The Mechanics of Te and Ti

By Ryan Smith and Rachel Wood

The Thinking and Feeling functions are both “rational,” in the sense that they are driven to come to conclusions about psychic contents. Unlike the perceiving functions, Sensation and Intuition, where the focus is rather on perceiving information, the Thinking and Feeling functions press home to arrive at rationalized conclusions about the world.

Some people (including professors of psychology) confuse the issue by relating Feeling with emotions and Thinking with logic. They are not the same things. Thinking does rely on logic, and Feeling does rely on emotions, but neither can be reduced to such a simple formula. ...

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