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    Default Wave Theory Of Type Dynamics

    The Wave Theory of Type Dynamics is from MBTI. It states that people evolve each function one at a time, until all functions become conscious and differentiated from each other.

    During the process, they can look like another type. It depends on which function they're currently focusing on.

    ENFJ was given as an example:


    Age
    1-12mo 1-3yrs 3-6yrs 6-12yrs 12-20yrs 20-35yrs 35-50yrs 50-70yrs 70-80yrs
    Focus
    ei dom aux-1 aux-2 tertiary transition inferior differentiation individuation
    Resembles extrovert ENFJ INFJ ENFP ESFJ
    ESFP
    ENTJ
    ENTP
    ISTJ
    ISTP
    ??

    translating this into socionics:

    Age
    1-12mo 1-3yrs 3-6yrs 6-12yrs 12-20yrs 20-35yrs 35-50yrs 50-70yrs 70-80yrs
    Focus
    ei base (Fe) creative (Ni) creative inverse (Ne) mobilizing (Se) transition
    (Te)
    suggestive
    (Ti)
    differentiation individuation
    Resembles extrovert ENFj INFp ENFp ESFj
    ESFp
    ENTj
    ENTp
    ISTp
    ISTj
    ??


    So an ENFj in socionics could look like a ENTj - ENTp mix, during their 20's. They'd be focused on extroverted thinking more than extroverted feeling (which would be already well understood by that point)

    Just something to think about.

    Here's another example, using ISTp:


    Age
    1-12mo 1-3yrs 3-6yrs 6-12yrs 12-20yrs 20-35yrs 35-50yrs 50-70yrs 70-80yrs
    Focus
    ei base (Si) creative (Te) creative inverse (Ti) mobilizing (Fi) transition
    (Ni)
    suggestive
    (Ne)
    differentiation individuation
    Resembles introvert ISTp ESTj ISTj ISFp
    ISFj
    INFp
    INFp
    ENFj
    ENFp
    ??

    So an ISTp would have a similar Se ability to ISTjs by age 12, but wouldn't develop extroverted intuition until well into adulthood

    Also, you can see how ENFjs by age 20 are focusing on Te, while ISTps have already covered Te as children. The Te of an ENFj would therefore be primitive compared to the Te of an average ISTp, at the same age.

    Likewise ENFjs would have a serious advantage over ISTps in intuition, by adulthood they'd have the ability to foresee problems in a way ISTps could only dream about.
    Last edited by ConcreteButterfly; 04-27-2015 at 03:08 AM.

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    Id think that the developing functions get implemented, but the active ego functions will still outshine them in usage.

    So a mature adult EIE can start to exhibit a grasp on Ti and have it show in their speech/actions, but I wouldnt think theyd appear like an LSI unless you just managed to never see anything else. Plus someone else that age who is LSI would have a remarkably crisper handling on the topic.

    I do believe they develop with age, from my experience with kids and my sense of logic dictating that practice makes perfect, but appearing as a different type I would suggest is something more akin to a shallow social mask.
    I would say that ethically you are still supposed to act as if you have unilateral responsibility; but simultaneously you have to be able to see the other as a fully autonomous, free, aware person.

    Medicalizing social problems has the additional benefit of rendering society not responsible for those social ills. If it’s a disease, it’s nobody’s fault. Yay empiricism.

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