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    Default Can you explain what your N decides?

    I find it extremely difficult to explain the decisions I make based on my N. I am not taking about explaining what my decision are, but answering questions like "why" or "how did you decide that." There really is no "why" or explaination (of the process) for the things of my N. They just are.

    There are times when T can back up N and I can give a logical explaination. Sometimes I may explain it using feelings, i.e. "I do it because it makes me happy." While these explainations may be technically true it would be more accurate to say I do it because I have this strong feeling I can't explaing.

    Is this just how N works, or would I be able to give an N based explanation if I was more in touch with my N? Is it harder to put in words for an Ni than for an Ne?

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    It's how Ni works.

    Ni will come to these realizations or conclusions. Te then can explain it (for INTJs).

    Hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    It's how Ni works.

    Ni will come to these realizations or conclusions. Te then can explain it (for INTJs).

    Hopefully.
    Yup. Ni is a perception. If it was a deduction or a conclusion, it would be a Judging function.

    The Judging functions are used merely after the fact to "fill in the gaps" and try to justify Ni's perception... but you'll never wholly explain the Ni perception, even if you can grow to partially understand it through analysis using the judging functions.
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    Thanks. I feel better knowing that it is often not able to be fully explained and that it is not something I have to work on.

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    I always felt as though Fe made my decisions while Ni made up my thought process. That's obviously overly simplistic, but you get the point.

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