Hi and welcome baaaack to my blog! How have you been lately? 🧡 It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the third post in my Let’s Talk Personality series! This is a four-part thing I’m doing in which I learn more about myself and you get to explore your personality, as well. To go read the other two posts in this series so far, click here and here!
Today we’re covering the third initial in each personality type: the F (feeling) and the T (thinking)! I know very little about these two elements of the personality test so I’m gonna get knowledge today 😂💕
feeling VS thinking
Just like with the other aspects of personality, everyone follows their thoughts and their feelings. Discovering which one you do most often can help you to learn more about yourself! There’s not a right or wrong way to be, and one personality is not better than the other.
These two have been interesting to read about, because I’m noticing that depending on the situation, my approach is a balance of the Thinker/Feeling type. One website said females are most commonly Feeling, and guys are most commonly Thinking! But I really feel like I’m a good ole mix of the two 😂
Today let’s see if we can figure out which one most commonly guides our thoughts and decisions!
feeling VS thinking:
the prompts + my answers
#1: Feeling types make decisions based on values, and thinkers’ decisions are based on facts
Now of course, everyone has values, and everyone (well most 😂) pursues making fact-based decisions. The question is: which one is the driving force behind what you do most of the time? For me, my values are very important… but so are the facts! Can I split my point between both? Feeling/Thinking: check!
#2: Feeling types follow their heart; thinkers follow their head
Yup, I follow my heart. Oftentimes, this takes me a while to do because I think and feel so much, and along the way to making a final decision, I’ll get critical thinking involved, as well. This results in everything I do being well thought out, which is spectacular but unfortunately when something falls through or I fail, I’m like BUT I DID EVERYTHING RIGHT 😂 Feeling: check!
#3: Thinking types are firm with people, and feeling types are more empathetic
Feelers stayin’ true to their name, huh 😂 I have such respect for people who are able to be firm in situations that require it and not let their emotions get in the way. I am SO empathetic, with myself and others! It’s a great trait to have, but in some situations I really see how important it is to have the thinker personality type, too. Feeling: check!
#4: Thinkers easily make solo decisions, whereas the feeling type prefers consulting others
I really love to bring others into my decision-making quite often! Certain things, like the music I listen to and books I read, are totally my decision. But if my actions will at all affect someone else, I’ll talk to them about my ideas. Over the years, decision-making has been a sensitive topic for me; the anxiety many of them cause spirals me into overthinking.
Since my thoughts go in so many different directions, I like to involve others in much of my decision-making. Feeling: check!
#5: Feeling types are heavily involved with their emotions, and thinkers often don’t dive deeper into them
*taps chest with fist, peace sign*✌️ that first bit is my spirit animal bahaha
I am totally involved with and greatly aware of my emotions, feelings, thoughts, you name it! This awareness makes me incredibly empathetic and in-tune with how I’m doing and what others are feeling. It’s taking me time to learn how to harness this power 😂💕 and see the positives, identify the negatives, and live a happy comfortable life. (See there I go, being all involved) Feeling: check!
my score: feeling 4.5, thinking 0.5
Well I quite expected this! 😂 It is really strange to score a half-point on thinking, though 🤣
This article said “We all use both modes (Feeling and Thinking) for making decisions, but we put more trust into one mode or the other.” That’s a good way of putting it! I’m definitely more in tune with decision-making based on my values and feelings.
At this point, I’m an ISF… something! My personality’s on its way to being revealed! 😂 tune in next week for my grand results!
Thanks so much for reading! I hope this post continued to encourage you to learn more about yourself so that you can thrive with your own unique personality. 💕
List of prompts for you to answer:
- 1: Feeling types make decisions based on values, and thinkers’ decisions are based on facts
- 2: Feeling types follow their heart; thinkers follow their head
- 3: Thinking types are firm with people, and feeling types are more empathetic
- 4: Thinkers easily make solo decisions, whereas the feeling type prefers consulting others
- 5: Feeling types are heavily involved with their emotions, and thinkers often don’t dive deeper into them
Are you more feeling or thinking? What are your answers to the prompts? Let’s chat in the comments!
helpful resource I used: Thinking vs. Feeling Preference – PersonalityMax