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    Default Si - good memory?

    Si - introverted Sensing
    Reviewing past experiences; “what is” evoking “what was”; seeking detailed information and links to what is known; recalling stored impressions; accumulating data; recognizing the way things have always been.
    Does this mean that people with good memory = people who have a strong Si? Do sensors (or Si-dominant people) have a better long-term memory than other types? It seems logical from the descriptions I've read, but I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere.

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    It seems at least structurally associated with long-term recall, yes. I'm not sure if that says anything about individual faculty for storage and retrieval, though.

    That is to say: I don't know if Si implies good memory so much as it implies that one tends to turn to the files more often than others might.

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    It certainly makes sense.

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    You can make the argument that yes, it implies good memory. The more you use Si as a perception function, the better it gets at comparing experiences and data against an established set of data [memory].



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    ... which means ISxJ types presumably have a better memory than others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aderack View Post
    That is to say: I don't know if Si implies good memory so much as it implies that one tends to turn to the files more often than others might.
    I think that is more accurate, a preference rather than an ability.
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    You say it could equally imply a bigger dependence on recalling data and a better memory? That makes sense.

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    Extraverted Sensing implies experiencing the world around you in terms of your five senses, and adjusting yourself to accommodate. It's more about the experience itself. Introverted Sensing is described as packaging our sensational impressions and taking them with us. It's more of recalling the experience as a whole.

    It can be implied that people with Si are going to have better memory, but people are still able to use a variety of techniques to improve their recall. Introverted Sensing is more about comparing internal sensational impressions to the external world. How does what you know compare to what you're doing? If it's different, how will you change your environment? That's where the judgment function comes into play.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Litvyak View Post
    You say it could equally imply a bigger dependence on recalling data and a better memory? That makes sense.
    I suppose that seems about right. And then out of that dependence will perhaps tend to grow a greater skill in handling that information. Though again, I don't know there's any more innate ability.

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    Aderack: I see, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by raz View Post
    Introverted Sensing is described as packaging our sensational impressions and taking them with us. It's more of recalling the experience as a whole.
    This may be a stupid question, but then again, I'm pretty new to MBTI: if you're recalling simple data about something you've learned, but not personally experienced (say, facts about a historical figure), do you use your Si or something totally different?

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