When I was reading about the developmental stages...it sounded like we will go to individuation as our first step, and then sometimes people progress to developing their polarity.
It almost makes it sound like that's the pinnacle of development....to reach the balance that polarity brings to our more conscious functions.
However, I feel like the polarization could be induced due to trauma, emotional, psychological, or perhaps longing to identify with a particular type of person.
Is it still really considered a good development thing then if you never really had much of an individuation happen? If somebody tries to be all things to all people from an early age?
Basically, I think we could be looking at people who outwardly may appear similar and hard to type because the development of the functions seem more balanced...but what if it's caused by other mechanisms....i.e. falsification of type vs. natural maturation/progression?
Xena - This is very informative! I was telling Jelle on Discord...
I think she was right about NeFi for you. You seem to lack some of the down sides of Ne as a lead function, as curbed through development. But your psychology still has the narrative of a Pe-lead, which is interesting. *archives NeFi-Si into memory*
Interesting..thanks @auburn (trying to figure out how to link...and the user link button didn't work).
The Te thing has been so confusing....and I think why so many people have typed me SiTe right off the bat in socionics.. Apparently I give off a lot of Te vibes, but I think it's not as nuanced as it is in people that I believe to be Te users. I can't delegate or do processes....and most business stuff makes me want to immediately run away.
And with age, I've had a lot of practice on working on things that were weaknesses....I've tried to compensate for. Things like being told I have no common sense... or that I need to work better on structuring my thoughts on paper...
And Si.... I love it. It's almost like that function that feels like going back to your mom's house because of how it made you feel as a child....nice, warm and safe. Now from what I've read about that function....it also feels internal body states...and I think that's how Si has always been present for me...very much so.
I have a hard time splitting out the Fi and Si though....they seem to go together... the feelings that things evoked (emotional not physical), seem like something to be in Fi's arena...yet they are associated to past experiences/people/places/objects.
I don't know if you'd want me to help with any descriptions for the NeFi-Si type....since I don't feel like a good representative of any type since I'm so blurry.
So looking a the levels of development specifically...and seeing if they relate to how I was typed...
Fi: Ego - Definitely! This is correct. However, perhaps due to enneagram motivated conflict avoidance, I don't stand out as individualistic as others.
Si: As was explained in the level of development, I relate to subconscious mostly. (this wasn't mentioned, but i feel internal body sensations incredibly well).
Te: Mostly subconscious, though I do like to ask a lot of why and figure things out.
Ne: A tiny bit of Ego, but mostly Conscious.
I don't feel like I'm that conscious of things.. I know I'm conscious of my failing to be able to generate possibilities when I want to say something witty... or my lack of being able to know how to be efficient, organized, and productive at work compared to a lot of others.