When I frown at irrationality.
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When I frown at irrationality.
I can totally relate to this. I've been told the same by my friends, pretty much. They no longer of a funstigator since I moved away! :(
And this. I love cooking, and cookbooks, but never actually use them because I prefer inovation.. (I'm such a complete and utter 'P'!) I recently got into European football! But only because my husband likes it. I don't think I'd ever enjoy watching it on my own but I enjoy watching sports with him (also, formula one). I definitely have an eccentric decorating style and prefer non-fiction books -- is this an 'S' thing?And I love cooking, I have a zillion cookbooks. I also have recently gotten into nascar. I decorate my house in eccentric ways to reflect my mood and I only read non-fiction books.
When I am the most rational, level-headed individual in the room, which happens more often than one would think.
When I constantly have to try to bring other INFPs or Feeling based folks back to earth, but it's hard to do because I am hanging out in the tree tops, anyway.
When I notice logical fallacies in other thoughts and think, "Damn, I didn't know I could do that. Hahaha!"
When I look back at my past mistakes, accept them as they are, and try to improve and repair through the means of both rational and emotional avenues.
When I final stop procrastinating on a decision that requires me to take action that may entail brutal rejection.
When I immediately start to argue with someone when they express an irrational belief.
Inferior Se can manifest like you describe, like urges, impulses. Usually when you've been using a lot of Ni-Fe for a while. Other ways are sensitivities (do you get sensitive about comments saying that you've missed a detail, for example), eruptions (obsessing with stimuli and data, or getting overwhelmed by them), grips (which I don't know how to explain into one sentence yet).
Fi was also a thing for me... I am sure I have strong personal values - but what did it for me is realizing that I don't bend my values, I just get flexible with how much I adhere to them in order to attain/maintain harmony with the environment. As for the validation of my choice of values, I think I rely more on authority and general consensus than on myself. It's not like Fe-users don't have their own values: they scan the environment for values and make them their own. I don't know, it's a hunch I have that my values are more external-world-oriented, but on overall, Fe is just my thing.
If you've taken a cog test a couple of times, it could show through having high N scores and low S scores on average, with the F and T scores somewhere in between.
Soccer? This INFJ loves watching it (and is horribly disappointed in his country's performance in the Euro championships this year).
Decorating? This INFJ likes simplicity over eccentricity, but will have objects with details that resemble/excite Ni stuffs.
Cooking? This INFJ loves building food and experimenting with taste, spices etc. Yes, 'building' food. Like architects. Doesn't mean I'm good at it though.
I'm not an S-dom of course, but I imagine that they like things and take things as they are. What you see is what you get. That also counts for abstract stuff - gravity is pretty abstract but not less real for S-doms. I guess that sort of translates to not fancying stuff that 'requires imagination', but for some reason I think that description just doesn't do justice to S-doms.