Fully oriented to the outer object--the
world we live in--extraverted sensation is highly attuned to what is
commonly considered reality.
Reality for extraverted sensation is all that is perceived by the five senses. Concrete facts and details are perceived with utmost acuity. Every fact, detail, and fine point is precisely recorded.
Like scanning radar, the five senses are forever at work detecting
some new perception. The orientation for extraverted sensation is extensive--seeking many facts. It's cousin, introverted sensation, is intensively focused on certain special perceptions.
Unlike the rational types that assess order, extraverted sensation just detects what is real and affirms it. The
many nuances, varieties, and details of each sensation are enough to
fully occupy this type of consciousness, for sensation feels like the
expression of life itself.
People disposed to these gifts often enjoy life to the full. Their love of experience makes them lovers of life. They can enjoy a good time, a well prepared meal, or a colorful event and they can be very enjoyable company.
often feel at home in the world, adapting remarkably well to
circumstances as they find them. They are keenly aware of their
surroundings and are very good at realistically and practically
assessing new situations.
differentiate sensation to a level of aesthetic purity. Like Julia
Child, the American chef who popularized French cooking, their tastes
can be so well cultivated that they ". . . would rather eat one
tablespoon of chocolate russe cake than three bowls of Jell-O!"
James Graham Johnston
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