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    Default Do You Trust Your Ni?

    "You've been interviewing candidates for a job.
    One of them has all the credentials, and scored the highest on all the company-defined criteria for the job.
    Another one of them was pretty good but not in the same league.
    You have a sense about the high-scorer, though, that he's bad news, and that the "so-so" one will work out well.
    You can't point to anything that's led you to this conclusion, you can't justify your belief, but you have this sense just the same."

    1. Do you trust this unjustifiable idea?
    2. Which one would you hire?
    3. How certain are you of your decision?

    My answers:
    1. Yes
    2. The one I sensed would work out.
    3. 100%

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    Unfortunately this would require direct experience with real people in this situation.

    The decision would depend entirely upon how those particular people affect me, so I don't think most people can give a meaningful answer here without directly experiencing this for themselves.

    After all, my Ni (if I even have any, that is) might not get the same idea yours does. As you've said, how does Ni really "know" anything?
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    1. Not in this lifetime. I need evidence to support my claims.
    2. None, until I do a thorough background search on the applicants.
    3. I'm only certain that I feel paranoid about the high-scorer and I must look before I leap. My eyes could deceive me... or save the company. Either way, I should balance my visions with the existing reality.
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    Looking into the eyes of a [Ni user] is like peeking through a portal into a parallel universe.

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    Isn't that the point of Dominant Ni, though? A deep feeling of "knowing" something without being able to explain it? It's directly opposed to Se, where something is validated in a very obvious in-your-face way. I suppose an unhealthy INJ is very willing to go with whatever Ni tells them, without using their auxillary or inferior to confirm it.

    I wonder how dominant Ni compares to auxillary, tertiary and inferior Ni; does that same feeling of "knowing" occur, or is it more easily doubted or dismissed?

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    If I had a really bad feeling about the first guy I'd go searching for proof to back that feeling up.

    There's got to be a reason for that feeling.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    Does that same feeling of "knowing" occur, or is it more easily doubted or dismissed?
    For myself, it's not that my Ni is easily doubted or dismissed, it's more due to Ni that I can see (or "know") all the possible ways this could end. This will now be up to my judgment to determine which vision is in the best interest of the company. Ni has been a very neutral function in my world.

    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    I suppose an unhealthy INJ is very willing to go with whatever Ni tells them, without using their auxillary or inferior to confirm it.
    I've seen it happen many times over and over, including the ISPs and ENTJs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
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    Keep in mind my Ni is very low but here goes...

    1. Do you trust this unjustifiable idea?
    No, never. I would have to get some kind of tangible proof that he would be a good employee.

    2. Which one would you hire?
    The one with the better credentials.

    3. How certain are you of your decision?
    Eh, not positive, I guess we'll have to wait and see. But for now, I made the best decision I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    If I had a really bad feeling about the first guy I'd go searching for proof to back that feeling up.

    There's got to be a reason for that feeling.
    This is what I'd do.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    I dunno. I'd probably answer different if I had actually met people like this, but I think I'd probably do what Haphazard said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    Isn't that the point of Dominant Ni, though? A deep feeling of "knowing" something without being able to explain it? It's directly opposed to Se, where something is validated in a very obvious in-your-face way. I suppose an unhealthy INJ is very willing to go with whatever Ni tells them, without using their auxillary or inferior to confirm it.

    I wonder how dominant Ni compares to auxillary, tertiary and inferior Ni; does that same feeling of "knowing" occur, or is it more easily doubted or dismissed?

    Is a Dom Ni or an Aux Ni more likely to trust their Ni?

    Lenore Thomson wrote an interesting piece about the invisible dominant,
    and "preaching the secondary."
    She asserted that many people get their Dom/Aux backwards.

    So could it be possible that what we think is our leading function, is not?
    Who says our dominant function is what we are most skilled at?
    It's just a preference.

    There are no right or wrong answers here.

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