I've deduced the motivations of immanent people. They vary depending on their level. At the highest level is self-restraint and a sense of minding one's own business, descending to self-enslaving devotion to a person or cause at the lowest level. Understanding the use of high dimensionality functions to process the intensity of the perceptions which drive immanent thought is key to understanding the phenomenon.
- 1st level immanents are oriented towards the past. They believe heavily in causes which they adopt without really thinking about them. They are deeply devoted and deeply desire love, which they see devotion to their cause -- always oriented to the betterment of loved ones -- as proof of. They are internally dominated by the image of cultural heroes past. Preserving the purity of their commitment to the virtues of these figures is paramount. Life to these persons is a continuous chain of pressures which threatens to overwhelm their ability to remain virtuous. Perspectives on how to sustain virtue as such fall into two main categorical approaches, the non-violent, inclusive approach ("concordancy") and the use of violence and ill-will ("discordancy"). This dichotomy is key in the other levels as well.
- 2nd level immanents are oriented towards the present. Their chief motive is immediate control. Concordants of this type are concerned with the matter of establishing control over others without violence. Discordants, in contrast, may be driven to terrific violence to put the absolute rule of their favored philosophies in place. 2nd level immanents are action oriented, and give little thought to their future. Their higher level functions are oriented towards the expansion of material control, not unlike a state security apparatus. Their emotions seesaw between extremes of jubilant euphoria and self-satisfaction and deep anxiety.
- 3rd level immanents are oriented towards the future. To secure the future, they require power. Power is the ability to punish and reward. To these people, power situations are everywhere -- their higher level functions perceive a matrix of power situations feeding into each other. They are short tempered and given to insensitivity. The concordant among them try to understand the peaceful exchange of power, often through carrot and stick approaches. The discordant perspective, in contrast, is given to the use of fear and triangulation to enhance its power position. 3rd level immanents project authority when debating, particularly if they feel comfortable in their power position. Discordants in the set may speak with such self-assurance as to spell-bind admirers and detractors alike, driving them into a frenzy which has the effect of further elevating their stature. The great demagogues belong to this set.
- 4th level immanents, like the non-immanent, are oriented to the hereafter. They stand apart from the hostility of the lower levels. Nowhere more evident is the peace of this group than in the comradery of the elderly, who are like to defend their peers against the recriminations of the young even across political lines. This group is the most cohesive of the castes, ever debating and having amongst itself a shared willingness to abide by the consensus of the group (although they may seek to obscure this agreement in public, to obtain the favor of the lower casts). The concordant in this group take the role of therapists, counseling their peers to remain strong in spite of disappointments inflicted by the lower casts, where the discordants play the role of someday dictators, aspiring to absolute rule but waiting for circumstances to explicitly favor them. They believe in love and try hard to prove to their peers that they are not want for control, or power, apart from what their peers want for them. They pride themselves in their ability to rise above petty rivalries and look to a common future that is better for all. They disdain power and respect individual choice and freedom. Where denizens of the lower casts may on occasion look to the hereafter as an escape from their self-blighted existences, persons at the fourth level imagine the hereafter as exactly that: a place where their troubled brethren feel free at last to be like them. Achievement of this utopia on earth is a key motivation for them, and is their primary point of disagreement. It is not for themselves that they seek this relief, as they lack no shortage in self-faith, but for the lower casts. This grandiose goal inspires all manner of sweeping ideologies, the contest of which is the catalyst for human history. The bickering is constant, each seeing the flaws in the others' ever imperfect ideologies, the falsehoods and delusions consorting with the truth as befits the ego of the creator, the lower casts' imperfect adjustments acting as the writ of favor amongst them.