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    He is a specialist and consultant about violence and wrote the books The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift. Has anyone else read either of these books? His books are about how intuition is a better thing to use than logic when predicting when someone will be violent. He also wrote a computer program the federal government uses to assess threats to federal judges and prosecutors. I think he's an intuitive type based on how he continually talks about his intuition, but I am not sure where to go from there. Has anyone else ever read either of his books?

    I think he's Ni and Te in some combination. But I want to hear other arguments. I want to see if he's Ni or Ne mainly to clear up the distinction for me. Ni is the function that I understand the least, I think.

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    I'd say Ni - more related to time than Ne is, which is orientated towards visions in the sense of improving things and being at the initial stages of things.

    But I'm not sure if it's a first function or not. He may well be an LIE - combining Te and Ni. Nonetheless, if his primary focus is on predictions in the way you and Wikipedia explain them, it is more likely that he is Ni-leading.
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    i want to talk about this guy again. nicki, you recommended his books like a year or two ago. now i'm like, halfway through the gift of fear and i love it. i think he makes gourds of sense.

    to me, he must be a type or at the very least quadra. i can barely see him as anything but intuitive, i mean, i suppose that aspect of him is more apparent than anything else in reading his writing (and even listening to him,) and i suppose he vi's a good bit like niffweed.

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