I'm wondering about Se and Si's different approaches to things like food, health, and beauty. Everybody eats, everybody maintains some minimal level of health, and everybody possesses a physical appearance.
These are just hypotheses or general observations. Do you agree or disagree with these?
Se: Do something about it. Take action.
Si: Get used to it. Tolerate it.
Se healthcare: Take a drug, intervene, take action, don't let the problem sit there.
Si healthcare: Do as little as possible, get used to whatever you can tolerate.
I notice it with healthcare. Everyone is interested in health to some extent. I've read that the Se approach is a strong-willed approach. Do something, no matter how hard it is, even if it's inconvenient - go on a strict diet, for instance.
With health symptoms, I will avoid taking a drug for as long as I can. Some people have an extremely aggressive approach. If there is the slightest problem, the slightest symptom, they will have ten different bottles of vitamins and herbs and prescription drugs that they will take then and there. They feel that you must take action, attack the problem, do something immediately. As for me, I don't even take cold medicine. I just let the cold run its course. I ignore the symptoms as much as I can. I take as few drugs as I can.
Se: You must DO SOMETHING in order to make yourself beautiful. If you do nothing, you'll become ugly. Your body will get out of control if you let it do its own thing.
Si: Get used to looking imperfect. Imperfection is beautiful.
Does that ring a bell with anyone? True or false? Overly general stereotype?
I will probably change my mind about all this later. It's only a hypothesis for now. Chances are it's going to offend everyone.