How do they work?
The Type Relations are distinct relationships between two types in Attitudinal Psyche. Each Type Relation contains unique characteristics that define the general affairs between the the two types within, which we label as “Partner 1” and “Partner 2”. These two individuals may have a variety of Attitude Relations towards one another, or entirely the same. To understand how any two types relate to one another, please see the chart below, then follow to the bottom to read a small excerpt about how that particular Type Relation. If you would like to purchase the e-book “Intertype Relations” and explore the full descriptions of every intertype relation, click Here.
Duality Relation – Dual (R+ P+ P- R-) & Dual (R+ P+ P- R-) Rating: 10/10
The Duality relation is the most compatible relationship between two partners. Duals incentivize one another to growth in areas where they are weak while feeling valued for their strengths. It is easy for an individual to believe a dual is good at handling life because the dual possesses a confident ease in attitude that the other individual does not. However, as one gets closer to their dual, they realize the false idealization they have created of them, as it becomes apparent the dual remains consistently unattended 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.
Identical Relation – Identical (ID1 ID2 ID3 ID4) & Identical (ID1 ID2 ID3 ID4) Rating: 7/10
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.
Solution Relation – Solution (R+ ID2 ID3 R-) & Solution (R+ ID2 ID3 R-) Rating: 9/10
The Solution relation is the most comfortable between both partners. There is a striking similarity in how these two appear to others. They have the same “identity” to the outside world, as they share the same second aspect which enables them to endlessly discuss anything related to it. Furthermore, each type can bring in their first aspect when discussing the second, and it happens to be the most compatible positioning for the other type in this relation. There is an automatic focus on reaching goals and getting what they desire related to the first and fourth aspect – and they can both discuss this through the mutual flexible attitude.
Sister Relation – Sister (ID1 P+ P- ID4) & Sister (ID1 P+ P- ID4) Rating: 9/10
The Sister relation is often the friendliest connection between two people in Attitudinal Psyche. This relation is defined by similar confidences and disposition toward interests, while being able to talk and mutually help each other stay positive through their shared and compatible process aspects. They often find each other in similar activities and immediately recognize their shared end goal. While both types look similar on a superficial level, they differ in that they talk about areas of life with varying 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 aspect while building on each other’s process aspects.
Radiance Relation – Radiant R+ (R+ SI- P- IG-) & Radiant P+ (SI+ P+ IG+ R-) Rating: 9/10
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 is 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 atmosphere 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.
Instruction Relation – Instructor (R+ P+ A- EX-) & Instructee (A+ EX+ P- R-) Rating: 5/10
The Instruction relation is the most lopsided in all of Attitudinal Psyche. The Instructor is continuously making decisions, explaining processes, and assuring the Instructee of their insecure and unconcerned aspects. The Instructee can eventually try to offer some of their own solutions, but this usually falls on deaf ears, as it is confusing and exhausting to the Instructor. The bright side to this relation is that it can provide routes to understanding one’s own weaknesses.
Invention Relation – Inventor (ID1 P+ IG+ EX-) & Inventee (ID1 EX+ P- IG-) Rating: 6/10
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. All three parties within this relation, which is referred to as a Triangular relation, share the first aspect which means they have a deeply held understanding and respect of how the other confidently handle information regarding that aspect.
Assistance Relation – Assistant (R+ ID2 A- IG+) & Assistee (A+ ID2 IG- R-) Rating: 7/10
Relationships of Assistance involve both types discussing and helping each other through life. The Assistant in this relation often takes the role of decision maker, making sure that the 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 relation is the most compatible out of the Triangular relations, as the shared second aspect ensures that communication is always open regarding that aspect. This has an uplifting and mitigating effect on any other negative positioning of the attitude relations, which is also why the Identical2 relation is ranked as the highest out of all the Identical Attitude relations.
Enhancement Relation – Enhancer (R+ SI- ID3 EX-) & Enhancee (SI+ EX+ ID3 R-) Rating: 6/10
Relationships of Enhancement are defined by both types recognizing what they wish to improve upon. This relation tends towards neutrality as there is little stress on the third aspect, and both aggressive/subjective aspects (Confident & Insecure) are in moderate to ideal positions. When all three Enhancement types come together, they tend to rapidly enhance their understanding of weak spots and leading sufficient aspects.
Regulation Relation – Regulator (SI+ P+ A- ID4) & Regulatee (A+ SI- P- ID4) Rating: 6/10
The Regulation relation is the most uneven of the triangular relations. Generally, when two Regulation types come together, the Regulator understands the mutual ignorance of the 4th aspect 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 can tend towards a one-sidedness.
Near-Identical Relation – Near-Identical (SI+ SI- ID3 ID4) & Near-Identical (SI+ SI- ID3 ID4) Rating: 6/10
The Near-Identical relation is the most similar out of any pairing besides Identicals. They share the third and fourth aspects and fully understand this similarity within themselves. There tends to be a camaraderie between the two, as they can translate information from their own sexta to the other. There is also a unique bridge to the Instruction relation that the Near-Identical provides which can create an added dynamic between groups of people if all three of these individuals are present. The duals of each Near-Identical have a Cousin Relationship between them, which is also a Linear Relationship with similar underlying concepts.
Cousin Relation – Cousin (ID1 ID2 IG+ IG-) & Cousin (ID1 ID2 IG+ IG-) Rating: 5/10
The Cousin relation is defined by remarkably similar attitudes toward both self-sufficient aspects. These types look alike from the outside and generally understand how stereotypically akin 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 aspect, 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 which can have an isolating effect on the relationship between the two. It is much easier to uncover similarities than the opposite.
Customary Relation – Customary (ID1 EX+ ID3 EX-) & Customary (ID1 EX+ ID3 EX-) Rating: 4/10
Customary relations are usually quite calm and understanding. Both aggressive/subjective attitudes (Confident and Insecure) 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 may not always mean that they see eye to eye, but there will not be an aggressive disregard from either partner as they understand how this can hurt the ego and comfort of the other. 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, as their most visible aspect exhausts the other.
Specificity Relation – Specificity (A+ ID2 A- ID4) & Specificity (A+ ID2 A- ID4) Rating: 4/10
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 envy exists regarding the other partner since they seem to be proficient in the other’s insecure aspect.
Faux-Identical Relation – Faux-Identical (SI+ SI- IG+ IG-) & Faux-Identical (SI+ SI- IG+ IG-) Rating: 3/10
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 if the other is never truly listening or helping. This relation does not generate 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.
Suffocation Relation – Suffocator EX+ (SI+ EX+ A- IG-) & Suffocator A+ (A+ SI- IG+ EX-) Rating: 2/10
Relations of Suffocation are defined by a limited scope of overlapping interests and suppression of attitudes by each partner. On one hand, there is a mutual understanding in the confident aspect of partner 1 and the flexible aspect of partner 2, 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. The more they are around each other, the more annoyed, confused and downright angered they can become.
Conflict Relation – Conflictor (A+ EX+ A- EX-) & Conflictor (A+ EX+ A- EX-) Rating: 1/10
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. This is a recipe for disaster, as we know that unmasking differences as individuals get closer is the opposite of how we want to intimately bond with one another. It usually does not take long for Conflictors to realize their native incompatibility. Occasionally, certain individuals confuse resistance for passion and this can lead to a tumultuous and rocky relationship that is usually bound for disaster. With enough insight it can result in personal growth, but this is rare.