Post by Zweilous on Nov 3, 2017 13:11:17 GMT -5
Let me see if I can address these.
"Quick Parodies": I'm not really seeing what we refer to as Ne Parody. That involves a sort of shifting of point of view, temporarily taking on the identity of the person or object the Ne-user is talking about and describing it in first-person. It's a way of mentally setting the stage and describing the players involved without directly interacting with them mentally. Se-users more tend to describe the qualities of things directly, from their own point of view as the observer. They're mentally more directly engaged with things.
"Quick to Make Connections": This by itself is more a quality of all the perception functions acting in unison. We have noticed there are some subtle differences in how the two pairs make those connections, though. Se+Ni is much quicker to make clean, provable connections between two objects. "This specific things shares many qualities with this other thing, so they can be said to be similar and we can possibly approach them in the same way." It's a function of Se pointing out aspects of a thing and Ni drawing a line to other things that share that aspect. Ne+Si has a more difficult time making predictive connections like that, and instead it focuses on a more interpretive version of things, sort of extracting the thing's "essence" and comparing it to the "essence" of other things. SeNi might say "My friend is like a cat because he's independent and sassy", where NeSi has an extra layer of subjective interpretation there, like "If my cat was a human roommate, he'd probably play JRPGs all weekend, have a job at the convenience store, and wear flannel shirts over graphic tees. He just seems like he'd be that kind of guy." Both function pairs can be very intuitive, in the dictionary sense of the word.
"Voracious Reading... Interest in Philosophy/Literature": These are definitely things that can be attributed to Ni, but also to Se by extension. Learning in particular is a very Perception-heavy activity, to the point where we've noticed Se-leads that actually enjoy (and are better at) learning and applying knowledge more than TiNe and FiNe, the stereotypical bookworms, because their focus is actually on creating and refining frameworks, only using Pe to learn stuff as they deem it necessary. Philosophy is a very popular subject with many Ni-users around here. We've got a couple TiSe that like it more (and are better at it) than me, in part due to that SeNi desire to just dig in and get good at a thing that interests them. Ne tends to be more satisfied with a cursory taste of a thing before moving on.
CT also has a thing called Polar Fetishism, which means that people are often drawn to interests typically associated with their fourth function, because it's directly tied to their lead. Ti leads are often really into sociology (Fe), Te leads are often champions of niche ethical concerns (Fi), Fi leads are often scientists (Te), Ne leads often collect knick-knacks and geek out over arts and crafts (Si), and so on. I don't think philosophy is outside the realm of any type's interests, and it in fact makes a lot of sense for a mellow Se lead to take it up.
"Quick Comedy": This sounds more Te than anything, especially as an outlet for Pe playfulness. It's related to quick execution of words and ideas, which Ne is actually just as likely to harm as to help. Most MBTI people don't think about Te as being funny (other than maybe coarse or shock humor), but it's actually one of its strongest points!