Regarding stories, I find that having an ending that makes logical sense and that ties up all the loose ends is most important. Its far more important than how the ending makes me feel (i.e. whether its happy or sad) or how predictable or unpredictable the ending is.
Some people like rather ambiguous endings. Others like me feel a need to have no loose ends whatsoever. The only time I tolerate some loose ends is when the book is part of a series and there will be books to follow.
A question for you all. What types of endings do you prefer in the stories you read? And how do you think it relates to your type, if it does?
I'm guessing that maybe rational types are less tolerant of ambiguous endings than irrational types. Or maybe logical types if the ambiguity in the ending leaves some major gaps in logic.
I think ethical types are more concerned with how the ending makes them feel. In the library I have people who ask me if I know whether or not the book they're seeking out has a happy or sad ending. I had one person who was specifically looking for love stories where the relationship ended tragically. She had been suffering through a painful break-up with her boyfriend and wanted specifically to read stuff that matched her emotional state.
I know alot of intuitive types who get really annoyed by overly predictable plots and endings. Especially because they can see how the events are going to unfold. Although I also know sensing types who dislike predictability- one of these is an SEI, she likes to be surprised. I don't like too much predictability either although I can tolerate it. There are some books I read where I already know how its going to end. However, I more appreciate endings that have an unexpected twist just as long as it still manages to tie up all the loose ends.