How do you exactly stick with a function to actually cause a psychological differentiation? I mean, what's the practical implementation of that?At times I've solved this dilemma by telling the person to choose one and stick with it until it becomes your dominant, because it's very likely that your dominant is not differentiated enough for it to stand apart from another one.
Btw I did try to observe myself before and found that I have no problem declaring "oh yes I'm in a Ti mind state now". If you know what I mean. It's pretty obvious in some cases, when I'm actually being in my head analysing. In other cases not so obvious because it's a more instinctual use of it. Snap conclusions made in an automatic, unconscious fashion. I simply just "feel" them. I know it's Ti because 1) it's a logical "feeling" 2) I can reason it all out by conscious analysis in my head.
Se mind state is a different matter, I don't think I can do the above with that. I'm not sure why.
Oh by mysticism I meant that the mind control stuff could've sounded like that."And no, I don't like to see any of this as having a mystical quality." Ni-inferior only lends Se an exaggerated demeanor that stretches the limits of credibility - as mysticism does, but without actually being mystical. As the claims of Se in an Ni-spin become more exaggerated and fantastical, the eyes widen almost fanatically and the body becomes more and more active but, as you hinted, in an impractical sense that accomplishes nothing but wasted energy, probably because it's being directed toward convincing others (Fe). And as its only purpose is to bring the Ego back to a state of equilibrium, in that sense, objective accomplishment is not even a goal.
I have no idea what my eyes looked like in those states lol But yes, more active body and I see you do get the idea about how it's impractical stuff.
I have to mention one thing however; I didn't really direct it towards convincing others through Fe. I kept almost all of my thoughts to myself, though others could certainly see that I was upset in some weird way. That make any sense to you?
How does that process bring the Ego back to equilibrium? Explain a bit more about this? And you meant this for Se-doms specificially? Whereas for Ti-doms it's the Ti/Fe axis that does this bringing back to equilibrium?
I very much identified with it but as I said, it was only once, under the biggest stress of my life. And I gained control over it.If you only somewhat identify with this explanation (which I imagined you would)
Yes I kind of stress out about their standards. At least I get all irritable and even angry. Such a knee-jerk reaction really. I see all that stuff as being unfair on certain people. I will go out of my way to defend those people even when they don't ask or are not even present there, heh.then I would look at the other inferior (I call it that because Jung did not talk about tertiaries), undifferentiated function. You kind of identify with my example of Ti in an Fe spin. But the difference lies in the activity of that other undifferentiated function - the fact that you react to the Fe standards of others. I don't know if your example above involved stressing out about their standards. But your reactions are bound to be more practical because of Se. Ironically, in stressful situations you will become as narcissistic as those "phonies" (so to speak) who pretend to stand for some standards objectively external to them.
Why are you saying I become just as narcissistic in these cases?
Because of how I ranted more about Fe? Or what was the decisive factor for you?All in all, I think you're more ISTP.