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When Ni ATTACKS

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    Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you literally have no clue what you're supposed to be doing, but Ni takes over with that magical insight? I mean, I always get that HOLY CRAP feeling as soon as I start, but then something (hello, Ni) kicks into high gear.

    At that moment I always feel somewhat separated from who I am. It's me thinking and doing, and yet...it's not. I don't revel in it because honestly, it scares me spitless when it happens, and yet it all ends up ok.

    Do you ever have moments where Ni will "take over" in a sense, when you have no idea what you're supposed to do next?

    Or maybe it's just me. :p
     
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    nope. :D
    doubt it.
     
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    Welcome to the world of me doing my O Chem homework
     
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    Give it a year or two. Wait until you're in the workforce full time. ;)
     
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    ROFL! Yeeeah, that sounds about what I'd be doing with O-Chem, too. Fortunately, I lucked out as an English major.
     
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    Yup I definitely get this. Of course, sometimes my Ni can get things totally wrong, but more often then not it gets it right. I do have to say though, I do NOT like it when this happens, because I become extremely unconfortable if I don't know what I am doing and can not predict what I should be doing. In the end in hindsight it actually isn't so bad though.
     
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    I think the best way i can see this happening is when i'm at work, and i have something planned out but for some reason it doesn't work, and suddenly spontaneity kicks in and things begin to flow readily or nicely despite what i initially assumed. Things just started to work out or fall into place without even trying.
     
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    Yar, I agree!


    This happens especially when I get a new account I've never used before, and I'm freaking out. Then it's like NI NI TIME! And like bam, everything is flowing smoooooooooooooooothly.
     
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    Does it happen for you any place outside of work?
     
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    Well . . . not sure. Probably not. But i'll have to think about it. It usually kicks in when i'm in a pressure situation and i feel cornered and feel as if i'm running out of options.
     
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    I go find the person who is supposed to know and pester them with questions until I know exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.
     
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    Yes, this happens a lot to me, especially in editing stories and at work.

    A good example was when I was editing the first chapter of something-or-other and I was really stuck. Then, suddenly, I got an inspiring feeling and wrote something that chaged the entire course of the plot.

    Weird, but useful.
     
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    I get a lot of ahah moments in mathematics and programming/scripting or other forms of analysis.

    Life decisions? Not so much.
     
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    I was always scared when I get into that stage where Ni takes the charge, but I made a concious decision that I'm going to have a blind trust in that force during several months and it paid of. I shut down all those voices of suspicion that made me scared of going through decisions without having a clear explanation for what I'm doing, and it paid off. I don't think that Ni will be right all the time, but it's my Ni nonetheless, and therefore I should listen to it.
     
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    Hmm..just now I experienced something similar, but I dunno if this is one of this or not...
    I was tired, I feel stressed and I have to discuss...things, with my ESTJ dad. He...well, was like usual. Patronizing, blunt and ordering. I was SOCLOSE to blowing up (in fact, had I not been taking a nap at 11 PM for two hours or so, I probably would have), when something...just..clicked.
    "stop. Don't make mistakes."
    And somehow I got a clear head. Still pissed off and still hot-headed, but...my thoughts ran rather clearly. And I was able to finish without blowing up rather ingloriously.
     
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    I wish I got those moments more often. Usually anytime I'm doing something and I'm getting that outside-of-myself-feeling that you describe, the decisions I'm making are brain-damaged at best. And it's not that I'm inebriated or anything of the sort. I'm just in a bad place because stress has kicked in so much that I can no longer function at full consciousness because I'm so overwhelmed. It freaks the living heck out of me.

    Or maybe that's supposedly the darkside of Se.
     
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    Ni?

    Its all Ne here.
     
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