1. ## Tertiary relief?

This morning I was kinda stressing about things going on in my life. I was just slothing around focused on my problem. It was almost crippling. It wasn't until I had thought about another time I had felt the same way and got through it that I started feeling better.

I've heard that the tertiary function is also know as the relief function and I was just wondering if there is a lot of truth to this. It would make sense in this case because I'm tertiary Si.

Has anyone else had an experience of your tertiary function being a major source of relief when other things wouldn't calm you? Or is this just a fluke?

I would imagine relief and the different function would look something like this: (i pulled this out of my ass)

Si: reminder of past experience calmed you
Se: something distracted you from your problem
Ni: You got a good sense that everything would work out
Ne: you realized that your problem is something else
Ti: You figure out how to solve the problem
Te: you started organizing your house(idk )
Fi: you convince yourself that the problem isn't important to you

2. Originally Posted by SforzaRS
This morning I was kinda stressing about things going on in my life. I was just slothing around focused on my problem. It was almost crippling. It wasn't until I had thought about another time I had felt the same way and got through it that I started feeling better.

I've heard that the tertiary function is also know as the relief function and I was just wondering if there is a lot of truth to this. It would make sense in this case because I'm tertiary Si.

Has anyone else had an experience of your tertiary function being a major source of relief when other things wouldn't calm you? Or is this just a fluke?

I would imagine relief and the different function would look something like this: (i pulled this out of my ass)

Si: reminder of past experience calmed you
Se: something distracted you from your problem
Ni: You got a good sense that everything would work out
Ne: you realized that your problem is something else
Ti: You figure out how to solve the problem
Te: you started organizing your house(idk )
Fi: you convince yourself that the problem isn't important to you
Si tends to make things worse. Here anyway. Had a huge fire in the back yard and also have a young dog. So while i was fighting it the dog was using it to better understand physics or somethin. When the dust settled later, i imagined the dog on fire

3. Originally Posted by professor goodstain
Si tends to make things worse. Here anyway. Had a huge fire in the back yard and also have a young dog. So while i was fighting it the dog was using it to better understand physics or somethin. When the dust settled later, i imagined the dog on fire

4. Originally Posted by SforzaRS
Has anyone else had an experience of your tertiary function being a major source of relief when other things wouldn't calm you? Or is this just a fluke?
Yup. Si is definitely a relief function for me. But I don't set out to use it for relief, it just happens. I just start looking back on past situations and replaying em over and over. It's relieving, for whatever reason. Of course, there's always the danger of getting caught in a loop, where you overindulge in your tertiary.

5. Relief function equals relaxation function?
If so then yes. Fi is my relief function.

6. Originally Posted by Costrin
Yup. Si is definitely a relief function for me. But I don't set out to use it for relief, it just happens. I just start looking back on past situations and replaying em over and over. It's relieving, for whatever reason. Of course, there's always the danger of getting caught in a loop, where you overindulge in your tertiary.
I didn't mean I consciously looked back for relief. I just happened to think of the past and it relieved me.

What I'm wondering is do other non-INP types get the same feeling from Si? To me it seems like a common thing for people to be relieved by that, but I've never really thought about it.

Kinda like "oh, other people did it this way? then it must be ok!"
or "I remember when I did this before and it worked out, so it must be ok!"

seems like a common thing people would do

7. How does this tertiary relief theory work for people whose third function isn't aligned with that of their type. By ENFP standards Te should be my third, but according to tests it's Ti.

That actually reminds me that I need to create a topic concerning the validity of function theory, one of these days. I'm not entirely convinced yet.

8. Originally Posted by Sytpg
How does this tertiary relief theory work for people whose third function isn't aligned with that of their type. By ENFP standards Te should be my third, but according to tests it's Ti.

That actually reminds me that I need to create a topic concerning the validity of function theory, one of these days. I'm not entirely convinced yet.
You mean strength-wise? My third strongest function is Ni (after Ti and Ne).Si my 5th strongest. Si is much more a relief function than Ni for me.

9. Originally Posted by Sytpg
How does this tertiary relief theory work for people whose third function isn't aligned with that of their type. By ENFP standards Te should be my third, but according to tests it's Ti.

That actually reminds me that I need to create a topic concerning the validity of function theory, one of these days. I'm not entirely convinced yet.
This my theory:
Each function has a purpose for each personality type.
If someone has an abnormally developed function for their type it just means that you are good at using that function's purpose.

What I mean is this
You have an abnormally developed Ti for your type. Ti is considered to be the trickster/comic relief function for ENFP, so you are probably a funny guy, or you think you are. lol
or something like that

nothing personal, just a theory for your type.

10. Originally Posted by Costrin
You mean strength-wise? My third strongest function is Ni (after Ti and Ne).Si my 5th strongest. Si is much more a relief function than Ni for me.
Ni is considered to be over critical/discovery function for INTP. So I would guess that you are unaccepting of other's differences or very observant and good at learning.

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