ILE and past trauma
I seem to have met a fair amount of ILEs, especially of the Ne subtype, who have had a few significant traumatic past events in their lives, which they bring up at completely random times in social settings and hint at or retell in a calm manner. Is it just me?... anyone else notice this?... :s I mean I feel like a lot of ILEs tell me stuff because I'm easy to open up to (or so I'm told), but I kind of wish I could help them purge some of their pent up feelings better.
I've come across the same, and especially with Ne subs ... though Ti subtypes sometimes have stories like that to share too ... I think the best thing you could do is listen to them and be supportive. Talking it out helps them connect the pieces together and figure out how to deal.