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How MBTI Types Deal with the World

There are different way of how different MBTI types deal with the world. Here is just a short table in how they do it:

Type First Function Second Function
INTP create a model of a problem (Ti) come up with multiple solution to it (Ne)
ISTP create a model of a problem (Ti) come up with the solution based on current situation (Se)
INFP check what do the values tell you (Fi) come up with multiple ideas of how to bring them true (Ne)
ISFP check what do the values tell you (Fi) come up with idea based on current situation (Se)
ENTP create multiple ideas of what to do (Ne) evaluate them based on logical principles (Ti)
ENFP create multiple ideas of what to do (Ne) evaluate them based on moral principles (Fi)
ESTP see the current situation for what it is (Se) come up with the logical way to resolve it (Ti)
ESFP see the current situation for what it is (Se) come up with the moral based way to resolve it (Fi)
INTJ create a future vision to achieve (Ni) change the environment so it will come true (Te)
INFJ create a future vision to achieve (Ni) bring people together so it will become true (Fe)
ISTJ check how things were done in the past (Si) change the environment so it will come true (Te)
ISFJ check how things were done in the past (Si) bring people together so it will become true (Fe)
ENTJ create the efficient environment (Te) in accordance to the inner vision (Ni)
ESTJ create the efficient environment (Te) in accordance to the past reflections/memories (Si)
ENFJ bring harmony to the group (Fe) based on the inner vision (Ni)
ESFJ bring harmony to the group (Fe) based on the past reflections/memories (Si)

This is just a short summary, which was supposed to show the importance that the first function has in the type and how the second function supports this function. It is a crude summary, but it is something that I refer to quite often (recreating the descriptions in my head each time), so I posted here in a hope that it would be useful for somebody else as well.