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    Default SJs: Explain what Si means to you

    I find myself having more and more trouble understanding exactly how Si factors into the ISJ's experience and what significance it has in their worldviews and life goals.

    So, I'd like to hear from some SJs (specifically ISJs, but ESJs can help too) how this function works and how it colors your attitudes in everyday life. Let's hear some Si inner monologue, hm?
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    I'm not an ISJ, but gosh do I love quoting from this book

    Quote Originally Posted by Personality Type: An Owner's Manual, Lenore Thompson
    When Introverted Sensation is our dominant function, selective acquisition is our primary arbiter of meaning. It's the prism through which we see reality. From an Introverted Sensate viewpoint, immediate conditions have no stable meaning. They're just an influx of data impinging on the senses. And our response to these impressions depends on our mood, our state of mind, our desires, our feelings. It's our commitments and priorities, the facts that we hold inalienable, that give our circumstances enduring significance.

    Knowing what matters, what's worth keeping or building again, gives us a sense of continuity and security. it gives us direction in the midst of a crisis, or helps us to weather a loss of faith that immediate feelings would not equip us to handle. All things flow away like water; the ground of our self-experience remains.

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    Pass.

    I only googled Si and my head hurts .. Maybe it is too abstract for me.

    Never mind.
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    How are SJs going to know what Si means to you well enough to explain it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    How are SJs going to know what Si means to you well enough to explain it?
    O_o what kind of question is that, Si has a common definition that pretty much everyone uses that follows this theory.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    O_o what kind of question is that, Si has a common definition that pretty much everyone uses that follows this theory.
    That's true, but I still don't know what Si means to SimulatedWorld, so I'd assume that unless SJs are psychic, they wouldn't know either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    I'm not an ISJ, but gosh do I love quoting from this book
    Interesting. Kind of sounds like Fi except based upon previous life experience instead of inner ethics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    Pass.

    I only googled Si and my head hurts .. Maybe it is too abstract for me.

    Never mind.
    I think the definitions themselves are abstract, but I'd be curious to hear first-hand user perspectives as well. Even in terms of my own dominant function, Ni, I find many of the Ni descriptions to be lacking in some way, or missing the mark. In that sense, I much prefer reading actual users' descriptions of their internal thought processes/perceptions. I think sometimes there can be a gap between what people (the 'experts', often non-users of the function) say a certain function is about, and what the users actually experience. So - a difference between those who view a function from the outside, and say it's a certain way, vs. what a user experiences themselves.

    So for you, how would you describe your inner thoughts, or how you approach the world?

    Obviously there are a lot of people who utilize Si, and dominant Si's out there, and I'd imagine most of them wouldn't think much of the Si descriptions, or wouldn't describe it in the same way. My mom is about as ISTJ as you get, and I know if she read that Si definition, it would go right over her head (and that's not to say she's stupid, because she's not. She just doesn't put information or thoughts in such abstract terms).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    That's true, but I still don't know what Si means to SimulatedWorld, so I'd assume that unless SJs are psychic, they wouldn't know either.
    Uhhh...are you dumb or just illiterate?

    My post asked for what Si means to SJs, not to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Uhhh...are you dumb or just illiterate?

    My post asked for what Si means to SJs, not to me.
    I know, I was trying to make a joke.

    Then again, I suppose Bugs Bunny wore that one out.

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