Metabolism: Function Quadrants

This article builds up from the previous four articles, but also begins to tread slightly into the territory of behaviors by explaining more complex phenomenon resulting from compounded properties. Thus it may be a bit more gestalt than the rest. The terms used to describe these compound properties are not to be taken literally, but as emblematic of a certain phenomenon CT is trying to approximate through language. Therefore it’s best to think of these as technical terms, rather than as the adjectives we use in normal language.

Alpha

Worldview Data Structure
Qualia of Existence
Ne/Si Pluralistic Modular Impressionistic
Hierarchy
Conflict Resolution
Moral Expression
Value
Fe/Ti Honorific Diplomatic Linguistic Tribalism

Emergent Effects

Fe+Si:

We begin first with the conductor (Je+Pi) functions. The value of Fe is tribalism, aiming to resolve conflict with diplomacy, using an honorific hierarchy structure mediated through the precise consensual use of moral language. However, Alpha types have a modular and pluralistic data structure, leading to a lack of a single solution that can cohesively unify the collective. Instead, reality is understood as an aggregate of narratives (Si) with separate/fragmented desires and needs. This pressures Alpha types into a more horizontal hierarchical structure, and to take a more democratic position. Since there cannot be a unified opinion, society is viewed as a collection of group vectors that have to be mediated in a superposition. This makes Alpha types into: Modular Collectivists. A technical term which can be used to summarizes them would be: Democrats.

Ti+Ne:

Next we evaluate the effects of the reviser functions (Pe+Ji). The qualia of existence for Alphas will tend to be impressionistic, suspended somewhat from the actual, while evaluating the world from an incorporeal, cerebral sphere. Their understanding of reality is memetic, using extrapolated objects to rearrange their concepts through the delicate parsing of language. They will aim to grammatically explicate and organize the surreal essences of reality as they are epitomized through Ne impressions. This makes Alpha types: Linguistic Impressionists. A technical term which can be used to summarize their translucent existence would be: Ephemeralists.

Beta

Worldview Data Structure
Qualia of Existence
Ni/Se Monistic Holistic Visceral
Hierarchy
Conflict Resolution
Moral Expression
Value
Fe/Ti Honorific Diplomatic Linguistic Tribalism

Emergent Effects

Fe+Ni:

We begin first with the conductor (Je+Pi) functions. The value of Fe is tribalism, aiming to resolve conflict with diplomacy, using an honorific hierarchy structure mediated through the precise consensual use of moral language. However, Beta types have a monistic and holistic data structure, due to the thematic perception of Ni. As reality is understood from timeless aphorisms, the Beta quadrant tends to view one best way for the group to function, aligned to universal principles. Rather than sourcing from a collection of narratives and anecdotes, Betas may rely on a shared doctrine that holds these lasting truths, even if the doctrine is undergoing revision as the group better understands the nature of the natural world. This makes Beta types into: Holistic Collectivists. A technical term which can be used to summarize them would be: Sectarians.

Ti+Se:

Next we evaluate the effects of the reviser functions (Pe+Ji). The qualia of existence for Betas will tend to be visceral, gritty and in some way connected to the actual, yet their mode of evaluating reality will be somewhat cerebral and distant. Their understanding of reality will be semantic, while their experience of it will be somatic. This leads Betas to develop an ergonomic language to encapsulate that viscerality in a technical form. They become articulate connoisseurs of aesthetic, manifesting as Linguistic Visceralists. A technical term which can be used to summarize them would be: Sensationalists.

Delta

Worldview Data Structure
Qualia of Existence
Ne/Si Pluralistic Modular Impressionistic
Hierarchy
Conflict Resolution
Moral Expression
Value
Te/Fi Aristocratic Bureaucratic Embodied Liberalism

Emergent Effects

Te+Si:

We begin first with the conductor (Je+Pi) functions. Te’s approach to arranging reality is systemic, objective and abiotic. However Delta types have a modular and pluralistic data structure, causing the objective world to be understood as a series of episodes and anecdotes which are effectively experiments; aggregated together to form a comprehensive understanding of the natural world. This modular mode of understanding information, combined with Te’s systematic approach to causality, creates an scientific mode of comprehending life, pressuring Deltas to be Modular Empiricists. Wherever their profession lies, they will use this engineering mentality to solve problems at the specific and contextual level. Hence, a technical term which can be used to summarize them would be: Technocrats.

Fi+Ne:

Next we evaluate the effects of the reviser functions (Pe+Ji). The qualia of existence for Deltas will tend to be impressionistic, suspended somewhat from the actual, while evaluating the world from the emotional affect of their Fi. Their registration of reality will be stirring, radiant and permeable while objects are perceived memetically as abstract icons of the those emotional qualities. This causes Deltas to become the embodiments of their surreal impressions, living out the essential abstractions they sense in life through their own vessel. This leads Deltas to have a a dainty, fairy-like quality that appears otherworldly. A technical term which can be used to summarize them would be: Etherealists, or Embodied Impressionists.

Gamma

Worldview Data Structure
Qualia of Existence
Ni/Se Monistic Holistic Visceral
Hierarchy
Conflict Resolution
Moral Expression
Value
Te/Fi Aristocratic Bureaucratic Embodied Liberalism

Emergent Effects

Te+Ni:

We begin first with the conductor (Je+Pi) functions. Te’s approach to arranging reality is systemic, objective and abiotic. However, Gamma types have a monistic and holistic data structure, due to the thematic perception of Ni. As reality is understood from timeless aphorisms, the Gamma quadrant tends to view one non-negotiable reality (“the here and now”) that is happening in a way that’s aligned to universal principles and which can be leveraged towards our desires. There is no confusion in the Gamma type as to what is real. This leads Gamma types to be Holistic Empiricists. A technical term which can be used to summarize them would be: Meritocrats. This is because the condition of any person or thing is understood as being a direct cause of their actions or of the inescapable forces at play in the universe.

Fi+Se:

Next we evaluate the effects of the reviser functions (Pe+Ji). The qualia of existence for Gammas will tend to be visceral, gritty and in some way connected to the actual, while evaluating the world from the emotional affect of their Fi. Their registration of reality will be stirring, radiant and permeable while their experience of it will be somatic and poignant. This causes Gammas to become the embodiments of those visceral and carnal elements of humanity, living out the essence of being through their own vessel. This leads Gamma types to have an erotic, instinctual component to their energy that appears cthonic and sensual. A technical term which can be used to summarize them would be: Sensualists, or Embodied Visceralists.

Compound Properties

ALPHA BETA
Titles Compound Properties Titles Compound Properties
Fe+Si Democrats Modular Collectivists Fe+Ni Sectarians Holistic Collectivists
Ti+Ne Ephemeralists Lingusitic Impressionists Ti+Se Sensationalists Linguistic Visceralists
DELTA GAMMA
Titles Compound Properties Titles Compound Properties
Te+Si Technocrats Modular Empiricists Te+Ni Meritocrats Holistic Empiricists
Fi+Ne Etherealists Embodied Impressionists Fi+Se Sensualists Embodied Visceralists