Digging up a 2 week old thread, I know, but I felt this was most appropriate to continue such a discussion.
I was thinking about Si again today. I'm thinking this only applies to IxxJs. In Gifts Differing, Isabel uses an analogy to illustrate introverts and extraverts. Basically, the dominant/auxiliary processes are like a general and his aide at a tent. The general is the dominant and the aid is the auxiliary. For introverts, the aide is outside the tent and acts as the extraverted process. The general is inside the tent and deals with important matters away from the world.
It made me think about it because she explains how most people really only see the introvert'ss extraverted process, the "second best." Si, for ISxJs, is the process we're supposed to rely on the most, and is the most developed. Our dominant happens to be a perceiving process which we attend to internally, away from outside influence. So, our internal behavior is based mostly on processing tangible perceptions. So, then an INxJ's internal behavior is the processing of perceptions gained by insight from their intuition. Common sense, right?
It's making me just think that these perceptions for dominant Si users are more of....impressions, as they're concrete. They're limited to the data we can take in from our five senses. Wouldn't you say a Si user tends to take in the information they see, hear, feel, etc and evaluate it at face value, without going further? I mean, that's what I tend to do a lot. That's pretty much what a Sensor is, though.
That would just make an ISxJ's default mode observation, even more so for an ISTJ, I think? Would an ISFJ spend more, less or the same time observing with Si than an ISTJ?
That wasn't quite what I looking to say, but oh well. I think I'm just thinking out loud....except...not so. I think I'm just starting to understand the difference between each introvert.