Wow, I've just had something of a Socionics breakthrough. I've always wondered why some Ni types get carried away arguing with or insulting people and end up making the situation worse (at least worse from my perspective). My response is generally something along the lines of "what did you THINK was going to happen?!", and I've wondered how someone with strong Ni could overlook such as significant cause and effect relationship in events.
I'd attributed it to Te vs. Fe, but I hadn't really thought of it as being a matter of consideration for internal events vs. consideration for external events. They weren't showing a lack of regard for "what was going to happen". They were just more focused on what would happen internally than what would happen externally.
There's a post about it here. I am making a new thread about it though because I want to keep this topic separate from the topic of discussion in that thread. Here are the high points though:
I feel it worth mentioning that Fe creative types are much less prone to the type of behavior I described than Fe dominant types. For Fe dominants, Fe is their default mode. For Fe creatives, it's what more like what they use to accomplish things (things that are primarily decided through their default mode, Ni or Si).
- Someone with Fe in their ego block will think primarily of internal events, what's happening (or will happen or has happened) beneath the surface on a level that's not readily observable.
- Their duals, people with Ti in their ego block need partners for whom the internal events in people/things/situations are a primary area of consideration. They especially need partners who readily express their own internal events. They need partners who will easily express their feelings of frustration without holding themselves back out of a stronger concern for external events.
- Someone with Te in their ego block will think primarily of external events, what's happening (or will happen or has happened) on a readily observable or measurable level.
- Their duals, people with Fi in their ego block need partners for whom the external events of people/things/situations are a primary area of consideration. They do not need their partners to readily express their own internal events... they need partners who think in terms of external events instead.