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    Default Fi users: Tell me the good things???

    So I was talking with my entp friend.

    She poised a very good question.

    I can tell her the negative aspects of the past, how those negatives may play out in the future, and what we need to avoid and improve upon. This could be a work or personal scenario.

    Then she asked "What did we do right? What did we improve?" My mouth gaped. I dunno. She said this is the response she always gets when she asks ISTJs/ENFPs this question-the gaping mouth. "Errrrrr......" My mouth is still gaping. I dont remember what got better, what improved.

    I do KNOW what not to do next time though.

    Is this common to Fi users?

    Do you remember what the improvements were or does your mind instead focus instead on the negatives encountered and how to improve them in the future?
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    Do you mean Si?
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    poised?

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    Si perceives what was and Fi judges everything, but an ISTJ will probably use Te over Fi to judge. NFPs tend to perceive with Ne, which means looking for new ways to improve and trusting their theories for the future over the reality of what has been. Ne wants novelty and Si wants to stick with the tried-and-true.

    I don't feel I actually look at the past with a critical eye. I can romanticize the past a lot, but I see it as inspiration for something new & fresh, not something to be duplicated. It's not that I view everything as negative as I realize everything can be improved. Many NFPs have this mindset, which is why we often need deadlines to ever complete something; nothing is ever truly finished, it can always be better.

    In my own life, I can see many positive improvements, and I can also see how things were better in past times. In many threads, a "Fi Si loop" that INFPs can get stuck in has been discussed, and it amounts to allowing negative experiences in the past taint your whole perspective so that you become fearful and withdrawn. In a healthy way, an INFP can use Si to ground them in reality so that their imagination doesn't totally carry them away.
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    I know for me troubleshooting what happened is where I learn. I dont actually take that knowledge and create or put a plan in place for next time though. When it happens again, I use my knowledge to improve upon things if the situation comes up again, not ways to avoid or change something in the future.
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    Sounds more like Si to me. If I was asked that question I would have no trouble coming up with a list of positives, but that's probably because of Ni perspective shifts, which allow an enormous amount of flexibility in the interpretation of events...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Sounds more like Si to me. If I was asked that question I would have no trouble coming up with a list of positives, but that's probably because of Ni perspective shifts, which allow an enormous amount of flexibility in the interpretation of events...
    I agree, I think its Ni that allows us to take something and apply it in other situations where it is needed by having that flexibilty to bend and twist little details to fit the current issue at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    I agree, I think its Ni that allows us to take something and apply it in other situations where it is needed by having that flexibilty to bend and twist little details to fit the current issue at hand.
    Ni-five

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Ni-five
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