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"Dario Nardi recently published a book called

Neuroscience of Personality. It contains his insights

based on put a 20 sensor EEG on 60 college students
of various types, and then having them perform
various activities.

Since it includes both qualitative and quantative

research results, it's probably not definitive proof of
type or type dynamics. Still, I think his approach is
interesting and his book helps shed light on how type
relates to activity in the neocortex."

Extraverted Sensing (Se)

Se types:

Show a "tennis hop" brain pattern.

Easily go "in the zone" in a crisis situation.
Quickly integrate body and sensory information.
Easily bored and need external stimulation.
Focus on literal or common interpretations.
Favor details that are dramatic or in motion.

The "tennis hop" brain pattern is one in which all

regions of neocortex out low amplitude and out of
sync. This is an effective state that requires little
energy while the shifting frequencies allow the brain
to quickly direct whichever regions are needed for a
surprise, incoming task.

Introverted Sensing (Si)

Si types:

Brain activity reflects their background, training, and

job expertise.
Get "in the zone" when reviewing past events.
Tend towards rote memorization, repetition, and in-
depth reviews of daily eventsall habits that help
them burn new neural pathways.

Good at recalling information without a context and

recalling kinship data.
Favor T5, which processes social feedback and T6,
that helps us consider the future.

So Si seems to lead to reinforcement and

specialization over time. ISTJs and ISFJs are both
visual (favor O1 and/or O2). ISxJs favor Fp2 over
Fp1, while ESxJs do the opposite.

Extraverted Intuiting (Ne)

Ie types:
Often show a "Christmas Tree" pattern.
Often experience creative highs.
Provide fast, creative responses (sometimes too
Find it difficult to get "in the zone," and can do so
only after practicing and internalizing an activity
over weeks, months, or years.
Use regions that support imagination.

A "Christmas Tree" pattern is one in which the

neocortex is active all over, each region is of high
amplitude and out-of-sync with others. This pattern
indicates cross-contextual thinking. This pattern is also
very energy intensive, and may produce distractions
and contradictions.

Introverted Intuiting (Ni)

Ni Types:
Show a whole brain, zen-like pattern
Show this pattern when they attack an unfamiliar,
novel pattern.
Their zen state works best when focusing on a single
question, without distraction.
Enter the zen state when ask to envision the future.
Usually benefit from a sensory focus

Their whole-brain, zen-like pattern occurs when all

regions of the neocortex are in sync and dominated
by brain waves that are medium-low frequency and
very high-amplitude. Other types only show this
pattern when they engage in their specific area of
expertise, unlike Ni-ers, who also show it when
tackling a new problem.

ENxJs usually benefit from a physical or sensory

focus. NJs tend to be generalists compared to their
SJs cousins.

Extraverted Thinking (Te)

Te types:
Show most efficient use of mental energy as they rely
on evidence-based decision-making.
Rely on T3, O1, C3 and Fp1. Tend to use other areas
very little, even on tasks that would normally invoke
Rely on measurably sensory information
Focus on goals and stimulated by task completion and
error correction.
Tend to move to action before accurate or what-if
processing, so quick efficiency can become a pitfall.
Show high activity in F8, which handles deeply felt
personal values, often expressed negatively.
Female Te types show more diverse brain activity
and are more responsive to social feedback.

IXTJs are more visual, attentive to tone of voice, and

focus on implementation detail over quick decision-
making. ESTJS attend more to details, are more open
to brainstorming, and listen intently to authority
figures. ENTJs can enter a creative mode similar to

Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Ti types:
Show high use of four regions that afford complex
logical reasoning: F3, F4, P3, P4
Use F3 to linearly derive solutions. (highest for ESTPs
followed by INTPs)
Use F4 to categorize and define concepts. (highest
for INTPs, followed by ESTPs)
Use P3 to integrate visual-kinesthetic data. (highest
for ISTPs then ENTPs)
Use P4 to holistically weigh numerous pros and cons
of many uncertain or risky factors. (highest for ENTPs
followed by ISTPs)
Above regions are located away from direct sensory
contact, so have a "deep" or "detached" quality.
Tend to enter a dissociated state when arguing or
meeting someone new. In this state, their neocortex
shuts out raw emotions in order to enjoy objectivity.
Least interested in listening.
Engage the above regions + Fp1 and Fp2 when
examining a topic from multiple angles and
integrating the angles into a coherent way.

INTPs are likely to quickly stop listening as they

assess the relevance of what others are saying.

Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

Fe types:
Focus on social responsibility.
Stimulated by communicating their explanations and
Use Fp1 to suppress emotional impulses from deep in
the brain in favor of sophisticated cognitive
Use Fp2 less, so may sometimes suddenly switch from
highly composed to very angry.
Use F5 a lot, which helps them adjust to social

ExFJs show high activity in T3, but least activity in

visual regions O1 and O2. ESFJs are more left-
brained, high in C3 and F7. ENFJs are might right-
brained, showing high activity in F4 and T4.

Introverted Feeling

Fi types:
Are consummate listeners who listen in a holistic way.
INFPs can deeply listen for up to 10 minutes at a
time, ISFPs listen briefly and then move to action.
Show high activity in T3 and T4, which handle
Carefully compose their own speech, attending to
both content and delivery.
Show high activity in F8, and are stimulated by
rankings of importance.
Show the least activity in interior regions that aid
Rely on left-brained (Fp1) decision making.

INFPs may get to the core of a person's psychology

by listening for so long. INFPs are less likely to
defend their own views or take action, though when
they stop listening, region Fp1 becomes very active
as they make a strong (and perhaps final) decision.

ISFPs are attentive when others withhold information

(like social feedback).

I actually found this thread on another site and

wanted to see what other people thought