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    I've noticed LIIs pick up on movie plots quite well no matter how complicated and confusing the plot is. I've always had a problem with this, but they always amaze me with how quickly they know what's going on in movies and books and stuff, and also their rote memorization of facts and trivia seems superhuman like in its accurate-ness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BulletsAndDoves View Post
    I've noticed LIIs pick up on movie plots quite well no matter how complicated and confusing the plot is. I've always had a problem with this, but they always amaze me with how quickly they know what's going on in movies and books and stuff, and also their rote memorization of facts and trivia seems superhuman like in its accurate-ness.
    With movie plots I've noticed this as well, and people often conclude (erroneously) I must have seen the movie before. I would posit that the predominant element that assists/enables the LII to see the overall plot is Ne.

    With respect to the facts and trivia, it really depends on the subject: as to the few topics I find interest in, then yes, I do have a large storage of facts. But as to most other topics, I don't care too much about memorizing details and facts, most of which I find irrelevant. Also, I am absolutely terrible at remembering certain things--such as names of people I've recently met. Other things I have no recollection of are friends'/girlfriends' eye color, what someone was wearing yesterday, etc. One time it took me a week to notice a family member wasn't wearing glasses anymore! Weak S ftw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSV3 View Post
    With movie plots I've noticed this as well, and people often conclude (erroneously) I must have seen the movie before. I would posit that the predominant element that assists/enables the LII to see the overall plot is Ne.

    With respect to the facts and trivia, it really depends on the subject: as to the few topics I find interest in, then yes, I do have a large storage of facts. But as to most other topics, I don't care too much about memorizing details and facts, most of which I find irrelevant. Also, I am absolutely terrible at remembering certain things--such as names of people I've recently met. Other things I have no recollection of are friends'/girlfriends' eye color, what someone was wearing yesterday, etc. One time it took me a week to notice a family member wasn't wearing glasses anymore! Weak S ftw.
    Pretty much exactly my thoughts on the matter. And I find it the same from the EP side.
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    If anything, I would say that it's a cause of strong Ti + Ni. In tandem, these two elements form a visionary view. With strong Ti, there is a strong conscious sense to understand and analyze the various things they encounter. This helps develop a certain perception of structure, plot, and conventions of genres. But with strong subconscious Ni, they have a good sense of how things may develop and unwind. So in terms of stories, this potentially gives them an almost prophetic ability to discern the probable outcome from an incomplete set of data (i.e. the beginning of the story). But to borrow from the famous LII philosopher Spinoza: "Prophecy really includes ordinary knowledge."This of course does not make them right all the time or even most of the time, as it depends on the actual strength of their functions. Their lack of accurate Te in certain places can leave their predictions stale or completely off as well.
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    True, but A LOT of movie scripts are written by non-Te valuers so that's not really an issue at all. There really isn't that many mainstream Te-valuing movies, I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BulletsAndDoves View Post
    True, but A LOT of movie scripts are written by non-Te valuers so that's not really an issue at all. There really isn't that many mainstream Te-valuing movies, I don't think.
    Just because scripts are written by non-Te valuers does not mean that they would somehow be devoid of Te, no more than a theoretical physics book written by an ILE would lack facts. The facts of the film will be present no matter what the values of the writer may have.
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