Introverted Sensing (SI)

ISTJ – ISFJ

“What WAS”

 

The function when we are focusing our attention on remembering, using our 5 senses. Not in real-time. Amazingly skilled at recalling details.

 

For example:
Listening to a dog bark. When our brain focuses on recalling the sound of the dog barking, you heard last week.

Si can be best explained by comparing it to Se. In Se the individual experiences the environment the way all of the senses report, immediately and in real-time. With Si, the individual functions in mostly stored memories of previous sensory experiences. This makes them great at comparing & contrasting.

 

What to know about those that are hard-wired for Introverted Sensing

  • Reflect on past experience
  • Recalls concrete realities of the experience
  • Reality of the inner images
  • Slow and methodical
  • Checks new information against their databank of internal images seeking congruence.
  • Tends to recall experiences in sequence in which they occurred
  • Observe how others do tasks
  • May appear disengaged or detached from the conversation due to recalling the experience so fully
  • This can make it difficult to take in new information
  • Plan carefully before starting a task
  • Take one thing at a time and work sequentially
  • Like to learn in-depth about a topic of interest
  • Prefer quiet time to reflect on what they have learned
  • Like learning from subject experts
  • Dislike having to interact or perform on the spot

 

What to know about training or educating those that are Introverted Sensing

  • Plan carefully before starting a task
  • Take one thing at a time and work sequentially
  • Be patient with detailed and structured tasks
  • Study materials thoroughly
  • Like to learn in-depth about a topic of interest
  • Relate learning to real-life applications and experiences
  • Strive to conscientiously meet learning requirements
  • Want information presented in an orderly, sequential manner
  • Prefer quiet time to reflect on what they have learned
  • Study effectively alone or in a small, familiar group
  • Observe how others do tasks
  • Like learning from subject experts

 

Famous SI Types

  • Warren Buffett (ISTJ) Super-investor and author
  • Hillary Clinton (ISTJ) U.S. Secretary of State (D)
  • Sean Connery (ISTJ) Actor – played James Bond 007
  • Jeff Bezos (ISTJ) Founder of Amazon
  • Bruce Willis (ISFJ) Actor
  • Jimmy Carter (ISFJ) U.S. President (D)
  • Mother Teresa (ISFJ) Catholic nun and charity worker
  • Tiger Woods (ISFJ) Golf champion

 

 

MICHELE BURCH REID, MS FOUNDER OF LCI

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