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    Default Intuitively knowing more meanings?

    Sometimes when talking or writing I think to use certain words but then realize I'm not positive I actually know the meaning of the word but then when I look it up it's correct. Sort of like knowing before actually learning. I was thinking it might be the result of Ne but maybe another fiction. Just sorta weird wondering if anyone else had a similar experience.

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    Happens to me, I tend to think of vocabulary as subjective and words easily makeupable


    By that I mean I frequently use whatever word pops into my mind, then verify it's accuracy post-writing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    Happens to me, I tend to think of vocabulary as subjective and words easily makeupable


    By that I mean I frequently use whatever word pops into my mind, then verify it's accuracy post-writing
    Yeah. Or maybe it's the Ti and Ne combination. Knowing a words meaning due to exposure to it's use but needing confirmation.

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    Probably a mixture of Ti and something else...but a subconscious thing sort of. Like reverse Ne, finding all these ideas and linking them to one...but not quite. Happens to me also.
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    With me it tends to be the opposite. Infrequently used words which are reasonably well known I tend to misjudge the meanings of. So if I think I may want to use one of these I look up the meaning and then (usually have to) find another word or phrase.
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure every functional human being on this Earth does this.

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    Yeah I think this happens naturally, especially if you do a lot of reading.

    Also the more words you know, the easier it is to pull off, because you subconsciously pick up things by context, especially in native language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudo View Post
    Sometimes when talking or writing I think to use certain words but then realize I'm not positive I actually know the meaning of the word but then when I look it up it's correct. Sort of like knowing before actually learning. I was thinking it might be the result of Ne but maybe another fiction. Just sorta weird wondering if anyone else had a similar experience.
    haha, I really doubt it's Ne. More like imperfect memory, assuming it's a word you do know. Everyone does this as far as I know. People with very precise memory (high Si?) might do it less often.

    Side note: most people pick up vocabulary by context and as a result can be slightly off on the definitions - also not really an N thing. Most people don't actually read the dictionary for each new word they learn.
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    Learn some Latin and Greek word roots and this will happen to you every paragraph.

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