Notes: Hidden agenda (HA for short) is also known as activating function. Activating function is considered to be 2-dimensional, encompassing parameters of experience and norms, and inert. Thus a person usually has some difficulty or weakness differentiating and handling information received on this channel and will unconsciously seek it in others. Information verbalized on this channel often seems too simplified and inadequate to those who have the person's HA as their own well-developed Ego function.
Hidden agenda function is most prominent in people of inert/leading function subtype, and for this reason it often gets mistaken for their leading function in typing process. The function balances the creative function, provides it with a kind of a "launching pad". Since leading function subtype has weakened creative function, it is their hidden agenda that receives extra accentuation, making it liable to be mistaken for base.
Hidden Agenda/Activating Function - general discussion and examples
The "pathetic" hidden agenda
Subtypes and Hidden Agenda
Mistypings due to confusing hidden agenda for leading function
Hidden Agenda and Attraction to Things/Objects/People
Strength of Hidden Agenda Function
PoLR vs Role vs Hidden Agenda
Hidden agenda musing of SLIs and SLEs
Fi Hidden Agenda
Fi Hidden Agenda of ISTps
Hidden Agenda of ISTps and ENFps
Ti Hidden Agenda
Ti Hidden Agenda of INFps
Ti Hidden Agenda of ISFps
Fe Hidden Agenda
Fe Hidden Agenda of ESTps
Te Hidden Agenda of ENFps
Ni Hidden Agenda
Si Hidden Agenda
Si Hidden Agenda in INTjs
Se Hidden Agenda in ENTjs
Se Hidden Agenda in ENFjs
"Point of Least Resistance" aka Vulnerable Function
Notes: Point of least resistance (PoLR) is also called vulnerable or painful function. It contains the information aspect that directly opposes the workings of one's creative function. It is also of opposite E/I-version of "Hidden Agenda" (e.g. if one's Hidden Agenda is Fi, then Fe will be the PoLR). Correspondingly, information relayed on this element has the reverse effect of activating function - it deactivates, demobilizes, slows, bores, or shuts one down. Vulnerable function is considered to be 1-dimensional, encompassing only the parameter of experience.
Important to note: Even though there are two sociotypes that share the same PoLR, it will be expressed somewhat differently for each type i.e. the Ne-PoLR of LSI will not manifest quite in the same was as the Ne-PoLR of ESI. Thus it is more appropriate to discuss the PoLR of each type separately rather than treating them in the same manner. If you are reading about Ne-PoLR of LSI it should not be assumed that all of it translates in exactly same manner to the Ne-PoLR of ESI. These types are part of different chains of supervision and benefit in socionics and have different types influencing their PoLRs.
Explain your PoLR with examples thread
How do you cope with your PoLR?
Examples of PoLR "Hits"
Subtypes and PoLR
Duality and PoLR
Common PoLR Fallacies
PoLR: greatest strength or greatest weakness?
PoLR vs Role vs Hidden Agenda
PoLR and Quadra identification
General discussion of Fe Polr
Examples of INTp Fe PoLR remarks
ISTps and Fe PoLR
General discussion of Te Polr
IEI Extroverted Thinking Polr
General discussion of Se Polr
Se polr of INFjs
Se Polr vs Se Creative
INFjs switching to Se PoLR
Ne PoLR of ISTj
General discussion of Ne Polr
ESI/LSI Ne PoLR differences
Ne PoLR vs Ne Ignoring
Theory of Ne PoLR
General discussion of Fi Polr
General discussion of Ti Polr
SEEs what do you think of Ti-types?
Ti PoLR in ENFp
General discussion of Si Polr
Si Polr vs Si Role
ENFj Si Polr and Se hidden agenda
Si PoLR of EIEs
Si PoLR of LIEs
What is annoying to Si Polr?
General discussion of Ni Polr
Ni polr in ESFjs
Ni polr in ESTjs
Ti and Te PoLRs
Fe and Fi PoLRs
Te PoLR vs Fe PoLR
Examples of Ti and Ne PoLR
Minimalist supervision descriptions
The supervisor notices the weakness of supervisee in the PoLR function.
ESFj on ISTp: "can't behave properly and never wants to do anything"
ENTp on ISTj: "logical but no imagination, no lateral thinking, would be lost without an instruction manual"
INTj on ENFp: "lots of crazy, inconsistent ideas, always on the move but in all directions"
ISFp on ENFj: "too restless and is all to no good purpose, at the same time is hopeless with real work"
ENFj on INTp: "has no idea what impression s/he's making on others, hopeless"
ESTp on INTj: "intelligent perhaps but no backbone and unfit for the real world"
ISTj on ESFp: "makes absolutely no sense, totally chaotic, a loose cannon"
INFp on ESFj: "says and does a lot without ever getting anywhere"
ENTj on INFp: "lots of lofty goals but clueless as to how to get there, lives in dream world"
ESFp on INFj: "too nice, no backbone, unfit for the real world"
ISFj on ESTp: "how can anyone trust them?"
INTp on ESTj: "rushes into doing things without knowing where to go"
ESTj on ISFp: "lazy and can't do anything right"
ENFp on ISFj: "set on their ways, without imagination, or always expecting the worst"
INFj on ENTp: "how can anyone trust them?"
ISTp on ENTj: "too restless and is all to no good purpose, at the same time is hopeless with real work"