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    Tertiary Si is one the primary reasons why I feel I can't be an INTP.

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    • I sometimes find myself obsessing over small changes in my environment, my food, my apperance etc. when I'm feeling stressed.
    • When I get heavily involved in an argument, I can easily obsess over tiny, insignificant details that mean nothing to whatever I'm arguing about, but I'll argue about them anyway in order to "win".
    • I often feel strangely disorientated when I'm somewhere I haven't been before, and I often need to find my bearings or "footing" before moving ahead (this is especially "fun" when driving).
    • I can sometimes be wary of new or unusual experiences; this can involve anything from trying a new food to talking to a complete stranger.
    • I can be very nostalgic about events, places, people etc. in the past, and I sometimes find it hard to throw old junk out because they remind me of those specific moments.
    • Things around me can also trigger bad memories, and I suddenly feel like crap. e.g. If I remember an embarrassing social moment, I will literally start to feel embarassed, and might even start blushing involuntarily. It's as if your body is re-enacting "how it felt" during that moment.

    In general, having Tertiary-Si means that my natural response to new or unusual things is "I don't know what will happen, I might be better off just not getting involved, even if I miss out on something good". I need to consciously convince myself to get excited about whatever might happen (Auxillary-Ne) if I'm ever going to move forward and enjoy myself.

    Memento is an amazing Si/Ne film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    Things around me can also trigger bad memories, and I suddenly feel like crap. e.g. If I remember an embarrassing social moment, I will literally start to feel embarassed, and might even start blushing involuntarily. It's as if your body is re-enacting "how it felt" during that moment.
    Me too. And yet, somehow if something embarrassing happens to me, I often feel the need to tell my friends about it. So then I'll have a friend laughing hysterically at me, when they never would have known about whatever it was unless I told them.

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    • I sometimes find myself obsessing over small changes in my environment, my food, my apperance etc. when I'm feeling stressed.
    • Despite being an extreme introvert I'm into shit like fashion, I care a lot about getting a perfect haircut, looking good, nice clothes, etc. Little things in my food also bothers me.

    • When I get heavily involved in an argument, I can easily obsess over tiny, insignificant details that mean nothing to whatever I'm arguing about, but I'll argue about them anyway in order to "win".
    Probably, something like that.

  5. I often feel strangely disorientated when I'm somewhere I haven't been before, and I often need to find my bearings or "footing" before moving ahead (this is especially "fun" when driving).
Not really sure what you mean by this.

  • I can sometimes be wary of new or unusual experiences; this can involve anything from trying a new food to talking to a complete stranger.
  • Think before you act. But a lot of times I just throw caution to the wind and say the hell to it.

  • I can be very nostalgic about events, places, people etc. in the past, and I sometimes find it hard to throw old junk out because they remind me of those specific moments.
  • Yes I am exactly like this as well.

  • Things around me can also trigger bad memories, and I suddenly feel like crap. e.g. If I remember an embarrassing social moment, I will literally start to feel embarassed, and might even start blushing involuntarily. It's as if your body is re-enacting "how it felt" during that moment.
  • Little signs or objects that I see will trigger a connection in my brain between said thing and a bad memory, or good ones too.

    In general, having Tertiary-Si means that my natural response to new or unusual things is "I don't know what will happen, I might be better off just not getting involved, even if I miss out on something good". I need to consciously convince myself to get excited about whatever might happen (Auxillary-Ne) if I'm ever going to move forward and enjoy myself.
    For me it seems to be a constant struggle of whether to actually try not things or not because I both fear and am fascinated the the unknown and "seemingly limitless" potentials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    • I sometimes find myself obsessing over small changes in my environment, my food, my apperance etc. when I'm feeling stressed.
    • When I get heavily involved in an argument, I can easily obsess over tiny, insignificant details that mean nothing to whatever I'm arguing about, but I'll argue about them anyway in order to "win".
    • I often feel strangely disorientated when I'm somewhere I haven't been before, and I often need to find my bearings or "footing" before moving ahead (this is especially "fun" when driving).
    • I can sometimes be wary of new or unusual experiences; this can involve anything from trying a new food to talking to a complete stranger.
    • I can be very nostalgic about events, places, people etc. in the past, and I sometimes find it hard to throw old junk out because they remind me of those specific moments.
    • Things around me can also trigger bad memories, and I suddenly feel like crap. e.g. If I remember an embarrassing social moment, I will literally start to feel embarassed, and might even start blushing involuntarily. It's as if your body is re-enacting "how it felt" during that moment.

    In general, having Tertiary-Si means that my natural response to new or unusual things is "I don't know what will happen, I might be better off just not getting involved, even if I miss out on something good". I need to consciously convince myself to get excited about whatever might happen (Auxillary-Ne) if I'm ever going to move forward and enjoy myself.

    Memento is an amazing Si/Ne film.
    Yeah most of this I can relate to

    I personally love Si in arguments though, sometimes that one detail is all you need to pin down your opposition

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    Okay. I read this thread. I'm officially an INTP.

    edit -- i feel the need to elaborate.

    -I have been going through an OCD phase lately. For instance, whenever I lose something, I need to find it, or I won't be able to concentrate on anything I do. I drop everything I'm doing and spend hours looking for it. I once did this for the squishy part of a pair of earbuds. I realized I'd lost them at 11pm, and stayed up til 2am looking for it. I found it. On the floor of my car. Also, I need to be really well-groomed.... all the time. Otherwise, again, I won't be able to concentrate on anything.

    -I've always had a knack for remembering things, and I like having a storehouse of information to compare things to. Memories are important to me (a little while ago I tricked myself into denying this fact; I think that's why I thought I was an ENTP.)

    -Nostalgia -- enough said.

    -Speaking of having a storehouse of information to compare things to, I'm in love with the idea of large collections of things. It's my mission in life to own a huge house with a huge library, a huge kitchen, and have as much music on my iTunes as possible.

    -I'm pretty aesthetic, too, for an N. I've been called good at drawing, I love art, and I'm obsessed with developing good taste in music.


    I always thought my increasingly strong ability to blend in with society (even though my mind often runs on different frequencies than people around me) was because of Fe. I think Si makes more sense, though, reading this.
    A colleague of the great scientist James Watson remarked that Watson was always “lounging around, arguing about problems instead of doing experiments.” He concluded that “There is more than one way of doing good science.”
    It was Watson’s form of idleness, the scientist went on to say, that allowed him to solve “the greatest of all biological problems: the discovery of the structure of DNA.” It's a point worth remembering in a society overly concerned with efficiency.

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    My Si feels so alien. But I do use it. But much more unconsciously. I don't really enjoy indulging my thoughts on Si all that much.

    That said, I've experienced some hardships that I got over in my life, and have needed to force my Ti so far up front, and push my Si so far back, in order to get out of a very unhealthy pit.

    Since then, my Si seems trickling back very slowly. But I still don't tend to rely on it all that much. At least not when concerning the major things. I try to see every experience as a new one, and not allow Si to prevent me from doing what I feel I must in order to keep myself and my other cognative functions healthy and happy.

    I've got a personal Si remote controller now.
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