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This is a discussion on Is reading a book (or reading anything in general) an example of Ne or Ni? within the Cognitive Functions forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; ................Everyone has said what I wanted to say lol...

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    ................Everyone has said what I wanted to say lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD_analyst View Post
    Is reading a book (or reading anything in general) an example of Ne or Ni? Or does it have anything to do with cognitive functions at all?
    Both, except Ne loves reading in breadth, all at once, then in depth. Ni loves reading in a more focused way, then exploring breadth, but both can be done simultaneously. Just Ni prefers to stay focused.

    Se/Si is more present in the moment. Reading a book isn't quite staying present, as one drifts more into thoughts inside the head, even though the expression of connecting and relating to the world is extroverted vs. introverted intuitive gathering of data (in a book).

    Se/Si is more concrete, non-theoretical, uncomplicated. Enjoys real life phenomena. A book doesn't quite provide that experience, even though one from sensing preferences may enjoy it on a coffee table left to collect dust it's way too boring (unless ISFPs, whom also love reading, fiction especially I notice).
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    anyone can read a book.

    just not everyone likes reading books.
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    Definitely Si. Thinking about what people wrote in the past??? Intuition is about the future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CowardlyPal View Post
    Definitely Si. Thinking about what people wrote in the past??? Intuition is about the future!
    And if it is something you wrote or started to write but didn't finish? And you decide you're going to finish it no matter what, because you realize it is what you should be doing and really enjoy but let it fall by the wayside for too long; so you decided to just grab a random, unfinished work; but you have to read it over to remember who was who and what they were doing and what the ideas were? Decide to start by doing nothing but read it top to bottom, without touching it, and that's going to take a few good hours. But even before getting through the first paragraph you can't help it and start changing/adding words, changing sentences, fleshing out, cutting here and there, maybe make it two paragraphs, looking at everything and playing with everything from punctuation to voice to flow to believability. Then you see the time and you've been on the same paragraph for an hour or more. Then you decide to leave it alone and just read and it goes okay until you realize the reason a section doesn't make much sense is because of a gap. Then you see more gaps and more gaps until realizing it was just throwing down sketchy ideas to be fleshed out later, or what they call a first if not second draft. Unfortunately that Later went and joined all the other forgotten Laters. Past, present, future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeagullStanley View Post
    And if it is something you wrote or started to write but didn't finish? And you decide you're going to finish it no matter what, because you realize it is what you should be doing and really enjoy but let it fall by the wayside for too long; so you decided to just grab a random, unfinished work; but you have to read it over to remember who was who and what they were doing and what the ideas were? Decide to start by doing nothing but read it top to bottom, without touching it, and that's going to take a few good hours. But even before getting through the first paragraph you can't help it and start changing/adding words, changing sentences, fleshing out, cutting here and there, maybe make it two paragraphs, looking at everything and playing with everything from punctuation to voice to flow to believability. Then you see the time and you've been on the same paragraph for an hour or more. Then you decide to leave it alone and just read and it goes okay until you realize the reason a section doesn't make much sense is because of a gap. Then you see more gaps and more gaps until realizing it was just throwing down sketchy ideas to be fleshed out later, or what they call a first if not second draft. Unfortunately that Later went and joined all the other forgotten Laters. Past, present, future?
    Yeah of course. That too.

  8. #27

    I have always loved reading. Nowadays, having to cope with extended mourning, my reading has been intensified and it is one of my few pleasures. In the last two months I have reread four of my favorite contemporary author's novels, Enrique Vila-Matas: "El Viaje Vertical", "Never Any End to Paris", "Doctor Pasavento" and "Dublinesque". Now I am re-reading "The illogica of Kassel".

    Also, I have bought my first Yasunari Kawabata book, "Kyoto" (originally published as "The Old Capital".

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    Yeah, sensor here and I also can't read books.

    Supposedly all these letters form words, then the words form sentences and then these sentences form a cohere.......





    See? I just lost my train of thought. It was getting too deep for me.
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    Everyone, with every kind of personallity would like to read a book and get different perspectives about the history. Ni absorbs it in some way very different than how Ne absorbs it, vice versa.

  11. #30

    I don't think doing anything in particular is necessarily an example of a cognitive function. Different types can do the same activity using different functions. It's how you do it and how you absorb/ interpret/ prioritize information that can be categorized as an example of function usage.


     
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