Originally Posted by AWellArmedCat
In my move from MBTI to Socionics I have been going through and retyping everyone in my family, and I really struggle with one cousin in particular. I find it strange that I struggle to type him so much because he's actually one of the people I am closest to and know the best, but he just has a collection of characteristics which don't seem to easily match a particular type. I'd love your opinion on what he sounds like to you.
I'm sorry but I won't be providing pictures/video of him since I don't have his permission to post those things online.
There is one main point I want to discuss, and that's his intense attention to physical detail. He has an almost superhuman ability to notice details in his environment and he is highly sensitive to them. Noise, crowding, and uncomfortable sensations get to him very quickly. He will often comment about changes to people or places' physical state since he last saw them. He is a very skilled digital painter as well. He churns out sci-fi and fantasy paintings of insane quality regularly and has been winning awards for his art since he was a small child. He has even made several 3D animations and video game assets also of impressive detail (particularly when it comes to lighting, colours, and textures). Before moving to MBTI I interpreted this as Se dominance, but since moving to Socionics I am very confused as to what this is exactly. He doesn't seem to match any of the Se ego types' descriptions when it comes to force. He did break his hand once when he punched his brother in the head, and just in general has thwacked his brother with many a stick growing up, but aside from that he just doesn't really embody the "force" aspect I feel. Am I misunderstanding what Se is in Socionics? I had him typed as ESFP in MBTI, and he is definitely an Fi ego type, but I mostly just wanted opinions on what position you guys think Se is for him