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Function Dynamics: The Functional Stack

Dominant-Auxiliary

The auxiliary function is often used to fill in the “gaps” of the dominant. The auxiliary function directly opposes the dominant in terms of it’s purpose. One is introverted, while the other is extroverted, and one is judging, while the other is perceiving.

The extent to which the auxiliary function is allowed to assert itself in the face of the dominant depends on the individual and how healthy they are (in the MBTI sense). Because the auxiliary function operates in a different world (I vs E, P vs J), it’s very important that it’s given room to develop, otherwise a person will never see beyond the limits of their dominant function. In extreme cases, this can lead to over-relying on the dominant or to looping (see below). Because the dominant and auxiliary are so different, an individual may feel resistance in allowing the auxiliary to have more input. The dominant function is what we know, we trust it because it’s more developed than our other functions, it’s always been our primary guide in life. So when another function brings in information contradictory to the dominant, it’s easy to allow the dominant to overrule. This is normal, but something to keep an eye on. The dominant is more developed than our other functions*, but it’s focus is too limited to give us a full picture of reality.

*Note: It’s possible for all of an individual’s functions to be underdeveloped. The dominant will still be able to work in more nuanced ways than the other functions in this case. This applies even if it is used in unhealthy ways.

Dominant-Tertiary

The dominant and tertiary functions are oriented in the same direction (I or E), so the tertiary is often used to back up the motivations and conclusions of the dominant. We don’t normally feel defensive when using the tertiary function, because it generally doesn’t force us to look at things in a different way than the dominant. When we’re using our tertiary function, we’re in the world we’re most familiar with (external if you’re extroverted, internal if you’re introverted). There’s nothing to fear since we know we can rely on the dominant at the end of the day. Because they operate in the same realm, the tertiary provides a POV that justifies the dominant’s conclusions. This, in and of itself, is normal and not unhealthy behavior. But “tertiary temptation”- a result of the tertiary feeding us something new and unusual (different from our everyday dose of the strong dominant) while not forcing us to challenge our current conceptions- is something to watch. If the tertiary if ever to be developed, it must be able to provide information in a way that is independent from the dominant function.

If the tertiary-dominant justification becomes extreme, it becomes a loop. In a loop, an individual is resisting feedback from the auxiliary that will force them to change outlooks that they (consciously or unconsciously- normally the latter) don’t want to change. The tertiary function acts as a cheerleader for the dominant, and if things go wrong because of the individual’s close-mindedness, they’ll blame others or the world instead of taking responsibility, in a stubborn attempt to keep their beliefs intact.

Dominant-Inferior

The dominant and inferior functions are either both judging or both perceiving, but their approaches oppose each other in either gathering information (if perceiving functions) or sorting information into a structure (via judging functions). These functions clash, and the dominant function is in charge when it comes to prioritizing what’s more important. However, the inferior function is still very much a part of the individual. It will motivate the individual to crave certain things which the individual may satisfy in ways that don’t encroach on the boundaries of the dominant.

When someone over-relies on their dominant function and sees the inferior as the enemy, they deny a part of themselves. They may deny that they have certain desires, or they may see motivations of the inferior function as a weakness in themselves. In order to be healthy, they need to accept the input their inferior function gives them. This isn’t an either-or scenario, but a spectrum, as most of “healthy”/“unhealthy” MBTI behavior is.

Repressing the inferior function for the dominant can eventually lead to a grip. Eventually the inferior function is so bottled up that it explodes and demands to be heard. When someone is in a grip, they’re relying much more on their inferior function, which creates problems since the inferior function largely operates in unconscious ways so we can’t direct it, and it’s the least developed function in our stack. Grips can be avoided with healthy auxiliary functioning. Since the auxiliary is oriented in the same direction as the inferior, using it can help satisfy the need for extroversion/introversion that the dominant can’t help with. One reason that grips occur, and an individual jumps to using the inferior instead of the auxiliary, is that, again, the auxiliary is more likely to challenge outlooks that are important to an individual.

Auxiliary-Tertiary

Opposing each other on their approach to either perceiving or judging, but the tension isn’t as strong as it is with the dominant and inferior, since the auxiliary and tertiary are closer to each other in the stack. Normally the individual prefers the approach of the auxiliary, given that it’s higher in the stack.

This may sound contradictory to what was being said before about tertiary temptation, but it’s not. Tertiary temptation is linked to the individual’s preference of the dominant function. The auxiliary has preference over the tertiary, but the dominant has preference over the auxiliary. But when the tertiary isn’t out to defend the dominant, the auxiliary will take the lead over the tertiary.

Auxiliary-Inferior & Tertiary-Inferior

In what I’ve read regarding type dynamics, these two relationships don’t really come up. I wonder if it may have to do with them not influencing motivation significantly or with the fact that we’re unable to observe much of what our inferior function does in a conscious way. For now, I don’t have much to say about these two pairs.

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Extroversion vs. Introversion (E vs. I)

Everyone interacts with both the inner world (i.e. the mind, psyche) and outer world. Extroverts are more comfortable in the outer world, and introverts are more comfortable in the inner world. Everyone has a need to interact with both these worlds, but what distinguishes extroverts and introverts is which they prefer. What comes more naturally? Introverts can enjoy outward interaction, but over a long period of time, it will be draining. Same with extroverts and inward interaction.


Being an introvert vs. an extrovert normally has a significant effect on sense of self, which is one of many reasons it’s often the most easily decided preference. Because extroverts deal primarily with the external world, they often define themselves in relation to the outside world and their place in it. Their identity is heavily influenced by the external environment and the role they play. On the other hand, introverts define themselves by their inner world, and tend to feel like they’re wearing different masks depending on the situation they’re dealing with in the outer world.


Note that, at extremes, dealing with the inner world will be taxing and/or frustrating for an introvert. If an introvert cuts themselves off from the outside world completely, they will not be happy nor healthy. The same goes for extroverts and avoidance of the internal world.

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