I was visiting my mother (who is an iNtuitive type) the other day for breakfast, and on the way out she commented on how beautiful the day was.
"Do you see the trees and the sky? It's like a monet or something." She said.
Despite it being cold, rainy, and foggy, I could totally relate to what she was saying. I have deeply felt this way on many an occasion, where beauty seems to inspire your imagination etc... My father (ESTJ), on the other hand, simply replied:
"Mmhmm, right. Well, see you later," in a rather dismissive tone, and left for work.
She told me later that, at the office, she commented on the same thing with her boss and good friend (SJ, I suspect) along with her husband, a philosophy professor (NT, I believe).
Her boss smiled somewhat condescendingly, and uttered a quick "Whatever," while the professor's eyes lit up:
"Ahh, exactly! I know exactly what you mean."
The point of this story: This sounds, to me at least, like an example of the iNtuitive way of thinking clashing with the world of the Sensor's. For example, my dad (ESTJ) would look out the window and think about the driving conditions, how cold it was, which coat he would use, and whether or not he would have to leave early for work, due to the fog. Something along those lines. However, this morning my mother (ENFP) saw something way beyond what was actually there, via her imagination/creativity.
I'm not trying to absolutize anything here, for I'm sure Sensors have thoughts like these too, nor am I saying one type is better than the other, but in general:
Do any iNtuitive types relate at all to this? Or have this kind of response from Sensors when you open up to them?
What about you Sensors?