Total BS probably, but I am struck by the analogies of issues we see with controllers in engineering systems.
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Fe - Input emotions
Sensitivity problems here will make our outputs and general system behavior either very insensitive (unresponsive) to emotions.
Signal-to-noise ratio issues can make us responsive to the "noise" instead of the "signal" etc.
Fi - Our Emotional Reference Signals
Problems here will have out whole behavior track to the wrong places, no matter how well we do the actual tracking.
Ti - Our Emotional "routing"
Moves emotional signals from one place to another.
If we mis-categorize ("misroute") our emotional signals, our behavior may not "work" properly--the behavior will likely be hard to understand.
Te - Our Emotional "actuators/outputs"
Makes actual changes in our behavior. Produces results. "Will Power."
Problems here will limit the energy that can be used to either hold to where we would like to be and/or move to where we would like to be.
Se - Proportional Emotional Signal Blocks
This can be used to enhance, reduce, or otherwise give appropriate scale to various emotional inputs.
Problems here leads to distortions to emotional reality and other strange artifacts.
Si - Integral Emotional Signal Blocks
Provides memory or "history" for emotional signals (IOW "integrates" signals).
Problems here leads to not learning from the past, and or learning the wrong lessons from the past.
Ni - Comparator/Difference Blocks
These are the ways to compare two signals (like comparing the difference between vision and reality).
Problems here relate to poor tracking as well. The behavior seen by people who are rather poor at planning.
Ne - Differential Emotional Signal Blocks
This detects changes in emotional signals. This allows tracking of trends when combined with Integral blocks.
Problems here relate to the response and settling time in behavior.
Thoughts? B.S.? Some truth?