A theory of mine, to illustrate the possible variation of psychological comfort/discomfort within a specified intertype relation.
I am calling the following charts "step charts," for lack of a better name (if you can think of one, let me know). The charts illustrate the degrees of psychological discomfort that may be present between a given type and another given type.
With each "step" taken along the chart, psychological discomfort increases. So for instance, 2 steps will be less psychologically uncomfortable than 4 steps.
Each intertype relation has a minimum level of discomfort, as well as a maximum, with possible degrees existing between these two extremes.
This is the template:
To illustrate, I will use the LII as the example (*gasp* she's not using IEE!):
Notice, Identity is the only relation in which there may exist as few as 0 steps of psychological discomfort. On the other end, Identical types may experience up to 4 degrees of discomfort:
Duals can range from 1 degree minimum to 5 degrees maximum discomfort:
Conflictors at their best may experience as few as 4 degrees of discomfort, and at their worst 8 degrees:
And so on and so forth.
So doing this for each of the intertype relations gives the following numbers:
Identity: 0-4 = 4 degrees of variation
Duality: 1-5 = 4 degrees of variation
Activity: 1-5 = 4 degrees of variation
Mirror: 2-6 = 4 degrees " "
Look-alike/Business: 1-3 = 2 degrees " "
Comparative/Kindred: 1-3 = 2 degrees " "
Semi-Dual: 2-4 = 2 degrees " "
Illusionary / Mirage: 2-4 = 2 degrees " "
Benefit: 2-4 = 2 degrees " "
Supervision: 3-5 = 2 degrees " "
Super-Ego: 2-6 = 4 degrees " "
Quasi-Identical: 3-5 = 2 degrees " "
Extinguishment/Contrary: 3-7 = 4 degrees " "
Conflictor: 4-8 = 4 degrees " "
So take Duality, for example: with a range of 1-5, it's no wonder that some Duals will hit it off right away, whereas other Duals will hardly notice each other or be able to stand each other.
Mirage and Semi-Duals, in comparison, may never be as comfortable as true Duality at its best; but they will also never experience the worst of Duality, either. No, for that matter, will they ever see the worst of Activity or Mirror, either.
Look-a-Like, Comparative, Mirage, and Semi-Dual, then, according to this chart, can all be considered relatively safe and stable relations. Look-a-Like and Comparative, especially, will be very safe bets, requiring little gamble.
Benefit and Supervision, according to these charts, should be quite stable, too. But, I'm not so sure on those. Maybe some tweaking would have to be done...the asymmetrical relations are always tricky.
Looking at the Opposing Quadra relations is interesting...Quasi-Identical, while it will never be a terribly comfortable relation being at best a 3, will nonetheless be a pretty stable one. Super-Egos will either get along quite well, or hardly at all. Extinguishment and Conflict are the very worst relations, as their minimum degrees of discomfort are high, with a wide range of variation making for very unstable and unpredictable interactions.