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Extroverted sensing is the primary gift of a scout or an ESXX type. It's the gift to remain attentive and in response to immediate and concrete situations..

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Have you noticed that you have the ability to see the world around you in high definition and strong color? Can you notice things about the world most people tend to miss? Are you able to act and live in the moment and to shake away your history and bad experiences?

Then you may be an Extroverted Sensing type. Known for what Gardner called Nature intelligence, the extroverted sensing type is able to read their surroundings and information about what is happening in real time to make quick decisions based on real events and activities.

Nickname: The Adventurer, Scout, Hero
Found in flow types: ESFP, ESFJ, ESTJ, ESTP
Cognitive function: Extroverted Sensing
Primary domain: The Real World
Nature Intelligence
Body language: Fluid and concentrated eyebrow gaze
Key terms: In-The-Moment, Engaged, Observation, Information-Gathering, Nature Recognition, Alive

The Adventurer Type

The Adventurer is always putting something new on the table. They are observant and always up to date with the latest trends and events. They know what is going on and have good eyes, and like to share and put things out there and make things. Most of all, the scout tends to strike people as experienced and seasoned.

You'll be surprised to find out the extroverted sensing type has usually experienced and done a lot in life. They have been to many places and seen many things. They have had many jobs and know a lot about many different real-life situations. More negatively, the scout is sometimes known to struggle with the unknown.

The extroverted sensor wants proof in the world around them, and struggles when things are not explained. It is difficult for the extroverted sensor, who wants to touch, see, and hold, and know what is going on, to understand that there are things happening underneath the surface that other people do not or can't share with or explain to them. 

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