Cognitive Dynamics 101 - The 8 Jungian Functions

May 5, 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT. Hosted at FieldTrips on Zoom


About this FieldTrip

In his 1923 work “Psychological Types”, Carl Jung described how people seem to engage with the world, process information, and make decisions in fundamentally different ways. He noted two different attitudes (Extraversion and Introversion, aka E/I), and four different functions (Sensing, Intuiting, Thinking, and Feeling, aka S/N and T/F), resulting in eight possible combinations which he referred to as, for example, extraverted Sensing types, introverted Sensing types, extraverted Thinking types, etc.

Mother-daughter team Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers developed their questionnaire on the basis of Jung’s work, and in order to help reveal which function was used in which attitude, they added the Judging and Perceiving dimension, resulting in the four-letter shorthand type code for the 16 types many of us are now familiar with, for example, ESFP or INFJ.

In this third and final FieldTrip of our Type 101 trilogy, we’re going to take a closer look at the eight Jungian functions, now thought of as cognitive processes. Participants will go through exercises to recognize their own preferences, interact with their opposites, and walk away with a greater sense of self- and other-awareness.

It is not necessary to know your type preferences, just bring a dose of curiosity and openness to new information.