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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I was wondering if a S dominate person read differently then an N dominate person. I think they might but not sure, I read fast but I also skip over certain words in a sentence and ignore puncuation and I know words by looking at them, like even if I have never seen the word before in my life I can get what it means from the context. I don't focus on every syllable of every word. I always finish test really fast because I would read everything really fast. In class when I teacher would have everyone read out loud I would finish story by the time the reader was at the end of the 2nd paragraph then I'd get bored. I can't really explain it. I read but I don't know how to explain it. may be after a few responses I'll have a way to.

    so my questions are

    what's your type?

    how do you read? do you read individual words or just key words to comprehend the meaning of the material?


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    I've always done all of that, and I'm (one of?) the fastest readers I know in RL. I tend to read sentences/words/even paragraphs as a whole rather than piecing out each little bit.

    So to Ss reading in some weird inefficent way.

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    I dunno about generally, but I know that my ISTJ friend reads a LOT slower than me. However, that doesn't mean he reads less well. If we were to both read the same text for half an hour and then someone interviewed us both to mark us for comprehension and retention of the text, you'd find this would be the case:

    Me: finished the entire text in about 15 minutes, then dipped back once or twice out of boredom, to the parts that interested me, and then spent 10 minutes daydreaming on something totally else, having taken the main concept or point of the text to some totally other level by means of many intuitive leaps. But when asked about certain aspects of the text, the interviewer finds I can't remember much of it, actually. Only roughly what it was about.

    ISTJ: Might not quite have finished reading the final paragraph when the time ran out, but on questioning, retains all of the text in detail and can discuss it in depth, likening it to other things he's read before and speculating on who the author might be by the style or choice of vocabulary etc.

    Give us half an hour again to ponder on what we read and you'll find he's able to write a detailed essay on it, whilst I've almost completely forgotten everything except the main point of it. I can't even explain how it got to that point or how that point was made in the text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I was wondering if a S dominate person read differently then an N dominate person. I think they might but not sure, I read fast but I also skip over certain words in a sentence and ignore puncuation and I know words by looking at them, like even if I have never seen the word before in my life I can get what it means from the context. I don't focus on every syllable of every word. I always finish test really fast because I would read everything really fast. In class when I teacher would have everyone read out loud I would finish story by the time the reader was at the end of the 2nd paragraph then I'd get bored. I can't really explain it. I read but I don't know how to explain it. may be after a few responses I'll have a way to.

    so my questions are

    what's your type?

    how do you read? do you read individual words or just key words to comprehend the meaning of the material?


    anything else?
    Yes. You are quite right. The way to learn is to be lazy. Not to sweat. Eat some candy.

    After all, it is the brain who does the work. We do not need dictionaries or any other unpleasantness. Never aim to translate.
    Take a book in foreign language you do not know. When you start reading, your brain starts working. Do not pick any easy reader, they are worthless.

    When you find you understand a whole sentence, start again from the beginning and finish the book.

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    I skip around while reading- I skim sentences- I go back and reread them if I don't think that the paragraph makes sense- if a word seems off- or if it seems particularly interesting.

    I skim through textbooks backwards, so that I get the facts, but am not engrossed by the flow of the text- it's quicker that way

    I usually skim over the same sentence about 4 times in english to make sure that I'm getting it correct and not misreading it or anything- which happens often enough

    If reading in another language I take my time and enjoy how the words sound- I pronounce them all in my head and then string the sentence together and enjoy how it sounds as a whole. I usually read things in Spanish because I love the way that it sounds.

    For an interesting note- when writing I mentally spell out each word before putting it on the page.
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    Ah. whatever has just shown that if there are differences between S and N reading habits, these aren't among them. She reads exactly as I do. Including the foreign language part. Except that I have two non-foreign languages.

    Maybe it's not so much about whether the reader is S or N per se, but Si/Ni as opposed to Ne/Se?

    (edit - but now she's added the bit about writing, I have to say that's where we differ - for me, writing just happens. It just appears on the page as though the pen is an extension of my mind, I'm barely conscious of forming the letters or words, they sorta seem to form themselves as soon as I think the word)
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    I multi task read.
    I read the words and daydream about something totally different at the same time and still understand what i read.

    i do tend to read quickly. I do skip around to get general meanings if the reading isn't too interesting.
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    When I read a story, I usually read the first few sentences in each paragraph to get the basic idea. If I go beyond that, I get lost in the details, which usually drains me so that I don't have the attention span to finish the book.

    I also tend to start reading somewhere in the middle or at the end and then just work my way back to understand how everything got to be that way. Starting at the climax makes me more curious.

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