I think your ass is pretty knowledgeable. I'm beginning to think I'm an Ne user, but I still pick up visual cues as well...It could be either in my opinion. I think intuition is more likely to pick up on subtle, hidden meanings. Sensors can pick up on what makes someone tick, too, especially if the person they're observing makes those things obvious. Intuitives are likely to pick up on those types of patterns rather quickly. Sensors can pick up on them as well... it just might take a little longer for them to figure those things out. It really depends on how well the sensor's intuition has developed. If this makes no sense, forgive me. I'm running on very little sleep, and I'm kinda just talking out of my ass right now.
I'll send you an article I wrote differentiating the two... it might be a couple of days though before I get to the computer on which that article is stored.I think your ass is pretty knowledgeable. I'm beginning to think I'm an Ne user, but I still pick up visual cues as well...
I can relate to this since i consider myself to be pretty damn good linguist in body language. But would you agree that Ne can notice those kinds of stuff, as wel?Well anytime you are perceiving something that isn't obvious or right in front of you that's generally intuition. That being said Se-doms can actually be quite insightful about people, but much of this is based on their great perceptions of things like body language, tone of voice, etc., mixed in with some intuition, but Intuition in Se-doms is a mixed bag. They might often misinterpret motivations of people or read too much into the details of an event rather than it's subtext.
Body language, tone of voice, their emotions, their reactions to what I say -- I judge these based on the current surrounding/atmosphere. And also what they say, and how they say it, and their expressions.How do you know what makes others tick? If it's unexplainable, could you hypothesize on it?
Yeah you're right. But since I know for sure I'm not Ni/Si, I had to limit the options to only Ne/SeWe have to avoid saying that only Se types or only Ne types can pick up on this stuff. That would be silly. Intuition is basically having a instinct or a gut-feeling about something without having any physical data to back up that notion. So certainly you could read a person's motivations this way, it would just depend on how strong your intuitions were if your conclusions were right. Sensation looks at things as they are, but if you observed enough stuff, you notice patterns and come to similar conclusions. In reality, like others have said its probably a combination of a lot of functions (because we can't leave out Thinking and Feeling here either).
They can look very similar, so here's an example of a specific type of situation...Body language, tone of voice, their emotions, their reactions to what I say -- I judge these based on the current surrounding/atmosphere. And also what they say, and how they say it, and their expressions.
Very enlightening post, think I'm an Ne user now. Everything you said about the Ne is true.They can look very similar, so here's an exmaple of a specific type of situation...
When you're trying to persuade someone for some specific goal:
Se - Better at keeping track of willingness of person you're persuading. Looks at next step; doesn't necessarily aggregate everything that was said during the conversation, it just wants to get it done... and now!
Ne - Better at figuring out their intentions/directions and steering those into the direction you wanna go (sort of like laying out a path that the person's train of thought is just going to have to happen to follow -- but not really lol). Looks at how each step taken so far should flow into the next step (which is aimed at creating opportunities to move toward final goal).