I noticed a comment about how someone else had noticed how prone "N's" were to making sweeping generalizations, and wanted to add what I noticed (lots of notices there).
From what I've seen, it's more like:
"Hey, know what's funny? I seem to have noticed that sensors tend to take everything I say literally".
Someone else responds:
"No, actually, you got that all wrong. I know many sensors who do not take what I said literally, that's just a generalization".
But then, why not take it for what it is? A GENERALIZATION. Noticing a trend, and trying to find something to attribute that to. In this case, the difference on the N/S axis. It's not like saying that every sensor in the universe takes everything literally, because they don't. I know that. And even if a sentence like this is added, or a similar one, for explaination, someone takes offense.
Instead, people go all defensive. And this is often sensors, too. While intuitives, when being told that they tend to be aloof and forgetful, just shrug it off with a "Yes, that's me in a nutshell, ho ho ho". Remember now, this is just me generalizing, but it's what I've seen on the forums, and wanted som opinions.
Why is this? Why can't someone make an observation without having to state specifically every possible exception to that "fact", and apologizing to anyone that could be offended.
A generalization can be useful,even negative ones. For example, when I work with another NP, I make sure to keep an extra check on our papers, because they tend to get lost. All that means, is that there is a higher probability to lose the papers. As, generally, NP's tend to be more forgetful. But if someone, on the other hand, made an equally possible scenario description about sensors, they would be torn to pieces on here.
I mean, it's not like stereotypes are completely made up, they had to originate somewhere. This not not saying that they are 100% true, but that if you talk with, or about someone who corresponds to a particular sterotype, it is more likely that they behave according to it, than if you were hanging around someone not corresponding to the same sterotype.
This is all a generalization is, really. Higher/Lower probability of something, that can be determined by observations. (all right, that's not all there is, not at all, actually. But I hope you can see where I'm coming from)
(The reason I used the example that I did, was because it seems to be the most frequent one, not to offend anyone)
(see what I did here?)
No, seriously, opinions? As I'm NT, I tend to have problems communicating my inner "thoughts" (generalization, again, but I should not have to add this by now). The fact that english is not my first language doesn't really help.
Hope you understand, thanks.