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EN - Extraverted Intuition

Superior Function

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) is:
  • An Objective, Irrational, Intuitive cognitive function.
  • Ne doesn't perceive what the object's concrete qualities are, but instead, what the object's inherent abstract implications are; focusing on the potentialities, perspectives, implications & connections inherent within the object, and exploring them all in a completely objective & unfiltered manner; treating all the abstract implications in it's view as all being equally salient. Ne aims to attain an objective "photograph", or actuality of what's there in the object's, abstract, implicit qualities 1.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne) explained by MBTI authors:

Uses the inner understanding in the interests of the objective situation.

Regards the immediate situation as a prison from which escape is urgently necessary and aims to escape by means of some sweeping change in the objective situation.

Is wholly directed upon outer objects, searching for emerging possibilities, and will sacrifice all else for such possibilities when found.

May be artistic, scientific, mechanical, inventive, industrial, commercial, social, political, or adventuerous.

Finds self-expression natural and easy.

Finds its greatest value in the promotion and initiation of new enterprises.

Requires the development of balancing judgement not only for the criticism and evaluation of the intuitive enthusiasms but also to hold it to the completion of its various activities.

Myers, "Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type"

Extraverted Intuition (Ne) surveys and creatively recombines a breadth of
ideas, associations, patterns, and possibilities. It is characteristically
innovative, divergent, open-ended, and non-discriminating. Outwardly, Ne
users may present as scattered, random, quirky, witty, and ideationally

A.J. Drenth, "My True Type: Clarifying Your Personality Type, Preferences & Functions"

Marketer Ne:

Put on a show. Pitch and juggle many ideas. Trusting quantity over quality in search of advantages or gains. Recruit others and rely on strong energy of ideas to shift situations to ones own liking. Court uncertainty for progress. 

 Catalyst Ne:

Notice subtle patterns. Negotiate toward a novel win-win outcome with a relaxed, subtle style. Use humor and disguises. Include and promote others. Search for the highest quality potential possibilities for everyone's gain. 

Dario Nardi, The Magic Diamond: Jung's 8 Paths For Self-Coaching

Inferior Function

What is Dominant Ne repressing Inferior Si?

Dominant Extraverted Intuition is a type that prioritizes exploring new possibilities released from the objective situation, they favor possibilities and potentials over their own subjective impression of it, they're focus is on the object, then the possibilities (released from the objective situation). It is an explorer type, it seeks and generates new possibilities while devaluing ones own personal experience or subjective impression of the object. In simple terms, Dominant Ne repressing Inferior Si is when someone prioritizes generating new possibilities, while devaluing their own subjective impression of it (To make room for more possibilities).

How does Inferior Si play out?

The more Inferior Si gets repressed and devalued, the more inferior sensation begins to assert itself. It manifests into compulsive hypochondriacal beliefs and possibilities, phobia, and every imaginable kind of absurd bodily sensations. Inferior Si manifests in the form of intense projections, they concern themselves with things like sexual suspicions, financial hazards, and forebodings of illnesses. When Inferior Si gets repressed and devalued, the more boiled up it becomes, and it mostly manifests as a form of hypochondria and nostalgia. They fall victim into neurotic compulsions, it takes the form of a compulsive tie to the sensation aroused by the object

Quote by Carl Jung:

He claims a similar freedom and exemption from restraint, submitting his decisions to no rational judgment and relying entirely on his nose for the possibilities that chance throws in his way. He exempts himself from the restrictions of reason only to fall victim to neurotic compulsions in the form of over-subtle ratiocinations, hair-splitting dialectics, and a compulsive tie to the sensation aroused by the object. His conscious attitude towards both sensation and object is one of ruthless superiority. Not that he means to be ruthless or superior— he simply does not see the object that everyone else sees and rides roughshod over it, just as the sensation type has no eyes for its soul. But sooner or later the object takes revenge in the form of compulsive hypochondriacal ideas, phobias, and every imaginable kind of absurd bodily sensation.


Psychological Types byCarl Jung

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