Surveying the environment around her, she tends to crave intense experiences, changeability, adventure and innovation.  Going beyond the literal, the N is adept at "connecting the dots" and seeing what might be.  Comfortable with ambiguity, the abstract, the mysterious, the N is strong at interpreting events, even predicting the future.  Other types are frustrated by the N's lack of concrete thinking and reluctance to focus on the task at hand; they are lost or amazed by her leaps of logic but it is only the N's ability to perceive the "big picture" and come to quick conclusions.   Other adjectives for Ns:  theoretical, head in the clouds, visionary, ingenious, irrational, imaginative, unusual, catalysts, "goes on hunches", exciting, synergistic, and spiritual.  How Ns can strengthen their type:  follow the rules, read the directions, learn computers, do "hands-on activities", start at the beginning, pay attention to details, look at the facts as well as the ideas, and in completing projects, go back and verify all the steps have been followed.


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The Extraverted Intuition Type

Extraverted intuition attempts to envisage all the possibilities that are inherent in an objective situation. Ordinary events are seen as providing a cipher or set of clues from which underlying processes and hidden potentialities can be determined. Yet once these possibilities are apprehended, objects and events lose their meaning and import. There is therefore a constant need for new situations and experiences to provide a fresh stimulus for the intuitive process.

The extraverted intuition type is an excellent diagnostician and exploiter of situations. Such people see exciting possibilities in every new venture and are excellent at perceiving latent abilities in other people. They get carried away with the enthusiasm of their vision and often inspire others with the courage of their conviction. As such, they do well in occupations where these qualities are at a premium - for example in initiating new projects, in business, politics or the stock market. They are, however, easily bored and stifled by unchanging conditions. As a result they often waste their life and talents jumping from one activity to another in the search for fresh possibilities, failing to stick at any one project long enough to bring it to fruition. Furthermore, in their commitment to their own vision, they often show little regard for the needs, views or convictions of others. When neurotic, repressed sensation may cause this type to become compulsively tied to people, objects or activities that stir in them primitive sensations such as pleasure, pain or fear. The consequence of this can be phobias, hypochondriacal beliefs and a range of other compulsions.

The Introverted Intuition Type

Introverted intuition is directed inward to the contents of the unconscious. It attempts to fathom internal events by relating them to universal psychological processes or to other archetypal images. Consequently it generally has a mythical, symbolic or prophetic quality.

According to Jung, the introverted intuition type can be either an artist, seer or crank. Such a person has a visionary ideal that reveals strange, mysterious things. These are enigmatic, 'unearthly' people who stand aloof from ordinary society. They have little interest in explaining or rationalizing their personal vision, but are content merely to proclaim it. Partly as a result of this, they are often misunderstood. Although the vision of the artist among this type generally remains on the purely perceptual level, mystical dreamers or cranks may become caught up in theirs. The person's life then becomes symbolic, taking on the nature of a Great Work, mission or spiritual-moral quest. If neurotic, repressed sensation may express itself in primitive, instinctual ways and, like their extraverted counterparts, introverted intuitives often suffer from hypochondria and compulsions.

from  http:// Jungian Psychological Type >


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I would like to return a moment to the quote by Isabel Myer: 

"By developing individual strengths, guarding against known weaknesses, and appreciating the strengths of the other types, life will be more amusing, more interesting, and more of a daily adventure than it could possibly be if everyone were alike."

–Isabel Myers
Gifts Differing

All types are equal.  All preferences are equally valuable and each type brings an important point of view when people interact. A mixture of types is best for a work group or team because many views are represented. MBTI type indicates a person’s preference but not his or her ability or character. Personality type should be used as a way of understanding yourself and for assisting you in making choices. However, it should not be used as the only tool for choosing careers, partners, jobs, schools, etc.  The most important aspect the Myers-Briggs type theory is that every type has value. Although each type approaches situations differently, and another person’s approach may not be what you would choose, each way can be effective.


I would also add that we can use this tool to help us discover our potential as writers, teachers, students, and human beings.  Any method that allows us to become more aware of others and open our minds to new ways of seeing enriches our world.

This concludes the Portfolio for Educ 819...except for one part.  The Shadow.