For an INTJ, this dominant process is technically called Introverted Intuition, but we’ve nicknamed it “Perspectives.” Perspectives is a learning function (technically called a “perceiving function”), and works by watching one’s own mind form patterns.After years of use, eventually Perspectives begins to see the ‘pattern of the patterns’ and understands that what is happening inside of themselves cognitively is also happening for other people.In our car model, an INTP’s Driver is Accuracy, technically called Introverted Thinking.Accuracy is the part of us that asks, “Does this make sense?
These functions contribute to their wittiness, personability, and sincerity, conferring a childlike innocence that others find refreshing.
But the highest quality Exploration is done when the person is experiencing something novel to them and getting out of their comfort zone.
Accuracy combined with Exploration creates a zoom-in/zoom-out dynamic with information.
Even if not directly engaging with them, they can feel enlivened by the background presence of others (assuming they are not perceived as obnoxious or intrusive).
However, because of their dominant function’s penchant for inner control and autonomy (Ti), INTPs can be leery of making Fe commitments, which carry the potential to shackle their independence.