I already made a thread for scientific papers, but I'm making a new once since this post has a point, instead of just being like, ooh that's cool. Look at the quote at the bottom of the post (from a Big Five science paper). There's an idea of "people oriented" and "task oriented" behavior (google for wikipedia article) and thinking vs feeling in mbti seems to be defined in that way. Using functions rather than solely relying on f/t doesn't save you there, as Te is said to be purely task-oriented, and Fe is said to be purely people oriented (while Fi and Ti are said to be purely internal processes).
The misconception is that thinkers [or equivalent term] are purely task oriented, and thats why they're gruff and dont' care about social niceties, and feelers are people oriented and stereotpically get too emotional which somehow naturally follows to being incompetent in personal tasks.
But I really like the quote from this paper, because it's basically saying that *everyone* has a social interaction half and a task oriented half of their personality. It's not that some people are less task oriented, it's just that everyone is better at some tasks than others. And turning away from others doesnt mean you arent interacting at all, as anything you do is still a stance, it's something you choose to do and your intentions will always be read by others. Even if you *think* you're a totally objective rational awesome thinker, as long as you're communicating your ideas to others, there is literally no way to opt out of affecting emotional and social content, because thats what youre doing whenever you interact with another being.
“Factors I, II, and IV define a three-dimensional affective–interpersonal personality space. ... Factors III (Conscientiousness) and V (Intellect), in turn, seem to be task oriented, rather than affective or interpersonal, and they are less easy to apply to personality descriptions of nonhuman mammals.”