But that isn't my goal. I can see why you'd think it was, given what I described - but my actual goal is for me to trust my own perception more, not try to convince others. My favorite thing about this thread is the increased clarity I've gotten from the dialogue with another Ni-dom about Ni perception.My intention with that suggestion was helpful; suggesting a way that will help you get your Ni perceptions more easily accepted by others.
Well, that is in fact a great thing for me to do, and something I have been doing. But not to convince others of anything.You didn't talk about what Ni-Se integration meant to you, in my interpretation what I suggested would exactly be that, integrating Se with Ni.
In my case, I've wasted a great deal of energy in my life doing the external data route despite evidence over and over that my organic perception was accurate to start with. It has been routine practice for me to put off relying on Ni and Ni-se information until I take that long route and use all that energy. It's the long way around and is not the best way for me to move at this stage in my life. I've paid my dues after decades of taking the long way around, and at this point am moving away from that and toward a deeper instinctive trust in my actual perception. That's just me. If others do it some other way, that's them.Also my suggestion comes from my own experience, I can sometimes have hunches but I do always try to clarify them with data first before relying on them. So, I assume it's helpful when explaining it to others as well.
Yeah, this is the problem with me and emoticons. What I meant in using that head-bang-wall one is that it seemed to me that if I continued to engage with you in the terms you were setting out, it would be, for me, like banging my head against a wall. And I didn't/don't want to do that. I really shouldn't use emoticons to try to communicate (except for the one with the pink handcuffs ... because really, that one is so completely self-explanatory that no one could possibly misinterpret it in any way).Well it's not my problem if your head now hurts because you decided to get angry and self-destructive instead of first attempting to clarify what I really meant.
Apologies all around for all the tangents I'm getting into here. Except of course the pink handcuffs part - as I see it, pink handcuffs are never truly a tangent in any discussion.