Even though psychotherapy has very little basis in science. The principles behind it, understanding more about what's going on unconsciously is useful. First step is self awareness. Learn to recognize when it's reacting negatively and stop it. The second step is directed use. Recognize situations where its use will be beneficial and try to apply it.
*shrugs* What can I say, I see functions as tools. I have my goals and they have theirs... if the two can be achieved together why the hell not try and convince them it's possible? If it's not, well hey I tried.Depends if the reasons are persuasive, naturally. Also helps if they align with your own prejudices.
I have no interest in developing Fe. Fe is my nemesis. In the search for balance, what Thomson advises is that one concentrate on developing the auxiliary and tertiary functions, only then should you turn your attention to inferior ones.
Auxiliary and tertiary... I've been there and done that. What I also don't understand is why people think functions ought to be developed individually. It's much easier pairing it with another function you're familiar with. Take my inferior Se. I go Se -> Ni. Shut everything else down and just observe, then I let Ni have fun connecting the details that I just noticed. Practice doesn't have to be serious and boring.
Hmmm talk on specialist vs generalist again. I'm in the processing of writing up something about this. Actually it'll make a great discussion topic.In that case, you sacrifice differentiation. No-one can develop all functions equally. I'd rather concentrate on what I'm good at than strive for some impossible perfection.
How is opening up to others to talk about feelings Fe instead of Fi? You're talking about yourself. Trying to read other people's feelings is more in line with Fe. If that's what they mean, you don't need poetry.I thought so too at first, but I think it's the discussing feelings with an SO/friend that is the Fe bit.
If you stop to consider cause and effect - is that not substituting Te for Fe?
That's was I was trying to get at before.
For Fi it talks about doing arty things, drawing symbols or the "colors of one's moods". i.e. right-hemisphere stuff.
F*ck all that, I say.
The Fi suggestion they give is also pretty bad. Is the thing written by an INFP?