I just had some interactions with a 14 year old nephew. In terms of Myers-Briggs types, he is an SP; the type that likes action. He is growing up in a loosely-constrained environment. He walks around all day with bluetooth headphones on, with his face in his smartphone. There is a wide range of games, youtubes, music, etc. on tap. Mostly, he engages in less than intelligent material on the web. It all kind of made me cringe. He interprets the real world and the one that he sees online through a lens of “the first thing that seems semi-plausible that I want to believe” is the truth. This is what SPs do; however in the olden days, there were constraints. In my youth, one mostly had to live in the real world, getting real things done correctly, with real consequences if you didn’t (farm life). This would mold an SP toward being an effective person. In the really olden days, the constraints were even more severe, that is how you get an SP like Winston Churchill to be such an effective leader.
Back to today. I am thinking about a typical SP girl growing up in today’s environment. Constraints are less. Doing what you feel like is perfectly fine. For many of these girls, the equivalent of the smart phone for my nephew is the exploitation of their sexuality for attention, validation and favors. Perhaps the expectation is these days is that this will come 24/7, or at least as close to that as possible. And whatever she does to make this happen is AOK, as she can make it seem right with whatever rationalization flips into her mind at the moment. Once again, modern SPs seem so unconstrained presently.
Anyway, am I reading too much into the anecdotes that I have seen?
Exit Question — When it comes time to enter the work world, how well do modern SPs do?