Many of my friends are superstitious. Is it because I hang out with metaphysical hippies? Or is it socionics related?
More specifically, I have a lot of SEE friends and one SLE friend who have talked to ghost, feel energy vibrations from electronic devices, believe wearing an evil eye will ward off evil spirits, charge their crystals on mountain tops during a full moon and so forth. many of my friends are new-age-y but an equal number of them are studying the sciences. The dominant people I have known have all had a cute creative and spiritual side they play up.
I think especially of a girl in a painting class I took at my college a few semesters ago. She seemed very SLE (but maaaybe SEE) and was pretty cool. Her mom was a model and raised with that influence, she was currently the trophy girl for a local race way even though she didn't really like it. She wanted to be an art teacher and if that didn't pan out, a mortition. She made an effort to come across as a deep and spiritual person.
I care A LOT about spirituality, but not the fairy tale kind. I care about battling existential disrepair and living truly meaningful and authentic lives. I see our lives as a flow punctuating a deeper tension in the human condition. Even if their were elves living in my shoes, it wouldn't really matter to me.
Based on Model A, a base function will result in an suggestive function. The suggestive function is both weak and only has the one dimension of experience. Would this kind of individual be inclined to superstition, both out of a interest in the supernatural and a lack of understanding? Sort of how I half jokingly make everything a challenge (expressing my own suggestive function) even when it is silly?
The other way of looking at this is that SEEs have in their PoLR function, so are not inclined to ponder their beliefs in a particularly philosophic and logical light.
So my question:
Is superstition culturally compelled, or a possible trait among dominant people and/or weak people?
Also let me know if this reminds you of anyone you know personally :]