Hopefully someone can help me out with a question I've had for a while now. I'll start from the beginning.
I had to participate in this silly research activity for my physics class, for which I was required to think aloud as I solved various problems. As the study progressed, I realized how difficult it was for me to translate my thought processes into words instantaneously. The need to voice my thoughts completely threw me off, because doing so felt quite unnatural; most of my thoughts are very abstract and don't form anything coherent until after I've had a good amount of time to sort through them. As such, I wasn't able to solve any of the problems very well, because I couldn't think in my normal, abstract way!
This made me realize that my mind works this way all the time. It's as though there's a constant flow of abstract ideas of which I'm barely conscious in the back of my mind whenever I'm presented with a problem, but nothing is ever concrete until after I've had time to process it, at which point the back of my mind releases the product of its work and - voila! I've got an answer. It's kind of nice to be able to do this, - like having a computer in one's head - but it's also frustrating because it means there are many concepts I am unable to explain to others, since I just somehow magically understand things.
Is this sort of mental function (Ne, Ni, Te, Ti, etc.), or am I just crazy? I've been really curious about this, so if anyone could enlighten me, I would be most appreciative.