Post by ayoungspirit on Jul 22, 2013 20:10:04 GMT -5
A : For me, I see only some outlines from the waterfall, like a sketch or a graphic simulation. Otherwise, objects of the imagination themselves feel a bit dull, I must diffract them and transform them into fireworks. If I jump into the rain forest and see Hubert Reeves greeting me on the other side, I just raise my hand an make his head turn into an elephant and explode into atoms to see if I find something more mysterious and meaningful. Basic Se stimuli on the other hand does not bore me at all, they make me feel stable and peaceful.
Also, I am more at the center of it than I am exploring it. It is like if I were in the center of a suspended sphere, turning and manipulating images, stretching them, turning them lightly, until they form a more deep and intricated whole around me, that I can suddenly see through.
I am not pleasured, amused or repulsed, saddened by it, this is not an exciting adventure trip into imaginary land, but I see it moving and enlightening me. There is some kind of passivity to it. I am quite in a contemplative state.
Post by ayoungspirit on Jul 26, 2013 15:40:50 GMT -5
A : regarding sleep problems and relaxation, an extract from a Dario Nardi slide show :
Mind to Relax? • Extroverts achieved blank EEG easiest when staring at external focus or (reportedly) watching television. • Introverts with Judging preference (I__J-types) often achieved blank EEG easiest when staring at external focus or drawing / speaking repetitively. Their EEG gets MORE active when they closed their eyes to clear the mind. • Introverts with Perceiving preference (I__P) often achieved blank EEG easiest with quiet, meditative activity. • Lesson: Individual differences in how to relax and focus, some of which are counter-intuitive.
ayoungspirit- Thanks! I do find that focusing on something external helps me, although most TV shows have too much going on to calm my mind. I've found a series of boring videos on the internet, specifically designed to aid sleep, that seem to do the trick, so in my case, this is true. Huh. Maybe my dad, who suggests a lot of mental exercises, is an IP. They just make my mind more restless, but seem to calm his. He could be Si-dom, actually, perhaps SiFe, as I think his perceiving functions are the same as mine and he seems Fe/Ti to me, although I'd need a closer look to be sure.
I notice the only times when I have less brain activity (at least that I can consciously notice) is when I zone out while looking at something. I find it hard to sleep at night and so far nothing has really worked for me other than kind of waiting for it to happen. It takes me at least 2-3 hours to get to sleep at night because I just can't stop thinking. The only way I've noticed I can get to sleep faster is if I drain my energy throughout the day.
I believe Nardi used the MBTI terms in his work, so an IP type would actually be a Ji-lead, and a IJ type would be a Pi-lead.