TiNe Profile

Individuation

As a child, the TiNe will always exist as a curious and open minded individual. They will generally go along with the flow and culture of their family unit when needed, but will branch off intellectually from it — having a lot of unique interests and interpretations of things. But their ideas, although rather different and unconventional, will exist only as musings and not deeply affect or organize their home life, which will still remain largely dominated by their parents’ structure. They will not know how to operationalize a system that allows for their mental acrobatics to reign free, and unless the TiNe’s parents proactively encourage their pursuits, the TiNe will have to wait until their own proactivity becomes firm enough to assert its own lifestyle and path.

When the young TiNe begins to separate itself from its early childhood, Ti’s influence begins to take the deepest priority. As Ti lies above Fe, the way in which Ti ends up unraveling itself is by the disassembly of Fe’s culture. The realizations that become a part of this growth process revolve around the arbitrariness of customs, the dishonesty of niceties, the triviality of the typical life-path and the like. Far more negation occurs than creation. The TiNe will detangle and tease apart what is essentially the architecture of their culture, disproving its many facets by the unilateral control of Ti, aided by the abstracted perception of Ne.

The TiNe may have a heady resistance against these norms, and begin to take positions against them publicly. This will always be a bit challenging to the TiNe, who also does not have the most aggressive nature and requires (to some extent) a social sphere. They may begin with silent protests, or bring up an idea to their superiors in an attempt to intellectually persuade them to change perspectives. This may or may not work, given that many customs persist throughout culture not because it is rational to do them, but because they serve some Je function in controlling people and populations. The pure Ji type will abhor this culture-wide control and will not understand the utility of such a strategy when the aim ought to be the encouragement of each person’s individuality.

After this period spent in the negation of ideas, what may follow is a creation process of a more intelligent and logically-sound architecture for social arrangements. The TiNe will begin to build mental models for things like psychological structures, social structures and theorize ideal arrangements. These ideas will likely remain rather incomplete at first, due to an over-reliance on abstracted information (Ne) rather than actual information (Se) gathered from how situations unfold within themselves. This will tend the TiNe to be an idealist, logically arguing the purity of ideas and presenting counter-ideas which may be axiomatically elegant but functionally impractical.

If the focus of their Ti is instead directed at other questions, such as the nature of existence, the formation of truth-concepts (epistemology) and the nature of consciousness, a similar level of abstracted speculation will persist. The TiNe will enjoy philosophical recreation and the continual recalibration of ideas to better and better account for the conditions of existence from a detached, third-person point of view.

But the TiNe may also direct their Ti’s meticulous process at any field of interest, where they will aim to cultivate a very particular, nuanced paradigm with conditional logic. The TiNe will spare no effort to make their understanding of a field as situationally precise as it needs to be, and this is aided by their Si-Ne’s compartmentalized comprehension of events and facts. “This applies in (this) situation, but only when (this) and (that) are true – or at least probably true given what we know about (this)”. And as impractical as such a nuanced model may be for a Je type, who would desire more streamlined functionality, the TiNe will see anything short of this as inaccurate.

(this article is in progress)

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