# Thread: Breakdown of differences between functional positions

1. ## Breakdown of differences between functional positions

Note: for purposes of this explanation I will be treating the functions as selected attitudes. In my view, the functions are essentially "selves" that we choose to use to deal with specific information, with the caveat of being limited by that "self's" ability to understand the information it perceives.

A function's most obvious limitation is in its capacity to resolve arguments by offering suitable ideas for filling in the gap between two opposing sides.

Strong functions: have full command of information
Weak functions: have limited command of information

Outer circuit strong functions: look for common ground, and are confident they can find it.

Outer circuit weak functions: use the example of strong functions if available, otherwise agree to disagree.

Inner circuit strong functions: probe for weaknesses in the opposition's argument, trying to identify circumstances wherein the opposition's argument does not hold. These functions concentrate on persuading and debate.

Inner circuit weak functions: try to justify the condemnation of the opposition's argument. They are functions of war.

2. Mental track functions: are able to process control without transitioning between circuits.
Vital track functions: transition between circuits when processing control.

The impulse to avoid transitioning between circuits (eg. from responsible to irresponsible states of mind and back again) constrains the processing of the vital track functions to the immediately personal.

A function is on the same track with respect to either circuit. (e.g. both gamma and beta Ni are vital in the case of Alpha NTs and Gamma SFs).

3. Originally Posted by Mimosa Pudica
Tracks? Curcuits?

Could you explain?
a curcuit? who knows?

4. A track is a set of allowed trajectories for pieces of mass, energy or information, provided that Chuck Norris agrees

In circuits, you can't go backwards, unless you are Chuck Norris

SUZUKA CIRCUIT

5. The outer circuit is the function order described by model A with signs. (essentially, the outer circuit is "model A with signs") The inner circuit is the same order but signed differently, meaning process functions become result functions and vice-versa. The outer circuit is associated with responsible self-conduct, where the inner circuit is associated with irresponsible, impulsive self-conduct and is associated with the shadow archetype.

We're talking about Model B/functional revise.

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