I am jealous that Ni leads to a feeling of knowing things. I never know. I hate that I feel intelligent, and seem intelligent, but my knowledge feels empty. I reach what is buried in my mind mainly through Ne and Si. I.e. I get an idea and follow the thought path, while examples and past knowledge pop up out of nowhere. Hence, if you ask me whether I know something I cannot answer you. I will have to follow a chain of connections back to the information. Think of it like a road map; Ni’s the teleportation system. I have to take the slow path down the roads, through all the towns, to reach the destination miles away. Do I know exactly where it is in relation to me when I start? No. ‘That would be impossible’, you say, ‘you can’t see it yet. It’s past the horizon’. Exactly.
NI-TE: THE INTJ
Introverted Intuition, the dominant function of INTJs, works from a big concept to a small, specific concept, like a rule or principle by which to measure a situation. Extraverted Thinking, the auxiliary function of INTJs, takes that one rule, and applies it to situations, making a small, specific concept into a big, concrete solution. So Ni works from big to small, and Te works from small to big (which is how corporations are brought about). Not to mention that Te is deductive.
TI-NE: THE INTP
Introverted Thinking, the dominant function of INTPs, works, like Ni, from the big web of possibilities that their Ne provides it with, and starts chopping away until it is left with a small amount of possibilities, and goes to town on it, until it’s an absolute, concrete slab of hard-as-diamond logic. Since Ti is introverted, it doesn’t really care much for putting it out in the world, making it a practical thing - it can stay theoretical, that’s okay. This goes against all the rules of Te, which wants to go out in the world and do. Not to mention that Ti is also inductive. Extraverted Intuition, the auxiliary function of INTPs, works from small to big, the exact opposite of Ni - it has one idea, and it starts looking around in the real world (since it’s an extraverted function), and makes that one idea into an infinite amount of ideas, which it then hands over to Ti, so that Ti can work its specifying magic.
- DEDUCTION: Deduction is what makes a “J-type” a J-type; a deductive argument claims that its premises make its conclusion certain - decisive, the J.
- INDUCTION: Induction is what makes a “P-type” a P-type; an inductive argument claims that its premises merely make its conclusion probable - indecisive, the P.