In the Identical relation, two individuals share a personality type. Identicals often do not realize their similarity right away. The attitudes are seen as normal processes of a human life, so acting upon these preferences does not cause alarm in the other person. The relationship is easy to maintain, but this can cause some disinterest. Not much communication needs to happen between Identicals for them to understand each other’s priorities. However, conversation flows freely because they can talk about shared process aspects of life with the same amount of confidence. They naturally give space to the other person when needed.
The Solution relation is the most comfortable between both partners. There’s a striking similarity in what these two look like to others. They have the same “identity” to the outside world, as they share the same second function which enables them to endlessly discuss anything related to it. Furthermore, each type can bring in their first function when discussing the second, and it happens to be the most compatible positioning for the other type in this relation. There’s an automatic focus on reaching goals and getting whatever they desire related to the first and fourth function – and they can both discuss this through the mutual flexible function.
The Sister relation is the friendliest connection between two people. Sister relation is defined by similar confidences and disposition toward interests, while being able to talk and mutually help each other stay positive through their processes. They often find each other in similar activities and immediately recognize their shared end goal. While both types look superficially similar, they talk about areas of life with different confidence and frequency. Their shared process aspects support the independence of the other. When these types come together, there is an instant attention on attaining results of their dominant function while building on each other’s process aspects.
The duality relation is the most compatible relationship between both partners. Duals incentivize each other’s growth in weak areas while feeling valued for their strengths. It’s easy to think a dual is good at life, but that’s only because they possess the confidence in aspects of life that are not shared. As you get closer to your dual, you realize your false idealization of them when they consistently do not attend to aspects of life that you regularly dominate. Duals both admire each other’s strengths and naturally teach each other how to navigate weaker priorities in life. This symmetrical relation benefits both partners.
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.
Relationships of Assistance involve both types discussing and helping each other through life. The leader (Assistant) in this relation often takes the role of decision maker, making sure that the follower (Assistee) is correctly applying themselves. This relation generally does not evolve into groups, however, all three types in this relation may come together to check and edit one another’s work, often pointing out blind spots.
The Assistant monitors the oblivious needs of the Assistee and corrects issues whenever possible. The first aspect of the Assistant pairs with the fourth aspect of the Assistee, which allows the Assistee to trust their partner to handle the details of this area of life. When there is confusion over this result aspect, the partners can simply clarify misunderstandings through discussion of the second aspect. Partners share the flexible aspect in this relation, which is a common anchor point to handle any conflicts. The synergy between the result aspects and the flexible aspects ensure that individuals stay useful and enjoyable to each other in the relationship.
Relationships of Enhancement are defined by both types recognizing what they wish to improve upon. This relation is one of the better triangular relations, as there is little stress on the third function, and both aggressive functions (1 & 3) are in moderate to ideal positions. When all three Enchancement types come together, they tend to rapidly enhance their understanding of weak spots and leading functional aspects.
The Regulation relation is the most uneven of the triangular relations. Generally, when two regulation types come together, the Regulator (SI+, P+, A-, Id) understands the mutual ignorance of the 4th function, and takes the lead by explaining processes. The Regulator confidently shares their perspective with the Regulatee, divulging all the ways in which they can experience life more fully. Pros and cons are discussed and considered. The Regulatee can grow tired of constantly being suppressed in this relation, as it’s quite one-sided.
The radiance relation is one of the best relations in Attitudinal Psyche. Besides duality, it ranks as the most compatible.
This relationship generally feels inspirational and is quick to create a spark in interest between both parties. There’s an inherent difference between the attitudes of two people in a radiance pair, yet a bond that draws them in. Though this relation is asymmetrical, there is a balancing effect that happens in the cyclogenesis of communication between them. As each person gets to know one another, they transform the initial spark into inspiration to both propel and reach their desires. There is rarely a dull moment between these two.
The Instruction relation is the most lopsided in all of Attitudinal Psyche.
This relation is marked by half synergy and half disharmony, and feelings between partners vary wildly. The Instructor easily takes over the other’s weak points because they are confident in both their partner’s insecure and oblivious aspects. Cutting through the most difficult parts of life, the Instructor often makes these areas simple for their partner. The Instructee is accepted for their weaknesses even if it is difficult to appear competent to the Instructor in other domains of life. The Instructor is quite compelling to the Instructee because their dominant aspect allows decisive confidence where the Instructee is usually apathetic to the details. The Instructor feels useful to their partner by virtue of carrying out their normal lifestyle. Not only can the Instructor create instant results with their partner over their first aspect, they can discuss at length any ideas related to their second aspect. Where the Instructee is hesitant and skeptical, the Instructor is exploratory and carefree, so they sort out the details surrounding this aspect without struggle.
The Near-Identical relation is the most similar out of any pairing besides Identicals.
Both types share the same confidence and positive outlook in their own attitudes towards their first and second functions. This may present itself in a number of ways: coinciding career interests, having similar personality dispositions, concerning themselves with related challenges, and communicating comparable topics. The difference comes in how they handle these attitudes with other people and the resulting differences in focus. One partner focuses on personal results, unconcerned about other’s opinion within that aspect, while the other partner has a positive and inquisitive attitude towards how the self and others process the aspect.
Customary relations are usually quite calm and understanding. Both of the aggressive functions are well understood, and if any topic is not of shared interest, they let it be. When a partner is skeptical or controversial, the other is accepting because they have similar standards. This relation can become boring if they run out of shared interests to explore. Long periods of disinterest may accompany this relation. There is a mutual respect between individuals even if they are not inspired to communicate often.
The Specificity relation is marked by the shared confidence in the second aspect and most of the communication exists on this level. However, the partner in Specificity is confident in what the other is insecure about and vice versa. This creates constant skepticism in the relationship that is consistently mitigated by the shared flexible aspects. Specificity is an intimidating relationship from afar because it is envious that the partner is proficient in the insecure function while sharing a confident flexibility in the 2nd. A closer relationship reveals the insecurity of the partner in one’s most confident aspect, which reveals the symmetry of this relation. This causes stress on the second function as it becomes redundant as the ultimate goals of each other are left unaddressed. The pair eventually understand each other well after deeply discussing questions of each other’s priorities through the 2nd function. This pair understands the right to be skeptical of each other’s actions while questioning the result of doing so.
The Cousin relation is defined by very similar attitudes toward both strong aspects. These types look very similar from the outside and generally understand how stereotypically alike they are. The noticeable difference comes when these types explore the other’s insecurities. Each Cousin type eventually searches for a calm answer to their insecure function (3), yet the other has no response. This is where this relation can run into trouble, and start to look quite different. Under the surface, they find one another quite different than initially expected.
Faux-Identicals generally appear to have similar attitudes towards all aspects, yet as they start to develop a closer bond, it becomes clear how different their processes and expected results are. If these types remain too close, they feel as the other is never truly listening or helping. This relation does not breed much conflict despite the influences of their opposing sextas. Where one partner is picky, the other is carefree, so they coexist in relative harmony. Most of the confusion in this pair occurs when identifying the most important results out of the same situation. Boredom ensues when the other talks at length about their interests.
Relations of Suffocation are defined by a limited scope of overlapping interests, and suppression of attitudes by the Suffocator (SI+, Ex+, A-, Ig-). On one hand, there is a mutual understanding in the confident aspect of the Suffocator and the flexible aspect of the Suffocated, but this is overwhelmed by the exhaustive, and aggressive relations, as well as the mutually ignored fourth aspect. Generally, Suffocation pairs purely discuss one aspect, and quickly escape one another’s presence before developing further interest.
Relations of Conflict are defined by mutual disinterest and confusions of attitudes. Conflictors usually find each other’s disposition to be inappropriate and unnecessary. Their inherent differences encourage initial interest, and they attempt to help in each other’s lives. After all, a Conflictor takes over aspects of life where the other one is unsure. They try hard to find support in one another, but the closer they get, the quicker they realize their attitudes do not align.