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  1. Quinlan

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    *inspired by this thread*

    A symbolic totem for each function:

    Fi: The Wolverine

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    The Wolverine requires a lot of space and solitude, each Wolverine has distictive patterns and markings that make it unique, when a Wolverine really cares about something it fights with a surprisingly stubborn tenacity and spirit. Due to it's mysterious and solitary nature it is often misunderstood.

    Se: The Dolphin

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    The Dolphin of all animals most appreciates the value of play, from launching themselves into the air to blowing bubbles the Dolphin approaches life with an intense curiousity towards new sensation experiences. The Dolphin always looks for the most efficient means of doing things (hitching a ride on a bow wave etc.).

    Ni: The Spider

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    The Spider spontanteously weaves mysterious and near invisible threads of great complexity, these threads can form great webs that have seemingly come from nowhere. From the centre of it's web the Spider senses the interelatedness of all things.

    Fe: The Lion

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    The Lion is one of the most social of animals, it is keenly aware of group hierarchy and social role. The Lion's greatest strength is in it's coordination and cooperation with others in the pride. Life and death depends on the effectiveness of teamwork. When threatened Lions are fiercely protective of each other (within the pride). Lions are highly communicative and can be very outwardly affectionate.

    Te: The Beaver

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    The Beaver is the great builder of the animal kingdom, not content to adapt to it's environment instead the Beaver desires to master the environment, adapting the environment to itself with the construction of elaborate dams, canals and lodges. The Beaver values work and efficiency.

    Ti: The Kea

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    The Kea is a parrot known for it's logical problem solving ability. It takes great delight in solving puzzles. Much to the dismay of it's human neighbours the Kea is immensely curious when it comes to novel or new things and will often enjoy deconstructing objects for fun.


    I'm struggling to think of one for Ne and Si.

    What do you think? What Totems would you give each of the functions?
     
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    these totems are really really good

    I'll give it a try with Ne and Si


    Ne - the Raccoon
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    the Racoon is a very opportunistic animal, seeing opportunities everywhere, finding new ways to enter homes, new foods they can eat.

    Si - the ant
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    ants are the perfect "duty fullfillers". An ant community is the ideal community system for Si's. Everyone does hus duty the way they are suppost to do it, everyone is working together and takes responsibility and does not rest untill the job is done. They are very traditional and use there memory to survive.
     
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    I really like this, but I think each function needs a different totem based on its preference order.

    Like Fi dominaint would be different from Fi secondary and Fi tertiary etc. But I really think you're onto something.

    For example...

    Fe dominant = Lion
    Fe secondary = Wolf - much like the lion but less in charge and more concerned with the pack
    Fe tertiary = Dog - playful and social sometimes opinionated
    Fe inferior = Snow Monkey - polite and diplomatic, not much else
     
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    Hee

    Racoon/Fox
    Kea/Crow

    Yus, I likes.
     
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    Se/Fe - Bonobo

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    Si - Elephant


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    enfp can be shy people vs the bad people?
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    Ni - Python (remains motionless, attacks suddenly, exhausts by subtly dominating suffocation)
    Si - Ant (tireless hardworker; able to build very complex things in large numbers)
    Ne - Dolphin (Jack of all trades, excels in communication and group activities)
    Se - Tiger (Powerful and merciless; his appearance is intimidating enough to stun his opponents)
    Fi - Dog (devoted, courageous, self-sacrificial; has special extra-senses)
    Ti - Crow (poking and probing systems exploiter; can be unforgiving)
    Fe - Hen / Rooster (gives eggs, reminds others about timing; can be fussy)
    Te - Elephant (reliable leader with good memory; can be rough, clumsy and stubborn)
     
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    Not Dolphin, not for Ne.
     
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    ISFP = (Wolverine + Dolphin) = Seal
    ESFP = (Dolphin + Wolverine) = Humpback Whale
    ISTP = (Kea + Dolphin) = Sea Otter
    ESTP = (Dolphin + Kea) = Orca

    INTJ = (Spider + Beaver) = Scorpion
    ENTJ = (Beaver + Spider) = Wasp
    ENTP = (Raccoon + Kea) = Fox
    INTP = (Kea + Raccon) = Crow

    ENFJ = (Lion + Spider) = Wolf
    INFJ = (Spider + Lion) = Tiger
    INFP = (Wolverine + Raccoon) = Jackal
    ENFP = (Raccoon + Wolverine) = Panda Bear

    ESTJ = (Beaver + Elephant) = Ox
    ISTJ = (Elephant + Beaver) = Rhino
    ESFJ = (Lion + Elephant) = Bear
    ISFJ = (Elephant + Lion) = Hippo
     
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    Awesome! I really like this :)
     
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    This thread reminds me how much I love allegory/metaphor, it feels very natural, I suppose that is unusual for a Sensor.

    Although when you consider the inner world of the ISFP is made up of Fi and Ni perhaps it isn't (unusual).
     
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    I don't understand how two animals could equal another one, though.
    Am I just being daft?
     
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    I think it's cool. I guess it's like a blend of the characteristics and 'personalities' of the different animals that fit the description of a new animal. Very intuitive.
    I can see the Spider+Lion being a Tiger. It fits me well, I think.
     
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    Yeah, something like that, it's kind of a vibe thing.
     
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