4X-1 “Self-sufficient”

Method Focused (M)

The 4-1 subtype is the most flippant and results focused of the unbothered subtypes. When they do engage in the aspect, they tend to be bold, to-the-point, and quick to pick an answer that seems the most conclusive. This subtype rarely focuses on individuals which gives them an impersonal vibe. They can change their mind at a moment’s notice due to scanning for quick answers when they want them. The 4-1 subtype moves on even quicker than the accentuated subtype which can make them appear 1X. They can often miss details and ignore new suggestions given to them if they think they have the solution for how to do something “the right way”. For this reason, the 4-1 subtype can look shut off from others, preferring to be entirely self-sufficient. This subtype has an urgency about it that is reminiscent of the first attitude, yet it lacks the certainty, confidence, and true emboldened nature that the first attitude displays. They focus on saving time and replacing old ways of doing things with more efficient methods.

4X-2 “Venture”

Others Focused (O)

The 4-2 subtype is the most open-minded and curious of how other people do things regarding the aspect held within. They tend to get lost in options when engaging in the aspect and are less concerned with which answer they personally choose, though they do eventually arrive there. The 4-2’s barometer for dealing with discussion and processing of the aspect held within is extremely high which can lead them to appearing 2X. This is confusing for others, as they eventually abruptly shut off communication once they feel that they have received enough information to decide. They are truly searching for results in the aspect but they do so by venturing through the information and opinions at hand, pinpointing what works for others. This gives them a friendly, honest, and genuine aura. The 4-2 subtype is looking for ideal opinions but cannot quite grasp them. Much like a bulk shopper, they are trying to stockpile the perfect product that they can find by visiting many different stores. This is what separates the 4-2 subtype from being a true process-oriented attitude, as once they find the answer, they are more than willing to move on. It stops becoming a journey once they can again separate themselves and find distinct answers. This does not mean that they distrust outside sources, but rather, they utilize them when needed.

4X-3 “Repellent”

Self Focused (S)

The 4-3 subtype is the most prone to self-disgust of all the unbothered subtypes. This subtype tends to resist the aspect by processing what is worth spending their mental energy on. They tend to isolate the aspect from others and have a distinct self-absorbed attitude about what wastes their time. This subtype easily imagines roadblocks that might get in their way but often has no idea what to do about them. In conversation, they may trail off into tangents or explanations of how they see things as useless or annoying within the aspect, but they also have no issue ignoring it until a later time. There is a true lack of anxiety that we see present in the insecure attitudes, as the 4-3 subtype is only using this skeptical nature to figure out what is worth inviting into their mental sphere. Once they have figured out what is worth their time, they move on. They can sometimes mitigate to their third aspect which does cause them anxiety and further causes them to ignore their fourth aspect. This mechanism can make the 4th attitude invisible to the individual. Like the 4-1 subtype, there is an annoyance with wasting time in the aspect, so figuring out how to be more efficient is always a boon.

4X-4 “Accentuated” (High Contrast)

Depth Focused (D)

The 4-4 subtype is the most apparent and easily recognizable of the unbothered subtypes. They tend to downplay the importance of their 4th aspect regarding their own needs but will easily incorporate new blocks of information from outside sources. They identify where they stand with the aspect with ease and are genuinely fearless and unconcerned with how it might affect them long term. Anyone can come along with an opinion and impart it on the 4-4 subtype, as there is an openness to incorporating information verbatim. The accentuated subtype is like a connoisseur of the aspect, as they can absolutely see how others are skilled or lacking within. They can appear to be entirely at the mercy of others and must watch closely for manipulation as they may fall victim to insidious opinions. The accentuated subtype has the easiest time shutting the aspect off when there are other issues happening affecting their first three attitudinal aspects. They behave as chameleons when information regarding the aspect is brought up, willing to go with others so long as it means they do not have to engage and process it themselves. The growth path is recognizing all the dormant potential of information that lies within the aspect. Rather than abandoning information as they normally do, they must learn to incorporate it into a holistic and meaningful understanding.

4X-0 “Obscured” (Low Contrast)

Adaptation Focused (Z)

The 4-0 subtype is the most prone to completely ignoring or denying the importance of the 4th aspect as a whole. This type tends to abandon any desire to receive information from others until it absolutely must be done. They may struggle to cope with situations that involve the 4th aspect for long periods of time, because it demands too much of their attention and effort. This subtype views information within this aspect as a lingering, nagging problem that keeps them from focusing on more important matters in life (usually related to their other aspects). Although it can take weeks or sometimes months, once they deal with what is limiting them within the aspect, they are quick to ignore or outright dismiss it again. This pattern leads to an adoption of an ambivalent attitude over time where sometimes they are annoyed with processing the attitude out, and other times they believe that the aspect is entirely meaningless to their lives, so no real “lesson” is ever learned. Unlike the 4-4 subtype, this subtype has issues staying grounded and they believe that the aspect is not worth paying attention to unless they are forced.