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    I'm wondering what would be the results if the inferior function is mixed with the dominant function.

    For example: Ni mixed with Se for INXJs. Won't this produce disastrous results? Apparently something similar to this would be the result of it:
    "It might sound like an incoherent mish-mash of notes to you, but that only shows that you lack the finer discernment of the really cool people."
    Anyone to give a more examples and ideas of the mixing of the dominant and inferior function?

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    This thread I made seems fairly related: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...-dominant.html

    INJ (se): "Accepting things as they appear is just another way of looking at things."
    ITP (fe): "Our emotional needs are just chemical reactions signaled by our brains."
    IFP (te): "People take responsibility for what they feel is important."
    ISJ (ne): "Change can be only trusted if it is absolutely neccessary."

    EFJ (ti): "Relationships are built on standards, standards we must all live up to."
    ETJ (fi): "The captain goes down with the ship."
    ENP (si): "If the rule is outdated, you either change it or ignore it."
    ESP (ni): "Don't judge a book by it's cover."
    The idea was that the Dominant function determines everything, including how the inferior function is regarded and "used". I don't think it would be "disastrous", since one can inform the other.
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    Interesting. Basically using the inferior function based on the views of the dominant. But the use of the inferior function tends to show negative traits into a personality. That what the texts tell us about them.

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    It only emerges as negative traits if it's rejected (the dominant function being its polar opposite and acting as the "ego"). For example, an INJ may demonize Se for being a brutal, hedonistic or "stupid" way of looking at things, without realising that need to experience through an Se-lens. If they keep it down for too long, it can erupt in very over-the-top ways. This applies to all of the types and their inferior functions.

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    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...-function.html
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    I think successfully mixing the two would be a glorious thing indeed, as it wouls alleviate many of problems faced by each type. Think of an INTJ with clear sight of both present and future, making it so much easier to guide one into the other. To fuse etheral Ni with visceral Se! To meld the bestial with the metaphysical and come out the otherside into a new realm of perception! IMAGINE THE POWER!

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    Keep in mind the inferior function is also knows as the aspirational function. Vagrant, I think you're looking at it more antagonistically, which isn't necessarily the case.

    I don't think inferior use always, or even usually is experienced negatively in moderately healthy individuals. Nor do I think you don't start to use it until you get older.
    ...As we learn to trust it and develop it, the aspirational role process provides a bridge to balance in our lives. Often our sense of purpose, inspiration, and ideals have the qualities of the process that plays this role.
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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    I see, quite interesting. I guess I'll do a bit more research on it. Thank you Vagrant for the links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Keep in mind the inferior function is also knows as the aspirational function. Vagrant, I think you're looking at it more antagonistically, which isn't necessarily the case.

    I don't think inferior use always, or even usually is experienced negatively in moderately healthy individuals. Nor do I think you don't start to use it until you get older.
    Oh sure, I don't mean to say that we always antagonize it, we just have a crazy love/hate relationship with it. On the one hand it's something we "aspire to" like you say, but on the other it feels so disorientating and antithetical to who we are that we can easily make excuses to ourselves that we somehow "don't need it".
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    Oh sure, I don't mean to say that we always antagonize it, we just have a crazy love/hate relationship with it. On the one hand it's something we "aspire to" like you say, but on the other it feels so disorientating and antithetical to who we are that we can easily make excuses to ourselves that we somehow "don't need it".
    Well perhaps my situation is special in that I have two Ti-dom siblings so I've never really had a love/hate relationship with Ti. Internally, Ti feels very natural to me, although I do notice when I Ti people I tend to like them less. So maybe you have a small point.
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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