How can you tell a sensor apart from an intuitive?

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    INFP - The Idealists

    How can you tell a sensor apart from an intuitive?

    Hey guys! I'm still a bit new and do not have a full understanding of the personalities. I know what sensing/intuitive is but I can't really look at someone and be able to know which one they are. How can you differentiate between an S and an N in the real world when you get to know them and stuff?
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    ENFP

    For me, it's kind of a "vibe" that I pick up on, but it can be figured out by reflecting on their personalities. What are their interests? What do they enjoy talking about? Do they take things at face value or do they dig deeper? How do they feel about less 'immediate' things, like poetry or music outside of pop/top 40?

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    S will come to you with a lot of facts and memories, they barely make any analogies and if they do they will just speak apealing to examples of their own memory, an N will often express with more abstract concepts, try to see if they use metaphors, or if they keep linking and comparing different concepts (coming up with something that sounds weird)

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    This depends on what one is going for. Going by the test, a sensor prefers the concrete to the abstract, tends to prefer the definite to the speculative, prefers fact and the grounded to the wildly ideational and imaginative.


    However, this all breaks down quite a bit if we study type a different way, which is what many are enthusiasts of on this site, namely by studying the 4 mental functions. Certainly parallels exist, but not direct ones.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I think that you can tell by what people are focused on and the types of things they like to talk about. I've noticed that sensors prefer to have conversations about actual things, and tend to not enjoy so much conversing about some sort of abstraction about those things that may or may not exist. Intuitives spend more of their time coming from the opposite direction.

    For example, you can enjoy watching sports, playing sports, reading about them, learning about them, etc. But it's a different thing to think about the existence of sports, their significance, why they exist, or what are the high level dynamics of a sport in how it's played.

    Notice how it has nothing to do with ability, or communication, intelligence, or whatever. Notice also how it has nothing to do with details, intuitives are often times very detail oriented like some sensors. Usually it's the feeling types who are less analytical by nature regardless of S or N preference.
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    ESTP - The Doers

    Well an, N will give orders to an S, on the righteousness of their way, in seeing things, how to act, why we should think a certain cause is good, not just good , but good for the N, good for the S, good for humanity, and, that's why their thinking was good, and an S will just ignore them,as the kind of moralistic lecturers, that make you fall asleep. Does that help?


    Other ways we differ. Ns appear to be superclutz. They fall down alot, hit their head in front of the door, they knew was there,but, just didn't see the distance,between their body, and the object. An S, I think would be more prone to accidents, like dropping something, but they see everything. So, we don't really hurt ourselves.

    I think perhaps, Ns see the act of sex as gross,while a S really I think at least I do,we're sensitive to the touch, because its our Sensing, that picks up on other peoples moods when they touch us. So, foreplay would be good for us. Ns might put more value in the idea of romance having to be involved in the sexual act. I think this why there's more of a stereotype of the ESTP as playboy. Anyhow, I enjoy eargasms of music hitting my brain. I think that's part of the S in my auditory. I think Ns may have a harder time appreciating the experience. I think this is why Ns have a harder time with S people,because, their inferior is Sensing.


    I think if I talk about music, like Pink Floyd, or Led Zeppelin, an N may see that as dull. 'let's talk about real music, like Mozart',because, they may view something like Led Zeppelin, as cock rock. Oh typical rock concert of testosterone musicians singing about women and getting laid. They have a tendency to look down on it. And yet as an artist who is a Sensor,I really enjoy hearing about how a certain album like Dark Side of Moon or Rumours, was made in the studio,because that's the creative process. And an N might miss that aspect, as they're really surface people. I mean yes there are four guys in Led Zeppelin singing about getting laid,and yet what makes Led Zeppelin important is not that, it's actually drummer John Bonham, who used a bigger bass drum, than normal drummers of his day. And then he had a gong. Kettle drums. Yes it's Jimmy Page's band, but, the band really revolved around Bonham, just like the Who revolved around Keith Moon. They brought new ways of doing things. And since rock music can be concrete, an N, might not be able to see past the concrete, and focus on artistry.

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    S's talk a little more, like to live in the present and past, and is usually a little more serious about life but have few long term goals.

    If you can tell everything about a specific person other than the S or the N, try to look at how intense they are. S's also have a nervous energy about them and N's have a lot more indifference and are calm.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    By the way that they smell, but that will depend upon how deep you must first scratch them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian1 View Post
    Well an, N will give orders to an S, on the righteousness of their way, in seeing things, how to act, why we should think a certain cause is good, not just good , but good for the N, good for the S, good for humanity, and, that's why their thinking was good, and an S will just ignore them,as the kind of moralistic lecturers, that make you fall asleep. Does that help?


    Other ways we differ. Ns appear to be superclutz. They fall down alot, hit their head in front of the door, they knew was there,but, just didn't see the distance,between their body, and the object. An S, I think would be more prone to accidents, like dropping something, but they see everything. So, we don't really hurt ourselves.

    I think perhaps, Ns see the act of sex as gross,while a S really I think at least I do,we're sensitive to the touch, because its our Sensing, that picks up on other peoples moods when they touch us. So, foreplay would be good for us. Ns might put more value in the idea of romance having to be involved in the sexual act. I think this why there's more of a stereotype of the ESTP as playboy. Anyhow, I enjoy eargasms of music hitting my brain. I think that's part of the S in my auditory. I think Ns may have a harder time appreciating the experience. I think this is why Ns have a harder time with S people,because, their inferior is Sensing.


    I think if I talk about music, like Pink Floyd, or Led Zeppelin, an N may see that as dull. 'let's talk about real music, like Mozart',because, they may view something like Led Zeppelin, as cock rock. Oh typical rock concert of testosterone musicians singing about women and getting laid. They have a tendency to look down on it. And yet as an artist who is a Sensor,I really enjoy hearing about how a certain album like Dark Side of Moon or Rumours, was made in the studio,because that's the creative process. And an N might miss that aspect, as they're really surface people. I mean yes there are four guys in Led Zeppelin singing about getting laid,and yet what makes Led Zeppelin important is not that, it's actually drummer John Bonham, who used a bigger bass drum, than normal drummers of his day. And then he had a gong. Kettle drums. Yes it's Jimmy Page's band, but, the band really revolved around Bonham, just like the Who revolved around Keith Moon. They brought new ways of doing things. And since rock music can be concrete, an N, might not be able to see past the concrete, and focus on artistry.
    Huh?

    I don't hang out with a lot of ESTPs, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that this represents some kind of ESTP brand of humour?
    Last edited by Lizabeth; 04-19-2015 at 03:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elinathopie View Post
    S's talk a little more, like to live in the present and past, and is usually a little more serious about life but have few long term goals.

    If you can tell everything about a specific person other than the S or the N, try to look at how intense they are. S's also have a nervous energy about them and N's have a lot more indifference and are calm.
    Wha? Umm...no.


     
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