The INTJ Energies as Nature

The eight cognitive processes from an INTJ perspective as forms of nature.

An experiment in connecting with your Type really quickly and easily

Types as Nature

A picture paints a thousand words. We connect with each of these pictures of the Scottish landscape in different ways based on our Type preferences.

The experiment was simple. Would people select as their most and least favourite a picture that was strongly influenced by their Type?

Of five people where I know their Type preferences the answer was four did as I would have predicted and two did not. Promising start. The other three where I did not have any information about their actual preferences their, selections led to easy and focused discussions about what Type means and in particular how that might affect how they connect with nature in all its forms. But one of them, who I know reasonably well, selected as I would have predicted.

This year’s British Association for Psychological Type’s annual conference made much of the problems of jargon around Myers-Briggs Type and Jungian Types. Increasingly, I now see Type, in its various forms, as an energy or communication system.

These eight pictures represent how I see each of Jung’s eight cognitive/thinking/mental functions in nature.


The sky was so blue, and the sun so bright, that an eternal summer seemed to reign over this prospect.

The big picture and the connections Ni

Landscape, weather, and topography all in connection with one another. The views are the thing.