This is a discussion on Cognitive Function: Ne vs Ni within the Articles forums, part of the Announcements category; Originally Posted by Le9acyMuse External hypotheses versus psyche hypotheses. Of course, 'external' suggests a focus on face-value elements. 'Psyche' suggests ...
I think Ne is known for getting a wide variety of ideas, whereas Ni is better known for deeply connecting with just a few key points.
Hmm I think I may be a Ni dom not a Ne dom. The more I read about typology the less confident I get lol.
Intuition uses references to...consume useful information for future use, such as via application to other functions. Unfortunately that's so vague it could describe every function. To describe things without knowing their very nature, the best we've got is mapping out distinctions of arguably general notions and tendencies.
Anyway, the post was:So, is this accurate or...?Honestly, I don't have a full understanding of Ni. I get a lot of definitions. Something to do with the "Aha!" moment. Ne is sometimes thought of as random ideas coming out of nowhere. Ni is thought of as a random idea coming out of nowhere.
I saw an Ni vs Ne thread and everyone was speaking in crazy metaphors. The only one I could understand and appreciate was something like "Ne and Ni are trying to do a math equation.
Ni is like '4000*82. 82*4 is 4*2+10(4*8), which is 8+10(32), which is 328, so 82*4=328, so 82*4000 is 328000.'
Ne is like 'Mkay! Right, so we should split this baby up. 4000*82 can be 4*82 with 3 zeroes put in it later. You go over here, zeroes, don't you cry, you'll get to join your family again after I mathematically mutilate them. Hey, mutilate has 8 letters and 8 is one of the numbers I'm multiplying! Anyway, 4*82, let's start with 4*2. 8. Man, what is with all these eights? Multiply has eight letters too. And it starts with "Mu" like mutilate, and 62.5% of the letters are the same. Back on topic, 4*8 is 32. Huh, 3*2 is 6, and 6 is the amount of letters in zeroes and 3 is one of the numbers used to multiply to get it, and there are 3 zeroes. Okay, so 328, now we can get the other zeroes back. Come here, zero babies. Hey, that's the same amount of babies I have! So, 3-2-8-0-0-0. Woah, those digits add up to 13, and so do the digits to the percentage of letters that mutilate and multiple have in common, 6-2-5! Whaaaaat?'"
Lol, I was actually using my Ne for the Ne one there because I didn't want to copy the post I was linking to.
So, Ni goes straight to the answer, Ne swerves around and covers more ground but takes more time. Ni is the guy speedrunning through Borderlands 2 and Ne is the guy staying behind and going "Duuude, check out this map. Look over here, look over there!"
"GODDAMMIT, NE. Come ON, let me get to-"
"Hey, I just found an Easter Egg."
"I don't care abou frivolous Easter Eggs right now, I'm trying to get the world record!"
"Woah, it just unlocked a secret to the end of the game."
"WOULD YOU JUST wait really?"
If that's correct, then yes. I use Ni whenever I'm in math competitions all the time. I skip a LOT of steps without really knowing how, and that's how I win the "get the answer part," but then they're all "How did you get that answer?" for the next part of the competition and I just make shit up as I go along with Ne once it's not timed anymore and they're like "What!? He did all that in his head? What a genius!" when I'm actually probably the dumbest kid in the competition and I'm basically cheating my way to the top by not showing them my actual thought process or following any of the rules.
Something you will soon learn about me: I have average, mediocre intelligence but I'm AWESOME at faking smarts.
Something that confuses me is I thought that that's what Ti and Te were. Ti likes to linger around the system and work out its little logical kinks and get it all together, while Te just goes straight to the application or right to the point. Is it just that Ne and Ni are unconsciously doing that and Ti and Te are consciously doing that?
Ne is short-term and Ni is long term.
Great article. I am more confident in my Ni now, thank you.
This could have been way more concise. Next time explain like I'm 5, because this was no help at all.