Q:I've a hard time to see the difference between Ti and Te ! Even after looking everywhere, I'm still confused ;-;
Te walks into a chaotic mess and makes sense out of it, by organizing their external environment so that everything is functional and makes rational sense. It takes care of things in its external environment, by making plans, lists, itineraries, charts, and so forth.
Te says, “Oh yeah? Prove it through scientific research.” Or it goes off of indisputable facts. “I saw what happened. You just tripped over the curb. Don’t act like you didn’t, because we all saw it. Look, I have you on my camera phone, tripping over the curb. I can prove it, so you may as well shut up. I’m right, and here is the evidence.”
Te is Hermione Granger going to school and doing one of two things: organizing a systematic search of nearby compartments for Neville’s toad, because it needs done, it accomplishes what she wants to do, and it’s systematic, organized, and effective… or coming up with complicated charts and study schedules for Ron and Harry, which neither of them ever use because their own Te is weak and dominated by their spontaneous, carefree and emotional ways. Te says, “Ooh, a day planner! AWESOME!”
Ti walks into a chaotic mess and says, “Um… what do I do with this?” because all its organizational skills live inside its own head; it’s more concerned with its internal logic making sense and being orderly than in implementing it in the outside world. It sucks at making plans, because it doesn’t plan… it’s all based in self, and not especially focused toward getting things done in reality. Ti stares at a day planner and thinks, “This sucks, because it forces me to do things on time.”
Ti says, “Oh yeah, well that sounds stupid to me.” Research? Doesn’t need it, because Ti knows bullshit when it hears it. It can’t tell you WHY the thing is bullshit, just that it is an illogical statement. Give it a minute, and it’ll figure it out, but Ti is mostly about finding loopholes, contradictions, and flaws in other people’s behavior and thinking, and sometimes in itself. Whereas Te will say, “That’s a great idea, let’s use it,” Ti thinks about it for awhile and says, “You know that if you adopt that idea, you will be a walking contradiction, right? Because this idea is in direct conflict with that OTHER idea you have; you can’t embrace them both without being inconsistent, and one rules the other one out.”
Evidence is useful to the Ti, but they don’t really trust it, particularly out of book sources, because there is that nagging little ray of doubt lurking in the back of their mind that asks, “What if this person is wrong?” Or, what if they are using the word wrong? What is the meaning of that word, anyway? Is it being used correctly? Is it misrepresented?
Ti cares about understanding things, whether or not it intends to use them, whereas Te cares about using them, because Te’s entire goal is to get things done. Ti doesn’t care about getting things done; it refuses to move on until it totally understands whatever it is thinking about, and can accept that it is logical.
Get into a debate between a Te user and a Ti user, and the distinctions become glaringly evident, because one is all about completely analyzing and tearing apart an idea so that it can be understood both by the Ti-user and everyone else, and the other one casts aside information that is not relevant to accomplishing whatever it is working on (Te).
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This is the tightest shit. I’m totally jealous of that kid’s sweet Wolverine hand.
Niftiest thing I saw today.
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It’s only when no one except God is around I feel like I am myself.
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