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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    Here's an example of an Ni moment. I'm driving down the road thinking about an event that's happened when suddenly something else(recollection of another event or a tidbit of info) pops into my head and I have this sense of "oh, wow, I never saw that before!" And I realize that the two things are connected and then this whole big understanding opens up to me and I can see like an invisible network with tentacles and branches running into things that seem to have no relevance at all. Then suddenly, I start to remember things that I never knew I knew in the first place, things that I must have absorbed through osmosis or something.

    Sometimes, the wheels will be turning so loudly in my mind that they drown out external sounds. When I do come back to the here and now and all the excitement in my mind quiets down, I realize what a noisy place my mind can be. Often, my greatest creations or endeavors are born through these moments. Other times, they lead me to solve preplexing issues on the job or in other places. Then people will say, "How'd you come up with that?" And that is a loaded question that they really don't want answered, but they don't know that they don't want it answered because it would require them to concentrate and really listen and even then, most won't get it, so I give a half-hearted answer like, it's just an idea I've been tinkering with. The truth is I didn't tinker with it. It sort of just popped into my head out of nowhere.

    Anyone who happens to be with me when I have one of my little "zone outs" will likely ask me if I'm okay and jar me out of the zone, and if they ask me what I was thinking about I can't tell them, because the concept isn't tangible enough to put into words yet. It's like I'm looking for something but I don't know what it is until I find it, but when I do find it, Eureka!

    Also, I think the characters I create are examples of Ni at play. Writing is a fantastic way for Ni to legitimately "have fun."
    I worked as a dishwasher for several months and had so many moments like this. Repetitive, meditative tasks like driving or crocheting or washing dishes are great for that. My friends always seem put-off by my "daydreaming"... shame it's unacceptable to respond with "sorry, my mind was talking first."

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    I had an Ni moment the other day -
    I was watching a fire with an ISTP friend and he asked me what I saw in the flames, to which I shot back "the ashes". That eerie, unexplainable sense of knowing something's ending just as you initiate its beginning.

    In general, irrational and sometimes strange conclusions and predictions. Knowing how movies and TV shows end. Subconscious lyric interpretation is a big one for me personally. Listening to a song, sleeping, and waking up with an idea about its meaning.

    What @Alea_iacta_est said about playing out idealistic conversations inside the head...I do that ALL the time, without even realizing it.
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    I love how you say
    Quote Originally Posted by solipsists View Post
    "sorry, my mind was talking first."
    That is exactly how it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alea_iacta_est View Post
    2. In school, I learned things halfway through the teacher explaining them, as if I predicted there next words and examples. I would often softly whisper what I thought the teachers' next words would be about the subject, and I got it right like 2 out of 10 times for specifics and like 8 out of 10 times for general ideas.

    3. I frequently envision what my life will be like in 5-10 years, and I can stay in these unfettered fantastical timelines for long periods of time somewhat uninterrupted by reality.
    I can strongly relate.

    Quote Originally Posted by yeghor View Post
    I posted on a thread in the morning today before leaving for work and then kept enacting my post as a dialogue with my inner voice to see it makes sense over and over again on my way to work...It's weird... I think it's a Ni-Ti loop... During those times it sometimes manifests in my body language ...

    It looks like this at those times:

    Pretty much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odi et Amo View Post
    I had an Ni moment the other day -
    I was watching a fire with an ISTP friend and he asked me what I saw in the flames, to which I shot back "the ashes". That eerie, unexplainable sense of knowing something's ending just as you initiate its beginning.
    Ha, I love this. I give similarly morbid/insightful responses to innocuous questions fairly frequently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    That is exactly how it is!
    It's so hard to explain to one who doesn't experience it. I can be genuinely interested in someone/something but my mind still fills lulls in conversation, which makes me come across as disinterested.

    Unrelated to the thread topic, but others assuming they know how I feel and acting on those false assumptions is so infuriating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solipsists View Post
    It's so hard to explain to one who doesn't experience it. I can be genuinely interested in someone/something but my mind still fills lulls in conversation, which makes me come across as disinterested.

    Unrelated to the thread topic, but others assuming they know how I feel and acting on those false assumptions is so infuriating.

    I have that happen so often that it's embarrassing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    Here's an example of an Ni moment. I'm driving down the road thinking about an event that's happened when suddenly something else(recollection of another event or a tidbit of info) pops into my head and I have this sense of "oh, wow, I never saw that before!" And I realize that the two things are connected and then this whole big understanding opens up to me and I can see like an invisible network with tentacles and branches running into things that seem to have no relevance at all. Then suddenly, I start to remember things that I never knew I knew in the first place, things that I must have absorbed through osmosis or something.

    Sometimes, the wheels will be turning so loudly in my mind that they drown out external sounds. When I do come back to the here and now and all the excitement in my mind quiets down, I realize what a noisy place my mind can be. Often, my greatest creations or endeavors are born through these moments. Other times, they lead me to solve preplexing issues on the job or in other places. Then people will say, "How'd you come up with that?" And that is a loaded question that they really don't want answered, but they don't know that they don't want it answered because it would require them to concentrate and really listen and even then, most won't get it, so I give a half-hearted answer like, it's just an idea I've been tinkering with. The truth is I didn't tinker with it. It sort of just popped into my head out of nowhere.

    Anyone who happens to be with me when I have one of my little "zone outs" will likely ask me if I'm okay and jar me out of the zone, and if they ask me what I was thinking about I can't tell them, bec ause the concept isn't tangible enough to put into words yet. It's like I'm looking for something but I don't know what it is until I find it, but when I do find it, Eureka!

    Also, I think the characters I create are examples of Ni at play. Writing is a fantastic way for Ni to legitimately "have fun."
    That happens to me dozens of times per day. I would agree that my writing is a form of play.

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    I forgot about this:

    Sometimes, when I'm contemplating a series of events created from one action, I will disconnect from reality in an incredible deep day dream where I will progress the scene in real-time and see where my actions lead me. The awesome part is when I reach something that I can't make a split second decision over in the real-time of the possibility convergence and I get stumped, and I question myself as to why I didn't plan for this (while still in the real-time), and then I snap back into material reality and realize that I am in the process of planning for that outcome already.

    It sort of goes like "Shit, I didn't account for this; oh wait, I am doing that now."

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    In Latin today, we were scanning lines of poetry (which is unbelievably mundane). I'd forgotten the rules for long vs short vowels I learned last year and slept through class the previous day when we were retaught them. But when we started them, I could just do them without thinking or trying to work through them logically. I was conceptualizing the sounds of each line as a string, shifting & vibrating as I was making different vowel sounds long and short, that I was trying to balance. It was really trippy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alea_iacta_est View Post
    Half these or more are probably not related to Ni, but it is possible that they are(in fact, this is me envisioning an argument that could possibly be made by @superunknown, who currently believes me to be a Te dominant, so that I can address a possible point he could make arguing that some of these aren't Ni, which I am sure he will most likely point out. I now have to plan in advance for this conversation when he finally reads this thread due to my mentioning of him, and this changes the conversation in my mind somewhat).
    heeheeeheeee too funny

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