The Intertype Relations in Attitudinal Psyche are descriptions of general affairs between two types. These Intertype Relations are comprised of the four Attitude Relations which each contribute 1/4th of the overall compatibility. All Attitudinal Psyche types are a combination of the four aspects situated among the attitudes. Wherever a specific attitude within one aspect falls within your own type in comparison to where it falls in another type determines your Attitude Relation. These Attitude Relations describe specific comforts, ease, or lack thereof when communicating with others about the topic relevant to that aspect.
There are 17 distinct Type Relations, and 10 distinct Attitude Relations.For an example of how the Intertype relations work, if we were to understand the relation between ELVF and LVFE, we would look at where each aspect resides for each type. For Physics, the position is Unconcerned (4F) for the ELVF, and Insecure (3F) for the LVFE – so the relationship between attitudes is what we refer to as the Ignoring Relation (IG). When it comes to Emotion, we have Confident (1E) for the ELVF and Unconcerned (4E) for the LVFE which is the Resolution Relation (R); a highly compatible relationship. For Logic, it is Flexible (2L) for the ELVF and Confident (1L) for the LVFE which is the Semi-Identical Relation (SI). For Volition, it is Insecure (3V) for the ELVF and Flexible (2V) for the LVFE which is the Processing Relation (P). When we combine all four of these Attitude Relations (Resolution, Semi-Identical, Processing, Ignoring) we get the Radiance Relation, which is given a 9/10 compatibility rating.
As you will quickly find out, the ways in which two types relate can range anywhere from quite simple (like in the Identical Relation) to extremely complex (like in the Assistance Relation). Something as simple as switching two attitudes has the power to completely change the dynamics in communication and relationships. For example, an ELVF + ELFV has quite a simple relation; the Cousin Relation, but if we switch ELFV to FLEV, the relationship becomes quite complex as ELVF + FLEV is the Assistance Relation.
The most compatible relationships are generally those who reside within one’s own sexta as this brings ideal Processing and Resolution attitude relations with it, which are ranked highly in compatibility. The only Shared Sexta relation that does not include these attitude relations is the Identical Relation because it is comprised of all the identical attitude positions. However, it still ranks highly overall as the aspects do not cross the Results/Process dichotomy.
The worst compatible relationships are generally those whose types reside in the opposing sexta as your own. This is where the types share no process or results orientation with any of the attitudes of one’s own. They tend to be quite mismatched, confusing, annoying, and seemingly pointless as the way in which they communicate the aspects is entirely incompatible along the sufficient-insufficient, objective-subjective and results-process divides.