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Your Tribe: "Tigers"
Tribemates: SP "Tigers"
ISTP, ESTP, ESFP
Complements: SJ "Elephants"
ISFJ, ISTJ, ESFJ, ESTJ
Neighbours: NT "Eagles"
ENTP, ENTJ, INTP, INTJ
Contrasts: NF "Dolphins"
INFJ, INFP, ENFP, ENFJ
Your natural preference is to gain energy by turning inwards. You tend to enjoy periods of solitude and the opportunity to think and have time to consider. You like to react and reflect and will enjoy such ways of generating ideas as quiet time alone, reading about topics and responding to questionnaires or documents. You may get overwhelmed by too much change or external ‘distractions’ going on around you such as phones ringing or too many social events. You can recharge your batteries by taking time to meditate or enjoy peaceful activities spent alone or with one or two others in tranquil surroundings.
Your dominant function is your preferred way of acting in the world. Your natural preference is to make meaning of the information you receive about the world around you by taking a step forward into a situation and applying your personal values and a need to establish consensus. Like those with a Thinking Preference your mode is also rational but is based on a need to consider the viewpoints and feelings of everyone involved. In this respect you may appear to be vague and overly-emotional to those with a preference for thinking when you simply like to connect with others and to reach or even adjust your goal by a collaborative process.
You make it a point to value harmony and may think deeply about people and ideas. You tend to be quite tuned in to the feelings of others and value their thoughts and opinions. You are creative and original and may arrive at ideas or solutions which surprise other people. You are tolerant of the failings and foibles of others.
Your auxiliary function of extraverted sensing is your preferred way of taking in information about the world around you. Your natural preference is for concrete data rooted in your immediate surroundings. You enjoy taking in facts, being hands-on and tackling problems as they arise as well as understanding the specifics of a situation. You tend to be very aware of the details of your surroundings and of ways to make improvements such as opening a window, switching on a light, mending a broken chair or devising a better way to perform a task. You have your feet on the ground and are rooted in what is tangible. Although you can also take in the bigger picture your preferred focus is on the present.
You are primarily practical and usually quick to take action when you see that it is needed. You have an upbeat ‘can-do’ approach to challenges and will usually see things through to completion even if it is in a roundabout way.
Your natural preference is for spontaneity. You remain open to changing circumstances and are relaxed about going with the flow. You find it helpful to remain fluid and not to be overly rigid about definitions and tasks as you prefer to respond to changing developments in an open way. Although you can meet deadlines and create order if challenged, at times your lack of definition may lead to missed goals or opportunities. You enjoy being flexible, are good at tackling unpredictable situations and adapting to changing parameters.
Your introversion plus perception means that you do not "toe the party line" but prefer to discover new ways of doing things. You are prepared to take risks in order to learn and achieve your goals. Sensing plus perception means that you are flexible and good at adapting to current challenges. You can often find ways to achieve your goals with the minimum or most efficient use of effort.
Sensing plus feeling makes you effective at gathering facts in an unassuming way. You consider the needs of others and like to take steps to improve their situation if you can.
Feeling plus perception means that you are tender in your dealings with others and when you know them well will easily get excited and expressive. You look for the best in others and are not quick to judge, preferring to share experiences.