Okay, so I'm wondering about the use of Introverted Intuition in xNFJs.
@Daedalus made a thread similarly discussing Ni (link: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...-thoughts.html ), but I was wondering what it would look like in someone with a more Fe-based perspective? (It's probably the same for xNxJs, but I felt like I'd more likely attract the opinion of fellow NFs in this forum instead.)
For me, Ni just came naturally. I often come to conclusions that seem blatantly obvious to me, yet seem unique and insightful to others. One of my friends was apparently jealous of my ability to 'cross-reference' everything, to relate things to eachother or think of things that she had not considered in our creative endeavors. This is because I'm always consulting my previous knowledge for new possibilities or insights as a means of understanding the world. In other words, I want to relate new data to my internal understanding of the workings of the world; basically, instead of reaching out and discovering new possibilities, I reach WITHIN and work on comparing this situation with what I already know.
One might argue that this sounds like Si, but from what I understand, Si has more to do with comparing a new situation to something previously experienced or looking into something down to the most basic facts. However, what I'm doing here is instead of comparing it to something I've already experienced, I'm trying actively MERGE this new external reality with what I already know. So it's remapping the situation from a bird's-eye view, basically as if I'm noticing a new landscape, then ADDING it to my internal map, instead of saying "Well...this isn't on the map! I have no idea!" which'd be (I think) more of an Si reaction. (I apologize if that comes off as offensive to any predominantly Si-users; I didn't mean for it to be so!)
((Haha, also, I just noticed that my worry about Si-users taking offense to that statement was an instance of Ni and Fe; I was composing that sentence, and then I realized that others could potentially view that sentence in a pejorative way, hence the disclaimer highlighting that possibility and clarifying my more neutral intent.))