The way someone thinks
can make it easy for you to pick their pattern

Is the other person thinking or not?
Observing people, the masses, engage in thinking can be handy when picking someone's pattern prior to imposing correctly.

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Here are all sixteen patterns - all the ways of thinking.

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Conducted and composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 21 November, 2019


1. Can it be the Director - ESTJ?

The Director is the Border Collie

The Golden Feature: Organization.

The Director can be surrounded by disaster and disorder and pull everything together in a practical, no-nonsense way. They can easily see a goal, focus on important details and lead everyone in the most efficient direction. They are no-nonsense, practical and have strong leadership skills. Ranked first in using cognitive coping resources. These leaders can keep a level head and maintain control even when the world is going haywire.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Director has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The Director, together with the OT, combine their use of Introverted Sensing with Extroverted Thinking. This is focussed on developing structure and organisation in the outer world. It applies objective logic to every situation and looks for guiding principles and rules that can make things more effective. They are very goal-oriented and methodical in what they do – they are typically skilled at breaking down large tasks into easy, sequential steps. Creating order, spotting (and correcting) errors and instituting rules and contingency plans are things that they do well. When they make decisions they try to step outside of their personal feelings to view things objectively and without bias. They are firm believers in fairness and justice and hate it when people allow their emotional whims to get in the way of logic and truth. That said, they are also guided by a sense of loyalty to their values, families, and communities.

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2. Can it be the Developer - ENTJ?

The Developer is the German Shepherd

The Golden Feature: Efficiency.

The Developer is decisive, visionary and determined. These types know how to cast aside useless details or outer emotions and “get the job done”. They know how to keep a level head when calamity strikes and move forward with precision, energy and intense strategic foresight. They make strong leaders who can rise to any challenge with confidence.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Developer has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Developer, together with the Enhancer, pairs their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Thinking. To outside observers, they exude a sense of order, reasonableness and vision. Being logically consistent and fair is of vital importance to them. They realise that in order to achieve their ideas for the future they need to create processes that are effective and methodical. They rapidly notice flaws and can quickly make corrections to systems that are running inefficiently. Direct and frank in their speech, these types can intimidate people by the value they place on truth over tact. Making people feel good is far less important to them then reaching an objective and making a system run more effectively for the group. They are decisive and goal-oriented, keeping their eye on the vision they have before them. When they make decisions they use logical rationale and attempt to be unbiased and unaffected by emotions that might cloud their judgment. When they are working through a decision, they look at their priorities, the possible consequences of the decision, the laws, rules and steps involved in making it happen.

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3. Can it be the Results - ESTP?

The Results is the Jack Russell Terrier

The Golden Feature: Agility.

The Results is known for their intense physical awareness, fast reflexes and keen problem-solving abilities. They not only have physical agility but mental agility; easily maneuvering through physical landmines while finding realistic, logical solutions to the problems at hand. If you need someone who can think quickly on their feet during a crisis, the Results is that person to have.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extroverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Results, together with the Achiever pairs their use of Extroverted Sensation with Introverted Thinking. They are deeply analytical and focussed on being accurate in their views. They are concerned with clarifying their ideas, clearing out bad data, and having a deep, thorough knowledge of how everything is connected. They focus on clarity and precision and often seem to be searching for the most specific, appropriate word to use to complete a sentence. Since they are so grounded in the outer world and so driven by experiences, many of their interests are technical, mechanical or recreational. They may spend hours researching computer parts, learning how to play an instrument or perfecting a new business idea. In many cases, they apply their logic to the real world. They put their thoughts to the test in sportsmanship, building, entrepreneurship, emergency relief, or even fighting. In decisions, they believe that they should stay impersonal, unbiased and objective. They want to make decisions that align with their inner framework of principles and truths. They are constantly refining this framework with more information and more knowledge. Because they tend to process many of their thoughts internally, they can surprise others when they finally do voice their conclusions. To the outside observer it can seem like they have spontaneously and suddenly blurted out a decision without analysing it. This is rarely the case. Unlike the Director, OT, Developer and Enhancer, they do a lot of their mental work silently and without a lot of expression. They rarely "talk out" their ideas and instead only voice their conclusions after they have worked out all the components of the decision inwardly.

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4. Can it be the Inspirational - ENTP?

The Inspirational is the Bull Terrier

The Golden Feature: Innovation.

The Inspirational is a creative visionary who trailblazes new pathways in invention, technology and science. They are curious, out-of-the-box, thinkers who can navigate their way out of the most precarious situations with a blend of charm, intuition and logical thought. The Inspirational can take an “impossible” situation and find inventive, novel solutions that would never occur to other types.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favourite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Inspirational, together with the Perfectionist, pairs Extroverted Intuition with Introverted Thinking. To outside observers thay seem analytical, open-minded and imaginative. Their ideas take on unusual and original forms and they are often sought for their innovative way of solving problems. Making decisions is less about staying true to one’s self and one’s values and more about understanding how things work, having the most accurate data and using precise logic. The independent logic of these types often leads them to form unpopular conclusions. They care less about socially-acceptable ways of thinking or "rules" and care more about incorporating all the logically connected data into one truth or conclusion. They are mentally sifting through information on a constant basis, discarding what does not make sense and purging worthless or inaccurate data from their mind. In this process, they may discard many standard guidelines and societal beliefs because the logic behind them is not "clean".

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5. Can it be the Persuader - ENFJ?

The Persuader is the Boxer

The Golden Feature: Empathy.

The Persuader can instantly absorb the moods and emotions of people around them, feeling their pain and joy intensely. They know how to reach out to people and connect with them on an emotional level. They make people feel heard, cared for and understood. Their gift of empathy and insight makes them inspirational leaders and powerful counselors.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Persuader has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Persuader, together with the Investigator, pairs their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Feeling. To outside observers, they tend to exude warmth and understanding. They care about making people comfortable, meeting their needs and reading their emotions. They often get a sense of the emotional impact things will have on others and how to transform the emotional "atmosphere" of the room they are in. They exude sympathy when someone is suffering and can easily express enthusiasm when someone is excited. They are very aware of which mannerisms, words and expressions will put other people in the desired emotional state. They often use self-deprecating humour to connect with people and open up authentic communication. In decisions, they are always going to prioritise the needs of "the group". They will be evaluating how people will be impacted, the emotional dynamics at play for others and whether everyone’s values are being honored.

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6. Can it be the Appraiser - ESFJ

The Appraiser is the Great Dane

The Golden Feature: Planning.

The Appraiser knows how to organize, prepare and ensure that everyone is taken care of in a crisis. They are the ones who have anticipated what could go wrong and have a plan to make sure everything is handled with care and concern. When a crisis erupts, these are the ones comforting the downtrodden, fetching practical necessities and organizing a plan of action so that nobody’s needs go unnoticed.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Appraiser has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The Appraiser, together with the Practitioner, pairs their use of Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling. This second one is focussed on creating and maintaining harmony in the environment. They believe in taking care of the people around them and are actively concerned with the needs, desires and values of others. They are constantly evaluating the "mood of the room" and can quickly find ways to make others feel comfortable. Sometimes they can work so hard to create external harmony that they cause internal conflict within themselves. It can be difficult for them to meet their own needs when they are so busy attending to the needs and desires of their families or friends. Nurturing others, providing stability and being able to empathize is something that comes naturally to the Appraiser.

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7. Can it be the Promoter - ENFP?

The Promoter is the Golden Retriever

The Golden Feature: Imagination.

The Promoter is not afraid to think outside the box and find imaginative, creative solutions to the most complex dilemmas. They do this while inspiring and encouraging their friends to be optimistic and steadfast. The Promoter can motivate a team to stay strong and seek new avenues, adventures and innovative ideas (but are terrible finishers).

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favouite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Promoter, together with the Agent, pairs Extroverted Intuition Introverted Feeling. To outside observers these patterns might seem open-minded, energetic and overflowing with ideas. But on the inside, they have deeply-held inner values. They want their ideas to support themselves and others. They check that proposed plans will honour their own and other people’s individual, non-negotiable, ethics and desires. They ask themselves, "Does this respect my needs?" or "Is this decision in line with what is important to me in life?" or "Am I being true to myself?”

NFPs have a gut sense of right and wrong and a strong sense of individuality. They hate the idea of being steered by outward forces; by societal constructs and rules. Labels irritate them and assumptions about their motives frustrate them. They have a sense of right and wrong, and a sense of direction, that is all their own. While they want to see other individuals happy, they must stay true to what they believe is right for them. They do not want to go with the flow and they enjoy being different. While they crave harmony, it’s more important for them to stay true to their individual purpose in life.
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8. Can it be the Counselor - ESFP

The Counselor is the Poodle

The Golden Feature: Optimism.

The Counselor is quick to find a bright side to any hazardous scenario. These energetic, enthusiastic types have a strong determination and zest for life that can encourage and motivate those who are struggling or oppressed. They will not give up when times get hard and they will not wallow in pessimism and self-pity. While they may have moments of despair, the Counselor has an unquenchable curiosity and grit that will not only help them, but their friends and comrades.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extraverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Counselor, together with the the Specialist, pairs their use of Extraverted Sensation with Introverted Feeling. These patterns, while highly realistic and pragmatic, are also driven to pursue their individual callings. They seek inner harmony and authenticity, embracing their own individuality and that of others. They have a sense of when something is right or wrong, good or bad and they need to feel "right" about something in order to move forward. Their attitude about what is right and wrong may be very different from that of the rest of society. Rather than accepting societal constructs, traditions or viewpoints that have been passed down for generations, they have to wrestle with darkness and light to find out what they truly believe. They do not need to have their goals or values affirmed by society – they may not even verbally share their inner system of values because they believe that each individual is entitled to their own path in life. Often they believe in standing up for other individuals – underdogs, outliers and misunderstood people. They take good care of people one-on-one and are less concerned with group values.

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9. Can it be the Specialist - ISFP

The Specialist is the Saint Bernard

The Golden Feature: Passion.

From the outside the Specialist may seem sensitive and reserved, while on the inside they have a fiery commitment to their ideals. If someone or something they believe in is threatened, they will fight with a passion and determination that is astounding. They are individualists, artists and practical dreamers whose passion guides them to be strong in some of the most harrowing circumstances.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extroverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Specialist, together with the the Counselor, pairs their use of Extraverted Sensation with Introverted Feeling. These patterns, while highly realistic and pragmatic, are also driven to pursue their individual callings. They seek inner harmony and authenticity, embracing their own individuality and that of others. They have a sense of when something is right or wrong, good or bad and they need to feel "right" about something in order to move forward. Their attitude about what is right and wrong may be very different from that of the rest of society. Rather than accepting societal constructs, traditions or viewpoints that have been passed down for generations, they have to wrestle with darkness and light to find out what they truly believe. They do not need to have their goals or values affirmed by society – they may not even verbally share their inner system of values because they believe that each individual is entitled to their own path in life. Often they believe in standing up for other individuals – underdogs, outliers and misunderstood people. They take good care of people one-on-one and are less concerned with group values.

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10. Can it be the Investigator - INFJ?

The Investigator is the Greyhound

The Golden Feature: Vision.

The Investigator has an uncanny ability to take current events and foresee where they will lead. They can easily glimpse where people’s choices will take them and how they will affect everyone else in the picture. They have a deep understanding of human nature and use their vision and empathy to make the world a better place for future generations.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Investigator has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Investigator, together with the Persuader, pair their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Feeling. To outside observers, they tend to exude warmth and understanding. They care about making people comfortable, meeting their needs and reading their emotions. They often get a sense of the emotional impact things will have on others and how to transform the emotional "atmosphere" of the room they are in. They exude sympathy when someone is suffering and can easily express enthusiasm when someone is excited. They are very aware of which mannerisms, words and expressions will put other people in the desired emotional state. They often use self-deprecating humour to connect with people and open up authentic communication. In decisions, they are always going to prioritise the needs of "the group". They will be evaluating how people will be impacted, the emotional dynamics at play for others and whether everyone’s values are being honored.

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11. Can it be the Agent - INFP?

The Agent is the Tibetan Terrier

The Golden Feature: Integrity.

The Agent is known for their strong moral compass and their authentic, compassionate nature. They will not stray into morally ambiguous waters and they will lead with honesty and kindness. They will work tirelessly in the defense of the downtrodden, the outcasts or the beliefs they stand for. They are passionate, imaginative and true to their values and ideals.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favouite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Agent, together with the Promoter, pair Extroverted Intuition Introverted Feeling. To outside observers these patterns might seem open-minded, energetic and overflowing with ideas. But on the inside, they have deeply-held inner values. They want their ideas to support themselves and others. They check that proposed plans will honour their own and other people’s individual, non-negotiable, ethics and desires. They ask themselves, "Does this respect my needs?" or "Is this decision in line with what is important to me in life?" or "Am I being true to myself?”

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12. Can it be the Achiever - ISTP?

The Achiever is the Bassett Hound

The Golden Feature: Resourcefulness.

The Achiever can keep a cool head in the most dire situations. They know how to detach themselves from commotion and turmoil to think of clever, effective solutions. They can be counted on to create fast, ingenious solutions to the most complex problems. They are the “Masters of Tools”.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extroverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Achiever, together with the Results pair their use of Extroverted Sensation with Introverted Thinking. They are deeply analytical and focussed on being accurate in their views. They are concerned with clarifying their ideas, clearing out bad data, and having a deep, thorough knowledge of how everything is connected. They focus on clarity and precision and often seem to be searching for the most specific, appropriate word to use to complete a sentence. Since they are so grounded in the outer world and so driven by experiences, many of their interests are technical, mechanical or recreational. They may spend hours researching computer parts, learning how to play an instrument or perfecting a new business idea. In many cases, they apply their logic to the real world. They put their thoughts to the test in sportsmanship, building, entrepreneurship, emergency relief, or even fighting. In decisions, they believe that they should stay impersonal, unbiased and objective. They want to make decisions that align with their inner framework of principles and truths. They are constantly refining this framework with more information and more knowledge. Because they tend to process many of their thoughts internally, they can surprise others when they finally do voice their conclusions. To the outside observer it can seem like they have spontaneously and suddenly blurted out a decision without analysing it. This is rarely the case. Unlike the Director, OT, Developer and Enhancer, they do a lot of their mental work silently and without a lot of expression. They rarely "talk out" their ideas and instead only voice their conclusions after they have worked out all the components of the decision inwardly.

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13. Can it be the Practitioner - ISFJ?

The Practitioner is the Alaskan Malamute

The Golden Feature: Devotion.

The Practitioner is known for their generosity, compassion and attention to detail. Throughout history they have been people who guarded the defenseless, attended the sick and stood up for the less fortunate. They have an astounding memory for details and they are very attentive to the needs of the people around them. They are the quiet caretakers, the loyal confidantes and people who deserve much more recognition than they usually receive.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Appraiser has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The Practitioner, together with the Appraiser, pair their use of Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling. This second one is focussed on creating and maintaining harmony in the environment. They believe in taking care of the people around them and are actively concerned with the needs, desires and values of others. They are constantly evaluating the "mood of the room" and can quickly find ways to make others feel comfortable. Sometimes they can work so hard to create external harmony that they cause internal conflict within themselves. It can be difficult for them to meet their own needs when they are so busy attending to the needs and desires of their families or friends. Nurturing others, providing stability and being able to empathize is something that comes naturally to the Practitioner.

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14. Can it be the Objective Thinker - ISTJ?

The Objective Thinker is the Bernese Mountain Dog

The Golden Feature: Concentration.

The OT has a masterful eye for detail and accuracy. They are extremely aware of all the nuances and physical aspects of the project they are working on. While other types flit from idea to idea or can glaze over details, the OT misses nothing. They may not say everything they think or express all their thoughts and plans, but they notice and see everything. If you need someone who can keep an attentive, protective eye on a project or person they care about, you can count on an OT.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The OT has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The OT, together with the Director, combine their use of Introverted Sensing with Extroverted Thinking. This is focussed on developing structure and organisation in the outer world. It applies objective logic to every situation and looks for guiding principles and rules that can make things more effective. They are very goal-oriented and methodical in what they do – they are typically skilled at breaking down large tasks into easy, sequential steps. Creating order, spotting (and correcting) errors and instituting rules and contingency plans are things that they do well. When they make decisions they try to step outside of their personal feelings to view things objectively and without bias. They are firm believers in fairness and justice and hate it when people allow their emotional whims to get in the way of logic and truth. That said, they are also guided by a sense of loyalty to their values, families, and communities.

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15. Can it be the Perfectionist - INTP?

The Perfectionist is the Papillon

The Golden Feature: Analytical Thinking.

The Perfectionist is excellent at organizing logical principles and creating a framework for how things work. They disregard bias or emotional distractions to decide what is most rational, objective and fair. While other types might lose patience with complex dilemmas, the Perfectionist can effectively dissect the problem to discover creative, ingenious solutions.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favourite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Perfectionist, together with the Inspirational, pair Extroverted Intuition with Introverted Thinking. To outside observers they seem analytical, open-minded and imaginative. Their ideas take on unusual and original forms and they are often sought for their innovative way of solving problems. Making decisions is less about staying true to one’s self and one’s values and more about understanding how things work, having the most accurate data and using precise logic. The independent logic of these types often leads them to form unpopular conclusions. They care less about socially-acceptable ways of thinking or "rules" and care more about incorporating all the logically connected data into one truth or conclusion. They are mentally sifting through information on a constant basis, discarding what does not make sense and purging worthless or inaccurate data from their mind. In this process, they may discard many standard guidelines and societal beliefs because the logic behind them is not "clean".

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16. Can it be the Enhancer - INTJ?

The Enhancer is the Afghan Hound

The Golden Feature: Strategising.

The Enhancer easily sees the long-range implications of current events. They can quickly navigate through roadblocks and setbacks, constantly re-constructing their vision and re-determining what “will be”. They have a clear, precise view of the future and know how to arrange outer elements so that the desired outcome can be achieved. Here is their Thinking Circle. Click here.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Developer has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Enhancer, together with the Developer, pairs their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Thinking. To outside observers, they exude a sense of order, reasonableness and vision. Being logically consistent and fair is of vital importance to them. They realise that in order to achieve their ideas for the future they need to create processes that are effective and methodical. They rapidly notice flaws and can quickly make corrections to systems that are running inefficiently. Direct and frank in their speech, these types can intimidate people by the value they place on truth over tact. Making people feel good is far less important to them then reaching an objective and making a system run more effectively for the group. They are decisive and goal-oriented, keeping their eye on the vision they have before them. When they make decisions they use logical rationale and attempt to be unbiased and unaffected by emotions that might cloud their judgment. When they are working through a decision, they look at their priorities, the possible consequences of the decision, the laws, rules and steps involved in making it happen.

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