The best concept to define the focus of this state is imagination. It happens when we are physically relaxed, but rationally and emotionally flexible. We are in this state when we question and elaborate concepts around our inspiration, feelings or emotions; or when inspired or charmed by abstract ideas. We focus on the view of possibilities, how things should or could be. We will violate reality or logic for the sake of beauty, fear or fascination. This makes us creative, open minded and able to visualize, but also, makes us airy and introspective. This state is social, experiences emotions easily and will be curious about them.
By definition, this is the state of focus in abstraction, conception and empathy. Its main characteristic is pondering about inspiration, or bringing excitement to concepts, all while avoiding physical tension. This defines our ability to be motivated or connected to abstract ideas, not linked to what is tangible, or being presenting to our senses; and the ability to conceive emotional ideas.
Archetype for this state: Storytellers
Authors, Creatives… People who have a strong tendency to this state focus on ideas and the excitement or emotions they spawn. They are not fond of prolonged and laborious physical activities. For them, having an open mind and heart is more pressing than rigorous orders or physical force. Being intuitive gives them the ability to see or conceive possibilities. They are able to hold different scenarios, possible or fantastic ones; but, this can also make them friends of exaggerations and fears. They have great ability for telling and creating stories. They enjoy dialogues, reading, writing—sharing ideas. They tend to have an internal fascination with social heroism.
They have one tendency towards introversion:
Being abstracted may cultivate timidity and passive aggression, and lead towards self-reliance.
People that are strongly ideational are bad at following everything that is physically going on around them. They follow conversations and concepts, and concentrate in bonding that way. This brings creativity, but may also bring delusion, lack of structure, and procrastination. They are not satisfied with defining concepts or bringing them to a constricted reality. They are always asking: how else could it be? What else can it have? and rather moving to better views than sticking to one. They can be impulsively adventurous.
Note this archetype is a static stereotype. In reality, we tend to be multidimensional, wholesome, colorful.
Myers-Briggs approximation: iNTj.
I:E 51:49% Contrast
j:p 53:47% Brightness
Neat test. Thanks @Lexicon for her formatting... yes, I'm an unoriginal thief.
Edit: I really enjoy the way this test description captures my essence, as it were. I never thought the INTP description fit me that well, or any of the descriptions for that matter.