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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    The internal world is a person's subjective sense of self and all of the thoughts that it generates. The external world is everything else.
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    The internal world is everything you see/experience. The external world is everything causing what you see/experience.

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    To me, my internal world is something that I could not describe in words. At best, it can be approached obliquely and is only hinted at in anything that I say/do. A metaphor for that would be spirituality. I would describe it as a wholeness that is neither coherent nor consistent, but is undeniably complete.

    The external world is something that can be broken down into an infinite number of components and be made coherent by my inner world choosing which bits of information to assimilate.

    While my inner world affects what I view of the outer world and my interpretation of it, the external world and experiences also shape the inner world of today and affect how I view the external world of tomorrow. As such, while I experience my inner world and external world as being separate from each other, there is undeniably an interplay between them.

    These are ideas that I came up with while thinking about the nature of identity and self-definition.

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    I haven't read other responses yet, but with Jungian Functions, the internal world would be the subjective reality or the wider reality you infer. The external world would be the objective or actual reality in front of you. I think Jung said Ne is sort of an anomaly in this sense.
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    I don't think it's as simple as the mind being the internal world and the external world being 1-the mind. The mind counts as part of the external world in a lot of situations (possibly at the same time it's part of the internal world).

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    The external world is a manifestation of our internal world.
    Your reality can be very different from mine.
    There is no single "reality" or "outer world."

    How many times has someone said to you:
    "The reality of the situation is X,Y or Z."

    The next time someone says that, try responding with:
    "Your reality, or mine?"
    Their facial expression will be priceless.

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    I like this model of External and Internal Reality.
    So External Reality is made of tiny stuff, let's call it atoms.
    Internal Reality is made of inter-neural communication
    that uses electrical pulses and chemicals.
    Another name for Internal Reality could be Fantasy.

    When we are talking about a material, human artifact, i.e.
    a glob of atoms with a name, meaning, and purpose,
    that's External Reality, pure and simple.
    Everything works pretty much like the default assumption of our language and society.

    Things get complicated when
    we start talking about ideas like:
    Justice, value, democracy, and so on, that is: abstract nouns.

    With concrete nouns we can get a Reality sample,
    measure it in all known dimensions,
    agree about what it is, and
    use Reason to arrive at a decision
    concerning what to do about it.
    Not much politics involved here.

    But those abstract nouns are just killing us.
    We speak as though Democracy were a concrete noun
    made of those atom things, but no,
    Democracy is a Fantasy.
    It's nothing really.
    But we might be willing to take a spear in the chest defending democracy.

    Rationalism does not work well when dealing with abstract nouns.
    Abstract nouns require:
    Intuition
    Emotion
    Devine Revelation
    Tradition
    Anecdotal Evidence
    Experience.

    The big bug-a-boo is
    Social Science and its use of statistics,
    Social Science which ain't no science

    We cannot know individuals by
    Collecting statistics about groups of people.

    IMHO this External/Internal Reality dualism
    is at the core of the Progressive/Trumpian divide.

    No sign this is going to get sorted out any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueScreen View Post
    I haven't read other responses yet, but with Jungian Functions, the internal world would be the subjective reality or the wider reality you infer. The external world would be the objective or actual reality in front of you. I think Jung said Ne is sort of an anomaly in this sense.
    Hm. That would explain a lot.

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    Internal, what lies in your head.. Ex. Intuition, introversion
    External, what lies in front of you, what your senses can perceive..
    Ex. Sensing, extroversion

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