I would say that my Te is a relief function, although I'm still not entirely sure what that means. I will go on 'organizing binges
' which entails me throwing out a lot of 'junk I haven't used lately' and reorganizing everything according to a precise structure. It doesn't last long, however, and in my rushed nature, the system gets spoiled
, which is why I need to sit once a week and reorganize everything.
When I go on one of these organizing binges, I don't want to be distracted. I become narrowly focused and prefer not to have company. This narrow focus allows me to shut off my Ne and pesky, annoying as hell Fi, my randomly wandering mind, and focus on the task at hand. This is particularly helpful if I'm angry or stressed. Working out helps as well, during which time I develop a process and a structure, I compete with myself, focusing on the numbers rolling by. This allows me to shut off the other functions and helps me 'gain perspective.'
Is that what you mean?