This is a discussion on "An intuitive can be a sensor, but a sensor can't be an intuitive." within the Myers Briggs Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by niss Only to be clear - details are the realm of the introvert. Whether Ni, Si, Fi, ...
Furthermore I don't buy division of topics into 'intuitive' and 'sensor' ones (maybe due to me being a researcher in the fields of theory of translation and theoretical linguistics), as it is a superficial divide which doesn't reflect cognition at all.
Only now did I notice this is Myers Briggs forum. Inattentive ISTJ Guess now I understand the source of my confusion with topic discussed.
The attention to detail inherent in the introvert can often result in perfectionism, but that isn't always the case.
While an extrovert can notice and become detail oriented about things that are important to them, their general mode of operation is to gloss over the details, get the gist of the idea, and move on. There is much more to see, more interactions to be had.
In contrast, the introvert will regulate the amount of stimulation received more carefully, and will shut down quicker in a more stimulating environment - or will find a way that they can mentally block out certain stimuli, so as to be able to focus on a few things.
It varies somewhat between individuals, but an introvert will have a narrower, more in depth focus, while an extrovert will have a broader, wider focus - all else being equal. This is easier to see when comparing people of similar types (extrovert vs. introvert; ESTJ/ISTJ, ENFP/INFP, etc.)
This is what makes the introvert tend to perfectionism, and is why you see certain fields dominated by introverts or by extroverts.
Last edited by niss; 01-25-2015 at 04:01 AM.