that's true, but I remember reading somewhere in this thread that he acts like an ISFP and thinks like an INFP...
Well, according to socionics, your auxiliary function is your creative function. His art seems to be less grounded by reality, wouldn't an Se user draw what they see and observe in the real world?
Well, I would say he speaks like an INFP.
A Se person would be more likely to draw realistically, as I pointed out. That's why I put his drawing style in favor of Ne.
However, I've also thought about how his characters show their personality. It's very literal. If a character likes music, then he has a boombox or something (whereas, when I draw, I may draw people realistically, but they are maybe symbolizing a concept as opposed to creating a character). So even though he draws cartoons, he could definitely still be Se.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
Here's why I think he could have auxiliary Ne:
- Is a cartoonist / illustrator and creates original characters straight from his imagination. When he shows you his drawings, he will also tell you about a full back story & personality he has created for them, even though it's just a drawing for a t-shirt.
- Has the INFP verbal diarrhea. Like, what the hell is he talking about 90% of the time? His speech is not linear at all and it's hard to connect the dots to figure out what he's getting at.
-Very, very, very odd sense of humor that makes zero sense to most people. My ISFJ mom gets a kick out of it, but I don't think she is laughing with him, just at him. Scary to say, I can make sense of him more than my mom....
Here's why I think he could have auxiliary Se:
- Not intellectually inclined like most INFPs seem to be. Does not read much, and when he does, he reads biographies, self help books, and historical non-fiction. Has little interest in theory or the abstract.
These are the things that I think strongly reflect Se or Ne. There are more Ne than Se. I therefore tentatively say INFP. The Se one could be just explained by him being male.
The thing that makes me think Ne the most is building the characters worlds in his head.
This is anecdotal but I do that kind of thing, but I get bits of information here and there pop in my mind and have to pull them out to sort through and make something of them. I can't do it all in my head. I need to build a framework outside of myself to hang everything off.
There always needs to be a feedback loop with the external world in some way.