Post by Hrafn on Oct 25, 2018 21:29:49 GMT -5
OK, yeah, SiFe does seem to make the most sense for Paul Simon--I can totally see that now. Even earlier I noticed the huge amount of Si signals and also the Ji in the video I posted. I think the reviser quality sort of threw me off, but I guess that must be from the Ti. Also, it's interesting how some Pi-leads (like that Brian Williams guy in the SiTe thread) are very still, fixed-gazed and forward-facing, but others drift their heads and eyes around quite a bit. I think that sometimes confuses me a bit between Pi vs. Pe leads (especially with the new Pe baseline), even though Paul Simon is way more slow and sparing in his movements than any of the NeTi samples.
This gets at something I've been wondering about lately, and I think Alerith touched on it as well in her recent post. Let's suppose Tim Minchin joined the CT board, found out he was an NeTi and was wondering what to put on his profile for his development. Should he choose I-I-, because he has the ability to modulate his Fe into consciousness? Or should he choose I---, because his Fe only comes out during some interviews but not others? (and therefore isn't fully integrated into his personality...?) Or nowadays is it only meaningful to speak of function development in a situation-by-situation sense? But if that last one is the case then the concept somehow doesn't seem quite as useful.
I do remember the old video of Tim Minchin I had showed him more NeTi l---, I think. He modulates down to l--- sometimes, depending on the format of the interview, but is Directive in both styles.
If I understand right, it seems like CT is moving away from equating function development with the integration of a function's agenda into the ego. But if function development merely means "ability to modulate energy/vultology in certain situations" then it seems that a lot of people could potentially claim to have three or four conscious functions. For instance, I've noticed myself using clear Ti signals, e.g.
--when I'm in situations where I'm concerned about putting my foot in my mouth and offending someone
--when I'm trying to draw a verbal schematic of a situation rather than paint a verbal picture
--when I'm trying to stick to a particular narrative I've worked out ahead of time and avoid deviating from it.
And my tone and signals can become more Fe in other situations
--when I'm trying to project authority
--when I want to convince someone to take me serious
--when I'm debating or arguing with someone.
But I don't feel convinced that I can always use either Ti or Fe on command, or that they're always there right whenever they need to be, or that I'm not sometimes prone to blowing their judgments out of proportion.
So is it possible that function consciousness relates to when a particular function is modulated?--i.e. is this character around whenever they're needed, or are they merely a fairweather friend who shows up when the right combination of circumstances arises?