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Extraverted Intuiting (Ne) Explained

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Extraverted Intuiting (Ne) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.

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There are 4 functions in your mind devoted to taking in information. These are called the perceiving functions. Extraverted Intuiting is one of these.

People with dominant Extroverted Intuition (Ne) have an infinite number of ideas and suggestions on how to make the future better.

They can see several possible futures.

When you want to do brainstorming, you need someone with a dominant Ne function. Their minds will shoot out new ideas faster than most people can absorb them. It's like a rapid fire machine gun but instead of bullets its new ideas for the future.

Those with dominant Ne are big picture people. They don't enjoy the details, but will handle them when necessary.

Dominant Ne's can see trends and patterns. They are especially good as seeing how things, events and people are connected. They can see the meaning behind people's actions.

People with a dominant Ne function tend to be very articulate speakers who can speak quickly, fluidly and with ease. When speaking, ideas come easily to them and they rapidly turn those into words, whole sentences and complete stories.

If Ne is your dominant function, please realize that not everyone is going to be like you. But you probably already know that. In fact there are certain personality types that are just going to make you crazy. But that's another subject.

The two personality types where Ne is dominant are ENFP and ENTP.

The two personality types where Ne is auxiliary are INFP and INTP.

The following people are thought to have dominant extraverted feeling:

  • Benjamin Franklin (ENTP) - inventor, writer, publisher, diplomat
  • Steve Wozniak (ENTP) - co-founder of Apple Computer
  • Bill Maher (ENTP) - political talk show host
  • Tom Hanks (ENTP) - actor, movie producer
  • Julian Assange (ENFP) - outspoken founder of Wiki Leaks
  • Arianna Huffington (ENFP) - outspoken founder of Huffington Post
  • Ellen DeGeneres (ENFP) - talk show host
  • Rachel Maddow (ENFP) - talk show host


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