Inferior Te in INFPs and ISFPs

By Eva Gregersen

“[Fi types] reveal a delightful repose, a sympathetic parallelism, which has no desire to affect others, either to impress, influence, or change them in any way.“ – C.G. Jung: Psychological Types, Harcourt & Brace 1923 ed., p. 492

In Psychological Types, Jung describes Fi as a “sympathetic parallelism.” Quite a stunning, if obscure phrase. So what did Jung mean by it? To get closer to an understanding of Jung’s meaning here, note that in Jung’s view, Te functions by isolating a distinct goal and steering towards accomplishing that goal. Fi is the opposite of Te. ...

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