# Thread: What's the reason for limited options second function

1. ## What's the reason for limited options second function

What I was wondering is the reason why the second function has to differ in "attitude" and in "rationality" from the first function.

I've read in Socionics that the reason is because function work in pairs.
In Jungs book however he states a different reason, it is because that function is able to exist next to the first and least non-compatible.

2. ## Re: What's the reason for limited options second function

Originally Posted by Jarno
it is because that function is able to exist next to the first and least non-compatible.
now bow down to the great Jung and listen to everything he says, I'm cereal.

3. it's for balance - taking in information and acting on it.

4. It's because one is implied by the other. An internal structure exists in a space. An external structure defines a space within it. A space has a structure. Actions within a space have internal relationships that define an internal structure.

For it not to be so would be like drawing an asterisk without any space between the lines that come out, or like drawing a square with no space in side it, or like drawing something that doesn't have an outside to it, or like to draw something where no relationships can exist between the elements at all, ever.

So basically, one implies the other. It's just simple geometry.

5. is it strange that i don't see the connection between psychology and geometrics...

6. Originally Posted by Jonathan
It's because one is implied by the other. An internal structure exists in a space. An external structure defines a space within it. A space has a structure. Actions within a space have internal relationships that define an internal structure.

For it not to be so would be like drawing an asterisk without any space between the lines that come out, or like drawing a square with no space in side it, or like drawing something that doesn't have an outside to it, or like to draw something where no relationships can exist between the elements at all, ever.

So basically, one implies the other. It's just simple geometry.
OMG, that makes so much sense!

Can I have a cookie now?

7. IMO it's because the IME-s (Which I believe you are referring to, not functions) form 4 by 4 structures in a person's psyche which can be represented by cubes. The cubes are aligned at the point of stability, point of lowest potential. In essence it's a consequence of laws of symmetry and energy laws. IMO that is.

8. I've thought in the past that the best type would be Te Se. Te Fi would also be quite good I think.

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