I've always been confused over which of these I use. I know I use Ti and Fe (only really because I know for certain I use Ti!) but I've alway found these others quite confusing.
Then I thought of this example of different kinds of creative writers I have been involved in and how other writers' brains seem to work very differently from mine.
So I was in a poetry class at uni quite a few years back now and I hated it! The poetry teacher would put a feather on the table and say "Write!" Well, I had a go, and I quite enjoyed it. I described the way the feather looked in poetic detail - spending ages choosing the perfect words to describe the delicacy of each strand of the feather and thinking about the gracefulness of its fall to the ground - finding what I thought were the perfect words for that too.
Then we had to read our poems out. Everybody else had seen the feather as a symbol of something. What they'd written wasn't even about the feather, it was about something the feather had sparked in their minds. When I read mine out, the teacher gave me a slightly pitying look and said "that's very observant".
I'm pretty certain i use N over S - in fact, I'm 100 per cent certain I use N over S! But does what I've said above sound quite Se? Could this be the difference between Ni and Ne? Stimuli does not necessarily lead to a flurry of imagination. You do not necessarily see the feather as "love" or "anxiety" or whatever the hell the other poets were on about, but just see it as a feather, but a poetically beautiful one that you can get pleasure out of by thinking about the details of it and how over millions of years the feather has evolved to become the best tool for flight and how intricate and amazing the feather is when you consider that. When you think of how it was created and how fascinating the world is with its complex systems of life, which at the end of the day, were accidents born many millions of years ago but now have been refined and refined and refined until they become beautiful and near-perfect objects.
Am I right here? Would I be using Ni/Se and the others using Ne/Si?