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    Default Handicapped Ni

    *Title May Be Misleading

    What does unhealthy Ni look like?

    I know most of the time it's difficult for people to define what exactly Ni is, but for those who have witnessed an unhealthy Ni user, or is one, describe it to me.

    I see on this forum a lot of Ni praise (which is fine), but if all other functions can be immature or underdeveloped or just plain unhealthy can't the mysterious and revered Ni be, too?


    Sidenote: If there is another thread of the same nature, I apologize.

    And mods, I had no idea where to put this thread. It's intended for everyone, not just NFs.

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    Not much of an answer but paranoia. Those who are very paranoid are those who usually have unhealthy Ni.

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    I was thinking it would look deluded, and out-of-touch with reality. Maybe like a person who develops a long plan with many pieces and parts that will "solve everything and turn it all around," and has reasoned all of it in their head, but sadly their plan's foundation is sitting on nothing and is a lost cause from the beginning.

    Mmm, not sure what Ni-ers think.
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    ^I don't think that's a bad way of looking at it!

    Paranoia, yeah. Conspiracy theorists. Completely attached to their own Ni-driven conclusions that they become consumed by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    I was thinking it would look deluded, and out-of-touch with reality. Maybe like a person who develops a long plan with many pieces and parts that will "solve everything and turn it all around," and has reasoned all of it in their head, but sadly their plan's foundation is sitting on nothing and is a lost cause from the beginning.

    Mmm, not sure what Ni-ers think.
    No, this is healthy Ni with unhealthy Te.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    I was thinking it would look deluded, and out-of-touch with reality. Maybe like a person who develops a long plan with many pieces and parts that will "solve everything and turn it all around," and has reasoned all of it in their head, but sadly their plan's foundation is sitting on nothing and is a lost cause from the beginning.
    In the SP vs. N thread there was some talk of SPs and how they use Ni alongside their Se. If that's true, your description would make so much sense. My mother is an ISFP, and she does exactly what you've described. It's one of my biggest frustrations with her.


    @Raging: Hmm, really? She does have very little Te...*ponders*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    No, this is healthy Ni with unhealthy Te.
    hmmm...maybe. But the 'deluded' and 'out of touch with reality' piece can also imply ignoring valid pieces of new or conflicting information once you've reached a conclusion, which would eventually lead to unhealthy Ni if done for a long period of time. So wrapped up in your vision that you refuse to 'see' anything else that's brought to your attention that might not jive with it.
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    LOL this thread title rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by neptunesnet View Post

    What does unhealthy Ni look like?
    Do a search for threads started by INTJ123.

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    ^Oh yes, that's a wonderful example.
    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    hmmm...maybe. But the 'deluded' and 'out of touch with reality' piece can also imply ignoring valid pieces of new or conflicting information once you've reached a conclusion, which I think would be unhealthy Ni. So wrapped up in your vision that you refuse to 'see' anything else that's brought to your attention that might not jive with it.
    Ni is fine to be 'deluded' or 'out of touch with reality'.
    If you compare how an INFJ uses Ni and an INTJ uses Ni it would be different in that INFJs would back it up with Fe and INTJs would back it up we Te. Both may stay out of touch with reality it's just the way we bring back to reality with the second function in which both could come out differently. I think unhealthy Ni is when Ni is used in a way that would affect you negatively resulting with cases such as paranoia or SPD.

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