Thanks, you're right. Asking what is your understanding of your S function would have been much better.My sensing function is how I perceive everything! Basically, I perceive reality through my internal archetypes and conceptions of things. The fire is comforting because it is warm, and warmth is a comforting thing. I do not connect the idea of warmth with a specific real world instance in my life like Se would, but with a vague abstract idea of it. Si dominants ultimately trust their own perception and comprehension of something most highly. If somebody walked up to me and said "Hey, there's evidence of this floating turtle in space but there is no way for you to observe it or comprehend the evidence", then it's pointless. If we are to be generous, the most I could say is that it wasn't a part of the reality I can perceive and live in.
You must understand, the question "What does your S mean to you" is not a particularly inviting question for an ISTJ. It assumes that it necessarily has some sort of meaning existing-sometimes the N insistence of "true meaning" in a situation drives me up the wall. Unless you meant "what is your understanding of your S function", which is totally fine.
Your answer affirmed my thinking, that istj's use their sense function to interact with outside stimuli. I just need a few more istj's to confirm it.
So according to Jungs definitions, you would value Se over Si?All of the functions interact with outside stimuli in the sense that they are how we process the information gleaned from the interaction. Here's a link that explains the basics:
Understanding the 8 Jungian Cognitive Processes (8 Functions)
Yes, but it would seem that you are confusing the various aspects of the cognitive functions.So according to Jungs definitions, you would value Se over Si?
Since you describe your understanding of how you use your sense function as interacting with outside stimuli?
Outside, being in an extroverted fashion, as opposed to Si, which has no interest in interacting with outside stimuli.
The reason I am asking is because Jungs definition of the functions differ from Myerrs Briggs interpretation and there seems to be a lot of confusion because of this. I don't think they should have switched the function order for the introverts the way they did. The way Jung describes the Introverted Thinking type, matches up a lot better with the style of thinking I have seen amoung istj's. It's valueing what you think, your personal thinking, over the thinking of the day/ what is currently accepted.
Also, saying that a person who leads with Si, which is a perceiving function, and then calling them a judger, just seems wrong to me. Jung clearly stated in "Psychological Types" that if you lead with a perceiving function you will be a perceiver.
It makes a lot more sense for an istj to lead with Ti and Se. Since Ti is a judging function.
Does this make sense?
Here's my 2 cents.Tell me about your S function.
Edit- What is your understanding of your S function?