Gotcha. But if that's immaturity, then I say screw maturity.
I just meant that the average INTP acts this way when engaging in Fe. Ne is the most important part of maturity, but control of our inferior (often called aspiration function) Fe is a task not completed by most until later life. Control of Fe means complete maturity. Normally when we engage in Fe we seem immature.
Originally Posted by JAVO
I think neglecting Ne also makes us more I, and being more I makes us less Ne. That was the case with for some time, and I consider it a less mature phase of my life.
If we're not using Ne we have to use Si. TiSi is quite introverted, or else we use SiFe which is not as introverted but it is completely unnatural to us and quite fake.
Does an INTP that neglects Ne more mature than he would be otherwise? He thinks he is mature, but I think he actually is. I've noticed that when I've spent long periods alone (winter/summer break), and come back, I'm not as blind to the bullshit of my peers (college kids). But around my friends, I'm more fake, immature, etc. Any thoughts?
You seem to be relating mature to seriousness. Out of all my relatives my great aunt and uncles are the most mature i know but the least serious.
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