I posted this in the ISTJ forum already, but I'd really like some outside perspective as well. It's specifically aimed towards sensors, hence the questions are worded as they are.
I found that I'm quickly shutting out of conversations if they don't concern me or hold any particular interest in my mind. I often think "This is insignificant" or "This has no meaning whatsoever" - even on things that may actually be significant to some people. In some discussions, my opinion on a subject is so clear that I don't care to discuss it, followed by the thought "Why are we even discussing this when a billion people have done so already?" I'm practically minded, and if something has no practical implication, it's troublesome to show interest.
This is something I'd like to overcome, because I come off as either careless or boring in such situations. I know there are great benefits to reap by forcing myself to engage in something I find insignificant at the moment, as it might prove to become valuable in the future. Besides, there's only a limited range of conversations that can be held on a purely practical perspective, and I think I'll be missing out on a lot if I lock my mind to my own preference.
Here are some questions to ponder:
* Can you relate to what I'm saying?
* Do you find it necessary to engage in conversations that you don't care for and if so, what's your motivation?
* How possible is it for a strong sensor to develop his abstract thinking capabilities and by what means?