Extraverted Sensing* - (Se)
Extraverted Sensing occurs
when we become aware of what is in the
physical world in rich detail.
be drawn to act on what we experience
to get an immediate result.
relevant facts and occurrences in a sea
of data and experiences, learning all
the facts we can about the immediate context
or area of focus and what goes on in that
An active seeking of more and
more input to get the whole picture may
occur until all sources of input have
been exhausted or something else captures
Extraverted Sensing is
operating when we freely follow exciting
physical impulses or instincts as they
come up and enjoy the thrill of action
in the present moment.
A oneness with
the physical world and a total absorption
may exist as we move, touch, and sense
what is around us.
The process involves
instantly reading cues to see how far
we can go in a situation and still get
the impact we want or respond to the situation
*Adapted from Linda
V. Berens and Dario Nardi, Understanding Yourself and Others:
An Introduction to the Personality Type Code (Used with permission)
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