What are they used for? (functions 7 and 8).
What are they used for? (functions 7 and 8).
I suppose they can be "used" in that one is always aware of their Ignoring function, but pursues their base function instead, and similarly one can offer up their Demonstrative without reframing it in terms of their Creative (which is what normally happens).
I see them as complimenting your dual-seeking and hidden agenda functions respectively. Using your 7th can help bridge the gap of understanding between you and your dual and semi-dual, for one.
xLI - Personal philosophy - > Getting people on your level to do business
xEE - Personal influence - > Getting people on your team to make allies
xII - Personal outlooks - > Getting people aware of the future to acknowledge the ability to change
xSE - Personal territory - > Getting people to behave to create a controlled environment
xEI - Personal allies - > Getting people to be allies to increase your influence
xLE - Personal business - > Getting people to work together to understand their structure
xSI - Personal comfort - > Getting people to be comfortable to declare your territory
xIE - Personal abilities - > Getting people to acknowledge your abilities to change their outlooks(the future)
Limiting / Observing / Ignoring
(the words can be used interchangeably, so use them as such!)
LxE - Philosophy - > Observing the structure of people and situations to control its business
ExI - Influence - > Observing the influence of people and situations to control allies
IxE - Outlooks - > Observing the outlooks of people and situations to control their abilities
SxI - Territory - > Observing the territory of people and situations to control its suitability
ExE - Allies - > Observing the allies of people and situations to control your influence
LxI - Business - > Observing the business of people and situations to control its structure
SxE - Suitability - > Observing the suitability of people and situations to control the territory
IxI - Abilities - > Observing the abilities of people and situations to control the future
SEI = Ignoring Se = Base Si = aware of power structures and power plays, but preferring to not take part in them.
SEI = Demonstrative Fi = Creative Fe = aware of how actions impact relationships, and capable of forming right/wrong moral judgements of behaviour, but focuses on maintaining a relaxed, harmonious atmosphere that keeps people on good terms. Also inclined to discard judgements formed--why Fi PoLRs come across to Fi Demonstratives as "loveable assholes".
See how this is just a restatement of the SEI's ego functions? The Mediator can equally refer to either SiFe Ego or FiSe Id.
And what the hell does "suitability" even mean?
Definitely.See how this is just a restatement of the SEI's ego functions? The Mediator can equally refer to either SiFe Ego or FiSe Id.
However, the idea is to see how a type directs their Id toward Ego pursuits. This is for people who need to understand how it works, and what it looks like.
Also, types who have similar Creative/Demonstrative:
FPs are diplomatic.
TPs are resourceful.
FJs are socially controlling.
TJs are business-like.
Still trying to figure this one out. It encompasses comfort, "rightness", like good vibes about a situation.EDIT
And what the hell does "suitability" even mean?
imo these functions ARE used, but more rarely than Ego fctns, because they require the Ego (preferred) functions not to work at all in order to function.
It is said they're used under stress, I agree, they can also be deliberately used in situations that demand them, because the person has quite a good grasp of them, though the person dislikes them.
The Id is just as aware of the details and complexities of what's going on with its elements out there in the world, but prefers to handle them quickly and quietly, without talking or thinking too much about them. An LII, for example, will be quite good at improving the efficiency or productivity of a task (Te), and will do so if necessary, but gets really bored and even annoyed if people want to talk about it and focus attention on it too much. It's a bothersome task that he feels like he has to take care of before he gets back to the things he really cares about: his Ego functions.
In my view, 7 and 8 are elements that are, in terms of awareness, 'there' but not at the foreground of our thought. They heavily influence our subconscious. When brought to the forground by someone else, 7 is scoffed at as something that is superfluous and not worth spending energy on emphasizing, and 8 is regarded as obvious and was safely assumed. I think we see them as things that work themselves out because we always take care of it without thinking about it especially in the case of function 8. Function 7 is more or less something that is dismissed because it gets in the way of trying to pull out function 5 from wherever we can find it.
For example, EIE may dismiss the idea that they are are infringing on someone's personal boundarys. Everyone is just having fun, they don't mean it that way. They may sigh in response because they just see it as an irritation. They may wonder why people emphasize such an irrlevance.
OTOH, IEI are making the best of everyone's personal boundaries, and they already acted in a way that took that into consideration even though they didn't think about it. Their emotional engagement is more subdued and/or less frequent as a consequence, but more 'perfected' in the sense that all the details are taken care of. It's hard to even imagine an IEI or SEI making someone uncomfortable. So even if someone were to tell them they had to consider that, they wouldn't even take the statement seriously because it was so obvious and a complete non-issue. They might wonder why someone would bring up sosmething so obvious and ultimately not as high a priority anyway.
You may be right Azeroffs. I think 7th is called restricting exactly because it is used when one wants to restrict others from one's personal boundaries. 8th is more mysterious to me, because it is used sporadically with very much proficiency but its use seems to be chaotic. It's used to show to others that you actually CAN use that function imo, so that they are not mistaken about your self.
The use of the 8th in LSE for example requires his Si not to function, because two opposing Sensing functions cannot be used at the same time imo. So when he uses Ti as restrictive, he cannot use Te for that time.
Someone said sometimes it's difficult to see whether someone is beta ST or delta ST because both have very good grasping of all S and T functions and can use them with proficiency. I have used lots of Se and use it with proficiency though I clearly prefer Si and use it much more.
These functions are subconscious; you start talking about things related to them. Like, with my Ni, I've noticed that I'll start talking about events that happened in the past, in letters and such, making me demonstrate Ni. I sometimes can't help it, it's not conscious; this process creeps up at me; I don't really pay too much attention to it; but somehow it makes me sink in further into my Fi feelings, making me linger on my feelings more as they are related to events that are already past or will come. It makes me much more of an I than anything, so it would be healthy if I could avoid them. I would say for you, this is your Ti demo, you're analyzing the 7th and 8th functions, that's pretty Ti and by doing so, you're further introverting (thinking).
Here's another way that my Ni works so well, almost interchangeably with Ne. I can, without knowing how, get the time of the day in preparation of events down so precisely that it's unbelievable even to me. I don't have to look at a time or to rush.
Last edited by Maritsa; 03-30-2011 at 05:39 AM.
Dual type (as per tcaudilllg)
Enneagram 2w1sw(1w9) helps others to live up to their own standards of what a good person is and is very behind the scenes in the process.
Tritype 1-2-6 stacking sp/sx
I'm constantly looking to align the real with the ideal.I've been more oriented toward being overly idealistic by expecting the real to match the ideal. My thinking side is dominent. The result is that sometimes I can be overly impersonal or self-centered in my approach, not being understanding of others in the process and simply thinking "you should do this" or "everyone should follor this rule"..."regardless of how they feel or where they're coming from"which just isn't a good attitude to have. It is a way, though, to give oneself an artificial sense of self-justification. LSE
Best description of functions:
Theoretically speaking, the observing function should be a connection that feeds the leading function to determine and act with the leading function. It's as if your leading function is like a program that runs on the observing input. The observing function input would be somewhat shallow compared to the leading function processing and output from that processing.
I guess the demonstrative is like an unconscious programmer's hands that restructures how the leading function program processes the observing data, always being there influencing you in vast ways. Conceptually you don't want to focus on the demonstrative because its orientation to your preferred thinking is to observe and aid in creating something you feel will be above it in terms of quality of effect, and not to take command of what's created because the product will be inferior, so focusing on it seems pointless.
But that's strictly theoretical.
DS - Reading up on and maybe even practicing "light" mystical subjects like astrology or numerology to get a sense of what will happen in the future or higher meaning. Doing drugs for the mind-altering experience. Getting weird vibes about certain people and situations, or having weird dreams, maybe even "premonitions". Going to church and being religious, if ESFp, quoting Bible verses. Paranoia.
ESTp - HA - Keeping people at a distance, waiting for them to prove themselves. Surrounding yourself with eccentric or interesting characters. Being loud or offensive, emotional vulnerability, needing attention. Partying all the time(involves ), reacting aggressively & sharply, being a loner/loser. Appreciating affection or camaraderie. Duty/action love > verbal love.
i agree. i would argue that the absence of the non-ego functions explains their lack of prominence in the psyche better than any theory of them existing in a secondary capacity. the fact that it looks like a person is somewhat capable of using the ID functions is explained by the fact that these functions have things in common with the ego functions that allow them to be emulated by these.I don't think they're used. At best, I think people just attempt to emulate them through their ego fxns.
in short, they're a redundant postulate.
An ExTp accentuating is annoyingly loud, offensive and/or attention whore-ish. But that all stems from emotional vulnerability, if you got good friends and a good family, there's no need to be like that.
Beta is all about the range of personalities you can get a feel for. They're more likely to hang around people who stand out.
Not my standards, "signs" is more appropriate. There're a lot of things you perceive that you can't verbalize.