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    Interesting. Are you positive you're an ENFP, not an INFP? It sounds like you're doing the very typical INFP thing of hanging out in Fi+Si. But like I know. (And enfpfer said she does the same thing.) I don't understand ENFP all that well. I don't understand extroversion well at all, point in fact... I guess it's just that you're in a sensory situation so you're going to use the sensory perception you feel most comfortable with?
    Whether I am INFP or ENFP has been a source of debate within myself and amongst others. I do relate to the Fi/Si loop. However, I am extremely talkative "thinking out loud" and much of my lifestyle and behavior, especially in my teens and early twenties, seems to point to Ne dom rather than Fi dom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthie View Post
    I don't think it has to be Si, but it is something that I think is common to Si. For me, Si feels like there's something constantly anchoring me and pulling me "home" (I was the stereotypical homesick kid in the college dorm, for example). The people I know who use Ne as a dominant function seem to view the past as something to break free from rather than something to find comfort in. I'm also obsessed with the past and with historical fiction (well, historical anything) and I do see this as a result of Si. But that alone probably wouldn't be evidence of Si.
    Yeah, I love historical everything too. I have always loved history, and even as a child wanted to live in eras in the past - which is part of what I used my imagination for. I would like to own a historical property when I buy a house. That's one of my secret life-long dreams.

    I think that I cannot be Si dom, though, because I put forth a great deal of effort in my teens and twenties to break away from my past and experience new things and create my own reality. I've always loved history, but I think I only began to get "homesick" and want to touch base with my own past in the last couple of years, which is part of the reason why I returned to West Virginia, among other things. This could be tertiary (INFP) or inferior (ENFP) function Si developing more strongly in me as I grow older. From what I understand those "lesser" functions balance more with the dominant and auxillary function as one ages and matures.



    Probably quite a lot. Your post over on the Southerners tribute thread really showed a lot of evidence of Si. There was an incredible nostalgia to it and an amazing use of detail to set the scene and really give the reader a sense of time and place. Plus, in a really subtle and sophisticated way, it used the kind of stereotyping I always notice as common to Si. Rather than fight against the Southern stereotype (as ByMySword had done), you just spun the stereotype in a positive way. The readers could smell the honeysuckle...



    But nostalgia is my soft spot. I love seeing cars on the road with Christmas trees tied to the roof, because that evokes nostalgia, family, warmth, comfort, continuity, and all those things that naturally grab me.

    I relate to this, as well.

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    This whole Si feeling is very interesting me, because I can kind of relate but at the same time... I don't. Like holidays, birthdays, traditions, etc, I'm just kind of meh, I could take it or leave it. It's a good thing we go to grandparents for the major holidays, otherwise my kids would have a sad childhood...

    However, I am very diligent about the Tooth Fairy. She even writes letters to the kids, explaining the whole tooth supply/demand process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    I think that I cannot be Si dom, though, because I put forth a great deal of effort in my teens and twenties to break away from my past and experience new things and create my own reality. I've always loved history, but I think I only began to get "homesick" and want to touch base with my own past in the last couple of years, which is part of the reason why I returned to West Virginia, among other things. This could be tertiary (INFP) or inferior (ENFP) function Si developing more strongly in me as I grow older. From what I understand those "lesser" functions balance more with the dominant and auxillary function as one ages and matures.
    I think that's common of anyone in their teens and 20s, even us SJs. I had so many plans, so many grand visions of the future. Between the ages of 20 and 25, I lived in Maryland, Boston, Virginia, DC, Indiana, New Mexico, and finally back home to Maryland. I think the difference to me is that all those exciting things are only great in theory. Once I actually jumped in and made the change, I'd start thinking of all the things I'd left behind.

    I remember the first week I lived in New Mexico. I ducked out of the office and pretended I was going to get something from my car. Instead, I just sat in the passenger's seat crying for 15 minutes (and I very rarely cry). I suddenly couldn't remember any of the things I was so excited about and all I wanted to do was go home. I cleaned myself up, went back into the office, never talked to anyone about how I felt, and tried to stick it out and get used to the place. I made it less than 6 months.

    That's what makes me confident I'm Si-dom. I don't fit very many of the SJ descriptions in terms of how I behave or how I come across to others. But there's this persistent little internal voice that constantly reminds me You have a home. You belong somewhere. Enjoy the comforting little things that everyone else overlooks.

    If you didn't have that nagging voice throughout your teen/20s adventures, then you're probably right - Si is something you've developed as you've matured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    However, I am very diligent about the Tooth Fairy. She even writes letters to the kids, explaining the whole tooth supply/demand process.
    That's awesome. I might have to steal that when I have kids.

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    Just got back from my walk, and managed to narrowly avoid a 5th straight day of running into that damn tree branch. Success is mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthie View Post
    I think that's common of anyone in their teens and 20s, even us SJs. I had so many plans, so many grand visions of the future. Between the ages of 20 and 25, I lived in Maryland, Boston, Virginia, DC, Indiana, New Mexico, and finally back home to Maryland. I think the difference to me is that all those exciting things are only great in theory. Once I actually jumped in and made the change, I'd start thinking of all the things I'd left behind.

    I remember the first week I lived in New Mexico. I ducked out of the office and pretended I was going to get something from my car. Instead, I just sat in the passenger's seat crying for 15 minutes (and I very rarely cry). I suddenly couldn't remember any of the things I was so excited about and all I wanted to do was go home. I cleaned myself up, went back into the office, never talked to anyone about how I felt, and tried to stick it out and get used to the place. I made it less than 6 months.

    That's what makes me confident I'm Si-dom. I don't fit very many of the SJ descriptions in terms of how I behave or how I come across to others. But there's this persistent little internal voice that constantly reminds me You have a home. You belong somewhere. Enjoy the comforting little things that everyone else overlooks.

    If you didn't have that nagging voice throughout your teen/20s adventures, then you're probably right - Si is something you've developed as you've matured.
    Yeah, no, I kept moving for like seven years, moving around, doing new things, crazy things, just to have the experience or to see what it was like. For the longest time I thought I'd never go home, but there was only so far I could push forward when I had to face reality: that there are limits to my visions, and that my creativity must take a more structured, safer form. For me, this was a later realization. I would say that some of my early behavior was borderline SP - as in "damn the man" and "try everything once", except for the fact that I've always been so driven by imagination and "what if?" and deeply drawn to theories and intellectualism. This to me is where Se and Ne seem to intersect, yet somehow differ in some crucial way.

    I'm much more attached to home, now, though. I've become more and more nostalgic and home loving as I've gotten through my mid-twenties. However, at no point have I ever thought that going back to traditional ways or my parent's ways would be the final way for me. Mentally I think I'm still very Ne/Fi and that Si has just been strongly developed as I've grown older. Te, in me, often expresses itself when I am working, or when I am stressed out: I am an absolute master of taking control of a chaotic situation and dealing with it directly when it comes down to it. But it would be stressful if I lived in Te all of the time. It's like my hidden super-secret power. I know for a fact that my Te is something that my sisters and even my mother have a love/hate relationship with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthie View Post
    Just got back from my walk, and managed to narrowly avoid a 5th straight day of running into that damn tree branch. Success is mine.

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