Post by Harry Pitts on Mar 31, 2018 15:41:02 GMT -5
I don't necessariliy mean "collecting them all" in the literal sense of collecting all the figurines in a set, although it could refer to physical objects like that. For me the "collect them all" mentality could be wanting to read all of the books by a certain author I like, listen to all of the albums by a certain musician, or wanting to watch all episodes of a TV series I like. It could expand to other things too. One time I had the goal to try out every restaurant in town and then compare them to each other.
Comparing and contrasting is another thing I like doing. I work as a librarian and I like to visit different libraries in different library systems just to compare the different ways they do things and arrange materials.
Is this an Si ego thing when you find something that interests you to want to explore it deeply in all its complexity? Right now I'm obsessed with the enneagram and I've jokingly but also seriously said to myself, I'm going to try to read all the books ever written about it. That's alot of books, so it might not be realistic so for now I'm focusing on the more pivotal works but I think you can see where I'm going with this.
"Is this an Si ego thing when you find something that interests you to want to explore it deeply in all its complexity?"
I'm not sure. I love to get lost exploring a topic. I just devour information about it and I love the "high" of information surfing when it's something I'm really interested in.
Taking in external info I thought maybe was like this.... Fi/Te is determining what external information is valuable...whether it's something that just feels like something I like or it's useful...., Ne wants to explore the topic and connections that arise, and Si randomly files away tidbits that I learn in to "like" categories.
I don't spend a lot of time fully comprehending just one concept I'm learning...I need to know how everything is related...ask a lot of why's?
I end up coming up with more questions than answers and hitting the topic at different angles helps.
I noticed Jack from WSS asked me in an interview if I had to collect all the tokens after I brought up that I played video games when I was younger.
And I told him I did, but it was because I like to do things the best... not necessarily for the sake of collection. So it's important to determine the underlying motivation you have for wanting to collect them.