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March 24, 2016

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Sensing and Intuiting are preferences used in the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). The naming is unfortunately a bit archaic as sensing is more than touch and vision, and intuiting is not about gut-feel and fluffiness.

They are about how we attend and create meaning: from immediate data or after deeper thought.

Sensing
Sensors pay attention to both immediate data from their five senses and from their own direct experiences. They create meaning from conscious thought, rather than trusting their subconscious, limiting their attention to facts and solid data. As necessary, they will happily dig into the fine detail of the situation.

They focus on what is immediate, practical and real, and live life as it is rather than trying to change the world.

They like logic and tend to pursue things in a clear sequence. At work, they will have a clear schedule and like to use their proven skills in tactical situations.

They may be seen as frivolous or short-sighted by Intuitors.

Intuiting
Intuitors process data more deeply than sensors and are happy to trust their subconscious and 'sixth sense', gut feel, intuition or whatever you want to call it.

They are good at spotting patterns and taking a high-level view, as opposed to digging into the detail.

They like ideas and inspiration and tend to have a focus on the future, where they will plan to change the world rather than continue to live in the imperfect present.

At work, they like to acquire new skills and working at the strategic level.

They may be seen as impractical, theoretical and lacking determination by Sensors.

http://changingminds.org/explanations/preferences/sensing_intuiting.htm

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

'It seems very pretty,' she said when she had finished it, 'but it's rather hard to understand!' (You see she didn't like to confess, ever to herself, that she couldn't make it out at all.) 'Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas—only I don't exactly know what they are!

I call these kind of word salad sort of stuff Jabberwocky arguments. They mean nothing in actuality but are supposed to fill your mind with ideas.

Cheerful Charlie

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