The Functions are 6 differing Block Pairs that come together to form the entire growth paths, gifts, and traps of the Attitudinal Psyche types. The Block Pairs are always part of the same function. The first Block is the automating force, and the second Block is the restrained force. When the automating force is triggered and operates independently of the restrained force, the trap is activated. The trap is the common ways in which each AP type falls into attitudinal conundrums and conflicts. When the restrained force is triggered and operates in tandem with the automating force, the gift is activated.

The first three functions are cognizant, and the last three are reflective. Individuals tend to place most of the ego and their personal mental energy into the cognizant functions, while undervaluing, ignoring, or minimizing the attitudes towards the reflective functions.


Cognizant Functions

Lifepath Function
①②

Automating Force
Ego Block: Aspects 1➔2

Restrained Force
Maintenance Block: Aspects 2➔1

Trap
Arrogance

Gift
Personal Meaning

Growing Edge Function

Automating Force
Frustration Block: Aspects 1➔3

Restrained Force
Courage Block: Aspects 3➔1

Trap
Entrapment

Gift
Liberation

Resolution Function

Automating Force
Demand Block: Aspects 1➔4

Restrained Force
Purpose Block: Aspects 4➔1

Trap
Overlooking

Gift
Depth/Discernment


Reflective Functions

Construction Function
②③

Automating Force
Rumination Block: Aspects 2➔3

Restrained Force
Flooding Block: Aspects 3➔2

Trap
Foreboding

Gift
Serenity

Insight Function

Automating Force
Broadening Block: Aspects 2➔4

Restrained Force
Sharpening Block: Aspects 4➔2

Trap
Vagueness

Gift
Clarity

Outsource Function
③④

Automating Force
Desperation Block: 3➔4

Restrained Force
Priority Block: 4➔3

Trap
Implosion

Gift
Attainment