So... This post could be a reflection of self-brainwashing... but here we are.
I was thinking about the HA. I was using the one person who I've mentioned before who I think is ESE as a "template." I think that her Ne HA is rather striking. She likes to list every possible scenario that could ever possibly arise out loud, or all the different ways she can think of doing something out loud. She feels the need to point out all possible scenarios, and act upon them with immediacy (even though it's often unnecessary)... she's keeping tabs on Ne, while her ego is focused on Fe and Si, and she wants to make sure she doesn't totally ignore Ne in the meantime, which I think leads to this behavior. Also she likes to go on and on about "well it's a good thing X didn't happen, because then A would have happened. Or worse, B could have happened! ..." etc. I think this is Ne rather than Ni, because the focus isn't on time really (even though it is in those examples sort of), but on potentials.
Going by the above "template" I have noticed something that indicates Ti as my HA. Because I think I do something similar to the person I mentioned. Only it's with consistencies and inconsistencies. I keep tabs on whether things are logically consistent or not. A light goes off when I "spot" an inconsistency and I then feel compelled to address it in some way. Generally I just ponder it, since I tend to be quiet. But at times I have pointed out said "inconsistencies" to others. When I do this, others think that I'm logical (I am after all using logic to point out inconsistencies ). I will then start "Ti-ing" things, clarifying, making distinctions, blah, blah, blah. I don't consider myself to be bad at logic at all, but this is not about ones ability to be logical. It's about something else that I haven't quite pinned down yet.
It sort of hit me today when I was pointing out an "inconsistency" to my ILE (I'm very confident she's ILE, trust me) boss. It all began with my telltale statement of "not necessarily... blah blah blah..." *allow me to elaborate on why there is a logical distinction here*... My boss cut me off before I could finish. This bothered me because I hadn't finished conveying the all-important information. And later it hit me. I tend to cut off the ESE person I know when she goes on and on listing scenarios. Why? Because I've already thought of all these scenarios, have already assessed them, and have finished that process... listening to her go through them all in apparent slow motion when it's so obvious to me is agonizing.
It occurred to me that my ILE boss cut me off because her mind has already covered these distinctions/inconsistencies I was trying to convey, and she knows where I'm going with it and doesn't need to hear it spelled out (it's her tone, and manner that suggested this to me). In other words she's done with her "Ti-ing" while I'm still in the process of going through it (in this case, out loud).
Then this left me feeling confused. Unfortunately at the time my mind was far from Socionics (god forbid!), and it didn't occur to me atm to ask her if she already knew what I was going to say (had already worked it out). I just have a strong suspicion that this is the case. So... that leaves me in a bit of a pickle. I feel compelled to cover "inconsistencies" when I see them... I can't let them go unaddressed. But in this case it was not necessary. The HA seems like something that is hard to let go of. It would be foolish to let go of it... yet it seems to be a rather sluggish function when compared to the speed and ease of the ego functions.
I am at an impasse as to what this will mean in the future. I think I feel like the Ti sidekick. If you have Ti in the ego block, it's like Batman-Ti. If you have it as the HA, it's more like Robin-Ti. So if Batman isn't around, then Robin can take over... but if Batman is there, Robin can just act as a support and allow Batman to run the show (as Batman is more competent). I don't like where that's going though. It reminds me of what Kim said once regarding the ways in which Socionics can be a very bad thing.
Any thoughts? Does the HA have the sluggish quality? Etc. Sorry, I didn't go through and edit this to make it more clear and condenced. I got lazy.