and diplomatic:behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, certain other religions, beliefs or ideologies, disability, and age-related contextsI find that I meant both - - the type 9's I know or what I've understood of 9 so far seems to exemplify a skill at both. I find I am usually similar in my approach to avoiding conflict and my exception is also based on behalf of truth (but it is more subjective as a heart type! )Having or showing an ability to deal with people in a sensitive and effective way. Synonyms - tactful
I think he had given this topic much more thought than I have to this point. Except to say that I resonated with his ideas that Ni sees time as one long stretch of vision, not necessarily pinpointed by time. But I personally do find my thoughts more future oriented than many other people in my life. Although, I am also very much in touch with my past and it is always a part of the pattern-finding and future-projecting. So I guess the jury is still out for me. I can see why you would think of Ne as more eternal because it is always happening - there are eternal possibilities etc. I think in the way that Ne is possibilities focused, it too is more future focused (what could be) than say Se which is more present/now minded.