A brief indication of each type follows.
Principled, idealistic, objective, rational.
Influenced by ideas, independent, often fearful of intimacy.
Adaptive, relating well to the external.
Sympathetic, pleases others, may be dependent, reserved.
Realistic, concrete, pleasant and friendly.
Calm and passive, restrained, controlled and controlling.
Enterprising, outgoing, can be irresponsible.
Mystical, dreamer and artist. Can be obsessive.Jung classified himself as an introverted thinker with intuition as his next strongestfunction.
Post-Jungian Developments and Possibilities
There is a question as to whether psychological types could be linked to other typologies.An association with body type, or somotype, was made by Kretschmer in ‘Physique andCharacter’ published in 1921, the same time as Jung’s Psychological Types. Arraj hasexplored the possibility of an integrated typology including physical and biochemicaltypes. This could form a valuable link with susceptibility to particular diseases. (Arraj1986).Beebe (2006) has deepened Jung’s theory by linking function-attitudes with archetypesand archetypal complexes. Mahlberg (1987) has broadened Jungian theory in associatingthe four functions with the concept of morphic resonance, propounded by the biochemistRupert Sheldrake, whose theory is one of formative causation whereby the forms of previous systems influence the morphogenesis of subsequent similar systems. Mahlberglinked Introverted Feeling with sensitivity to morphic resonance, and Extraverted Feelingwith the ability to transmit morphic resonance.