I've been playing with thoughts about Si/Ne vs. Ni/Se valuing (or perhaps simply "focus") and conversations... particularly in regards to the direction the conversation takes (or doesn't take) and tangents...
Thoughts?Si/Ne conversation focus
Can go off on tangents without seeing a need to ever return to the course things were going in before the tangent... conversation can become scattered and flitting from topic to topic, randomly, with no direction... it's easy to abandon the direction the conversation had been going in, or to take it in a new direction and then abandon that... it can go anywhere, and there are no limitations. Conversation can be like a fractal pattern, branching off in new directions, trying to cover all the directions. What is sought from conversation is the larger picture of the entire fractal pattern - not a focusing on a particular section of it overly much.
Ni/Se conversation focus
May go off on tangents, but will start to curve it back to the overall course the conversation had been going in before the tangent, directing it... if there was a direction to the conversation, needs to have it continue to flow in that direction without getting too off topic (also there's an emphasis on having a direction). Random interjections, sudden course changes, flitting to new ideas, etc. are fine, but the conversation needs to get back on course and follow that course through to conclusion. Too many sudden tangents, or tangents that abandon the main direction the conversation was going in, are unsettling. Conversation can be like convergence to a point - merging all the branching out into a single line of clarity... until the essence or larger meaning of the matter is reached.
I mean, "discuss!"