INFJ Cognitive Functions

The INFJs Cognitive Functions

The flow functions and the stress functions represent our primary identity and how we see ourselves. An INFJ on a good day may describe themselves as philosophical, charismatic, and wise. But on a bad day, when under stress, they may feel weak, insignificant or incompetent. Learn what cognitive function serves what role in your personality!

Cognitive FunctionRoleCognitive FunctionRole
Introverted iNtuition (Ni)Gas pedalExtroverted iNtuition (Ne)Gas/Fuel
Extroverted Feeling (Fe)GearsIntroverted Feeling (Fi)GPS
Introverted Thinking (Ti)Steering wheelExtroverted Thinking (Te)Side mirrors
Extroverted Sensing (Se)Brakes/ReverseIntroverted Sensing (Si)Warning system
By Erik Thor (erikthor.com)

The gas pedal gives you energy and momentum and makes you move forward in life. But to do so, it needs inspiration from the 5th function, which serves the role of giving fuel and energy to you. The gas pedal stands in relationship to the inferior function, which serves as the brakes or the reverse. Using the brakes drives a feeling of increased stress, but also helps you avoid a crash or collision. The eight function serves as your warning system, and is represented by anxiety. It makes you aware of problems and risks you may need to be aware of.

The steering wheel helps you avoid problems and navigate life and things you don’

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