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    Here's one of the most clear and helpful descriptions i've found on this topic.

    Introverted Intuition - Ni (INFJ, INTJ)

     
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    Awesome. I highlighted the ones that really apply to me!

    The one paragraph where I bolded the whole thing really struck me the most. This is so interesting! Thanks for sharing it. :)
     
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    Yes, describes me quite well..thanks!
     
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    That indeed is one of the best decriptions of Ni I have read. Nice find!
     
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    The only part that didn't apply 100% is trusting intuition over what others say. I've come a long ways in trusting my Ni (had a rocky relationship with it for years), but I'm not at 100% by any means.

    Good find!
     
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    Very nice. And very, very apt. Kept finding myself going "ooh. Oooh! That's it!"

    Thanks, Restraint! *Bookmarks*
     
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    The bolded stuff is most definately me.

    My ESTP friend has noted that I get very flustered, nervous, and ramble when I think people are not following me. It bugs a lot of people that I habitually stick a "you know what I mean?" after half of the things I say. I only do that because people don't typically catch the message I'm trying to send. I have to make sure they are following me.

    Also, the bolded is why I sometimes mistrust science and certain theories. I feel as though there are an infinite number of variables that could act on a situation at any given time, and while science does a fairly thorough job of measuring the ones that are known to be in existance, it obviously cannot measure things beyond human perception. I believe there are such things that are impossible to ever know, simply because of our limited human minds. I sometimes feel as though scientists can be a little bit overconfident in themselves. This is not to say that I do not think science has come a great way in proving many things that we can readily know about our world.


    Also, I debated to the death about my family about how obnoxious those extemporaneous problem solving problems are.

    My sister said that in college I will be given a problem, have to express a viewpoint on it, and then back it up.

    Sure I could sort of fudge my way through it, but that would honestly bother me a great deal. What if I picked an ending point only to work backwards and find out that my conclusions were peripheral? I realize that I will have to do this, but I'm not looking forward to it.
     
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    Future tense. You're younger than I thought, which means you're quite mature for your age. Or at least you seem to be when you're on the internet. Either way, props to you, midnightmelody! :)

    And what did you mean about the problem solving bit? I didn't quite follow you. (Don't worry - I've got no problem admitting when I'm lost!)
     
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    I appreciate that. Thank you!

    Well, for the grad school entrance exam, my sister was given a "problem" and had 45 minutes to
    a) come up with a solution/answer/response
    b) come up with a logical explanation for your reponse
    c) write it well

    As an Ni user, it frustrates me that we are given a somewhat complex problem and asked to solve it in such a short amount of time. I'm not dumb, no, but my answer would not reach the caliber I desire (hint hint intps/entps etc that want to know how we use our judging).

    I would want my answer to be thorough and well thought out, as opposed to something semi-processed or half-formed.

    Picking out a conclusion and trying to back it up may not always work, as you may not end up what you started with--the problem. I don't know how much more I can break it down. I tried. >_<
     
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    Ah, now I follow ya! Yeah, I can't count how many times I've done that. Start at the end, work back to the beginning, then follow it back to make sure it's good, and ended up somewhere totally different! >_<
     
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    Another win for Ni :mhula:

    It's indeed a good description.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this restraint. It's very helpful and easy to relate to.

     
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    yes but not for bioscience. There is so much that g wrong with cell cultures, bacteria cultures, etc that you need a very broad view on this: how does the organisme work, how does it work under these specific circanstances, why does it not react as it should do. I think you need a lot of Ni and creativity to solve those problems. Ofcourse you can not now everything but scientists know this and they know that they need to make some assumptions to be able to aply anything. For example quantummechanics shows us that everything can be seen as an object as wel as energy. But if you can't say "lets pretent everything is an object" than you can't do anything scientificaly.
     
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    I think I'll just bold the whole thing. :mhula:
     
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    I've been searching far and wide for a description like this and then you come and give it to me on a silver platter. Thank you Restraint.
     
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    Glad you guys find it helpful.
     
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