Funny how all the posts these days seem to be about SLEs. haha
So I've noticed, since I've gotten to know this SLE male friend of mine, that suddenly it's been easier spotting other SLEs. I've realized that two women I know only marginally are SLEs. The one woman I haven't been very friendly with over the years. We don't see each other very often but she always makes a point of talking to me. I had written her off long ago as being too business-minded, thinking she was too busy or too serious or something and that we had nothing in common. But she's one of the only women who compliment me openly/bluntly and seems amused by me and interested in her business-like way. I like her in-your-face manner now that I know her better. I can see why other people might be intimidated by her but she's really awesome. Then there's this other woman who I just met a couple months ago. I played this april fool's joke on facebook, saying I was pregnant and she pm'd me with this really nice "congratulations" note and when I told her it was a joke she said she thought she knew me well enough to call me a bitch! LOL! That was the best reaction I got. And the very first day I met her, we were at a mutual friend's house and she didn't even know me and got me my coffee without even asking! haha (do I give off helpless vibes??)
Seeing other SLEs around me is strangely comforting. I can definitely say that if it weren't for socionics, I would probably veer away from these women simply because I'd feel like we had nothing in common. Before meeting my male SLE friend, I had no idea what duality felt like or what its benefits were (and I know he scouted me out long before I realized he was SLE... I was very skeptical of him for a long time). I know some people grow up with duals in their family but for me this is brand new. I have to say, I'm really enjoying it!