Explanation of the Opposition Model
This thread will give you an explanation of how I formulated the conceptions that became the opposition model that is influenced from Jung's book: Psychological Types. Most of you would notice the dramatic exclusion of the 3rd and 4th function of socionics to a downgraded 7th and 8th. This isn't that dramatic of a change taking into account the opposition model's order is actually based on *strength* and *usage*. Carl Jung had stated that if feeling was most predominant than thinking would be the most suppressed. This fundamental also applies to sensation and intuition as well. Therefore, if the first function is feeling then the logical choice for the last choice should be thinking. Also, the weakest function must also share the same basis of introversion or extraversion as the first, since there is already a procedure for that same process. For example, if extraverted perceiving is already in usage with extraverted intuition than there would be no need for extraverted sensing to be included any part in the extraverted perceiving formula. This model also explains why the duality and the quadras work. For example, an ENFp shares the exact same 4 conscious (1 to 4) of an ISTp, which are , , , . The only difference is that the order is reversed and the simple fact that the conscious functions are identical indicates why these types are duals. This applies to the quadras as well and the delta quadra shares the conscious functions of , , , . Jung had argued that an introverted is unconsciously extraverted and vice versa. Therefore, this theory supports that statement because the unconscious functions (5 to 8) are simply the introverted or extraverted counterpart of the primary conscious functions. This would mean that an ENTj is unconsciously INTj or an ESTp is unconsciously ISTp and vice versa. It is highly probable for one individual to confuse their 8th function or 7th function to be prominent and used widely. This is only a confusion between the task and the style. For example is is possible for an ENXp to believe he/she has strong extraverted sensing where in reality they are stating that they have strong extraverted perceiving and confusing their extraverted intuition for extraverted sensing and vice versa. Most of this misinterpretation arises where an ESXp believes that they have strong intuition, since they are excellent at formulating ideas, however if the conceive of an idea it is an idea based on sensation, since EXXp's have a natural talent to improvise ideas as I recall Dmitri Lytov stating. Misinterpretation could arise when an EXTj believes their extraverted feeling is stronger when in reality it is extraversion in general and not extraverted feeling that is linked to friendliness and a gregarious demeanor.