I always saw it as something that moves in eras, or at least large sized chunks of time.
People often speculate on an N-Dom society, or time. I always saw things like the larger "growth" movements attributed to a more Intuitive society. The unfortunate side to an N-dom society/era, is that they seem to crash and burn.
Quick spans of interesting chaos. For a society as a whole I'd say the S mindset works out better, it is more stable.
Something like S-S-N-S-S-N, as a pattern in time works for me.