|Ml-||Concern / Handling||SiFe||Malan|
|P-||Reactive Fluidity||Pi – Worldview||Senex / Crone|
The term Pi Alpha refers to an Alpha type that is lead by a native-state Pi. This term is the most universal name for this type, covering all expressions of its cognition, its resulting vultology, behaviors and mythology. The term also encompasses both forms of hierarchy that we may parse out from this essential psychology. The name is agnostic regarding attributes other than J and I, and the only criteria for its identification is belonging to the Alpha function quadrant and Pi energetic quadrant.
The function hierarchy of the Pi Alpha can be understood in two ways. From the perspective of a polar hierarchy, this type is lead by Si > Ne (M), and supported by Fe > Ti (L). The hierarchy of the Pi Alpha is therefore SiNe/FeTi. In this hierarchy both Si & Ne comprise the primary oscillation and central drama of the psyche, and both Fe & Ti comprise the secondary oscillation of the psyche, playing a supportive role to the central psychological narrative. Here the role of Ne is understood as the other side of Si, and the metabolic tension between Si and Ne (and their compounds) is of most importance. The SiNe/FeTi is a Perception type, and exists primarily to grasp reality through experience and time, developing a synthesis between fluid information and the nature of unfolding events over time.
The other way to view the Pi Alpha’s hierarchy is through the thetic hierarchy, highlighting its primary thesis (Si+Fe) as pivoted against its antithesis (Ne+Ti). From this perspective, the hierarchy of the SiFe has Si as primary, Fe as auxiliary, Ti as tertiary and Ne as polar. Both ways to view the Pi Alpha’s hierarchy are valid and highlight different truths. The thetic hierarchy describes the four functions by their complementary relationship to each other, with Fe being the easiest function for Si to integrate. The Si+Fe conjunction is therefore the most seamless and natural modality for the Pi Alpha to process. However, the polar hierarchy describes a less seamless but more innate relationship that comprises this type’s central struggle and objective.
This article is still being written. Navigate to one of the pages in the table above for more information, or visit this thread for a view of this type’s vultology. For a behavioral profile of the Pi Alpha with a given development level, visit this page and enter SiFe with the appropriate development.