Your energy comes from spending time alone or with one or two people who are close to you. You take what people say at face value. You make decisions based on facts and logic. You prefer spontaneity and seeing how things go rather than structure and schedules.
I get my energy from spending time alone, or with one other person that I’m close to. I’m most comfortable when I’m playing with an idea in my head. I see these ideas in pictures, memories, and replaying reactions from myself and others, like a movie playing in my head. These ideas are mostly consistent and stable for me, though it may take some time for me to go through all of the scenarios before I decide. There are times that I like the idea of something more than the actual thing.
The best way to make decisions is by finding a basic truth and applying it consistently - no matter what the situation. I like to be analytical, weighing both sides of an issue before making my decision. It’s important not to let my personal desires or other people’s desires sway me when making a decision.
When I’m tuned in to the physical reality of my surroundings (sight, hearing, taste, touch smell), it’s like seeing with fresh eyes. I pay attention and notice things that others might not see or consider important; for me, this is all about observation and remembering details - which I feel make my experiences richer. There’s a practicality there too because what good does learning something if I don’t know how to use it? Experience speaks louder than words!
I use my perceiving function (whether it is Sensing or Intuition) in my outer life. I’m a flexible person who likes to live by the seat of my pants. I like to be spontaneous and adaptable in all situations. I would rather understand the world than try to organize it. Inside my mind, I may be a bit more organized and decisive. Remember, in type language perceiving means “preferring to take in information.” It does not mean being “perceptive” in the sense of having quick and accurate perceptions about people and events.