Multipart, I'm not going to put all of this in one post.
Using the code tag to cut off comments from the main thesis.
This may be difficult reading for some. I would like to know your opinions of what I have written. If you seem to be having trouble understanding, ask me and I will try to help you understand more clearly.Code:Cross typed individuals, as people who experience personality functions that exist in even polarity to each other, are witness to what Carl Jung, the psychology of depth pioneer, called "the collective unconscious". The fact of their existence in a unipolar personasphere connotates several distinguishing inner-personal characteristics as mechanisms of adjustment to a society that by in large does not share their experience. These are the characteristics of gestaltia, non sequitur, impulsivity, and archetypal appraisal. The first characteristic, gestaltia, is exhibited by those individuals whose extroverted and introverted functions are of equal polarity, and not present in the ego. This personality, the gestalt person, experiences a misidentification of the subject (the source of psychic energy, in the Jungian form) with the object. (the focus) The gestalt person sees their thought in the words and deeds of others, viewing every other person as a distinct aspect of their own psyche. This is not to say, however, that the gestalt person does not feel the need for acceptance by others; quite the contrary, the gestalt person looks to the group for self-identity. Lacking an inner sense of self, the gestalt person places an acute sense of importance upon meeting the needs and expectations of their group. They will often act as the "devil's advocate", repeating the directives and purposes of the group to its members when there is disagreement among them. This restatement is not only on behalf of the group; for the ensuing argument will allow each side of its political spectrum to make its view known, individual by individual. This debate serves as a problem solving process for the gestalt person: the individual egos within the group function as the competing forces within the gestalt personality. Thus the person of the group and the gestalt individual are and remain the same, and the growth of the group corresponds to the growth of the individual. This largess of personality naturally lends itself to sustained exhaultation of the ego: the survival of the group becomes dependent upon the survival of the gestalt person. This line of reasoning lends itself to motive purification measures within the group by its own members, as the natural interest in each individual within the group by the gestalt person exhaults a truely charismatic aura and deep rapport between the gestalt person and the other members. As the group becomes increasingly aware of its social environment--and of its enemies in purpose--its mission becomes increasingly specialized and inflexible. The gestalt person correspondingly emerges as an uneven force within it, more deeply determined to sustain theirs and the group's survival than ever. The natural outcome of this elimination of alternatives in the gestalt mind is the elimination of dissenting individuals from the group; therefore the inevitable decline of the group corresponds to the decline of the influence and person of the gestalt individual as the social environment invariably voids the increasingly specialized functioning and relevance of both. The second characteristic is possessed by those individuals whose sensate and intuitive psychological functions are in equal polarity, and therefore not present in the ego. An individual whose sensate and intuitive functions are operative in a master-slave pairing (subordinating the one in favor of the other) would suggest that the experience of the iso-polar person is one of crossed functions, postulating the existence of the functions in the personality on the condition that they interpret the psychic information normally (defining "normal" as pertaining to the basic 16 types) reserved to their partner. This is the principle of crossed function. Without the postulate of crossed function, the experience of the iso-polar functions is unintelligible to personalities whose functions are normal. The experience of an individual whose sensate and intuitive functions are iso-polar can be thought of as "lighthearted" or "nonserious". For this reason we use the latin "non seqitur" (without logic) to discribe this condition. The non sequitur personality exists in a middle state between sensation dominance and intuitive dominance, allowing neither a decisive role in decision making. The non sequitur experiences reality, but does not rely on it as a means of living. Nor does the non sequitur engage in the abstract reality of intuitive possibility. The non sequitur chooses instead to allow the unconscious to mold their decision making, allowing themselves to float in what can only be described as willed oblivion from one situation to the next. The experience of the non-sequitur is the experience of society as a whole, punctuated by trends and styles, and governed by the needs of the times. Past experiences and future possiblities are of little concern to the non-sequitur, for in their experience the future is unpredictable and the past framed by events beyond anyone's control. The role of the non-sequitur is to help society come to terms with the inexplicable and at times disconcerting nature of change, and to align people in harmony with their changing environments.
EDIT: *Doink*, forgot megalomania. I need a better word for it though. Maybe gestalt?
EDIT: (Feb 05 2006) Added description of the gestalt trait. Will revise for consistency of flow later.