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[MBTI General] Do S's develop their N as they get older?

Giggly

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And do N's develop their S as they get older? If so, how does this happen?
 

spirilis

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You find yourself interested in and actively pursuing activites that exercise the other functions as you grow older. It's like you get bored with the stuff you always did before and naturally find different stuff to do.
 

Jack Flak

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Yeah something like what spirilis said.

Effectively, yes.
 

Virtual ghost

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And do N's develop their S as they get older? If so, how does this happen?


I think that an old person is more likely to be balanced but there is no reason to believe that this works for everybody.
 

Jeffster

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Heh, actually I think the opposite is true for me. I have more life experiences that have taken the place of spending much time imagining possibilities. It doesn't mean I've lost my imagination, but I think a lot more of my brain space is used for memory storage these days. ;)
 

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Intuition. For nearly fifty years; never had it - probably never will.
 

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This book talks about developing inferior functions as one gets older. I found it very helpful to understand how Si/Te develops in INFP as they get older.

From Image to Likeness: A Jungian Path in the Gospel Journey by W. Harold Grant, Thomas E. Clarke, Mary M. Thompson
 

pure_mercury

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I am a young-at-heart J. And I think I have gone in stages. A good amount of N as a child, a major S in high school and college, and more balanced now. In fact, many people on here type me as ENFJ or ENTJ. I am a definite ExxJ, with a pretty good balance on S/N and F/T.
 

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Ps kinda seem like they've never aged

Js kinda seem like they've never been young


this is all my opinion. don't shoot me.

That's probably the most insightful thing I've ever heard anyone say about me - and scarily accurate.

Never been young.

Damn.
 

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runvardh

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Ps kinda seem like they've never aged

Js kinda seem like they've never been young


this is all my opinion. don't shoot me.

I suppose in some ways I wish this were true, unless I really am a J...
 

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I only read the title and to me "Do S's develop their N as they get older? " is as senseless and true as "Do N's develop their S as they get older?"
 

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I suppose in some ways I wish this were true, unless I really am a J...

Oh, it's a stereotype so there will be exceptions but yeah you do seem a bit like an old soul.

I only read the title and to me "Do S's develop their N as they get older? " is as senseless and true as "Do N's develop their S as they get older?"

I asked both.
 

nightning

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Ps kinda seem like they've never aged

Js kinda seem like they've never been young


this is all my opinion. don't shoot me.

Hmmmm it doesn't apply to me. I'm a kiddie at heart. Gimme play over work any day. :D

Though I can see how many SJs are like that.
 

entropie

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I asked both.

Yeah, but still there is no answer to your question. Some may, some may not. Those, who do not try to reach anything, have lost already
 
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