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    Default Se perks?

    I'm finding it hard to see the practical application of Se for the average person.

    You guys have any ideas?

    1. Energy (that in most situations is a hindrance to standing still as required by the modern world).
    2. Appetite / gluttony / greed ...
    3. Noticing unimportant details nobody cares about.
    4. Noticing clothes quality and appearance and stuff.

    I feel depressed thinking about it.

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    Se is best function of the spectrum.


    It allows for true observation of the world.

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    Se allows you to be very flexible and adaptive, not as bound by preconceptions, able to change direction easily with new information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Se allows you to be very flexible and adaptive, not as bound by preconceptions, able to change direction easily with new information.
    Some Te people tell me stuff along these lines BUT I see THEM succeed and reach meaningful, long-term goals.

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    I worked sales for a few years and it's an INCREDIBLY useful thing to be able to use one's Se properly... the ability to read small cues in someone's demeanor or voice can give you a real edge in a social situation because it's as close as you can come to reading their minds and motivations... if you want to be able to figure things out in social interaction, it's one of the more useful things out there

    combine that with the ability to strategize as to what to do next and you're set

    also, never underestimate the importance of enjoying one's life... why bother living if you can't enjoy the taste and smell of a cup of tea? a beautiful and delicious world tends to make almost ANYONE happy
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    Se is great for self-preservation. If you're camping out in the mountains you can think about meaning of the universe all you like but it won't do you a whole lot of good if you don't notice the mountain lion that's stalking you. Like a lot of things we evolved with to keep us alive, modern society downplays the usefulness of Se, but it's just as relevant when your driving a car or doing some other thing that requires focus on the task at hand and immediate surroundings.
    I think it is irritating that modern life often forces people to repress their energy but sports are always there to help balance that out. Also as far as gluttony/greed/etc. goes, throughout most of human history (and indeed in many parts of the world today) we have not as a species had things so far under control that these could become common problems. I think the best thing is to recognize the basic drives that can lead such issues and direct them towards productive ends, as well as counter-balance them with a healthy concern for and generosity towards others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I worked sales for a few years and it's an INCREDIBLY useful thing to be able to use one's Se properly... the ability to read small cues in someone's demeanor or voice can give you a real edge in a social situation because it's as close as you can come to reading their minds and motivations... if you want to be able to figure things out in social interaction, it's one of the more useful things out there

    combine that with the ability to strategize as to what to do next and you're set

    also, never underestimate the importance of enjoying one's life... why bother living if you can't enjoy the taste and smell of a cup of tea? a beautiful and delicious world tends to make almost ANYONE happy
    Se is an incredibly useful mindset to own..... it's all about "practical application." The best of salespeople, surgeons, engineers, detectives, are probably Se dom.

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    improvisation
    in-the-moment awareness
    rawness

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    ^ Oh yes, and actors/actresses.... but I think people already knew about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    It allows for true observation of the world.
    This is the impression I had, of Se. Seems to be the most pretense-free, of all the functions. The only one that actually experiences the world as it is.

    Anyone who says that all Sensors experience things in-the-moment is full of crap; Si is not in-the-moment at all. Only Se is.
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