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.
This pairing may see each other from a distance and understand exactly how to maneuver themselves to avoid negative interactions. There is an inherent respect of each other’s confident attitude in the shared first aspect. Though the first aspect 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 mismatching of the second aspects. Partner one, or the Inventor, may try to divert any disagreements to their own process leading aspect, while partner two, the Inventee, has a strategy of diplomacy that will fall on deaf ears. Meanwhile, the disagreement between the first aspect is only resolved if Partner 2 agrees to suppress their own second flexible aspect. Alongside this mismatch in second aspects, the Ignoring aspect of the shared third and fourth aspect creates a distancing between any strategies that may fall under this realm. A lot of pressure is put on the one matching process aspect, which tends to abandon unexplored potential.
Invention pairings may completely ignore one another as they do not seem to gain much in the relation unless there is a specific concern about a process that is happening. There may be long conversations about a detail that needs ironing out, but it usually results in one way traffic between the two. If one partner in the pair can recognize how to use this detail to feed into a common interest, then they may be able to turn a typically flat relationship into something more riveting.
This relation is 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. The downside to the relation is that there is rarely discussion surrounding the mutual first aspect, so being able to process it in a way that is meaningful is usually off the table. If the three individuals within an Invention relation can manage to focus on the first aspect and discuss it against their typical native disposition, then they can make even further strides than solely being present as a group. The way forward for this pairing is to understand what they can create.