Tertiary Temptation is how we tend to fall back on the Tertiary function during stress (or whenever), thus losing the connection with our Dominant, which IMO isn't a very good idea. The Tertiary then often behaves in childish ways, as it has a very limited perspective, not at all like the Dominant's holistic view. It seems to me that the Tertiary should only work as a servant to the Dominant/Auxiliary, as a tool, not as something that inferes with the Dominant with its own childish agendas.
People of all types - how does this work for you? If you have any idea? What happens for example when an INP falls back on Si? I have thought about how my own Ti interferes and makes me lose perspective. Some observations on what it does:
- It is how I get caught up in analyzing for its own sake
- It is how I get stuck in an argument about who is "right" and "wrong"
- It tries to understand my Ni vision, and incapable of doing so rejects it as being "illogical" or "not making sense"
- It is how I judge other people
So, what has mean little Tertiary done to you? What is it doing right now? Share the pain.