...and then my id told my superego to shove it
by, 10-22-2010 at 09:08 AM (277 Views)
In my family, my dad and I are both Si users (ISTJ and INFP), and my mom and brother are both Se users (ISFP). I think this actually makes a pretty huge difference.
Si-ruts - My dad and I (to a much lesser extent) have a tendency to get stuck in "Si-ruts." We get stuck in particular habits or modes of thinking in stubborn, immovable ways. We will not accept anyone's attempts to knock us out of these ruts, either.
Si victim/martyr complex - In an argument, we can sometimes be very hostile, striking nerve points, but sometimes we seem to roll over and play the victim/martyr. Like we don't understand why the other person is so angry at us and acting as they are.
Childlike - My dad is extremely childlike, always pushing things as far as he can, doing things which are "mischievous", etc. I can be very childlike (but frankly, I think my Ne acts more childlike than Si most of the time).
Se lack of motivation - Se doesn't seem to want to do anything that doesn't have an immediate payout.
Self-conscious - Se is way more concerned about appearances than I could ever be. They get really bugged if other people's aesthetic isn't "right" either, it seems. Also, they seem to care a lot more about presentation/how others view them.
Just watch the show - Se is more likely to tell me I'm thinking too much and to just enjoy the show I'm watching, to which I respond, "I am enjoying it... on several levels... it's way more enjoyable when I look at the symbolism, influences, etcetera."