Is Your Learning Mental Process Healthy?
The technical name for a learning mental process is your ‘perceiving’ cognitive function. For a complete list of type functions, please refer to these quick reference guides. To find a list of healthy and unhealthy expressions of the ‘judging’ cognitive functions please reference the podcast “Developed vs. Undeveloped Decisions.“
Driver (dominant) process for INTJs and INFJs
Co-Pilot (auxiliary) process for ENTJs and ENFJs
1. Dives deep into the subconscious to see patterns within the human mind.
2. Is not married to own perspectives, so can usually find different perspectives, including specific ones of others.
3. Sees into the future.
1. Becomes ‘trapped’ in inner world and stream of consciousness dialog.
2. Paranoid. “Switches perspectives” to see ill intent and to justify erroneous conclusions.
3. May become fearful of the future, assuming worst case scenarios.
“Exploration” (Extraverted Intuition)
Driver (dominant) process for ENTPs and ENFPs
Co-Pilot (auxiliary) process for INTPs and INFPs
1. Sees patterns in life between disparate things and new emergents.
2. Learns quickly by trying new combinations and ‘experimenting.
3. Is extremely optimistic, seeing new possibilities everywhere.
1. May use ‘pattern recognition’ to justify erroneous conclusions.
2. Impulsive. Messes with others without compassion.
3. If in an uncomfortable situation pushes for a change of any kind (even destructive) to escape.
Driver (dominant) process for ISTJs and ISFJs
Co-Pilot (auxiliary) process for ESTJs and ESFJs
1. Works like a multi-sensory autobiographer, recording and reliving personal experiences and their significance/impact.
2. Preserves precedent and order, and will create it if not present.
3. Desires/understands stability and tradition.
1. Can feel trapped by past experiences or decisions.
2. Seeks psychological comfort, retreating to ‘comfort zones’ avoiding all growth.
3. Becomes resistant to new experiences and hostile to novelty.
Driver (dominant) process for ESTPs and ESFPs
Co-Pilot (auxiliary) process for ISTPs and ISFPs
1. Understands athletics and kinesthetics, learns through movement and activity.
2. Is fully present and in the moment.
3. Loves being in action and pushes the body and environment to their limits; naturally understands ‘body language’.
1. Becomes physically self-indulgent. Wants to feed cravings – food, sex, alcohol, drugs, exercise, etc…
2. Won’t consider future consequences or how actions impact others.
3. Can become reckless.
Here Are The Above Descriptions In Shareable Images
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