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      helinlin20171116

    • September 20, 2014 5:29:19 PM PDT
    • This is the section on the inferior functions ("oppositions") of dominant introverted sensation from the book "Jung's Compass of Psychological Types" by James Graham Johnston.


      “[dominant] Introverted Sensation vs. [inferior] Extraverted Thinking or Feeling
      A person oriented to introverted sensation is often an artist or musician for she has a finely honed sense of the drama and beauty of perceptions. Her opposing shadow type [inferior function] could be extraverted intuition but more likely will be one of the extraverted rational functions. If extraverted thinking is the repressed type, than she will resist attention to practical problem-solving, much like the shadow type of introverted feeling. If extraverted feeling is the shadow type, then she will struggle with relating to others, much like the shadow type to introverted thinking.

      Georgia O’Keeffe, the quiet, aloof, intensive and mysterious artist, interpreting the lively impressions of nature in bold and engaging art, plays the role of aesthethic sensation – reinterpreting accurate perceptions as enigmatic images. Normally, the shadow is opposite on the compass, but Georgia represents a crossover type. Oriented in two directions, it is often too flexible to be adequately opposed by the other crossover receptive [‘perception’: N or S] type, extraverted intuition, played by Andrew Carnegie. The two have much in common.

      Because introverted sensation and extraverted intuition sometimes appear together as lead and auxiliary pairs (Steve Jobs and Cocoa Channel are possible examples) and because they do not form the stark contrast of opposites that occur for other types, we will use the extraverted rational types represented by Darwin [extraverted thinking] and Queen Elizabeth I [extraverted feeling] for the shadow’s opposition.^Ft.41

      Ft.41 (Footnote 41): Empirical experience with the Gifts Compass Inventory (CGI) [author’s own personality type test like the MBTI or Gray-Wheelwright-Winer Type Indicator] has confirmed that the shadow types for introverted sensation very often are either extraverted thinking or extraverted feeling.


      Table 7-7 Si Opposed by Te or Fe
      Orientations of
      Si: Intensive Innervations ; Te or Fe: Extensive Order or Norms
      Comments on Orientation: The lead [dominant function] is intensively observant of special perceptions that ignite the archetypal embers; the shadow type wants her to be more oriented to the outward order of things.

      Attitudes of
      Si: Apprehend Innvervations ; Te or Fe: Perceive Order or Norms
      Comments on Attitudes: The lead inwardly moves from one intensive innervation to the next, seeking to more fully grasp it; the shadow type urges her to come back to the real outer world and to grasp the order of the things there.

      Functional Roles of
      Si: Aesthetic Sensation ; Te or Fe: Constructive Thinking or Social Feeling
      Comments on Functional Role: The lead is content to apprehend the innervations, to break in their aesthetic thrill; the shadow type beckons her to construct some order or affirm some standard out of her perceptions.

      Substances of
      Si: Inner Perceptions ; Te or Fe: Outer Thoughts or Valuations
      Comments on Substance: The lead is forever at work with her inner perceptions - it is the stuff that is most real to her; the shadow type wants her to work more with the stuff of outer thought or valuations.

      Focuses of
      Si: Holistic Innverations; Te or Fe: Particular Order or Norms
      Comments on Focus: The lead enjoys seeing her innervations holistically - she is caught up in whole enticing image derived from particular perceptions; the shadow type wants her to focus more practically on some particular order or norm derived from those perceptions.


      Extreme Introverted Sensation
      The case of introverted sensation is unusual because it is oriented simultaneously to the inner and outer object. Functionally, it orients to the outer object of the world at large, but the introverted attitude overrides that orientation, sweeping libido to the inner object of archetypal images.

      Thus the penchant of an extreme introverted sensation attitude, like introverted intuition, is to identify too much with the contents of the collective unconscious. The composite substance - the primary material - consists of perceptions of the outer object as they are transformed by the enlivened patina of images from the unconscious. In the extreme, the individual loses the ability to differentiate the perceived object form the object in her imagination.

      '. . . the subject [individual] has an illusory conception of reality, which in pathological cases goes so far that he is no longer able to distinguish between the real object and subjective perception (CW 6, paragraph 651).'

      The individual becomes increasingly isolated and alienated from the world at large as the ego identity aligns with the inner object. The suppression of rational functions enable free reign in the inner life of fantastic innervations. Perceptions of the world at large can be transformed into a divine comedy.

      'Actually he lives in a mythological world, where men, animals, locomotives, houses, rivers, and mountains appear either as benevolent deities or as malevolent demons . . . if he remains faithful to his irrationality, and is ready to grant his sensations reality value, the objective world will appear a mere make-believe and a comedy (CW 6, paragraph 653).'

      The shadow types that often arise to oppose this extreme attitude are the extraverted rational types, engendering symptoms of neurosis similar to those for other extreme attitudes. If extraverted thinking plays the role of shadow type, it engages a weakly developed thinking that deprecates everything that the introverted sensation values: 'These paintings are nothing but foolishness; no one will ever like your work.' If extraverted feeling is suppressed, the weakly developed feeling manifests as a repelling irritability - grumpy, picky, and faultfinding. 'I am fed up with the hordes of people admiring my work; they are obtuse and without refined tastes.'

      Jung assumed that extraverted intuition would be the most suppressed type. If extraverted intuition plays the role of the shadow type, it engenders '. . . shadowy, sordid, dangerous possibilities lurking in the background' (CW 6, paragraph 654). They would generate a compulsion neurosis, producing compulsive and perverse ideas. 'The snakes may get me if I go out to the canyon tomorrow to paint.'"

    • May 22, 2013 9:58:51 PM PDT
    • "7. The Introverted Sensation Type

      The priority of introverted sensation produces a definite type, which is characterized by certain peculiarities. It is an irrational type, inasmuch as its selection among occurrences is not primarily rational, but is guided rather [p. 501] by what just happens. Whereas, the extraverted sensation-type is determined by the intensity of the objective influence, the introverted type is orientated by the intensity of the subjective sensation-constituent released by the objective stimulus. Obviously, therefore, no sort of proportional relation exists between object and sensation, but something that is apparently quite irregular and arbitrary judging from without, therefore, it is practically impossible to foretell what will make an impression and what will not. If there were present a capacity and readiness for expression in any way commensurate with the strength of sensation, the irrationality of this type would be extremely evident. This is the case, for instance, when the individual is a creative artist. But, since this is the exception, it usually happens that the characteristic introverted difficulty of expression also conceals his irrationality. On the contrary, he may actually stand out by the very calmness and passivity of his demeanour, or by his rational self-control. This peculiarity, which often leads the superficial judgment astray, is really due to his unrelatedness to objects. Normally the object is not consciously depreciated in the least, but its stimulus is removed from it, because it is immediately replaced by a subjective reaction, which is no longer related to the reality of the object. This, of course, has the same effect as a depreciation of the object. Such a type can easily make one question why one should exist at all; or why objects in general should have any right to existence, since everything essential happens without the object. This doubt may be justified in extreme cases, though not in the normal, since the objective stimulus is indispensable to his sensation, only it produces something different from what was to be surmised from the external state of affairs. Considered from without, it looks as though the effect of the object [p. 502] did not obtrude itself upon the subject. This impression is so far correct inasmuch as a subjective content does, in fact, intervene from the unconscious, thus snatching away the effect of the object. This intervention may be so abrupt that the individual appears to shield himself directly from any possible influence of the object. In any aggravated or well-marked case, such a protective guard is also actually present. Even with only a slight reinforcement of the unconscious, the subjective constituent of sensation becomes so alive that it almost completely obscures the objective influence. The results of this are, on the one hand, a feeling of complete depreciation on the part of the object, and, on the other, an illusory conception of reality on the part of the subject, which in morbid cases may even reach the point of a complete inability to discriminate between the real object and the subjective perception. Although so vital a distinction vanishes completely only in a practically psychotic state, yet long before that point is reached subjective perception may influence thought, feeling, and action to an extreme degree, in spite of the fact that the object is clearly seen in its fullest reality. Whenever the objective influence does succeed in forcing its way into the subject -- as the result of particular circumstances of special intensity, or because of a more perfect analogy with the unconscious image -- even the normal example of this type is induced to act in accordance with his unconscious model. Such action has an illusory quality in relation to objective reality, and therefore has a very odd and strange character. It instantly reveals the anti-real subjectivity of the type, But, where the influence of the object does not entirely succeed, it encounters a benevolent neutrality, disclosing little sympathy, yet constantly striving to reassure and adjust. The too-low is raised a little, the too-high is made a little lower; the enthusiastic is damped, the [p. 503] extravagant restrained; and the unusual brought within the 'correct' formula: all this in order to keep the influence of the object within the necessary bounds. Thus, this type becomes an affliction to his circle, just in so far as his entire harmlessness is no longer above suspicion. But, if the latter should be the case, the individual readily becomes a victim to the aggressiveness and ambitions of others. Such men allow themselves to be abused, for which they usually take vengeance at the most unsuitable occasions with redoubled stubbornness and resistance. When there exists no capacity for artistic expression, all impressions sink into the inner depths, whence they hold consciousness under a spell, removing any possibility it might have had of mastering the fascinating impression by means of conscious expression. Relatively speaking, this type has only archaic possibilities of expression for the disposal of his impressions; thought and feeling are relatively unconscious, and, in so far as they have a certain consciousness, they only serve in the necessary, banal, every-day expressions. Hence as conscious functions, they are wholly unfitted to give any adequate rendering of the subjective perceptions. This type, therefore, is uncommonly inaccessible to an objective understanding and he fares no better in the understanding of himself.

      Above all, his development estranges him from the reality of the object, handing him over to his subjective perceptions, which orientate his consciousness in accordance with an archaic reality, although his deficiency in comparative judgment keeps him wholly unaware of this fact. Actually he moves in a mythological world, where men animals, railways, houses, rivers, and mountains appear partly as benevolent deities and partly as malevolent demons. That thus they, appear to him never enters his mind, although their effect upon his judgments and acts can bear no other interpretation. He judges and acts as [p. 504] though he had such powers to deal with; but this begins to strike him only when he discovers that his sensations are totally different from reality. If his tendency is to reason objectively, he will sense this difference as morbid; but if, on the other hand, he remains faithful to his irrationality, and is prepared to grant his sensation reality value, the objective world will appear a mere make-belief and a comedy. Only in extreme cases, however, is this dilemma reached. As a rule, the individual acquiesces in his isolation and in the banality of the reality, which, however, he unconsciously treats archaically.

      His unconscious is distinguished chiefly by the repression of intuition, which thereby acquires an extraverted and archaic character. Whereas true extraverted intuition has a characteristic resourcefulness, and a 'good nose' for every possibility in objective reality, this archaic, extraverted intuition has an amazing flair for every ambiguous, gloomy, dirty, and dangerous possibility in the background of reality. In the presence of this intuition the real and conscious intention of the object has no significance; it will peer behind every possible archaic antecedent of such an intention. It possesses, therefore, something dangerous, something actually undermining, which often stands in most vivid contrast to the gentle benevolence of consciousness. So long as the individual is not too aloof from the object, the unconscious intuition effects a wholesome compensation to the rather fantastic and over credulous attitude of consciousness. But as soon as the unconscious becomes antagonistic to consciousness, such intuitions come to the surface and expand their nefarious influence: they force themselves compellingly upon the individual, releasing compulsive ideas about objects of the most perverse kind. The neurosis arising from this sequence of events is usually a compulsion neurosis, in which the hysterical characters recede and are obscured by symptoms of exhaustion. [p. 505]"

    • November 14, 2012 3:20:18 AM PST
    • ISFJ
      Introverted Sensing with Feeling

      People with ISFJ preferences are extremely dependable and devotedly accept responsibilities beyond the call of duty.They have a complete, realistic, and practical respect for the facts.When they see from the facts that something needs to be done, they pause to think about it. If they decide that action will be helpful, they accept the responsibility.They can remember and use any number of facts, but want them all accurate.

      They like everything clearly stated. Their private reactions are often vivid and intense, and sometimes quite unpredictable to others.These private reactions seldom show in their faces, and even when dealing with a crisis, they can look calm and composed. Not until you know them very well do you discover that behind their outer calm they are looking at things from an intensely individual angle, often a delightfully humorous one. When ISFJs are “on duty” and dealing with the world, however, their behavior is sound and sensible. ISFJs are thorough, painstaking, hard-working, and patient with particulars and procedures. They can and will do the “little” things that need to be done to carry a project to completion.Their perseverance tends to stabilize everything with which they are connected.They do not enter into things impulsively, but once in, they are very hard to distract or discourage.They do not quit unless experience convinces them they are wrong.

      ISFJs often choose careers where they can combine their careful observation and their caring for people, as in the health professions. Other fields attractive to ISFJs are teaching, office work, and occupations that provide services or personal care. ISFJs show their feeling preference in their contacts with the world.They are kind, sympathetic, tactful, and genuinely concerned; traits that make them very supportive to persons in need.

      Because of their concern for accuracy and organization, ISTJs often move into supervisory roles. If they are in charge of something, their practical judgment and appreciation of what works make them conservative and consistent.They take care to collect the facts necessary to support their evaluations and decisions.As they gain experience, they compare the present problem to past situations.

      For an ISFJ, problems may arise if their judgment is not developed. If their feeling preference remains undeveloped, they will not be effective in dealing with the world. They may instead retreat, becoming silently absorbed in their inner reactions to sense-impressions. Then nothing of value is likely to come out.Another potential problem is that they tend to be somewhat suspicious of imagination and intuition and not take it seriously
      enough.

      Inferior function (Ne)
      Triggers for the Inferior Function
      • Issues of reality
      • Anything unknown
      • Overdoing their own type

      Forms of the Grip Experience
      • Loss of control over facts and details
      • Impulsiveness
      • Catastrophizing

      Ways of Returning to Equilibrium
      • Need to hit bottom
      • Being taken seriously by others
      • Being helped with overwhelming details

      New Knowledge
      • Broadened perspective
      • Clarified values
      • Flexibility in relationships

      Source: Was That Really Me?: How Everyday Stress Brings Out Our Hidden Personality