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    So how then, do we develop our tertiary and inferior so that we can make skilful use of them? Some suggest that doing activities that engage these functions helps, but more than anything, the critical part is just being able to relax and not remain doggedly attached to our ego values.

    The lesson I share with you is that if you want to develop your inferiors, it’s great if you can find activities and situations in which you can practice them, without stress or fear of making a mistake.

    As one of our ESFP viewers has noted, a relationship with someone whose dominants are our inferiors and vice versa, can provide exactly the kind of loving and supportive environment that can facilitate such growth. But the key is really just being able to remain relaxed and fluid; detached from ego if you will.




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    The very last part makes sense to me, as to why I get along best with ESFP's so well.
    "Once the game is over, the Pawn and the King go back into the same box"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urarienev View Post
    The very last part makes sense to me, as to why I get along best with ESFP's so well.
    Bam. In a nutshell, that last part is what drives Socionics' idea of duality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbage View Post
    Bam. In a nutshell, that last part is what drives Socionics' idea of duality.
    Wouldn't my dual be an ISFj though, if I were an ENTj?
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    This thread talks about a couple of books that have more information on the topic of developing functions. I have read them but haven't tried any of the techniques in any of them. Has anybody else?

    This link to the Functions of Type shows a few pages to give you an idea as to what the authors of that book recommend.

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    Here is a link to the actual pages. It might be more helpful than that last link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    This thread talks about a couple of books that have more information on the topic of developing functions. I have read them but haven't tried any of the techniques in any of them. Has anybody else?
    I have tried some for Se. I personally find that particular function to be hard for me to proactively develop.

    Te I didn't need much help on at all, I pretty much got those down. They energize me as well. The next easiest function for me to try to practice was Fi.
    "Once the game is over, the Pawn and the King go back into the same box"

    Freedom isn't free.
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