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Okay so in your own words describe any function or functions.....

Ne- To imagine what it is like to have Ne think of when your teacher in high school/college would ask you to brainstorm; you know when she would ask you to think of as many ideas as possible in a limited amount of time. Then you would have several ideas come to mind at one time. Well this is pretty much a default setting for dominate Ne users. We constantly have ideas come to our mind in a flash (whether we want those ideas or not). This can be very beneficial when having to improvise or when having to come up with an idea at a second's notice. This can also be very beneficial for problem solving. However, as much as Ne is a gift, it is a curse as well. You see because we have so many ideas flash into our head so quickly, we often get distracted by those ideas and are often neglect responsibilities and don't follow plans. We do this completely unintentionally, but it still happens of course.

Fi- Basically with Fi, you can feel what others are feeling without actually being that person. For instance, a non-dominate Fi user may see an cataclysmic event in a movie and just think "Oh well, it's just a movie". However, there may be a good chance that the Fi user would be upset by that event because that person can almost subconsciously share that person's emotions. Now this can be good when caring for others, or it can even be beneficial in a career in marketing for instance. In addition, this individual can easily express their emotions and usually feels a regular need to express their emotions. However, if a good Ti/Te balance is not developed this can be quite bad as well. For instance, because that person can subconsciously feel what the other person is feeling, they can easily be used or manipulated into an action because they feel sorry for someone. Also, that person can also be overly emotional as well.
 

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I prefer to explain Ne with Ti...So, this is a personal account of Ne>Ti:

I can't do spare facts. I need to be able to apply them to something. That's why I tend to ask a lot of questions and I have since I could talk. Since I was a small child, I wouldn't just realize that, for instance, cats meowed; I wanted to know why they meowed. In that way, I think Ne can relate to intense curiosity in me. If something is new or doesn't make sense, I need it to make sense. If I could learn why cats meowed, I would keep the knowledge of the process in mind. I might encounter some information about cats at a later time and try to fit it in with what I already know. It's a process of trying to fit those pieces together in different ways and trying to figure out how they may work together. That's how this one description of Ne 'weaving strands of thought together' comes in and also how the concept of looking at things in novel/creative ways comes into play. Once I fit those together in a way that makes sense, I would have this new abstract idea of that process in my head. When I connect pieces of information together, I get this surge of energy as I just figured something new out. Yet, this idea or new understanding that I have sets off this sensation in my head of needing to find more and needing to add to that or I might still have several ways of putting those pieces of information together stuck in my head. In the best of times, I could spend hours obsessively exploring a subject because of this. Yet, I would probably have about a hundred different theories/ideas going around in my head...It can get overwhelming :dry:


See Nate? I ain't no introvert. I'm a stinkin' Ne-dom :crazy:


By the way, Nate: Could you tell me how much of that you could relate to and in what ways? I'm trying to get a better idea of how Ne works as a dominant function without Ji(Ti or Fi) or atleast how Ne-dom works with Fi-aux so that I can compare.



To me, it seems as if Fi is about in depth knowledge of, not just 'emotions' or 'feelings', but the human factors in certain situations...ethics. And as you were getting at, Fi-users want to understand peoples' points of view and feelings and that's how they empathize. And Fi-users also seem to have a joint focus on understanding themselves and expressing themselves as perfectly as possible. And I remember in your 'ENTP vs. ENFP' thread that you and Pink were talking about how you liked to find people you could relate to and that that helped you understand yourselves. And I notice that INFPs tend to be focused on finding people they can relate to(even more-so than I see in ENFPs most of the time). Do you think that the idea of being able to understand yourself better by speaking with people you can relate to might involve Ne as well as Fi?


I'm sorry, I'm probably gonna end up screwing up this thread in my quest to understand this stuff better :laughing:
I can pretty much relate to that completely. Thanks for bumpin my thread by the way.:wink:
 
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