Let's discuss the validity of this idea:
So basically, we use the Tertiary Function as an excuse to stay in an Extraverted or Introverted perspective, depending on the orientation of your Dominant Function. So if you're an E, the Tertiary Function acts as an excuse to stay in "Extraverted Mode". If you're an I, the Tertiary Function acts as an excuse to stay inside your little bubble.Originally Posted by Tertiary Temptation
For example, I absoutely identify with the description of Tertiary-Si:
But I've seen other members dismiss the descriptions of the other functions, especially Tertiary-Ni.Tertiary Si (INxP): "I can't possibly go along with this, I don't have any reliable concepts or map to anchor myself with: it's all arbitrary and untrustworthy and meaningless. I'd be diving in without any orientation; I'd be tripped up or harmed from any random direction, and my efforts wouldn't be cumulative. I just won't budge. I'll build myself some barricades and wait for the storm to blow over." The Secondary Function (Ne) would say: "Look around, shake up the pot, see what new arises, and deal with it imaginatively; there must be better alternatives available than being stuck here." (My secondary Ne says something more in the lines of "Pay attention to your surroundings and do the thing that will have the most interesting results. Don't be dumb just because you don't have any experience.")
So I'd like to ask: does the general idea seem to stand up, regardless of how accurate the specific descriptions on that page seem to be? If so, what would be a better description of that experience? And if it doesn't feel accurate, then why not?
Hopefully we can get some dialogue going about how the actual system works, for once on this forum.