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    Default Si...what is it?

    I cannot seem to figure this one out; it's positively foreign to me.

    If Se is extroverted sensing, which involves enjoying input from the senses, what is Si?
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    recollection of past sensory input

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    How does that work? I lose a lot of sensory data pretty quickly.
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    if you were to have a hamburger from your favorite restaurant and it tasted differently from usual, that would be Si at work

    "This sounds/tastes/looks/feels/smells like..." requires you to recall past sensory input

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
    How does that work? I lose a lot of sensory data pretty quickly.
    Theoretically, it should be your weakest function. So no one should blame you if it you can't use it.

    But if I'm right, then Si is comparison of impressions. It's remembering how a similar set of concrete circumstances has impacted you before, and assuming that this current set will have the same effect as the previous one. It's also the process of seeing how the new impression was different, even if it was mostly similar. So it's not remembering the sensation itself, it's comparing the impact a previous sensation had on you against the impact that the current sensation you are experiencing is having on you.

    Does that make sense?

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    I don't know if it's a wrong description, but Si looks like to be relative with valorization of well regarded and traditional ways. For example, the ESTJs and ISTJs that I know give a lot of valour to reading long and classical books, and reject more "rational"(i.e. NT) ways of achieving information like knowing just the historic period and circumstances of the topic rather than reading directly about it.

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    In my experience, the Si of ISTJs involves being AMAZING at remembering The Rules, whatever the rules happen to be at the place and time. As Kiersey says, the ISTJs are the Inspectors, and this type is amazing at quietly taking it all in (the sensory data of a situation), storing the information away, and bringing it up again after everyone else has long forgotten it. I think this Si is what allows people to hold grudges for an insanely long time.

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    i made this exact thread like 6 weeks ago.

    funny how hard it is for Ni doms to understand.

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    Am I right in thinking that Si in MBTT entails a strong sense of tradition, traditional values, and attachment to tradition, because of these pasts sensations that Si dominant/auxiliary individuals feel attached to?

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