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    Default How to practice engaging Ni

    Teach me, o venerable Ni users.

    I feel like my own Ni only comes out when I have spent a long, long time in broody-land, then it suddenly emerges, peaceful and crystal clear, an elegant dove alighting on my shoulder.

    There must be a better way.

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    first thing you must realize about Ni is, as an ENFP you has none
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
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    I have a hunch that you might be able to replicate the effect with adhd meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    first thing you must realize about Ni is, as an ENFP you has none
    me believes in different system than you.

    seriously though, i believe the functions are common thinking patterns, meaning anyone can use any process (though using Ne will naturally inhibit using Ni or Se). i don't believe that anyone is limited to the usage of 4 alone.

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    The brain learns by doing: spend more long, long times in broody-land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    Teach me, o venerable Ni users.

    I feel like my own Ni only comes out when I have spent a long, long time in broody-land, then it suddenly emerges, peaceful and crystal clear, an elegant dove alighting on my shoulder.

    There must be a better way.
    I like this idea! I often wonder this myself.

    Looking forward to responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    The brain learns by doing: spend more long, long times in broody-land.
    That's what I was afraid of, lol.

    Thank you, Nico!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    me believes in different system than you.

    seriously though, i believe the functions are common thinking patterns, meaning anyone can use any process (though using Ne will naturally inhibit using Ni or Se). i don't believe that anyone is limited to the usage of 4 alone.
    I mean, even if it's theoretically false to believe that ENFPs don't 'have' Ni (whatever that means), the patterns that we're talking about engaging--and the level at which we want to engage them--are pretty obvious.

    This ain't a bad resource on the subject. It's written by the same dude who has conducted preliminary research on tying brain patterns to cognitive functions and types, so 'practicing' has some merit.

    The Lenore Thomson Exegesis wiki had a decent writeup on 'practicing' the functions as well, but that wiki is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    Teach me, o venerable Ni users.

    I feel like my own Ni only comes out when I have spent a long, long time in broody-land, then it suddenly emerges, peaceful and crystal clear, an elegant dove alighting on my shoulder.

    There must be a better way.
    That's a colorful and poetic way of describing Ni narcissism and paranoia. But then, if it's not a dominant function for you, perhaps it has its good points when it doesn't suffer from over-use. I just wish someone would explain to me what those good points are. Taking certain kinds of drugs might help with bringing it out more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    me believes in different system than you.

    seriously though, i believe the functions are common thinking patterns, meaning anyone can use any process (though using Ne will naturally inhibit using Ni or Se). i don't believe that anyone is limited to the usage of 4 alone.
    I agree. On that topic, we should really start a thread about how we use our shadow functions.
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