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    We all know how extraverted intuition is, on various websites, primarily described as ideas. The curious reader may wonder to himself, how would extraverted intuition, or Ne, manifest itself on a social level? Well folks, in this short essay, this guy here will share some of his conclusions about the effects of Ne in society.

    The first field where extraverted intuition or Ne manifests itself in is simply intellectual curiosity. This is a curiosity in things which are not yet in existence. Why would that be important, you may ask? After all, what could be more important than focusing on what's already at hand? The answer to this question is as follows: experimentation.

    Through experimenting, new ways are found which discard the old, obsolete ways. Think about things like the invention of agriculture, airplanes or even modern psychology. Through ideas, which are nothing more than a mental representation of the object, we can spot certain qualities in objects and people which are not readily present on the surface. Spotting such qualities can be useful to estimate in what way the object or person could be off benefit to us. Through this way, Ne can help us find new approaches towards current reality.

    The second field where Ne can be used is to find clever ways out of sticky situations, instead of dealing with the thread head on. The well-known Trojan Horse started as an idea, as a scheme, as an alternative to direct warfare. By quick thinking on the fly, we can find new ways to escape that thing that's chasing us. This doesn't necessarily have to be a literal chase, it could also simply mean a mental relief from the hardships and monotony of life. Fantasy novels, role-playing and acting, cartoons - they all encompass the idea of going to another dimension. It's therefore the comedians who possess an adequate level of Ne who can induce in the audience the absurd mental images required to make one flee current reality, thus making them laugh. Ne can thus be used in order to escape current reality, to move away from trouble and pain.

    Concluding, extraverted intuition is vital to our survivability. Without it, we wouldn't have invented the things required to adjust ourselves to the ever-changing environment around us. Therefore, navigating the world of ideas will forever be as important as navigating reality itself.

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    Hi, this was my first ever short essay, I hope its atleast a somewhat accurate representation of Ne on a social level. Any constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karbonkel View Post
    Through experimenting, new ways are found which discard the old, obsolete ways. Think about things like the invention of agriculture, airplanes or even modern psychology. Through ideas, which are nothing more than a mental representation of the object, we can spot certain qualities in objects and people which are not readily present on the surface. Spotting such qualities can be useful to estimate in what way the object or person could be off benefit to us. Through this way, Ne can help us find new approaches towards current reality.
    This reminded me of Thomas Kuhn's ideas about 'normal science', paradigm shifts -- the sociology of academic knowledge -- how and when, on a social level, are paradigm-breaking ideas accepted into the scientific community?

    Ne-valuing academic folks I know get frustrated with how their ideas will get rejected b/c they're too path-breaking. This could be an issue for Ni egos too, but seems to plague the Ne ones more, for obvious reasons

    -- Thoughts from an Ne PoLR

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    Good point, these ideas can be frustrating to apply in practice in the future since most people depend on current reality to survive. Academics especially is often a system that (usually rightfully) moves slowly, one empirical study at the time. So someone with a new idea can and will be met with resistance. I think good ideas that will be accepted, sometimes not until far into the future, are those ideas that undeniably improve current reality. With that quality not always directly observable by the public, Its often that the line between a genius and a fool is rather thin.

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