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    Default I'm a Sensor when it comes to Feeling

    When it's about emotions, I want things to be as concrete, present and detailed as possible. Let me give some examples.

    I'm unmoved by a bunch of "cute" puppies on the screen of the TV - but my heart fills with love at the sight of small ducklings in reality.

    At a funeral of a loved relative, I was unable to mourn when they read a poem about love, death and time. My mind went blank and I was just picking out inconsistencies in the poem (I knew I wasn't supposed to do that - I just couldn't help myself).
    I wept when they digged up memories of the relative. Only then I was able to feel love, thankful for her life, and grief.

    I can love and hate real people I really know. I can't do that with imaginary people or people I've only seen on TV. I even don't feel empathy with the characters in my own writing.

    What about you, fellow NTs?
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    Yeah, I'm like that too. Something has to affect me directly and personally for me to give a shit.

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    I know you're not looking for my answer, but everything you wrote is pretty parallel to what I experience.
    (especially issues like the funeral and picking through the poems).
    I really have no explanation for it but it sounds oh too familiar because I don't REALLY feel it unless it was involved in my own life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayoitsStepho View Post
    I know you're not looking for my answer,
    Don't worry, you're welcome!
    I'm actually a bit curious whether non-NTs experienced the same.
    but everything you wrote is pretty parallel to what I experience.
    (especially issues like the funeral and picking through the poems).
    I really have no explanation for it but it sounds oh too familiar.
    Well... there's SF in your profile?

    This leads me to generalizing the theory. How do you use your logic? In an abstract, generalizing way? Do you become an Intuitive when it comes to Thinking?

    And does an ST become an Intuitive when it comes to Feeling?
    And does an NF become a Sensor when it comes to Thinking?
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    I think SP and NT are very similar - both utilitarian, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    I can love and hate real people I really know. I can't do that with imaginary people or people I've only seen on TV. I even don't feel empathy with the characters in my own writing.
    I'm not sure this means you are a sensor when it comes to feeling...or more so than many other types...

    Obviously you'd be expected, theoretically, to behave like a muted SFJ in certain situations...

    The first two functions and attitudes function in concert as do the last two--Fi/Ne and Si/Te for me, Ne/Ti and Fe/Si for you...

    But I think, writ large, one of the truisms about people is that they are built to conserve energy, period. I may not be as turned on by porn online as I might be by an actual human being, here. I may find it difficult to lift a weight in the gym I might lift easily if I had to do so to save the life of a loved one. And so on.

    One of the challenges of acting, of course, is that "Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances" can be hard...

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    I'm not completely sure how it all works really.
    I think some people expect F's to just vomit emotion all the time but thats not necessarily true. I personally don't always give a rip about everything around me, but when I DO care about something, I'm in it 100% because i feel so strongly about it.

    When it comes to decisions, I just use my gut and past experiences to decipher what I should do when it comes to logic and such. I don't know, I'm weird about this. I not only follow my gut, but I also make sure that its logical to do so. I don't think its wise to rely on either one on its own in my experience. But really, my biggest factor is my gut feeling.

    Now I feel like I just vomited useless information . If you want to know something specific I'm more than willing to reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    I can love and hate real people I really know. I can't do that with imaginary people or people I've only seen on TV.
    Opposite. I restrict my emotional play IRL. So it stay mostly in the 0 position. Defence mechanisms I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    I'm actually a bit curious whether non-NTs experienced the same.
    well, ok

    That damn Sarah McLachlan commercial with the caged kittens and puppies moves me every time, and I just end up wanting to donate all of my money or adopt every single kitten and puppy in the world

    I feel a disproportionate sense of awe and 'belonging' out of just reading something abstract that might actually apply to me

    I always end up leaving the food distribution center with the feeling that there's so much more that I should be doing for our 'customers' simply because they're not yet self-sufficient

    Basically, what I'm saying is that most all of the instances you posted would probably touch me in some way, even if I "should" be far removed from them.

    And does an NF become a Sensor when it comes to Thinking?
    Maybe you're actually on to something. Because, most of the time, I only give a damn about formulating a logical argument when someone prods me about a deeply held personal belief or a conception that I have about myself or someone close to me. Otherwise, it's "live and let live" for me. Is that kind of close to what you're asking?


    Quote Originally Posted by ayoitsStepho View Post
    some people expect F's to just vomit emotion all the time
    Yeah, and the mentality isn't even about emotion per se, so much as it is about connecting to things on a personal level, which can quite often lead to an emotional response but doesn't necessarily have to.

    If you want to know something specific I'm more than willing to reply.
    Same here, if this post was of any help to you..

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    Yeah, all NTs have SF as dual functions, it's pretty normal.
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