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    I have this regularly and I am an ENFP.


    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    First off, I'm not 100% sure this is an iNtuitive trait, or rather just a weird psychological phenomenon..

    So here's the deal..sometimes I'll be doing something..talking to someone, hearing about something, reading about something, whatever it may be where I am gaining information, a symbol will come to me relating to the topic, which comes without any thinking..I do it unconsciously without even trying to..and when I do realize it, I am absolutely astonished that my brain can pick out a metaphor related to what I may be paying attention to without out me even purposely trying to..another phenomenon that occurs to me sometimes, which I'm sure is an N trait, and can occur when I'm taking in information, and without signaling my brain to do it, I will spontaneously get a verse of lyrics from a song that will instantly come to me related to what I may be thinking about, and not just lyrics about what I'm actually thinking about, but lyrics with metaphors and symbols, which is amazing, and I never intend it to happen, but it does all of the time..

    Anyways, I hope you understand what I'm saying, and I want to know if this ever occurs to anyone else..

    -I will also be posting this on the NT section, to see what those rationals can tell me (hoping that copying and pasting this thread somewhere else is allowed).


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    wait, so this is an Ne trait? How can that be? I find myself to be pretty Introverted, by who can tell..
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    As an INFP your primary function is Introverted Feeling, followed by Extroverted Intuition as your auxiliary. You still are an introvert, but your intuition is extroverted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    So here's the deal..sometimes I'll be doing something..talking to someone, hearing about something, reading about something, whatever it may be where I am gaining information, a symbol will come to me relating to the topic, which comes without any thinking..I do it unconsciously without even trying to..and when I do realize it, I am absolutely astonished that my brain can pick out a metaphor related to what I may be paying attention to without out me even purposely trying to..another phenomenon that occurs to me sometimes, which I'm sure is an N trait, and can occur when I'm taking in information, and without signaling my brain to do it, I will spontaneously get a verse of lyrics from a song that will instantly come to me related to what I may be thinking about, and not just lyrics about what I'm actually thinking about, but lyrics with metaphors and symbols, which is amazing, and I never intend it to happen, but it does all of the time..

    Anyways, I hope you understand what I'm saying, and I want to know if this ever occurs to anyone else..
    This happens to me all the time! If I'm working on a difficult problem, sometimes the answer will come in the form of a song. I usually don't notice at first, so the music becomes louder and louder until I finally realise that the lyrics contain the solution I'm looking for! It still amazes me when this happens.
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    Oh yes. It comes and goes almost as if it has a mind of it's own! Would be nice to be able to rely on it. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    All the time. Actually I don't feel I understand a concept until I can make an analogy for it.
    I'm the same way. If I can make an analogy that makes sense, then I know I understand what I learned.

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    It's a NF only thing, so all NF's enjoy this ability to make intuitive leaps in metaphors. Thank Intuitive ability for insights.

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    As a dominant Ne user, my whole world revolves around metaphors and symbols. These connections come to me first (so I'm not "utterly amazed" by them!) and then I'm able to analyze after the fact. This is a good example of the difference between Ne-Fi and Fi-Ne. In your post you said a symbol will come up unconsciously related to what you are thinking about. What I'm thinking about IS the symbol- the connection - because our main function is unconscious like you describe. That is definitely an "N" moment, though. That's Ne by definition. I feel like I can imagine the way an INTP or an INFP skips to ideas pretty clearly. Do you feel the same about ENTP's and ENFP's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    Oh yes. It comes and goes almost as if it has a mind of it's own! Would be nice to be able to rely on it. . .
    I rely on it. Then I lack the focus to keep it in check. It's kind of a give and take situation, see?
    I like the thought of the INTP because Ti is just slowly connecting an idea to other ideas, so if you have the ability to contemplate and make intuitive leaps while doing so, I can't imagine a more efficient way to use a judging function. And the work INTPs produce supports this. An INFP must similarly have a well developed viewpoint on a much wider variety of subjects than other types.

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    Guilty here. I like those moments.

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