Identical Relation By: Robert Collopy & Silvia Buglio In the Identical relation, two individuals share a personality type. Identicals often do not realize their similarity right away. The attitudes are seen as normal processes of a human life, so acting upon these preferences does not cause alarm in the other person. The relationship is easy to maintain, but this can cause some disinterest. Not much communication needs to happen between Identicals for them to understand each other’s priorities. However, conversation flows freely because they can talk about shared process aspects of life with the same amount of confidence. They naturally give space to the other
Conflict Relation By: Robert Collopy & Silvia Buglio Relations of Conflict are defined by mutual disinterest and confusions of attitudes. Conflictors usually find each other’s disposition to be inappropriate and unnecessary. Their inherent differences encourage initial interest, and they attempt to help in each other’s lives. After all, a Conflictor takes over aspects of life where the other one is unsure. They try hard to find support in one another, but the closer they get, the quicker they realize their attitudes do not align. This relation inspires feelings of inferiority in each partner. The dominant function is the others’ insecurity, and the insecurity is the
Duality Relation By: Robert Collopy & Silvia Buglio The duality relation is the most compatible relationship between both partners. Duals incentivize each other’s growth in weak areas while feeling valued for their strengths. It’s easy to think a dual is good at life, but that’s only because they possess the confidence in aspects of life that are not shared. As you get closer to your dual, you realize your false idealization of them when they consistently do not attend to aspects of life that you regularly dominate. Duals both admire each other’s strengths and naturally teach each other how to navigate weaker priorities in life.
Carl Jung’s Core Philosophies in Relation to Attitudinal Psyche Carl G. Jung explained 8 cognitive functions in Psychological Types that influenced Isabella Myers and Katharine Briggs to produce the MBTI. The Attitudinal Psyche (AP) personality theory is often compared to the MBTI because both systems produce four letter types. However, AP’s focus on confidence sets it apart from MBTI, socionics, and similar typologies that describe cognition. Attitudes and cognition work together in harmony with other aspects of the psyche to create a holistic personality. The greatest psychological minds were also inspired by Jung’s cognitive functions, including Alexander Afanasyev, the creator of this system based on
Specificity Relation By: Robert Collopy & Silvia Buglio The specificity relation is marked by the shared confidence in the second aspect and most of the communication exists on this level. However, the partner in specificity is confident in what the other is insecure about and vice versa. This creates constant skepticism in the relationship that is consistently mitigated by the shared flexible aspects. Specificity is an intimidating relationship from afar because it is envious that the partner is proficient in the insecure function while sharing a confident flexibility in the 2nd. A closer relationship reveals the insecurity of the partner in one’s most confident aspect,
By: Robert Collopy & Silvia Buglio The Near-Identical relation is the most similar out of any pairing besides Identicals. Both types share the same confidence and positive outlook in their own attitudes towards their first and second functions. This may present itself in a number of ways: coinciding career interests, having similar personality dispositions, concerning themselves with related challenges, and communicating comparable topics. The difference comes in how they handle these attitudes with other people and the resulting differences in focus. One partner focuses on personal results, unconcerned about other’s opinion within that aspect, while the other partner has a positive and inquisitive attitude towards
Radiance Relation By: Rob Collopy & Silvia Buglio The radiance relation is one of the best relations in Attitudinal Psyche. Besides duality, it ranks as the most compatible. This relationship generally feels inspirational and is quick to create a spark in interest between both parties. There’s an inherent difference between the attitudes of two people in a radiance pair, yet a bond that draws them in. Though this relation is asymmetrical, there is a balancing effect that happens in the cyclogenesis of communication between them. As each person gets to know one another, they transform the initial spark into inspiration to both propel and reach
Solution Relation By: Rob Collopy & Silvia Buglio The solution relation is the most comfortable between both partners. There’s a striking similarity in what these two look like to others. They have the same “identity” to the outside world, as they share the same second function which enables them to endlessly discuss anything related to it. Furthermore, each type can bring in their first function when discussing the second, and it happens to be the most compatible positioning for the other type in this relation. There’s an automatic focus on reaching goals and getting whatever they desire related to the first and fourth function –