So Iím trying to understand Si and what (Si) sensotardation might look like. And I think Iíve come up with an example. Iíd appreciate any opinions about how accurate or inaccurate this example is.
I think I need to start with an example of (Se) sensotardation for comparison. Sometimes when Iím driving over a long stretch, the sun sets without my noticing and: Iíll either forget to take off my sunglasses, forget to turn on the headlights, or forget to do both- then Iíll struggle to see until someone points it out to me. Sometimes I notice it on my own, but usually only after struggling with it for a short while; I only notice the discomfort of Ďstruggling to seeí on my own when it gets really difficult.
In that same vein- I think (Si) sensotarded events sneak up on me in a very similar way. The example that comes to mind is the tendency I have to take things too seriously (and from what Iíve heard/read, itís a common problem for INFJs). Iíll just be going about my business and a generally heavy feeling will start weighing me down. I mean, itís kind of ridiculous- because sometimes all it takes is having someone say, ďYou are taking this too seriouslyĒ for me to realize that itís the truth. Yet- when left to my own devices, itís something that systematically escapes my notice.
Is this (Si) sensotardation? I realize that it isnít exclusively Si- thatís itís a matter of different functions working together- but often times one particularly weak function can contribute to the collective process yielding inaccurate results. So, does the experience of Ďnot noticing that I am taking something too seriouslyí sound primarily like a result of weak Si?
Iíve considered that Fi must have a role in this as well. But it *seems* to me like itís not so much an Fi issue (at the core) as it is a weak Si affecting/agitating my Fi.
**Also: can anyone contribute other examples of (Se) sensotardation vs. (Si) sensotardation, to help distinguish the difference between the two? Again- I realize itís tricky because itís never a case of one function working (or not working) in isolation- even my Ďsunglasses/headlightsí (Se) sensotardation example bears traces of (Si) sensotardation (I suppose if it happens on a regular basis, itís more an example of (Si) sensotardation, right?).