Here is my position: Yes i value imaginative people being one myself. They are also my basic point of reference. However, i do think that an imagined, constructed 'inner self' is not the only way to be a rich, varied, deep, and interesting human being. Here's one approach to take off the shackles of negative human experiences. To strong Ns: have you ever connected deeply with an animal? One who lives 'in the moment', is enthralled by their senses and never theorizes on meaning? One who does not have an 'inner self'? I have. These connections are very often the most meaningful to me. THey often teach me things and show me how little i really know for all my imagination and analysis. Since animals have a profoundly lessened capacity for abstract thought, we can extend this extreme example to people who may approach life without this 'inner world'. Why couldn't the connection with a hard-core Sensor not be a profound, rich experience as equals if connecting with an animal who never thinks abstractly can be so profound and enlightening? Maybe abstraction is not the only path to meaning and intelligence.
Actually, i may start a thread about this, but put briefly here: Human beings have evolved to create separate realities and to act arbitrarily in conflict with nature. It has enabled us to survive and is an important source of our intelligence. It is also a major source of our stupidity. This is the balance of thought i'm trying to get at here.