Also, in regards to the second bolded item, I am stickler for habit and routines. I like my life to be very predictable as it maximizes how efficeintly I can go about my day. I mean, shit, just changing my hair style was a big adjustment for me.
That being said, I think the two bolded items are also important because their related to one another. Since we shape our perceptions and attitudes based on past experiences, I feel it's important for Si-doms to be willing to branch out and experience new things. After all, if we stick solely to our routines, we won't ever experience anything new. If we don't add new experiences to our lives, then we won't ever grow. We'll just end staying locked away in our comfort zones.
I wonder sometimes if this is why I'm so drawn to ExxP's. They can be so chaotic sometimes, and I think that's good for me (even if I do whine and complain as I'm being dragged along onto what's going to be an interesting adventure). I need someone to shake things up for me.