Yeah, AA, Ne for me is really weird. Funny two weeks ago I would have read your post and not agreed but as of late as I think more about it, dominant intuition can be really strange. This will make the hard core MBTI-ers roll over in their graves but I feel like Ne can build such extensive models for things-just via connections.
Then it goes back and cross checks against reality. "Hmmm, I made 47 connections into a massive 3D pattern...if true I should see this...." Those cross checks back for objective data may be peeking into the TeSi library of facts. So I suppose judgment of some sort. But Ne is the workhorse.
The trick may be to recognize the flaws that our Dom N can give us. For me I have to recognize I use Ne to connect and then Te to cross check-but lack Ti connectivities. I have no need for them if my model gives me the proper predicted output-I am interested in the predictive data, not the model itself-where Ti is interested in the actual model as I recall from papa jung.
I cant remmeber why I posted that comment of reality but I think it was aimed towards social reality-interaction among individuals/groups...
U, (and of course Z) do you think this may be the source of confusion sometimes between NTPs and INTJs-For me, I will leave one argument and divert into a second totally different discussion based upon an Ne linkage. The first argument just isnt so interesting any more. Externally I could see this as being hard to follow, given the INTJ focus on the discussion at hand.
It also may look like I "gave up", as I just dont care-this new pebble is far more interesting than that other one. I do this all the time with INTJs in real life...
Yeah, I dont think the base Fi goo is the same though. another thought-to develop the aux Xi functions, it is not strength needed-but actually a safe enviornment-a place where all defenses can be dropped. But yeah, I am totally Ne-ing.