That's a great way of putting it.
I read a blog post comment by an ESTP last night about Se inferiors in his/her opinion having garish taste. Maybe. I like primary colors and if I dress for work it is pretty outlandish. Visual communicative part of the musician thing. Otherwise I wouldn't probably care to stand out so much
Anyway... Fashion is a good example. My very stylish ESTP friend looks at all the magazines, music videos, people at parties to see what's the most cutting edge thing right now and is an impeccable dresser with a carefully crafted image. They pick up on what all the most stylish influental people are wearing and combine that elegantly for their own style.
I on the other hand usually dressing in something outlandish and slightly more obscure and weird.
This I attribute to Ni acting: I start picking up subtle cues subconsciously and find myself noticing some things as attractive. In time it begins to form images in my head and it gathers in my mind as a complete style: I start wearing some type of clothing I like and at that point it's still an obscure style of dress, a subculture thing (The same styles are always recycled so there are always active subcultures wearing a specific style.)
In my previous experience my passive "eye" is very accurate: 2 years or so it will become cutting edge and 4 years fashionable, 5-7 years mainstream. By this time I'd naturally be absolutely bored with it and moved on, because something else is in the air. I wasn't aware I was doing it even but in retrospect it happens.
All that said I don't really care much for fashion or being fashionable or any of that. It doesn't interest me in itself. It's always as a crafted part of a bigger picture/action plan. The parts form wholes and themes that build up. Always future oriented.
Though (because culture is my area of interest I use it as an example) I don't see myself as innovative. I see fashion and culture as a wave that is always moving. I'm part of the first mass of water that starts to move forward, not the peak, or the larger mass of the wave, nor the last ripple. I just move along. My part is to participate which I'll naturally do if I'm following my guiding light and being my Ni self, manifesting the coming movement in culture. I'm a worker bee, not the queen. ;D