@sups I agree with you. This could be an interesting topic.
@johnonymous you liked this quote and I have a sense I know why.
I’d like to explore this topic and the way I relate it to the quote I included is the relationship between Te-id drives and Fi ignorance. I think ExTPs are pretty sure how we feel about the outer-world and can kind of look at what everyone is bickering about in a sort of detatched way and just chuckle as we go, “Look weirdos, it’s like this”; and everyone will have a revelation that brings them together but simultaneously turns them against us for shattering their fragile and tightly protected worldviews (unless they’re less dogmatic and choleric types, then we might actually be appreciated).
ESTPs may be able to pull off tact a little better than us ENTPs since they live more in the moment and can see how people are likely to turn on them. ENTPs are double-blind to this shit with Fi and Se so severely severed (severely-severed) from their core functions. Not that we ENTPs can’t be tactful. We just have to want to be (which for me anyway, ain’t all that often). Nonetheless, our Ne helps us adapt in a similar way when we start smelling shit on the ground. That is, if we allow our Ti time to process that shit. We might just be like, “smells like shit” and then pick it up with a stick and start slinging it at people. “Is this what this is? Shit! Do you smell it too?”. But with poor Fi we might not ever consider how that shit feels to us so we can’t relate it back to other people, even though we recognize that we’re all smelling shit. We just don’t know how to feel about it.
p.s. I think I am quite tactful btw. But not necessarily in an emotional sense. At least not the way emotional people would want me to be, but maybe the way they need me to be.
Anyway, I’m droning here. To make it short and concise. Te-id wants to understand the world and all the other functions are bent on helping it do this. And Ne (for ENTPs) is the most natural and simple way for us to do this but Ti helps refine all that shit. But Fi superego has a need to relate to people and probe for the deeper moral problems of humanity. You’ll see many ENTPs looking into “big picture” problems yet not having any concern for the more subtle nuances of the human condition. Strange juxtaposition.
Anyway, Te-id to me, is a mad scientist poking at shit.