I work with a bunch of SJs- one older ISTJ, 2 ESTJs, one younger and one older, and one older ESFJ. When I say older I mean no more than 15 years.
I have begun to notice we are probably more dissimilar than alike. Really. I'm a CPA, and I really could care less about half the conversations we have that are work related, because they will go round and round about the smallest of things, that, in the grand scheme of things- are immaterial, and again I don't care. That and I find that they are more prone to stick to the tried and tested formula for our work- scared to take risks, scared to look at things differently. Even when we say we are going to go in and look at things differently, we end up at the same place. It's not an 'all roads lead to the same place' type of thing that we are dealing with, but they don't feel comfortable not looking at item #4, for example, because 'we always look at #4', when we could rightfully not look at #4 and still get our job done.
So I'm beginning to theorize if my Ne is more developed than I think it is. We've had discussions over in the SJ thread about the strength of our Ne, and I really think for me it's pretty decent. It's better than I thought.
So my question to the forum is how can you guage the strength of your 3rd and 4th place functions. I mean, when we take most of these tests, you score in percentiles (I=12%, S=56%, T=80%, J=68%) <- these are very good averages for where I land in testing. What would those say about my Fi and Ne?