The way someone thinks
can make it easy for you to pick their pattern

Is the other person thinking or not?
Observing people, the masses, engage in thinking can be handy when picking someone's pattern prior to imposing correctly.

You will most likely need assistance :-) This might tell you what but it will not tell you how.

Here are all sixteen patterns - all the ways of thinking.

You will be here, too!

Conducted and composed by Modern Maven Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update May 6, 2021

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1. Can it be the Director - ESTJ?

The Director is the Border Collie

The Golden Feature™: Organisation.

The Director can be surrounded by disaster and disorder and pull everything together in a practical, no-nonsense way. They can easily see a goal, focus on important details and lead everyone in the most efficient direction. They are no-nonsense, practical and have strong leadership skills. Ranked first in using cognitive coping resources. These leaders can keep a level head and maintain control even when the world is going haywire.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Director has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The Director, together with the Objective Thinker, combine their use of Introverted Sensing with Extroverted Thinking. This is focussed on developing structure and organisation in the outer world. It applies objective logic to every situation and looks for guiding principles and rules that can make things more effective. They are very goal-oriented and methodical in what they do – they are typically skilled at breaking down large tasks into easy, sequential steps. Creating order, spotting (and correcting) errors and instituting rules and contingency plans are things that they do well. When they make decisions they try to step outside of their personal feelings to view things objectively and without bias. They are firm believers in fairness and justice and hate it when people allow their emotional whims to get in the way of logic and truth. That said, they are also guided by a sense of loyalty to their values, families, and communities.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Director is usually considered to be one of the most narrow-minded of the patterns (in a photo finish with the Practitioner) because they know what they believe in. They are very objective, critical and traditional people who can find it very difficult to progress. They tend to be very conservative, stern and inflexible. They also give lectures about reputations and pride themselves on the nature of tradition. They are also one of the types least likely to be open-minded because they are not very open to thinking 'outside the box' with ideas. They often miss the bigger picture and while they can be excellent executives, they focus too much on the trivial details.

They work hard to gain knowledge on different subject, and often know what they believe is right. They dislike feeling like people are trying to shove their own opinions down their throat and will often rebel against this. They will be more open to listening to people they trust and rely on and will be more easily swayed by those individuals. When it comes to strangers, they have a truly hard time opening themselves up to the stanger's opposing beliefs.

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2. Can it be the Developer - ENTJ?

The Developer is the German Shepherd

The Golden Feature™: Efficiency.

The Developer is decisive, visionary and determined. These types know how to cast aside useless details or outer emotions and “get the job done”. They know how to keep a level head when calamity strikes and move forward with precision, energy and intense strategic foresight. They make strong leaders who can rise to any challenge with confidence.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Developer has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Developer, together with the Enhancer, pairs their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Thinking. To outside observers, they exude a sense of order, reasonableness and vision. Being logically consistent and fair is of vital importance to them. They realise that in order to achieve their ideas for the future they need to create processes that are effective and methodical. They rapidly notice flaws and can quickly make corrections to systems that are running inefficiently. Direct and frank in their speech, these types can intimidate people by the value they place on truth over tact. Making people feel good is far less important to them then reaching an objective and making a system run more effectively for the group. They are decisive and goal-oriented, keeping their eye on the vision they have before them. When they make decisions they use logical rationale and attempt to be unbiased and unaffected by emotions that might cloud their judgment. When they are working through a decision, they look at their priorities, the possible consequences of the decision, the laws, rules and steps involved in making it happen.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Developer is intelligent and enjoys spending a lot of time learning about everything they can. They hate feeling ignorant or incompetent and accordingly invest a lot of their energy into absorbing information. They will be open-minded when it comes to people they trust and rely on but will not just listen to the opinions of strangers. They have to know that the person they are communicating with is highly intelligent and has a lot to offer. Otherwise, they will find themselves having a hard time being open-minded, simply because they know that few people have amassed the knowledge that they have.

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3. Can it be the Results - ESTP?

The Results is the Jack Russell Terrier

The Golden Feature™: Agility.

The Results is known for their intense physical awareness, fast reflexes and keen problem-solving abilities. They not only have physical agility but mental agility; easily maneuvering through physical landmines while finding realistic, logical solutions to the problems at hand. If you need someone who can think quickly on their feet during a crisis, the Results is that person to have.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extroverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Results, together with the Achiever pairs their use of Extroverted Sensation with Introverted Thinking. They are deeply analytical and focussed on being accurate in their views. They are concerned with clarifying their ideas, clearing out bad data, and having a deep, thorough knowledge of how everything is connected. They focus on clarity and precision and often seem to be searching for the most specific, appropriate word to use to complete a sentence. Since they are so grounded in the outer world and so driven by experiences, many of their interests are technical, mechanical or recreational. They may spend hours researching computer parts, learning how to play an instrument or perfecting a new business idea. In many cases, they apply their logic to the real world. They put their thoughts to the test in sportsmanship, building, entrepreneurship, emergency relief, or even fighting. In decisions, they believe that they should stay impersonal, unbiased and objective. They want to make decisions that align with their inner framework of principles and truths. They are constantly refining this framework with more information and more knowledge. Because they tend to process many of their thoughts internally, they can surprise others when they finally do voice their conclusions. To the outside observer it can seem like they have spontaneously and suddenly blurted out a decision without analysing it. This is rarely the case. Unlike the Director, Objective Thinker, Developer and Enhancer, they do a lot of their mental work silently and without a lot of expression. They rarely "talk out" their ideas and instead only voice their conclusions after they have worked out all the components of the decision inwardly.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Results can be somewhat open-minded and dislikes judging people based on their opinions. If they feel that they are right though, they can struggle to be convinced otherwise. When they have researched something enough, they have a hard time hearing other opinions on the subject. They can be a bit stubborn when it comes to information, simply because they spend a lot of time studying different subjects.

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4. Can it be the Inspirational - ENTP?

The Inspirational is the Bull Terrier

The Golden Feature™: Innovation.

The Inspirational is a creative visionary who trailblazes new pathways in invention, technology and science. They are curious, out-of-the-box, thinkers who can navigate their way out of the most precarious situations with a blend of charm, intuition and logical thought. The Inspirational can take an “impossible” situation and find inventive, novel solutions that would never occur to other types.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favourite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Inspirational, together with the Perfectionist, pairs Extroverted Intuition with Introverted Thinking. To outside observers thay seem analytical, open-minded and imaginative. Their ideas take on unusual and original forms and they are often sought for their innovative way of solving problems. Making decisions is less about staying true to one’s self and one’s values and more about understanding how things work, having the most accurate data and using precise logic. The independent logic of these types often leads them to form unpopular conclusions. They care less about socially-acceptable ways of thinking or "rules" and care more about incorporating all the logically connected data into one truth or conclusion. They are mentally sifting through information on a constant basis, discarding what does not make sense and purging worthless or inaccurate data from their mind. In this process, they may discard many standard guidelines and societal beliefs because the logic behind them is not "clean".

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Inspirational is very open-minded who enjoys playing the devil’s advocate in many different situations, all the time. They love diving into an opposing viewpoint, in order to understand the situation fully. They often feel that simply taking on one opinion is not going to help them gain the proper knowledge. They prefer to consider all the possibilities and weight all the different options. Once they have come to their final conclusion, it is often because they have spent a long time working to fully understand the information.

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5. Can it be the Persuader - ENFJ?

The Persuader is the Boxer

The Golden Feature™: Empathy.

The Persuader can instantly absorb the moods and emotions of people around them, feeling their pain and joy intensely. They know how to reach out to people and connect with them on an emotional level. They make people feel heard, cared for and understood. Their gift of empathy and insight makes them inspirational leaders and powerful counselors.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Persuader has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Persuader, together with the Investigator, pairs their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Feeling. To outside observers, they tend to exude warmth and understanding. They care about making people comfortable, meeting their needs and reading their emotions. They often get a sense of the emotional impact things will have on others and how to transform the emotional "atmosphere" of the room they are in. They exude sympathy when someone is suffering and can easily express enthusiasm when someone is excited. They are very aware of which mannerisms, words and expressions will put other people in the desired emotional state. They often use self-deprecating humour to connect with people and open up authentic communication. In decisions, they are always going to prioritise the needs of "the group". They will be evaluating how people will be impacted, the emotional dynamics at play for others and whether everyone’s values are being honored.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Persuader is are naturally open-minded and who definitely appreciates other people’s opinions. They prefer to hear someone out before making any snap judgments about them. They can sometimes be a bit too open-minded and can easily empathize with people they regret listening to later on. They dislike when people are closed-minded, especially when those people feel the need to step on the opinions of others. They prefer to hear people out, which makes them excellent listeners. They will likely shut themselves off from people who are judgmental though and have a hard time understanding their point of view. They have a propensity to interfere and dislike when their unwelcome advice is ignored. Just think of my late aunt.

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6. Can it be the Appraiser - ESFJ

The Appraiser is the Great Dane

The Golden Feature™: Planning.

The Appraiser knows how to organize, prepare and ensure that everyone is taken care of in a crisis. They are the ones who have anticipated what could go wrong and have a plan to make sure everything is handled with care and concern. When a crisis erupts, these are the ones comforting the downtrodden, fetching practical necessities and organizing a plan of action so that nobody’s needs go unnoticed.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Appraiser has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The Appraiser, together with the Practitioner, pairs their use of Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling. This second one is focussed on creating and maintaining harmony in the environment. They believe in taking care of the people around them and are actively concerned with the needs, desires and values of others. They are constantly evaluating the "mood of the room" and can quickly find ways to make others feel comfortable. Sometimes they can work so hard to create external harmony that they cause internal conflict within themselves. It can be difficult for them to meet their own needs when they are so busy attending to the needs and desires of their families or friends. Nurturing others, providing stability and being able to empathize is something that comes naturally to the Appraiser.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Appraiser can have a hard time being open-minded but as they get older this is something they can learn to develop. Naturally they prefer to hold strong to their own beliefs and morals. They can struggle to shake certain opinions, especially if they come from their past. They do best if they are around people who help them open up to new ideas and explore different possibilities. They can struggle to do this on their own and often require someone who is open and in whom they trust completely.

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7. Can it be the Promoter - ENFP?

The Promoter is the Golden Retriever

The Golden Feature™: Imagination.

The Promoter is not afraid to think outside the box and find imaginative, creative solutions to the most complex dilemmas. They do this while inspiring and encouraging their friends to be optimistic and steadfast. The Promoter can motivate a team to stay strong and seek new avenues, adventures and innovative ideas (but are terrible finishers).

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favouite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Promoter, together with the Agent, pairs Extroverted Intuition Introverted Feeling. To outside observers these patterns might seem open-minded, energetic and overflowing with ideas. But on the inside, they have deeply-held inner values. They want their ideas to support themselves and others. They check that proposed plans will honour their own and other people’s individual, non-negotiable, ethics and desires. They ask themselves, "Does this respect my needs?" or "Is this decision in line with what is important to me in life?" or "Am I being true to myself?”

The Promoter has a gut sense of right and wrong and a strong sense of individuality. They hate the idea of being steered by outward forces; by societal constructs and rules. Labels irritate them (they hate the idea of Oxor) and assumptions about their motives frustrate them. They also have a sense of direction that is all their own. While they want to see other individuals happy, they must stay true to what they believe is right for them. They do not want to go with the flow and they enjoy being different. While they crave harmony, it is more important for them to stay true to their individual purpose in life. This causes disharmony, to which the Promoter will always claim is someone else's fault as they have a hard time taking responsibility.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Promoter is open-minded people who enjoys exploring new possibilities. They will often enjoy hearing someone else’s point of view and will enjoy trying to understand them. They often realize that being different from others is not a bad thing and dislike feeling like someone is being bullied for their differences. They will often stand up for people who they believe are unique and do not like seeing those people hurt. They can be closed-minded with the things they believe to be factual (that actually are not factual and can be proved as such - discover the thrill of telling a Promoter that they are actually fact free) and hold very strong to their own morals. They try very hard to open to new ideas though and enjoy being able to explore opposing views. But they are great on the discussion; pathetic on the finishing. They can talk of church going, but this lasts two nano seconds to the relief of most.

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8. Can it be the Counselor - ESFP

The Counselor is the Poodle

The Golden Feature™: Optimism.

The Counselor is quick to find a bright side to any hazardous scenario. These energetic, enthusiastic types have a strong determination and zest for life that can encourage and motivate those who are struggling or oppressed. They will not give up when times get hard and they will not wallow in pessimism and self-pity. While they may have moments of despair, the Counselor has an unquenchable curiosity and grit that will not only help them, but their friends and comrades.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extraverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Counselor, together with the Specialist, pairs their use of Extraverted Sensation with Introverted Feeling. These patterns, while highly realistic and pragmatic, are also driven to pursue their individual callings. They seek inner harmony and authenticity, embracing their own individuality and that of others. They have a sense of when something is right or wrong, good or bad and they need to feel "right" about something in order to move forward. Their attitude about what is right and wrong may be very different from that of the rest of society. Rather than accepting societal constructs, traditions or viewpoints that have been passed down for generations, they have to wrestle with darkness and light to find out what they truly believe. They do not need to have their goals or values affirmed by society – they may not even verbally share their inner system of values because they believe that each individual is entitled to their own path in life. Often they believe in standing up for other individuals – underdogs, outliers and misunderstood people. They take good care of people one-on-one and are less concerned with group values.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Counselor can be open-minded about many things, except the things that truly matter most to them. When they hold something as an important ideal, they will not waver easily. They know what they believe in and dislike when someone tries to pull this away from them. They can be open-minded about many other things though, especially when it comes to their loved ones. They take some time to open up to a different opinion, but can be reasoned with.

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9. Can it be the Specialist - ISFP

The Specialist is the Saint Bernard

The Golden Feature™: Passion.

From the outside the Specialist may seem sensitive and reserved, while on the inside they have a fiery commitment to their ideals. If someone or something they believe in is threatened, they will fight with a passion and determination that is astounding. They are individualists, artists and practical dreamers whose passion guides them to be strong in some of the most harrowing circumstances.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extroverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Specialist, together with the the Counselor, pairs their use of Extraverted Sensation with Introverted Feeling. These patterns, while highly realistic and pragmatic, are also driven to pursue their individual callings. They seek inner harmony and authenticity, embracing their own individuality and that of others. They have a sense of when something is right or wrong, good or bad and they need to feel "right" about something in order to move forward. Their attitude about what is right and wrong may be very different from that of the rest of society. Rather than accepting societal constructs, traditions or viewpoints that have been passed down for generations, they have to wrestle with darkness and light to find out what they truly believe. They do not need to have their goals or values affirmed by society – they may not even verbally share their inner system of values because they believe that each individual is entitled to their own path in life. Often they believe in standing up for other individuals – underdogs, outliers and misunderstood people. They take good care of people one-on-one and are less concerned with group values.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Specialist likes to keep an open mind with most things and hates feeling closed off or shut down. In order to truly explore the world around them, they need to remain open. They have their own internal morals though, which they hold rather close to their hearts. When it comes to what they believe is morally right or wrong, they rarely waver. They know what matters most to them, and have a hard time letting go of these beliefs. Often talks about church, assuming everyone else was there.

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10. Can it be the Investigator - INFJ?

The Investigator is the Greyhound

The Golden Feature™: Vision.

The Investigator has an uncanny ability to take current events and foresee where they will lead. They can easily glimpse where people’s choices will take them and how they will affect everyone else in the picture. They have a deep understanding of human nature and use their vision and empathy to make the world a better place for future generations.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Investigator has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Investigator, together with the Persuader, pair their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Feeling. To outside observers, they tend to exude warmth and understanding. They care about making people comfortable, meeting their needs and reading their emotions. They often get a sense of the emotional impact things will have on others and how to transform the emotional "atmosphere" of the room they are in. They exude sympathy when someone is suffering and can easily express enthusiasm when someone is excited. They are very aware of which mannerisms, words and expressions will put other people in the desired emotional state. They often use self-deprecating humour to connect with people and open up authentic communication. In decisions, they are always going to prioritise the needs of "the group". They will be evaluating how people will be impacted, the emotional dynamics at play for others and whether everyone’s values are being honored.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Investigator is often very open-minded and is excellent at understanding other viewpoints. They have a natural ability to empathize and can often put themselves in the shoes of others. In some cases, they find themselves understanding people they wish they did not and will be able to empathize with even the most negative individuals. They will easily listen to someone else’s explanation and will try to explore the reasoning behind the actions of others. This makes them naturally open-minded, even though sometimes they likely wish they were more closed-minded. Ultimately though, they will be able to discern when someone is wrong, even if they can understand where they were coming from. They will keep their mind open until they come to a finally decision about the situation. They they are immovable, unpersuadable with facts.

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11. Can it be the Agent - INFP?

The Agent is the Tibetan Terrier

The Golden Feature™: Integrity.

The Agent is known for their strong moral compass and their authentic, compassionate nature. They will not stray into morally ambiguous waters and they will lead with honesty and kindness. They will work tirelessly in the defense of the downtrodden, the outcasts or the beliefs they stand for. They are passionate, imaginative and true to their values and ideals.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favouite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Agent, together with the Promoter, pair Extroverted Intuition Introverted Feeling. To outside observers these patterns might seem open-minded, energetic and overflowing with ideas. But on the inside, they have deeply-held inner values. They want their ideas to support themselves and others. They check that proposed plans will honour their own and other people’s individual, non-negotiable, ethics and desires. They ask themselves, "Does this respect my needs?" or "Is this decision in line with what is important to me in life?" or "Am I being true to myself?”

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Agent tries to be open-minded and dislikes being judgmental in any way. They prefer to hear people out and want to be open to different viewpoints and ideas. They love exploring the many possibilities that the world has to offer which often helps them be much more open-minded. They can struggle when it comes to their personal morals and prefer to hold onto these. If they are faced with a situation that goes very strongly against their own ideals, they will likely shut themselves off from this. They do not want to compromise what they believe is right and dislike feeling like others are forcing them to do this. They have a well deserved reputation of being in La La Land (e.g. The light from the moon is keeping me awake. The management needs to fix this).

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12. Can it be the Achiever - ISTP?

The Achiever is the Bassett Hound

The Golden Feature™: Resourcefulness.

The Achiever can keep a cool head in the most dire situations. They know how to detach themselves from commotion and turmoil to think of clever, effective solutions. They can be counted on to create fast, ingenious solutions to the most complex problems. They are the “Masters of Tools”.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern values a mental process called Extroverted Sensation. These patterns are focussed on experiencing and being aware of everything that is happening in the present moment. These patterns are highly observant of their surroundings and can react quickly to surprise events or changes. Highly realistic, they pride themselves on facing the facts and responding to crises with level-headedness and readiness. They can "read" the atmosphere and the people around them and as such are excellent negotiators and storytellers, quickly adapting and responding to the cues of others. These patterns are the most focussed on what is relevant now and what is needed now. They care less about hypothesising and envisioning and more about being ready for whatever comes their way in the present moment. They tend to come across as grounded, adaptable, easy-going and quick-witted. Their attentiveness to detail and ability to think quickly on their feet makes them sources of strength for many.

Specific: The Achiever, together with the Results pair their use of Extroverted Sensation with Introverted Thinking. They are deeply analytical and focussed on being accurate in their views. They are concerned with clarifying their ideas, clearing out bad data, and having a deep, thorough knowledge of how everything is connected. They focus on clarity and precision and often seem to be searching for the most specific, appropriate word to use to complete a sentence. Since they are so grounded in the outer world and so driven by experiences, many of their interests are technical, mechanical or recreational. They may spend hours researching computer parts, learning how to play an instrument or perfecting a new business idea. In many cases, they apply their logic to the real world. They put their thoughts to the test in sportsmanship, building, entrepreneurship, emergency relief, or even fighting. In decisions, they believe that they should stay impersonal, unbiased and objective. They want to make decisions that align with their inner framework of principles and truths. They are constantly refining this framework with more information and more knowledge. Because they tend to process many of their thoughts internally, they can surprise others when they finally do voice their conclusions. To the outside observer it can seem like they have spontaneously and suddenly blurted out a decision without analysing it. This is rarely the case. Unlike the Director, Objective Thinker, Developer and Enhancer, they do a lot of their mental work silently and without a lot of expression. They rarely "talk out" their ideas and instead only voice their conclusions after they have worked out all the components of the decision inwardly.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Achiever is relatively open-minded especially if someone presents them with facts. They do not mind hearing someone out as long as they are intelligent and well-spoken. If someone is simply crapping on about useless information, they will become irritated and will likely ignore that person. They enjoy absorbing information and do not mind opening themselves up to new possibilities. They often have a natural understanding of most things and are great problem solvers and fixers because of this.

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13. Can it be the Practitioner - ISFJ?

The Practitioner is the Alaskan Malamute

The Golden Feature™: Devotion.

The Practitioner is known for their generosity, compassion and attention to detail. Throughout history they have been people who guarded the defenseless, attended the sick and stood up for the less fortunate. They have an astounding memory for details and they are very attentive to the needs of the people around them. They are the quiet caretakers, the loyal confidantes and people who deserve much more recognition than they usually receive.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Appraiser has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The Practitioner, together with the Appraiser, pair their use of Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling. This second one is focussed on creating and maintaining harmony in the environment. They believe in taking care of the people around them and are actively concerned with the needs, desires and values of others. They are constantly evaluating the "mood of the room" and can quickly find ways to make others feel comfortable. Sometimes they can work so hard to create external harmony that they cause internal conflict within themselves. It can be difficult for them to meet their own needs when they are so busy attending to the needs and desires of their families or friends. Nurturing others, providing stability and being able to empathize is something that comes naturally to the Practitioner.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Practitioner is usually considered to be one of the most narrow-minded of the patterns (in a photo finish with the Director). This is because they often have strong belief system. They are grounded and often know exactly what they believe is right. They can have a hard time being convinced of any opposing viewpoints especially if they can shatter their beliefs. They dislike having their preformed opinions crushed by someone else and might struggle to be open-minded because of this. If they trust someone though, they can work to overcome this and truly listen to what the other party has to say. This narrow mindedness makes management positions more available to others.

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14. Can it be the Objective Thinker - ISTJ?

The Objective Thinker is the Bernese Mountain Dog

The Golden Feature™: Concentration.

The Objective Thinker has a masterful eye for detail and accuracy. They are extremely aware of all the nuances and physical aspects of the project they are working on. While other types flit from idea to idea or can glaze over details, the Objective Thinker misses nothing. They may not say everything they think or express all their thoughts and plans, but they notice and see everything. If you need someone who can keep an attentive, protective eye on a project or person they care about, you can count on an Objective Thinker.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Objective Thinker has proficiency with a mental process called Introverted Sensing. This information-gathering process focusses on comparing and contrasting the present moment with past experiences. It is focussed on memories, patterns and learning through real-world experience. They experience a high level of internal body awareness and are often the first to notice when a food has gone past the expiration date or they are beginning to develop physical symptoms of an illness. Because of their physical awareness they often strive to create comfortable surroundings in their homes and value health and consistency a great deal. Each moment is overlaid by "filters" of similar past experiences. This allows a quick notice when a pattern is changing, when a situation is unusual or when something has changed. They are often the first to notice when someone has re-organised a room and they quickly notice unusual changes in body language. This attention to detail can make it easy for them to de-code underlying motives and feelings in other people. They enjoy repeating favorite traditions and experiences, combining their vivid memories of the past with the present and future – thereby making a beautiful moment live on and maintain personal significance.

Specific: The Objective Thinker, together with the Director, combine their use of Introverted Sensing with Extroverted Thinking. This is focussed on developing structure and organisation in the outer world. It applies objective logic to every situation and looks for guiding principles and rules that can make things more effective. They are very goal-oriented and methodical in what they do – they are typically skilled at breaking down large tasks into easy, sequential steps. Creating order, spotting (and correcting) errors and instituting rules and contingency plans are things that they do well. When they make decisions they try to step outside of their personal feelings to view things objectively and without bias. They are firm believers in fairness and justice and hate it when people allow their emotional whims to get in the way of logic and truth. That said, they are also guided by a sense of loyalty to their values, families, and communities.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Objective Thinker is not often seen as open-minded because they have strong inner morals. They often have done plenty of research and worked hard to maintain a strong grasp on their own beliefs. When they make a decision about something, they will stand by that belief. This makes it difficult to convince them to pull away from their own morals or ideals and it is simply because they know what they want from life. They have a firm understanding of the world around them and, although they are open to listening to others, they will likely hold on strongly to what they know is right.

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15. Can it be the Perfectionist - INTP?

The Perfectionist is the Papillon

The Golden Feature™: Analytical Thinking.

The Perfectionist is excellent at organizing logical principles and creating a framework for how things work. They disregard bias or emotional distractions to decide what is most rational, objective and fair. While other types might lose patience with complex dilemmas, the Perfectionist can effectively dissect the problem to discover creative, ingenious solutions.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: This pattern uses Extroverted Intuition and that is all about inferring relationships and finding connections. These patterns notice threads of meaning that branch out across relationships, events and objects. They extrapolate all the possibilities of what could be in the future. When they enter an empty room, they do not see an empty room; they see their favourite pictures hanging on the wall, their favorite books laid out on desks, friends gathered for conversation. They do not see what "is" they see what "may be". Their mind is on a constant quest for inferences, meanings, hypotheses and abstract possibilities or epiphanies.

Specific: The Perfectionist, together with the Inspirational, pair Extroverted Intuition with Introverted Thinking. To outside observers they seem analytical, open-minded and imaginative. Their ideas take on unusual and original forms and they are often sought for their innovative way of solving problems. Making decisions is less about staying true to one’s self and one’s values and more about understanding how things work, having the most accurate data and using precise logic. The independent logic of these types often leads them to form unpopular conclusions. They care less about socially-acceptable ways of thinking or "rules" and care more about incorporating all the logically connected data into one truth or conclusion. They are mentally sifting through information on a constant basis, discarding what does not make sense and purging worthless or inaccurate data from their mind. In this process, they may discard many standard guidelines and societal beliefs because the logic behind them is not "clean".

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Perfectionist is extremely open-minded and often enjoys entertaining different points of view. They prefer to approach things from a unique perspective and are not afraid to dive into a new idea. They dislike feeling like they have been closed-minded and often feel like they are missing out on something. They will often consider every possible viewpoint before making their decision and this often helps them gain a better understanding of the situation although the building may have burnt down by the time the correct fire extinguisher has been researched. They remain open-minded people until they are convinced that they know the information fully and have come to their final conclusion. Once they have formed a solid opinion about something, they are rather hard to convince otherwise. Even if their solution is hopelessly impractical, catastrophically expensive or will take 30 years to develop.

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16. Can it be the Enhancer - INTJ?

The Enhancer is the Afghan Hound

The Golden Feature™: Strategising.

The Enhancer easily sees the long-range implications of current events. They can quickly navigate through roadblocks and setbacks, constantly re-constructing their vision and re-determining what “will be”. They have a clear, precise view of the future and know how to arrange outer elements so that the desired outcome can be achieved. Here is their Thinking Circle. Click here.

How this behaviour pattern reasons, strategises and processes information.

General: The Developer has Introverted Intuition which is all about discovering underlying meanings, systems and patterns. They want to envision what will happen someday and how things will play out in the future. They are drawn to the abstract world – things that are intangible, theoretical and symbolic. They do not focus on what exists or what is, they look behind the scenes trying to decode the background processes at work. "What else is going on here?" "What am I not seeing?" "What’s the ultimate meaning of this?" "How does this impact the future?" These are questions that dance through the minds of the Persuader, Enhancer, Investigator and Developer. Sudden insights and predictions tend to appear to them as they piece together patterns and connections. When they make decisions, they consider the long-term implications and whether or not the decision will open up new possibilities or levels of understanding. Repeating things, simplifying and focusing on nitty-gritty details are all things that bore these patterns.

Specific: The Enhancer, together with the Developer, pairs their use of Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Thinking. To outside observers, they exude a sense of order, reasonableness and vision. Being logically consistent and fair is of vital importance to them. They realise that in order to achieve their ideas for the future they need to create processes that are effective and methodical. They rapidly notice flaws and can quickly make corrections to systems that are running inefficiently. Direct and frank in their speech, these types can intimidate people by the value they place on truth over tact. Making people feel good is far less important to them then reaching an objective and making a system run more effectively for the group. They are decisive and goal-oriented, keeping their eye on the vision they have before them. When they make decisions they use logical rationale and attempt to be unbiased and unaffected by emotions that might cloud their judgment. When they are working through a decision, they look at their priorities, the possible consequences of the decision, the laws, rules and steps involved in making it happen.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Enhancer is open-minded to an extent but often (nearly absolutely always) close themselves off to people who they believe are ignorant, mediocre or incompetent. They take a lot of time and effort to research and understand most subjects. The fact is that they are constantly learning and absorbing new information and, due to this, are unlikely to waver or alter their position. They know that they have done the proper research and have a strong grasp on many different subjects. If someone approaches them in an attempt to change their mind, it will take an intense amount of logic and proof for them to be open to this. It is not that they are closed-minded, they simply work hard to ensure that they are not ignorant enough to require further instruction. If they meet someone who is extremely knowledgeable about a subject in which they lack understanding, they will definitely be open to listening to them. It is always better to let the Enhancer do their thing with clearly defined boundaries. Micromanagement will always fail. You may as well do it yourself as you appear to have all the answers.

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