Hello there all you S types, I have something that I'd like to get your input on. I'm in my mid 20's, and over the past 6 months or so I feel different, and I think it may be due to the development of Se (the INTJ 4th function). Last year, my Fi (the 3rd function) exploded and I have become very in tune with my emotions...but I guess I didn't expect to move onto Se quite yet.
For one, I'm not exactly sure what Se entails exactly, so I'm just going on my limited understanding of the sensing function. For example, I used to be horrible with directions..like I could not for the life of me orient myself north, south, west, and east, but now it is much easier to imagine. It's not instant like strong Se types I assume, because I still have to form a mental map. Do strong Se types feel like they have a magnet inside them or what? I used to need to print directions before going on trips and stuff. But now, I just take a quick glance at a map on google and kind of just wing it and it's actually fun even if it takes me a bit longer to get there.
Also, I suddenly feel the need to just touch things. I absolutely have to have something in my hand when I'm on the PC, reading, etc. And not just anything. Things with nice texture and weight and balance and what not. Is that Se or some sort of OCD?
And I am beginning to love fixing and assembling things as well. Well..actually I have always liked it but I used to read directions first and what not. But now I just need to immediately hold whatever it is I'm working on in my hand and just play around until it works, ya know. Like the other day, I had to put together a few pieces for an electric can opener and since I have no idea how they look/work, I just put them together like pieces of a puzzle. So I feel a strong compulsion to just dive in and figure it out with my hands instead of just abstractions like I used to.
I guess what I am wondering is: Are all of these things attributable to solely Se? Or maybe some are Si? For those with Se as their 1st or 2nd functions, to what degree do you identify to what I've described? Maybe you can list some other things as well while I try to think of some other stuff, since I thought I had more content for this post haha.