Hello! I was wondering if the reasoning I used in the situation I’m about to explain is an example of Ti.
I was probably around 10 or 11 at time, and I was at Ollivander’s wand shop at Universal. For every group that comes into the shop, Ollivander picks one person and lets them try out wands until a wand “chooses” them. I distinctly remember looking around and noticing that I was likely the youngest there aside from two other girls decked out in Harry Potter merch. I assumed that Ollivander would be instructed to choose the youngest person over 6 or 7, which in my case, would be one of those girls. However, I figured that since they were wearing so much merchandise and I wasn’t, he would pick me instead. I watched him look around the room and saw the moment he made his decision (sort of like how you can tell if a teacher is about to call on you). He picked me! I still have the wand.
For reference, I’m ~90% certain I’m an INTP, but I’m having trouble recognizing dominant Ti. I’m trying to figure out if it’s because I use it pretty unconsciously or if I’m mistyped. I know you can’t provide conclusive evidence on my type from one situation when I was eleven (although I do think my thought process now is very similar), but was I using Ti there? Thank you so much!
It sounds vaguely like intuition (operating off an assumption that turns out to be right) but isn’t specifically Ti. It can be Ti and Ne working together, yes.
High Ti is… a preoccupation with rationality and internal problem solving. It can manifest in being confused about why people are ‘irrationally emotional,’ or being obsessed with the definitions of words and finding one theory to encompass a much bigger idea (like Stephen Hawking using Ti and Ne, and sometimes even enjoying arguing against his own previous conclusions… so much Ne), or needing and wanting to know how something works from the inside out, or looking for a way to ‘exploit’ a situation logically (without thinking of the moral implications) – like Indiana Jones reasoning (accurately and logically) that if he unties his girlfriend and frees her in the Nazi camp, they will know he’s there and come looking for him – so he leaves her tied up, much to her rage. He devalued her feelings of betrayal in favor of logic (Ti —— > Fe).