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    Default Ni...Is it Always right?

    I've been paying attention lately to how often (every second) I use my Extraverted-iNtuition function. And I notice that in almost everything someone says or everything that happens there is this background question that kind of banners everything..."What Does This Mean?" I've read lots of things that say this function is almost psychic when it comes to knowing the motivations, thoughts, and feelings or other people.

    And I'd like to know from others with this function, particulary other ENFPs, if you have noticed that what you instinctively know normally turns out right. It can be pretty alarming to me sometimes the things I derive from simple phrases or events, so that I am now sometime second guessing it. I'm thinking "this person said NOTHING about this so how did I arrive at this conclusion?"

    How often do you trust it? Is it usually RIGHT?

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    Apparently it is occasionally wrong. Or no, maybe not. I'm not sure here, this is a tough one. ENFP, you say? Introverted intuition, you say? I'm at a loss.

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    Ne is what enfps have as dominant...not ni

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    It's usually right if used well.

    You know, like all the other functions.

    The strange thing about Ni is that even if it's not absolutely correct, a lot of times it works out because it's right for 'all intents and purposes'. This is usually how it works. Dominant introverted judgers get mad about that.


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    Oh please fucking tell me this is a joke of a question.

    No. The unequivocal answer is no it is not always right.
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    No. It's Ni, not omniscience.

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    Yeah I meant To say Ne..it was 5am....

    no its not a joke if you don't want to answer then don't. I assume that as this is a message board I'm allowed to ask what I want and that you are not obligated to answer.

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    Well, I think calling it "right" is contingent on what kind of judgment you're applying against it. Intuition is used by us as a form of content in the brain--a form of information. It's possible that this information is inaccurate at times but that's also a loaded statement. To consider something "right" you need some form of judgment function applied with it. That judgment can be faulty, or biased in a way that is generally considered "wrong." So I'd say, for the original question, NO. It's not always right.
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    Theoretically, does Ne come to conclusions and Fi judge the conclusions?

    Or does Ne merely gather information and Fi come to conclusions and make judgments? (Therefore rendering it impossible for Ne to be right or wrong.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkIceTD View Post
    Yeah I meant To say Ne..it was 5am....

    no its not a joke if you don't want to answer then don't. I assume that as this is a message board I'm allowed to ask what I want and that you are not obligated to answer.
    I think what the replies are getting at is that no brain function is always right in its assessments. You could make it more vague by saying "It is close to correct, most of the time." The bottom line, though, is that humans can always make errors.

    Ne and Ni work a little differently... though I guess your question can still more or less apply.


    Edit: Good posts above me!
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