Recent discussions of beta Ni as "the intent or bid to avoid negative outcomes" has led me to question what its subfunctions are. I had previously asserted that the subfunctions of Ni were processors of ethics and sanity, however after having an internal dialogue over the subject last night, it seems to me that standards of ethics and sanity cannot be totally divorced from culture: right and wrong are moral judgments we make based on agreement of personal conduct with cultural expectation, in the same way that we make judgments on "proper" vs "rude" behavior. Thus there is a matter of the individual (or culture's) tolerance for the conduct which determines whether a thing is right or wrong, and as such, right and wrong must be ethical judgments declared by alpha Fe in accordance with alpha Fe attitudes.
Then properly, we say a person is "in the right" or "in the wrong" by their immediate behavioral choices, and "good" or "evil" as a factor of judging their motivations relative to our selected tolerance levels.
If ethical determinations are made by alpha Fe, then how is sanity asserted vs insanity?