i don't know if this was done on purpose or not but if it was it's really great omg

intjackass-deactivated20170622  asked:

Why don't functions work well together if they're both extraverted/introverted?

Two extroverted and two introverted functions can work well together to preform specific tasks, but too much emphasis on your dominant and tertiary function and neglect of your auxiliary function for a long period of time creates an unhealthy imbalance in your personality, often referred to as a “loop”. 

Healthy Function Dynamics vs. Loops

This first diagram displays the average amount of mental energy 1) devoted to each function and 2) oriented in each direction for both extroverts and introverts with a healthily functioning personality. 

As you can see, the directional emphasis of your functions (introverted vs. extroverted) is relatively balanced, though extroverts display at least a slight preference toward the outward orientation, while introverts have at least a slight preference for looking inward. 

The auxiliary function’s opposite orientation from the dominant and tertiary function is key - it counteracts the dominant and tertiary function’s directional emphasis by ensuring that the individual “check back in” either with the internal or external world. 

However, what happens when the auxiliary function is damaged, ignored, or unfit to deal with ongoing challenges in that person’s life? 

The tertiary function takes over. This is troublesome for multiple reasons:

1. The overall personality now HEAVILY skews extrovert or introvert

This means too much objectivity/action and not enough reflection for extroverts, and too much reflection and not enough objectivity/action for introverts.

2. The tertiary function is inexperienced at being the lead perceiver/decision-maker

This function played a supporting, complimentary role for so long that it’s had very little experience developing its skills, so now that it’s in charge it actually doesn’t really know what it’s doing.

3. The tertiary function will never get to truly lead because it can’t rid itself completely of the influence of the auxiliary function 

The auxiliary function is still there, it’s just… temporarily crippled, yet still whispering advice in the tertiary function’s ear. This means the tertiary function will never actually get free reign to lead the perception or decision-making process, because it’s dragged down and ultimately exhausted by the aux function’s ball and chain. 

This tertiary function takeover is referred to as a loop and is considered an unhealthy psychological state. 

Here’s an idea of what a loop would look like for the different types: 

ExFP (Fi-Te): OMG, I’m SO DONE with these feelings. Introspection has gotten me nowhere and only caused more pain. Morality is subjective, I’m over it, I don’t care about doing “the right thing” anymore, I’m just going to be objective and get shit done without caring about who gets hurt along the way. 

IxTJ (Te-Fi): Oh no, I feel like I’ve been a little bit… harsh. Now that I’m going through this thing, I’m realizing that there’s no way to be truly objective..  ok I’m just going to withdraw and ponder the meaning of this for a bit. But I hate that this pain is affecting my performance. Poke me and I’ll MURDER you.

IxFJ (Fe-Ti): I’m so done being hurt, unappreciated and rejected. Maybe I’m just not that valuable to others… but what I CAN do is withdraw and analyze the shit out of this. Maybe then it’ll make more sense. But for now here’s a complex fantasy novel I could lose myself in instead.

ExTP (Ti-Fe): Why don’t people like me?? I just want to be part of the group, to be accepted, to have fun. Screw what makes sense to me personally, maybe I should just act like everyone else. I’ll be all up in everyone’s face with my sweet sweet kindness. Or maybe I could just manipulate them to get what I want… 

INxP (Ne-Si): Eh, you know what? I’ve realized that novelty and new experiences are overrated. I’m just going to stick to what I already know, and analyze or introspect the shit out of it. Is it hot in here? I think I’m coming down with something… 

ESxJ (Si-Ne): Screw traditions, societal conventions, social norms - throw it all out the window!! It’s time for the new me!! All those things I used to want seem so meaningless. I’m already organizing my whole worldwide journey exploration, beginning with living spending 2 months living in a Tibetan monastery pondering the meaning of life. 

ENxJ (Ni-Se): Purpose is overrated. Who knows what I want to do with my future? All this emphasis on meaning and planning has just been getting in the way of experiencing life to the fullest. Plans are overrated - I can still achieve my goals by just adapting to whatever life brings. Now pass the vodka and let’s party!! 

ISxP (Se-Ni): The outside world was great and all, but like… what does it all mean? I can’t escape the feeling something terrible is going to happen… I must withdraw figure out what makes sense, what feels right, what’s true. Yup, meaning is an elusive son of a bitch, I’ve made no progress on this quest. Ah, I’m getting all existential… and oh great here comes the anxiety.

anonymous asked:

The whole elven runes post that you reblogged got me thinking about the lights of arlathan found in the cadash thaig in dragon age witch hunt. If i'm remembering correctly that the elves that took shelter there where refuges from the fall of arlathan(and maybe solas forming the veil)

We’ll be covering Cadash Thaig in a couple of videos, so I won’t give you the long version here as it has its own entire video I have to do, and I always release the written scripts for people who don’t want to watch them. :)

Long and Short: Lights of Arlathan were left there by refugees fleeing Arlathan, likely due to the Veil and NOT from Tevinter, though it was clear there WAS a fear that partnering with the elves in Cad’Halash would cause problems with Tevinter later, as the dwarves razed their own thaig themselves rather than actually let that news fall into the wrong hands. There’s a LOT of weird shit about the thaigs, and I KNOW I babble about them a lot (go check out “deep roads” tag and see how many of those posts are just mine XD), but there’s a lot more to Thedas than “look elves” and the intersectionality of all these points does matter.

Elvhenan subjugated the dwarves. They defeated the Titans, and in so doing “gave the dwarves dreams”. This is a society that was built on power and might - the Evanuris were gods because they had the POWER to do as they wanted, not because they ACTUALLY WERE GODS (and the factions working against them likewise had the power to stand against them so we’re talking a LOT of power-struggles). We have an inherent system of slavery (wave to Solas as we pass by this topic, everyone), which was delineated by ownership in the form of markings made of blood (or more likely in this instance lyrium like Fenris), which suggests that vallaslin was more than just a pretty design. It’s RUNES. 

Elvhenan existed at the intersection of the Fade and the Earth. For more on this whole topic, check out my Monthly Theory Posts as we’re currently digging through a LOT of this topic right now (part 2 of…oh god it keeps just getting longer). The problem with many of the problems in Thedas is that they stem from the same primary sources and the questions we have interconnect where those sources lie, but that’s also where we’re lacking information, and puzzling it out is a mess.

Long and short of it, the Evanuris killed Titans for lyrium and “something else” according to the codices we receive in Trespasser and dialogue from a Quizzie who has already completed Descent. That something else is likely linked to power, because power was everything in Elvhenan. You either had it or you did not. 

In other words, Elvhenan was Tevinter V. 1. As with many other Tevinter customs, social class and power struggles were inherited from those that came before. Tevinter has done a LOT with their time and made a lot of additions to that but we cannot deny they were built on the remnants of Elvhenan, down to and including dealing with the dwarves (except friendlier in this case - trade rather than war in a deal that also built the Dwarven Empire in turn). 

So we have Elvhenan and the Titan Age. Elvhenan wins and the two are linked, with Elven ruins leading into the Deep Roads. Then we had the fall of Elvhenan with the creation of the Veil, and the rise of Tevinter and the Dwarven Empire from its ashes, and then we had the fall of Tevinter and the Dwarven Empire and the rise of the Andrastian Empire under Orlais from the ashes. 

The elves didn’t die when the Veil was formed. They CHANGED. Tevinter didn’t disappear when Andraste marched north. It CHANGED. Such is the way of the world. The struggle is in teasing out the patterns. 

It was cataclysm that led to the formation of the Veil - infighting among their own kind, the war between the Evanuris and the Forgotten Ones, and the awakening of something in the depths that the Evanuris in their greed disturbed and then tried to seal back up. 

It was cataclysm that led to the rise of Andrastianism - the faltering of Tevinter faith and the subsequent cracking of the Black City that resulted in the First Blight that decimated Tevinter over the next century and a halfish and which changed the face of Thedas entirely. 

Humans existed before the Veil. Elves exist after. Dwarves are still clinging on. Darkspawn…well…they’re clinging on too. 

We can generally name these threats, but the details are missing. The Blight’s origin is contested - the Dwarves claim the darkspawn existed in the Deep Roads well before the Archdemon. The Chantry tail paints it as something of an instant rejection and corruption of sorts. The Avvar have different names for darkspawn entirely. We KNOW there ARE ancient darkspawn magisters, because we’ve seen them. But the ritual to kill an Archdemon that the Wardens “discovered” was likely some hold-over too. 

After all, a corrupted demon-dragon is actually precisely what the Evanuris-Forgotten One war boils down to in the end. 

That explains the Archdemons, but not the darkspawn and the blight itself. 

And so we go further back, to that thing the Evanuris woke up in the dark.

We have instances of cults worshipping that which might destroy them. In the Tirashan, elves worshop the forgotten ones and slay anyone who enters on sight. Their vallaslin is red like blood, or perhaps like red lyrium. We have references to the dragon cults throughout history, into the modern day. We know that many tried to appease Dumat when the first Archdemon rose, thinking that their god was back, and dying for it. We have references in codices to people literally worshipping the Blight as well, or the Void. In Inquisition, there’s a cult in the Hinterlands literally worshipping the Breach. So, all in all, people do weird shit.

That Thing in the Dark is another of these worshipped points. I don’t think it represents the Blight, but I don’t think it’s one of the Evanuris or Forgotten Ones either. Its statues stand in locations like Sundermount, where a pride demon has been sealed inside, not unlike how the dwarves have sealed Gangue within the stone too, usually with the use of runes. 

Runes are power and energy bound to form - vallaslin possibly serves to keep spirits drawn across the veil in their physical forms while the Evanuris had the powers of shape shifting and change. Runes hold magic, drawing ice or electricity into a weapon, making something real when it otherwise was not. And it does this using lyrium. 

There’s power in the earth, just as there’s power in the Fade. We know what happens when the Fade is corrupted, when spirits twist into demons. We fought Nightmare in Inquisition. And let us not forget the Blight itself is a mental and physical illness. It corrupts the body, but it also corrupts the mind, twisting those enduring it into paranoid, rage-filled, angry beasts until it kills them entirely. It corrupts them from their purpose. Wardens on their Callings will confirm similar states - irrational anger, the desire to kill, and the darkspawn are no different. It corrupts the body - we have plenty of ghouls to prove that point. The Blight IS corruption. 

The Blight is the original gangue, the waste, the darkness that lies within the Stone. 

The Evanuris woke something, after their slaughter of the Titans, after they subjugated the very Pillars of the Earth, carving their effigies into their forms, and stealing their lyrium life-blood to power their magic. Whatever they woke, it was angry, and it scared them so much, held so much power, they fled the Deep Roads and sealed them shut in their wake. 

We have references of monstrous things rising up to wage war on the elves of Elvhenan. This might be the Titans, but it is also likely this other Thing. The Thing the elves woke in the Dark. 

The statues of the Thing in the Dark are likely not true representations (any more than Mythal is really as she appears in her statues, or Solas is truly a wolf, or Andruil a hare or owl, or whatever else. But since corrupted spirits (like Audacity) have been sealed into these strange warped farms, and since there were factions that wanted to stand against the Evanuris even during their reign, there were likely those that turned to worshipping this sort of power that could so frighten the Evanuris. 

I think the Thing in the Dark is perhaps THAT thing in the dark. I think the statues we see are perhaps remnants of the cults that worshipped it, carving its effigy into stone as Elgar’nan had done, or as the dwarves do with paragon statues. To carve something into stone is to force it to hold a shape, so even if it did not look like that, the carvings serve to remember. 

There’s theories that the ancient elves enter Uthenera in much the way a spirit returns to the Fade - to power-wash away all the sorrows and weight of the world. Or, in Cole terms, to FORGET. This concept of forgetting kept them pure and free. Memory and time are necessary to grow, but the Fade is bad at remembering - “They are ALL true,” Solas says when asked the story of Ostagar. It is good at reflecting, at shaping its raw forms into spirits formed from the ideas of the earth. 

Time is an earthly construct. Time and Memory. 

The dwarven memories are carved into the earth, literally written in blood (or titan blood at least). The dwarves are creatures of memory. The earth remembers. The Stone remembers what the Fade forgets. 

The Thing in the Dark woke of anger. Anger requires you remember the wrongs done. And there were a great many wrongs done upon the earth. 

It’s a theory, and unlike most of my stuff, I’ve not bothered to cite things, because I don’t want to dig through the codices to do so. So take it with a grain of salt and enjoy it for what it is. If people like it enough, I’ll dig up the sources (there’s so many omg). But for now, back to the Lights of Arlathan.

Mythal was born of the earth’s sorrow and regret. It was the sorrow of the elves of Arlathan that stirred the stone and made the dwarves take in the elves, or so they say, regarding Cad’Halash. Cad’Halash is an old thaig, located close to lyrium sources. If it is possible for the earth to be angry, to rage, it is possible for the earth to be sad as well. The earth has always had its darknesses - if you remember, you always will. It has no Uthenera, no spiritual reset that wipes away and allows it to forget. It remembers. The gangue is  dealt with (by the Legion of the Dead originally), but it is also considered just a natural part of the Stone herself - it is natural to carry that weight if you cannot forget. 

The Veil may have been a way to sunder the two, an attempt to do a reset, to separate two warring factions in an attempt to halt the spread of the Blight, the anger and corruption that comes partnered with the gangue, and to send the elvhen spirits back into the Fade in a forced reset. Solas’s Veil would have been an apocalyptic event - and it was. It was the magical equivalent of cutting off a gangrenous limb to save a body. But he misjudged the cost. Because Elvhenan was not made of just the Fade, and never could be. It was made of the Fade AND the Earth. Again, it was both. What was left was ruins. 

And yet parts of the world survived. From the ashes the elves fled into refuge, lost their immortality as they were severed from the Veil. The humans and the dwarves rose - though the cost had been great to the dwarves as well, the Titans only slumber. They were not entirely gone. 

And other things slumber as well. Great Dragons that once ruled the skies, which battle the Blight themselves by sealing off its corruption into cysts within themselves, according to Inquisition, effectively repeating the efforts of the Veil in miniature - they slumber still in places like the Silent Grove as well as down in the Deep Roads where they are the Old Gods that might become Archdemons. 

Anyway, that’s a lot of babbling for 3:30am. Time to cut it short. XD *shrug* I throw too many thoughts at people I think.

prep school douchebag!bucky au
  • lickerish-button: I just want douchebag Bucky
  • A dumb teen movie au would probably work
  • notallbees: 8D yesssss
  • lickerish-button: idk I just want modern au Bucky with more money than sense
  • notallbees: zhdfkjsf YOU KNOW WHAT THAT SOUNDS LIKE
  • notallbees: except i guess he's not douchey in common people haha, at least not on purpose
  • lickerish-button: and Steve whose family is well off but not a trust fund kid
  • and they go to the same prep school
  • and Steve hates him but is beneath Bucky's notice
  • and someone points out that Steve sure complains about that stuck-up legacy kid with the stupid name a lot considering they don't even know each other
  • and word gets around that the pissy skinny kid has a pathetic crush on Bucky
  • notallbees: sdfghj
  • lickerish-button: Bucky thinks it's hilarious and fully intends to take advantage and then embarrass Steve as a "prank"
  • only Steve's hate-crush is so severe he won't tolerate Bucky with 10 feet of him
  • and then they probably get partnered up for some project
  • notallbees: :DDDD
  • lickerish-button: Steve assumes he'll be doing the whole thing himself but Bucky's parents realize he's slacking
  • and force him to have Steve over to their house so they can see Bucky contributing
  • notallbees: omg
  • lickerish-button: Bucky starts zoning out while they're working
  • His parents fuck off after a couple hours
  • He and Steve have all their papers and books scattered around them on the floor
  • Steve's kneeling in the middle like, ok, here's what we're gonna--
  • Bucky's just been staring at him for a while now
  • Not even thinking about what he's thinking
  • Impulsively leans in and tries to kiss him
  • notallbees: omg omg i want this so much :|
  • lickerish-button: Steve plants a hand right in the middle of Bucky's face and shoves him away
  • Freaking out
  • Red as a tomato
  • Angry but so flustered he can hardly figure out what to yell
  • Storms out
  • Leaves half his stuff behind in his haste
  • Bucky's still kneeling there himself
  • Completely bemused
  • No idea why he just did that
  • Or why it didn't work
  • notallbees: dsjklfsk because bucky always gets what he wants, right?
  • lickerish-button: Yepppp
  • notallbees: even if ... he didn't know he wanted it >__>
  • lickerish-button: Yepppppppppp
  • But they're not done with the project
  • Like not even half
  • And Bucky has to give Steve his stuff back anyway
  • So it's not like Steve can just avoid him
  • He really tries tho
  • Bucky's just going through his daily routine with like
  • The most ridiculously static facial expression
  • Barely responding to what's said to him
  • His friends are amused at first but by the second day they're like
  • ... okay what's going on dude
  • Bc you're acting really fucking weird
  • A week later Bucky's still unresponsive to direct questions and soft projectiles
  • notallbees: dfghjkl
  • lmfao
  • lickerish-button: They're not even talking to him anymore. Boy's lost his marbles or some shit. Fucking lame
  • He doesn't even notice they're sitting at a different lunch table now
  • Finally his parents notice their kid staring at the wall during dinner like ?????
  • notallbees: adjfks buCKY
  • lickerish-button: Ok, son, what's going on
  • You on the pot?
  • 'Cause frankly, your mother and I don't mind as long as you keep up your GPA
  • notallbees: lmfao
  • lickerish-button: (They have no idea bucky's friends have been doing his homework for years)
  • notallbees: (natch)
  • lickerish-button: And he just kind of goes
  • I think... I'm. .. gay?
  • ...YEAH oh my god THAT'S WHAT IT IS
  • notallbees: ashdkjsf
  • lickerish-button: HOLY SHIT I TOOOOOTALLY AM
  • notallbees: xD
  • DAD. DAD.
  • notallbees: yeah good luck with that buckster
  • lickerish-button: Lmao I made myself laugh
  • I'm such an idiot
  • But yeah tbh Bucky just... isn't that bright in this one
  • notallbees: dfjsk
  • lickerish-button: Idc, it's funny, just go with it
  • notallbees: yas
  • lickerish-button: he's not athletic either
  • He wears the dumbest clothes
  • Pastel sweaters
  • Madras print
  • His entire cachet as a social connection at this school has been because he's rich and dumb
  • But now that he's acting like a freak that's not even enough
  • He still barely notices everyone's abandoned him
  • Never really gave a shit about their companionship to begin with
  • People are just decorations to him
  • ...until steeb
  • Now he's mooning over this little nerd
  • Who still hates him
  • ...Bucky barely notices that either
  • notallbees: of course
  • i bet he just walks up to steve and starts up a conversation
  • lickerish-button: HEY. HEY KID.
  • notallbees: as if they're already friends
  • and steve is like .... why
  • WHY
  • lickerish-button: oh totally
  • ...no? Wtfff why do you keep talking to me
  • ...whyyyyyy
  • notallbees: xD
  • and when they finally hang out bucky is like
  • hey so i think i might be gay can we make out so i can see if i like it?
  • and steve like
  • ....
  • ....
  • ...were yoU DROPPED ON YOUR HEAD
  • lickerish-button: I'm laughing so hard
  • But horribly
  • notallbees: yas
  • lickerish-button: To steve's utter chagrin
  • This big dumb puppy starts to grow on him
  • His friends think it's hilarious
  • They refuse to help him discourage Bucky at first
  • Then later refuse to discourage Steve
  • notallbees: 8D
  • lickerish-button: They're not assholes, they just think it's great
  • They're laughing but they've been hoping this would happen since they first figured it out
  • Steve hates them so much for it
  • Steve hates everyone and everything now
  • But, horrifyingly
  • Hates Bucky slightly less than everything else
  • Can't help it
  • notallbees: :DDD
  • lickerish-button: Bucky's just so uncritically adoring of him
  • Like his friends probably shove him across the cafeteria to sit with Bucky
  • Who's now entirely by himself at his own deserted table
  • Bucky's like
  • HEY
  • It's ridiculous but Bucky is now the least annoying person in Steve's life
  • Steve's parents barely notice what he does with his time
  • Bucky's are the helicopter type
  • His grades are starting to drop
  • (Obvs no one else is doing his schoolwork for him now)
  • Eventually Steve has to come over again so they can finish their project
  • Bucky's parents honestly don't care who Bucky dates. They just want him to get good grades so they don't have to buy Princeton a whole new sports facility to let their kid in
  • So they're suuuper solicitous of Steve now
  • Like, even if he doesn't directly help Bucky out by tutoring him
  • notallbees: :33333
  • lickerish-button: At least if he lets Bucky take him to prom or whatever maybe their poor stupid kid might snap out of it long enough to study for his SATs
  • So Steve's over there and all three of them are like
  • Steve's like -- fuck my whole life
  • notallbees: aksdfjklsf
  • lickerish-button: And it's the most godawful thing that's ever happened to him, but
  • ...he's starting to like this guy? DDDD8
  • Aaand yeah they end up going to prom together
  • Steve spends the rest of high school grumbling and being plied with cute gifts
  • notallbees: aw stevie
  • lickerish-button: And they graduate but promise to keep in touch
  • Bucky's really upset but puts a brave face on it
  • He always figured they'd go to separate schools and Steve would move on
  • lickerish-button: Find someone better suited to him
  • Smarter
  • Wishes Steve well and kisses him goodbye as he leaves for Santa Cruz
  • Goes off to Princeton basically crushed
  • Staring at the wall again
  • notallbees: asdjkfs
  • lickerish-button: I was about to say "like a big gorilla" but gorillas are p smart tbh
  • ...first long weekend?
  • Probably veterans' day
  • Which depending on the school might be a week after the start of the fall term
  • Steve wakes him up
  • Practically banging down the door bc bucky sleeps like a rock
  • Bucky jerks awake
  • Steve's shouting now too
  • Bucky leaps up and bounds over to the door
  • Throws it open
  • Steve's never hated himself more
  • notallbees: (just in his underwear or maybe just a sheet)
  • (bc bucky)
  • lickerish-button: Lmao naw Bucky sleeps in the buff
  • notallbees: yessss
  • lickerish-button: Neither of them particularly notice or care though
  • So during this miserable week Steve realized some things
  • Some majorly important things
  • Namely
  • He has people in his life who love and appreciate him ofc
  • But no one so much as Bucky
  • And also
  • Bucky's not actually that dumb
  • He just has different priorities than most people
  • Before steeb, he just always wanted to have a good time
  • But afterwards?
  • All he cared about was steeb
  • He's ridiculously privileged and honestly couldn't fail in life if he tried
  • So he never found anything worth getting excited about before
  • Or worth worrying about either
  • What's it to him if everyone's rolling their eyes at him and thinking he's dumb?
  • What's it to him if he actually is?
  • Steve though? Steve matters. He's the only thing Bucky ever had to work to get, or cared about losing
  • And so Steve's the only person who's ever seen that side of Bucky
  • notallbees: ;___;
  • dude
  • what have you DONE
  • lickerish-button: :DDDD
  • So here Steve is
  • To angrily say all of this
  • And he just CAN'T GO THROUGH WITH IT
  • he just can't leave Bucky behind
  • Bucky drops out of Princeton and enrolls in the spring semester at UCSC so he can stick by Steve
  • And finds he's happier there anyway. It's much more him.
  • Steve brings him out of his shell. Helps him discover his interests. Bucky didn't even know he HAD interests.
  • They make mutual friends. Bucky never even cared about making friends before, because he didn't know what it was supposed to be like.
  • He picks out a major he enjoys. His parents are tolerant -- like I said, the kid's gonna be taken care of no matter what.
  • But they LOVE Steve.
  • notallbees: :DDDD
  • lickerish-button: They've never seen Bucky like this before. (Tbh they're probably dizzy with relief that he's not feeble-minded after all.)
  • And basically, fade to black. They're young yet and who knows if it'll last
  • notallbees: :x
  • lickerish-button: But it doesn't have to, you know?
  • It'll always be this wonderful thing they shared
  • But maybe it will
  • Stranger things have happened
  • ~the end~
  • notallbees: *standing ovation*
  • lickerish-button: :DDDD
  • This fandom has ruined me and I hate you btw
  • notallbees: :33 ik