The reason it seems to me like we're talking past one another is that I'd find it hard to believe you were actually asserting one type is 'more mindful'...yet that's what the argument sounds like to me. Ergo: I must not be understanding it correctly.
It sounds to me like you are saying a Te dom/aux never latches onto a 'fact' for irrational reasons, dogmatically sticking to it (and imposing it on others) because it fee-e-els
like TRUTH. I will buy that sometimes when an Te dom/aux dogmatically clings to something without being able/willing to explain why- yes, sometimes it's because they know something the other person doesn't, and it's just too difficult to stop and explain. I get that. I experience it myself as Pi dom. *And* I will buy that this is far, far more often the case with you, Coriolis, and some other Te dom/aux here in the forum (as well as some I know irl). But I don't buy that it's never
about an irrational attachment to 'being right' for Te, or about just *needing* power/authority to soothe the ego- especially where e8 Te doms are concerned.
In short, it seems to me like you're description is a 'best case scenario' of Te. In theory
, I totally get what you're saying. [And I am
feeling like a hypocrite right now, because I think I actually often do this exact thing with Fe- I'll argue 'best case scenario' of how it works because it'll seem like describing what goes wrong with it is a bad way to define it.] But in practice, I find it too difficult to believe that all
Te dom/aux are truly about "my facts 'beat' your facts" without some irrational element/attachment occasionally interfering.