You can engage with the external world with an introverted function. It's not about engagement, I think this is a somewhat false misunderstanding of what cognition actually means. Introversion-extroversion are two ways of understanding the world, where our focus lies. As a dominant introvert I process all information through my lens of introversion. This is what it means to be introverted. So when I communicate with other people I primarily do so through my lens of introverted understanding. I don't need to engage the world with Se or Te.Extraverted function attitudes will be much easier to recognize in general because that is how one engages with the external world.
If you're actually an Ni dom, don't you think this is strange?I find Si somewhat evident as I get to know someone. Ti seems relatively easy to recognize. Fi is harder. Ni to me is the hardest.
Or maybe they're not Ni types.I'm glad it's easy for you but I have seen enough people who are poor at recognizing Ni dominance, even though in some cases they perceive themselves to be good at it, that I tend to think it's one of the more difficult ones to recognize.
I'm much better at typing people through text, but let's take Carl Jung for example. All his writing reeks of Ni. It's very easy to discern because all of his cognition comes from this place where he first of all seeks personal symbolic understanding of the world. He seeks meaning and causes. That's one way you can recognize egoic Ni, whether people are interested in looking into what things mean, especially in a symbolic sense.I challenge you to find an example - let's say a video on youtube where you can see someone who is clearly demonstrating Ni. You can see some of the results or outcomes of it but it is not that easy to discern.
I've been around type forums for over a year now and during this time I have increasingly come to the conclusion that people know shit about themselves and who they are, and the systems to apply it properly on themselves in order to assess their types. Which is why all this means very little to me as a whole. Do you see how this perspective alone is introverted? Probably not.Could be but my statement didn't imply that they know anything about their type. It relates to assessing another person's type from an outside perspective.
I don't think I am good at it, I know I am good at it.Apparently you are more fortunate than I in your ability to ascertain this - or at least you think you are good at it .
To a degree, due to shared Fi-Te cognition. It's more that they understand your emotions. Socionics goes into this into greater detail. People of the same type will however be the best at understanding each other, since you actually share cognition.By the way, ENFPs are pretty good at understanding where INTJs are coming from.
Did you ever consider yourself to be a dominant Fe type by the way?