I actually use my supposed devilish function (Ni) more than my aspirational one (Ne). So in a way I actually prefer Ni over Ne. In a way I'm attracted to symbolism, but Ni is still one of my lesser-used functions.
I tend to think that maybe--just maybe--all the functions are available to everyone, but that the further down your stereotypical function order they are, the more restricted their use: in some psychologically binding sense the lower functions are meant to serve the higher functions. So, aspirationally I have Se, and I can goof on it, riding the bike around and enjoying the wind and rain, but really it's there to tell me where things are and how to take hold of them for use in the physical working out of my master plan. Once I get so far down the function order as to come up with Si, there isn't much left to do. Si barely contributes anything, and even if it did, it'd be in conflict with bigger, bolder contributions from every other function, most particularly the fourth (like you say, Steph), but also the first.
Isn't it true that for anyone, using the eighth function is like taking your dominant function and perverting its focus?
I don't know about this "devilish role" business. My supposed devil is Ti and yet it's one of my favorite processes. If I had to choose a negative process, it would be Te in the form of getting upset when things don't go according to plan or Si in the form of getting attacked by unpleasant memories. Even then, those processes have a lot of good points, especially Te.
[ Ni > Ti > Fe > Fi > Ne > Te > Si > Se ][ 4w5 sp/sx ][ RLOAI ][ IEI-Ni ]
Huh? I thought my devilish function would be Ne and my aspirational one Ni. Right? Since it would go:
D'oh! Right after I posted that last post, I hopped in the car to go run some errands. I immediately realized: "Wait... did I tell Stellar Ti/Te?!" Sorry about that
Anyways... I'm liking all these examples. I am curious though... Nunki and Wolfy, how do you use Ti? And how do you use Fi? Are there specific scenarios you'd use them in? I'd be interested in how you use Ni/Ne too, TheChosenOne... I've always had a viewpoint similar to Kalach's, but I'm pretty much open to anything.
I have an inner monologue that sounds strikingly similar to something off Animal Planet.