There are four positions in Attitudinal Psyche. Each position expresses a positive or negative disposition towards the self and others. These two dispositions are what come together in combination with the aspect held within to form a holistic portrayal of one’s attitude. Please click on the positions below to learn more about each one.
Another way to look at each position or attitude is to imagine it as an energy that we perceive in a particular way.
1st: Hoarding the aspect for yourself. A one-way street of energy into the self and you are the conductor. “I take what I want from the world in relation to the aspect.”
2nd: “Surfing” the aspect. The energy is available at all times for all people. “I can choose to get on the wave or just watch it and observe it with others.”
3rd: Maneuvering through the dangers of the aspect. The energy is violent and happening to you or around you without your consent. “I cannot control the aspect naturally unless I pay extreme attention to it.”
4th: Giving the aspect away – disowning it. The energy is leaving/evaporating/being given away, and therefore moving away from the self. “I give away the aspect freely to the world. I don’t need it unless it is imperative to my survival.”
Each position shares a dichotomy with all other positions. This chart explains how each dichotomy differs in how it deals with the aspect held within.
|Self-Positive (1X & 2X)||Self-Negative (3X & 4X)|
Shows certainty towards own self-conception, ideas, beliefs, and thoughts of the aspect. Tends to speak in complete thoughts without diverting, stuttering, or wavering.
Shows uncertainty towards own self-conception, ideas, beliefs, and thoughts of the aspect. Tends to speak in broken, fractured and incomplete ideas about the aspect.
Believes that they can sufficiently form an opinion, idea or thought about the aspect. Does not hesitate to trust their own reactions, attitudes, and responses that the aspect may provoke within them.
Believes that they cannot form an opinion, idea or thought about the aspect without revising, laboring, or reaching out to others regarding the aspect. Hesitates and distrusts their own reactions that the aspect provokes within them.
Believes that they have what it takes to deal with complex and complicated reactions and attitudes that they may have about the aspect. Shows their strength easily to others.
Believes that they do not have what it takes to deal with complex and complicated reactions and attitudes that they may have about the aspect. Requires immense effort to show strength or resiliency to others.
|Others-Positive (2X & 4X)||Others-Negative (1X & 3X)|
Shows a tendency towards accepting, positively reacting, being open, acknowledging, accepting, and adopting the opinions, beliefs and thoughts of others.
Shows a tendency towards doubting, angrily reacting, rejecting, being skeptical, overlooking, denying, and renouncing the opinions, beliefs and thoughts of others.
Shows a tendency towards recognizing the value of the aspect outside of their own preferences. Personal opinions, beliefs and thoughts of the aspect are often seen as equal to or less than those of others.
Shows a tendency towards recognizing the value of the aspect within their own preferences. Personal opinions, beliefs and thoughts of the aspect are often seen as more important than those of others.
Does not view the idea of forming opinions, thoughts, and beliefs of the aspect as relevant to their own survival, safety, or identity/ego. Freely explores the aspect without the need to defend or guard the self.
Views forming opinions, thoughts and beliefs of the aspect as relevant to their own survival, safety, or identity/ego. Carefully traverses the aspect with defense and guarding the self as the top priorities.
|Results-Oriented (1X & 4X)||Process-Oriented (2X & 3X)|
Disregards the seriousness or expectations from others to discuss the aspect in depth. Quickly searches for answers to achieve a desired result in relation to the aspect. Blurts out prospective answers to problems without digging further.
Treats the aspect as an important topic, idea, or set of beliefs that must be dissected in depth in order to be understood properly. Takes time in finding answers to problems. Wants long, wordy, complex discussions to cover all nuances of the aspect.
Looks for constant constriction and management when dealing with all things within the aspect. Wants to keep outsiders from adding time-wasting information into all discussions about the aspect.
Looks for constant expansion and relatability when dealing with all things within the aspect. Wants to invite outsiders to add in their perspective and information to keep the conversation growing.
Believes each “thing” speaks for itself and should not be equated, related, or mixed with other things within that aspect. Recognizes and focuses on the differences between objects, opinions, beliefs, and ideas about the aspect. Wants only relevant ideas about the aspect.
Believes each “thing” is related to all other things within that aspect. Recognizes and focuses on the similarities between objects, opinions, beliefs, and ideas about the aspect. Wants to know the universal truths or ideas held within the aspect.