(happy Father's Day!! I love you Dad.)
Lately I've noticed a trend... Which leads me to ask this question:
Do you think that subtype is a "learned behavior," i.e. developed through familial/close interactions/quadra atmosphere..?
I'll use my family as an example to illustrate the hypothesis, b/c it's representative of what I've noticed in several other families:
My family is Beta/Gamma. 4 betas, 1 gamma.
Mom = Se-ESTp
Dad = Se-ISFj
Older Bro = Ti-ESTp
me = Ni-ENFj
Younger Bro = Ni-INFp
How this plays out:
My Dad's been a banker since before I was born. He works with almost all Gammas... I've noticed that the ppl he hires are almost uniformly Gammas... I've been brought up primarily in this Gamma 'banking world.' E.g. the events my family attends, the ppl who visit with us, etc.
My father's always placed a high value on--and praised me for--Ni, (his hidden agenda,) but devalued Fe to the point of discouraging it... (My Mom, on the other hand, loves Fe and encourages it.)
Thus the atmosphere in which I grew up was conflicted with regard to how to respond to Fe--sometimes it rewarded expression of it (Mom sometimes it didn't (Dad and his banking friends, who were a big part of how i formed my values.)
What I'm wondering is --your opinion: did these familial/environmental factors make my Ni subtype as strong as it is..?
Or do you suppose that subtype is native, i.e. I was born with it..? If not, what do you think contributed to this strong Ni subtype..?
(I'm hypothesizing that one is born with a distinct Sociotype, but subtype--I'm not sure.)
Perhaps needless to remind you, this question is much broader than the specific case, b/c it speaks to how subtype is 'made.' That's what I'm interested in... Not a debate about other bs.