How to Develop Your Cognitive Functions: Level Up and Master Your Meyers Briggs Personality Type

Imagine if you mastered your personality. This would activate your mindset and abilities to perform at your fullest potential. Have you ever wondered what you could do if you were able to understand yourself enough to maximize your human capabilities? Perhaps there was a way that you could do this. We believe that if you understand your cognitive functions, you can unlock your cerebral aptitude to gain relevant experience and level up your abilities.

Before we begin, you may want to gain a deeper understanding about MBTI Cognitive functions by checking out The Truth of Myers Briggs Personality Type Test. By knowing more about MBTI, This will help you contextualize what we are talking about today. Once you know what cognitive functions you use and what they mean, you can further develop each of your cognitive functions with practice. By developing your functions, this will increase your potential and abilities of your personality as a whole.

Here, we break down each of the cognitive functions and give you practical ideas on how to develop each of them further. This presentation below was analyzed and modified from Confessions of a Myers Briggs-aholic.

Intuition (Future-oriented)

External Intuition — Exploration (Ne) — “What could be”

  • Make a bucket list of things that you can do in life that excite you

Internal Intuition — Perspective (Ni) — “What will be”

  • Analyze human behavior and try to formulate conclusions about them

Thinking (Process)

External Thinking — Effectiveness (Te) — “How to do it”

  • Develop your ability to be assertive (ask questions in a direct manner)

Internal Thinking — Accuracy (Ti) — “Why things are the way they are”

  • Solve a puzzle, crossword, puzzle, anything that makes you think

Feeling (Values-driven)

External Feeling — Harmony (Fe) — “What other people feel/value”

  • Share your feelings with a close friend

Internal Feeling — Authenticity (Fi) — “What I Value”

  • Study morality and ethics in areas of interest

Sensing (Experiential)

External Sensing — Sensation (Se) — “What is happening now”

  • Find a hobby that is physically stimulating (sports, art, craft)

Internal Sensing — Memory (Si) — “What Was”

  • Examine old photos and try to remember what you were experiencing in that moment