I think you are probably confusing that, then, with the tendency of INTP to get lost in a bunch of abstract tangents which might or might not be apparent.
I think T anchored to an S function is a lot more visible than T anchored to an N. Like Randomity's later anecdote suggests, ISTP is visibly pragmatic (e.g., dropping a pointless/useless discussion), while N often feels the need to explore all the zillions of pathways even if they see where it is going, because there's value to the type in that exploration process.
I think ISTPs get a lot more done that INTPs, at least in the tangible world; applications of Ti are made externally. INTPs can get pretty anal about the abstracted thinking process itself, regardless of its practical applicability... the abstracted concepts often never get practical application, they exist for themselves.
I like the way you worded this. Se perceives something and Ti wants to make it work. That's its main thrust.
Ne perceives lots of things and wants to make them all work better. So there's no real ending.
Originally Posted by SillySapienne
Sorry, "in the theory"?
I've gotten less sleep than I would have liked, and your meaning escapes me.
If you care to elucidate, what do you mean?
I know "they" say that Ns are more prone to theorize and care about abstract things, but I do not necessarily see this "fact" manifesting in the ISTP type.
Their predilection to think, think, think, think about everything and anything, or most things makes it difficult for me to conclude that they don't engage in a lot of abstract thinking!
Well, Se never stops, although it will get something fixed and move on, to another thing to fix. Consequently, my ISTP (at least) feels almost ADD; it's hard for him to turn off the Ti/Se working duo. But you mustn't forgeth the teriary Ni! In older/more mature ISTPs, the Ni and Ti is dauntless on getting shit done. You've got the practical S, then innovative N, and the workhorse Ti at your disposal.
I can have abstract discussions with mine, up to a point. Se only tolerates so much theoretizing; yet his Ti/Ni can be more insightful than my Ni/Ti.
I'd imagine that's a bit different than an INTPs Ti/Ne/Si. I'd guess Si would just keep or reject explorations that Ti/Ne came up with based on experience. ? Hence the stereotypical lackadaisical intp--->caught up in Si land? Just pondering a bit. I don't know many intps irl.
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