The Invention relation is often centered around similar goals and interests of both parties. This pair may come together to work on a project, trade deeply held beliefs or invent completely novel ideas, concepts, or strategies.
This pairing may see each other from a distance and understand exactly how to maneuver themselves to avoid negative interactions. There’s an inherent respect of each other’s confident attitude in the shared first function. Though the first function is usually not apparent between two people just meeting – this pairing has the easiest time doing so. Each partner may find themselves paying close attention to the specifics of how they accomplish tasks. This may naturally lead to being able to pick up on the strengths of one another and presenting ideas that can be fixed by the others’ strong suits.
However, if conflicting opinions arise, it may take a great deal of work to settle the difference. This is due to the mis-matching of the second functions. Partner one may try to divert any disagreements to their own process leading function, while partner two’s strategy of diplomacy will fall on deaf ears. Meanwhile, the disagreement between the first function is only resolved if Partner 2 agrees to suppress their own second flexible function. Alongside this mismatch in second functions, the Ignoring aspect of the shared third and fourth functional aspect creates a distancing between any strategies that may fall under this realm. A lot of pressure is put on the one matching process function, which tends to abandon unexplored potential.
This relation is of one of the four triangular relations in Attitudinal Psyche. If the pairing manages to bring in the third partner – all struggles can be redirected and managed to keep the group on the same page. When an invention triangle is complete, great steps towards novelty, creativity, and new ways of confidently pushing forward can be promulgated.