- Type: TiNe
- Development: l--l
- Attitude: Adaptive
I wanted to ask is it possible to have a mental image, emotion or experience of a cognitive function you don’t have in your stack.
In the most technical sense, no. Assuming the necessity for a 4-function model is a coherent explanation of the data, the “experience of Ti”, as part of phenomenology, is only available to Ti-Fe users. But this doesn’t say anything about images of faceless beings, or any specific behaviors. Behaviors and even symbolic images are examples of personal ‘content’, and any type of content is available to every person. There isn’t a thought or an image that necessitates the possession of a certain function, to have it. The example behaviors and images in the mythology articles are instrumental to approximating the general effects of functions, but there’s no 1:1 connection between function and content.
So I was wondering, is it a shadow function perhaps?
There’s an acknowledgement of the unconscious in the CT model, but there are no shadow functions — unless we consider our unconscious functions as shadow functions. But CT isn’t an 8 function model, so the model isn’t in line with Beebes, etc.
However, recently there has been an elaboration of this topic via compound functions. For a Gamma type like yourself, there is an experience of IT that happens, as a result of Fi-Te cycling together. But it never reproduces the identical psychological experience of “Ti” (L-) in the L types. So “IT” is not Ti, but it covers the same attributes.