Originally Posted by Joy
I sorta see Si types as taking care of Ne types by actually doing things to take care of their physical state.
I see Se types "take care of" Ni types by leveraging things. This could mean that they do it with money, power over/influence with other people, effort, etc. This could even mean telling the Ni type to do something.
This is pretty good...it seems somewhat accurate based on observation. However, this conception of Se vs. Si makes it sound as if Si types are the only people who "do things" whereas Se types merely get other people to do their work.
I don't think that's true. In fact, I think Ne types are the most likely to think of what should be done and try to get other people to do it.
I think Se types actually "do" a lot of stuff in the practical sphere, just as Si types do. And I don't think Se is just about money and power over people.
Here's another possible take on it:
Ni imagines various things, things out in the world that seem impossible, and that Se types actually try to do. Si is more about what's real now, what's here now. Ne isn't so much about imagining counter-realities as about coming up with directions, alternatives, new "here nows" to go to.