Pulling Ti/Te Fi/Fe into the mix might make things complicated very quickly. So according to you, Ne by itself goes all over the place. Whereas Ni for me likes creating models. Using the boat example, Ne floats in its little boat and goes wherever thoughts take it. Ni is a boat with an anchor... tied by a stretchy cord but nonetheless tied down to one idea. The question here is... is your and mine judgments of Ni/Ne influenced by our J/P tendencies? Is it possible to let Ni go freely without an anchor and see where that takes me? If I do that, does Ni turn into Ne? So in the end are Ni and Ne the exact same thing? Just that the nature of the person forces it to resemble one or the other? Putting it in your perspective, can you make Ne work like Ni by giving it Ti/Te directives to not bounce around?
I'm going all over the place lol