Glossary

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Who’s Who?

MBTI – Myers Briggs Type Indicator

OPS – Objective Personality System. See What is OPS?

OP – Objective Personality. See What is OPS?

Carl Jung – Psychoanalyst who first wrote about the cognitive functions. See What are Cognitive Functions?

Dave & Shannon Powers – Creators of the Objective Personality System. See What is OPS?

WSS – World Socionics Society a website, YouTube Channel, and online community led by Jack Oliver Aaron. There tend to be many schools and interpretations of Socionics (something true of typology in general) and this is the one that this site currently prefers. See Socionics.


Cognitive Functions

Thinking (T) – The cognitive process focused on determining what works. See Thinking.

Feeling (F) – The cognitive process focused on determining what is valued. See Feeling.

Sensing (S) – The process focused on what can be sensed. Also called Sensory. See Sensing.

Intuition (N) – The process focused on the patterns and concepts. We use an N to abbreviate intuition since capital I looks like a lowercase L and its a bad letter that should be punished. See Intuition.

Fe – Extroverted Feeling. Prioritizes the spectrum of the tribe’s values, then seeks their personal reasons. See Feeling.

Fi – Introverted Feeling. Prioritizes their personal values first, then seeks the spectrum of the tribe’s reasons. See Feeling and Introverted Feeling.

Te – Extroverted Thinking. Prioritizes the spectrum of the tribe’s reasons, then seeks their personal values. See Thinking.

Ti – Introverted Thinking. Prioritizes their personal reasons first, then seeks the spectrum of the tribe’s values. See Thinking and Introverted Thinking.

Se – Extroverted Sensing. Answers are found by gathering new facts, then organizing known concepts later. See Sensing.

Si – Introverted Sensing. Answers are found by going over known facts, then gathering in new concepts later. See Sensing.

Ne – Extroverted Intuition. Answers are found by gathering new concepts, then organizing known facts later. See Intuition.

Ni – Introverted Intuition. Answers are found by going over known concepts,then gathering in new facts later. See Intuition.


Objective Personality Terms

Di – Introverted Decider. See Tribe vs Self.

De – Extroverted Decider. See Tribe vs Self.

Oi – Introverted Observer. See Gather vs Organize.

Oe – Extroverted Observer. See Gather vs Organize.

Animals – A combination of two functions to perform an action. The animals are Blast, Consume, Play, Sleep. See Animals.

Play – Expends energy for the tribe, before processing and preserving energy for self. See Animals

Consume – Takes in and respects info, before getting started and teaching. See Animals.

Sleep – Process and preserves energy for self, before expending energy for the tribe. See Animals.

Blast – Gets started and is able to teach, before respecting and gathering info. See Animals.

Glass Lizard – A single activated first function and double activated fourth function.
Ex: The NiTe BPCS animal stack has single activated savior Ni and double activated demon Se. See articles on Glass Lizards.

Jumper – A type which jumps over the auxiliary function and instead has the tertiary function as savior. See MBTI to OPS type.
Ex: ESFP Jumper is SeTe, jumping the auxiliary Fi in favor of tertiary Te.

Dashboard – A chart and visual representation of a type in OPS. See Dashboards.

Modalities – Sexual Modalities are a new concept in Objective Personality which describe whether a function is pushy and solid (Masculine) or adaptable and gentle (Feminine). See Sexual Modalities.

Shave/Shaved – To get typed by Dave + Shannon Powers. Dave + Shannon = Shave

See also, the OPS Glossary by Laura Miller for even more definitions.
Also check out the OPS Starter Kit which walks you through all the main concepts of about Objective Personality.

Enneagram

Contraflow – Instinct stackings in the order of sp -> sx -> so -> sp. sp/sx, sx/so, and so/sp. See Synflow and Contraflow.

Synflow – Instinct stackings in the order of sp -> so -> sx -> sp. sp/so, so/sx, and sx/sp. See Synflow and Contraflow.

Adjacent Trifix – A trifix with the wing of the core type replacing the core type. Ex: 9w1 963 is 163 Adjacent.

Overlay Trifix – A trifix formed from the wings of each of the trifix numbers. Ex: 9w1 6w7 3w2 has a 127 overlay. Overlays are typically written in numerical order rather than the order of the original trifix, in this case 127 not 172.

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