Yeah… it’s the only way to get the vibe down… words don’t capture as much…
I think you might be right about the Si minimum… that collateral thing… I’ve seen that in my enfj friend and I believe it would’ve saved her a lot of trouble to practice Si minimum at critical junctures in life… Si minimum probably also includes biting off as much as you can chew and no more… they let their vision of perfection take over sometimes and get into frantic states of anxiety over not having everything exactly the way they want it… maybe it would help to focus on a couple of “most important things” and then go from there…
Ni minimum I still have trouble picturing… my mom has the weirdest use of Ni… it’s more like unwarranted suspicion, bordering on paranoia… it just pushes her to overdo Si… for eg. she’s obsessed with cleanliness because she imagines all kinds of creepy crawlies have made their way over the kitchen counter (not true)… I don’t even know if that is Ni or Si or a combination of both
And… was thinking a little more about the switch… so… maybe… I don’t switch off as much as I switch from deep id to normal id… what I was describing as my unlocked state is probably Pisces id… because even when I’m ‘switched off’ I sure as hell feel those Scorpio style jabs of shame/self-defensive resentment…
@TinyYellowTree do you notice the difference in the flavours of Pisces id and Scorpio id?
Yikes! I’m so sorry! I didn’t realise I was making such negative broad generalisations
And yes you’re right about distress/isolation being caused by not playing with the extraverted functions… I try to consciously work on these when I find the time… was good till I got swamped by job related work… I guess I’m just frustrated with my job right now and that makes me feel like I can’t do anything meaningful in life… But I am a long-term optimist… I believe it’ll all be worth it some day… And I do think Ni and Fi are essential for any genuine growth to take place in the world… It’s just that where I’m at right now, Fi is frowned upon… Ni, they like to use and abuse without understanding it’s true potential… sigh… hope I didn’t trigger too unsavory a feeling!