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  • Sensing

    by Published on 06-05-2011 06:41 PM

    This is an excerpt from van der Hoop's "Conscious Orientation", which I originally found on infp.globalchatter.com. I'm re-posting it on this forum, since it already has Fi,Ti and Fe descriptions by this author and so that it will be easily accessible to those interested in MBTI as the other forum seems to be down.

    * Author refers to "Sensing" as "Instinct"
    ** Posting it in the SJ Forum because the author describes how it manifests as a dominant function in ISXJs.



    The instinctive introvert is ruled by his emotions and impulses. These form the subjective side of instinctual life, just as sensation represents its objective side. The attention of the introvert is not directed primarily to the source of sensation (as communicated to {31} him through his sense-organs), but to its so-called “feeling-tone”, and to his own impulses. It depends upon the extent to which he is stirred, whether a given experience will make ...
    by Published on 06-05-2011 06:40 PM

    This is an excerpt from van der Hoops "Conscious Orientation".

    * Author refers to "Sensing" as "Instinct"
    ** Posting it in the SP Forum because the author describes how it manifests as a dominant function in ESXPs.



    The life of the instinctive extravert is determined by impressions received from without, to which he reacts with his instinctual impulses. In children of this type it is possible to observe at a very early age that sensations are for them of particular significance, {28} and that they very quickly become at home in the world of facts and things. At the same time, they are strongly reactive. If an object catches their attention, they at once seize hold of it, or they go after it, and study it from all sides. They will, moreover, repeat this reaction again and again over a long period of time. Such a child needs to have a world of forms, colours and tones. He wants to sniff at every flower, and can with ...

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