What exactly is the difference between being precise and being detail oriented?
Several descriptions will talk about the precision found in INTPs. It's probably an INTP who devised a supercomputer to compute pi to millions of decimal places. For all practical purposes you only need to know the first few.
It's not as common but I've heard some people describing INTPs as detail oriented. Now, this is normally associated with sensing types. I suppose it depends on the type of details. INTPs tend to be portrayed as absent-minded and they are often the types missing some detail like their socks not matching and not realizing it. But maybe INTPs are quite attentive to the details in the areas that are important to us. We do have tertiary Si.
So what do you see as the difference between the two? Can you be precise without being detail oriented?