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    Default Intuitive with anxiety vs. Sensor

    How often do intuitives mistype as sensors because of an anxiety disorder? From my understanding, anxiety makes one become more alert of their surroundings because of the need to look out for danger, and they can even focus on unnecessary details. What are the key differences between a sensor and anxious intuitive?
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    The sensor will be 'at home' with sensing. It will be more natural, mature, easy, with considerably less energy expenditure. An intuitive would probably find relief once they shifted their focus, back to conceptions/relationships/patterns, etc. Unless the anxiety arises from an N being so intuitvely focused that they neglect practical matters and function poorly 'in the real world'. In that case, breaking out of that and re-focusing on what needs to be attended to, might provide considerable relief.
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    I read that when a type is under stress/anxiety the letters are flipped so under stress id be an unhealthy ESTP. When I'm in this state I get very jittery, eyes darting everywhere. I indulge unhealthily in sensory stuff aka binging. And I feel like a completely different person so I'd say the main difference is that sensors I know are more relaxed when focusing on sensory stimuli, it's their natural functioning. But for me, I'm tense and it's a negative experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter pettishrooms View Post
    How often do intuitives mistype as sensors because of an anxiety disorder? From my understanding, anxiety makes one become more alert of their surroundings because of the need to look out for danger, and they can even focus on unnecessary details. What are the key differences between a sensor and anxious intuitive?
    Perhaps accuracy of the perceptions? If you are hyper-aware of surroundings and are constantly misinterpreting the concrete world as a result, then that would be a clear sign of an iNtuitive focusing on environment out of stress?

    Sensors naturally take in more concrete details, but tend to do this accurately. They see what is concretely there and a stressed out intuitive will see what's there with an overlay of their imagination and internal expectations, I suspect.
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    My anxiety isn't about my surroundings. It's about the future and other scary unknown things. I feel anxiety for the unknown because I can't stand it. I see every terrible possibility and become upset. (And I'm nothing like an ENTP when I'm anxious. It's just inferior Ne).
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    Shadow functions or inferior functions, probably. It depends on the individual, I'd say.

    My hunch is that "healthy" functions should, theoretically, go along with stated i-e-i-e stacks, or e-i-e-i stacks. Look into "Looping" or "gripping", as well as "shadow functions".
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    I'm actually opposite. When I'm depressed i became intuitive. When I'm a sensor I'm confident. When i live in my head i am anxious

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    I think it depends on how well developed you are. I am ESFP, but I don't get overly anxious about my future if I have a good enough idea, and take some time out to plan enough ahead. Yeah, I'm a bit dodgy with my Ni, but it wouldn't send me into a severe fit of anxiety or anything. It might tire me out when I try and use it for too long, but I'm well over the "freaking out" stage.

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    I have social anxiety and sometimes am unaware of my surroundings. I did mistype as an intuitive for a while because I feel "alienated" like the intuitive descriptions usually depict, but my cognitive functions say otherwise.
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    I have chronic depression, so sometimes a little anxiety pops up from time to time. I don't think of scary multiple possibilities or anything like that, though. It's just the physical symptoms that ends up bothering me: Shaking hands, rapid heart beat, unable to breathe, and so on. I sometimes cope by overeating to try to comfort myself out of the anxiety.

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