INTJs, Ni, and Se, Part 2

“Gradually it has become clear to me what every great philosophy so far has been … the confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir…” – Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil §6

By Jesse Gerroir

The inferior function remains, even when integrated, largely unconscious. We never become fully aware of its impact on us – we can recognize it intellectually, yes, but we don’t seem to realize it when we are in its grip. It is only after the episode that we are able to take stock of what has happened. However, when the inferior function is integrated more into the psyche, its influence becomes less pernicious, and while it is still unconscious, it flows more conductively into our other three conscious functions where the inferior function can help direct the other three functions and the other three functions can help unblock the inferior function. ...

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