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A few properly defined labels can provide much greater practical understanding of self than many labels that try to be specific when defining something. No human is exactly the same, but all humans consist of the same elements, so once we determine the root element(s) of something we decide to define, we can create the few properly defined labels for that something. Upon analyzing personality in an abstract sense, I defined personality through these three label systems: “the sixteen types of personality”, “the four types of life” and “the four types of love”.

[Part Zero] The Sixteen Types of Personality

Point of “my MBTI 2.0 system” is to provide a practical view of personality by firstly defining personality by functional “primary and secondary autonomous whole” then mirroring the two thus forming depressed “tertiary and quaternary autonomous whole”, finally redefining “the MBTI types” as “the four ordered autonomous wholes” followed by naming primary/tertiary autonomous whole “governor of personality” and secondary/quaternary autonomous whole “assistant of personality”, since those autonomous wholes governs and assists personality respectively. More, explained defining of “the four ordered autonomous wholes” has been achieved by means of pairing “the eight Jungian cognitive functions” explained below by introversion/extroversion:

Name of the function Definition of the function Presentation of the function
Introverted Sensation [Si] Perceiving an impression of an entity. This painting is friendly. {Input}
Extroverted Sensation [Se] Perceiving an expression of an entity. This painting is bright. {Input}
Introverted Thinking [Ti] Exploring the world in a theorical sense. Things should be known. {Output}
Extroverted Thinking [Te] Exploring the world in a practical sense. Things should be useful. {Output}
Introverted Intuition [Ni] Cognizing a profound meaning of an entity. This volcano seems active. {Input}
Extroverted Intuition [Ne] Cognizing a possible meaning of an entity. This volcano could erupt. {Input}
Introverted Feeling [Fi] Viewing the world from inside to out. I should align with self. {Output}
Extroverted Feeling [Fe] Viewing the world from outside to in. I should align with other. {Output}

The six distinct elements of “the eight Jungian cognitive functions” are dichotomous which means following: you cannot in the same time use sensation and intuition, you cannot in the same time think and feel, you cannot in the same time be introvert and extrovert, but in one moment you can use sensation while in another intuition, in one moment you can think while in another feel, in one moment you can be introvert while in another extrovert. More, the autonomous whole is basically “the pair of one input and output Jungian cognitive function”; where applies that “the pair of Jungian cognitive functions from the governor of personality” is generally more dominant than “the pair of Jungian cognitive functions from the assistant of personality”.
Furthermore, we have foreground governor/assistant of personality that we use when we are functional and we have background governor/assistant of personality that we use when we are depressed. Also, each “pair of Jungian cognitive functions” is the autonomous whole that acts as one of “the four temperaments”, but depending on a position of the pair within the type, “the corresponding temperament” is themed by the pair. Finally, when all explained is considered, the redefined version of “the sixteen types of personality” from “the MBTI system” is created; following are “the MBTI types” with “Jungian cognitive functions” paired by introversion/extroversion then associated with “the corresponding utilizer” of “the corresponding temperament”:

TypeAcronym ForeGovernor ForeAssistant BackGovernor BackAssistant
SupMel-ChoSan contribute [Si+Ti] inquire [Fe+Ne] assure [Se+Te] seduce [Fi+Ni]
SupSan-ChoMel observe [Fi+Ni] adorate [Se+Te] achieve [Fe+Ne] balance [Si+Ti]
SupCho-SanMel fascinate [Fi+Si] assure [Ne+Te] appease [Fe+Se] appreciate [Ni+Ti]
SupCho-MelSan dedicate [Ti+Si] achieve [Ne+Fe] appreciate [Te+Se] appease [Ni+Fi]
MelSan-ChoSup appreciate [Si+Fi] appease [Te+Ne] assure [Se+Fe] fascinate [Ti+Ni]
MelSan-SupCho inquire [Ti+Ni] adorate [Se+Fe] fascinate [Te+Ne] assure [Si+Fi]
MelSup-SanCho venerate [Ni+Ti] dedicate [Fe+Se] appease [Ne+Te] agitate [Fi+Si]
MelCho-SanSup balance [Ni+Fi] achieve [Te+Se] adorate [Ne+Fe] observe [Ti+Si]
SanMel-ChoSup adorate [Fe+Ne] inquire [Si+Ti] assure [Fi+Ni] fascinate [Se+Te]
SanMel-SupCho appease [Se+Te] appreciate [Fi+Ni] fascinate [Si+Ti] assure [Fe+Ne]
SanSup-MelCho seduce [Ne+Te] dedicate [Fi+Si] inquire [Ni+Ti] agitate [Fe+Se]
SanCho-MelSup improvise [Ne+Fe] achieve [Ti+Si] appreciate [Ni+Fi] observe [Te+Se]
ChoMel-SupSan agitate [Te+Ne] inquire [Si+Fi] dedicate [Ti+Ni] seduce [Se+Fe]
ChoSan-SupMel immerse [Se+Fe] adorate [Ti+Ni] fascinate [Si+Fi] balance [Te+Ne]
ChoSup-SanMel achieve [Fe+Se] dedicate [Ni+Ti] appease [Fi+Si] appreciate [Ne+Te]
ChoSup-MelSan assure [Te+Se] fascinate [Ni+Fi] appreciate [Ti+Si] appease [Ne+Fe]

[Part One] The Four Types of Life

Dichotomy of the Types

Even after I redefined “the sixteen types of personality” from “the MBTI system”, I just created “my MBTI 2.0 system” or “the version of the MBTI system that is still not effective enough in practice”: “it only tells you who your self is, but that does not provide enough information to make you hundred percent sure how to live your life”. However, there is one part of “the MBTI system” that can help you in practice, along with “context/potential” which will be explained later; that part of “the MBTI system” is “perceiving/cognizing”. Those two dichotomies are the two preferences that form types of life, resulting in following “the four types of life”: “Maze”, “Puzzle”, “Map” and “Scale”.

Two Dichotomous Guidelines for Life, Context and Potential

  • [context] There are humans who prefer to take action by considering context. Context means the state of inner and outer factors in terms of some action. Inner factors relate to everything that affects mental readiness of a human to realize some action, what does not have to only be feelings, but also realization of action that human considers to be a precondition for realization of some action, and outer factors relate to everything that affects physical readiness of a human to realize some action, what does not have to only be physical strength, but also how much surrounding is suitable for realizing some action. More, although it is not a rule, depending on which factors are more dominant, inner factors become favorable once outer factors become favorable, and vice versa.
  • [potential] There are humans who prefer to take action by considering potential. Potential means with how much certainty can be said that the realization of some action will be favorable in terms of a future. For instance, if human that has been being taken care of its entire life asks you to lend him/her money and if human that has worked hard and took care of itself its entire life asks you to lend him/her money, action “give money to the independent person” would by logic have greater potential; although it is not always like that. Well, when it comes to potential of something, things can be contrary to what is logical, thus defining how good is potential of something is more that you see potential of something, instead of that you deduce potential of something by logical reasoning.

Two Dichotomous Approaches to Life, Perceiving and Cognizing

  • [perceiving] There are humans who prefer to live life by using perceiving. Humans who prefer to use their perceiving process in the external world like to live in a flexible, spontaneous way, seeking to experience and understand life, rather than control it. Detailed plans and final decisions feel confining to them; they prefer to stay open to new information and last-minute options. They are energized by their resourcefulness in adapting to the demands of the moment. Characteristics associated with humans who prefer perceiving: “feel comfortable adapting to change”, “require only the essentials of some project to get started”, “adapt well to changing situations”, “focus on process”, and “see outcomes as opportunities for change”.
  • [cognizing] There are humans who prefer to live life by using cognizing. Humans who prefer to use their cognizing process in the external world like to live in a planned, orderly way, seeking to regulate and manage their lives; they prefer to make decisions, come to closure, and move on. Their lives tend to be structured and organized, and they like to have things settled. Sticking to a plan and schedule is very important to them, and they are energized by getting things done. Characteristics associated with humans who prefer cognizing: “feel comfortable with schemes and order”, “have to know all about some project to get started”, “produce best with structure and schedules”, “focus on completion”, and “require measurable outcomes”.

Definition of the Types

Before I present the definition of “the four types of life”, it should be noted what aspects of the preferences were used to create the definition and how those aspects were used. I have chosen the aspects of the preferences that are as close as possible to the root of the preference while still enabling those aspects to be turned into something meaningful when combined. The first preference, context human focuses on how things should be done while potential human focuses on which things should be done. The second preference, perceiving human adapts to the environment while cognizing human prefers the environment to adapt to them. So, when you combine those four aspects, you will get “the four types of life” explained below.

Supine --> ContextPerceiving --> Maze

Supine “takes action in a way intended by the external world” and because of that living is like “actualizing the decision of the highest priority” by either “clearing the maze thus accepting the path intended by the external world” or “reorganizing the maze thus causing the external world to intend the path adapted to the internal world”. If you prefer using mode “clearing the maze”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your impression transmit your either altruism or conformity”. If you prefer using mode “reorganizing the maze”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your expression transfer your either charisma or spontaneity”.

Melancholic --> ContextCognizing --> Puzzle

Melancholic “takes action in a way intended by the internal world” and because of that living is like “actualizing the decision of the highest priority” by either “modifying the puzzle thus adapting the internal world to the external world” or “solving the puzzle thus causing the external world to get adapted to the internal world”. If you prefer using mode “modifying the puzzle”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your impression transmit your either altruism or curiosity”. If you prefer using mode “solving the puzzle”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your expression transfer your either charisma or equanimity”.

Sanguine --> PotentialPerceiving --> Map

Sanguine “takes action suggested by the external world” and because of that living is like “actualizing the decision of the highest priority” by either “following the map thus accepting one of the path(s) suggested by the external world” or “rewriting the map thus causing the external world to suggest the path(s) adapted to the internal world”. If you prefer using mode “following the map”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your impression transmit your either bashfulness or conformity”. If you prefer using mode “rewriting the map”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your expression transfer your either assertiveness or spontaneity”.

Choleric --> PotentialCognizing --> Scale

Choleric “takes action suggested by the internal world” and because of that living is like “actualizing the decision of the highest priority” by either “influencing the scale thus causing weight of the internal world to match weight of potential step” or “balancing the scale thus accepting potential step with the same weight as the internal world”. If you prefer using mode “influencing the scale”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your impression transmit your either bashfulness or curiosity”. If you prefer using mode “balancing the scale”, in order to ease usage of that mode, you can “through your expression transfer your either assertiveness or equanimity”.

Correlation of the Types

Since “the four types of life” are correlated with “my MBTI 2.0 system”, there are sixteen combinations of “the four types of life” and each combination of “the four types of life” consists of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary type of life; where applies that which one of “the four types of life” will be used at certain moment depends on the following: a position of each type of life within the combination, are we currently functional or depressed and are we currently feeling secured or threatened. If we are functional, we use “primary type of life” when we feel secured and “secondary type of life” when we feel threatened. If we are depressed, we use “tertiary type of life” when we feel secured and we use “quaternary type of life” when we feel threatened.

[Part Two] The Four Types of Love

Dichotomy of the Types

Even after I created “my MBTI 2.0 system” then “the four types of life”, it was still not providing enough information to make you “hundred percent sure how to live your life” and thus something was still missing. What was missing is how you interact with others and to define that I have decided to define “the facets of love”. There are two forms of each of “the two main loves”: love “conditional love” has “requiring” and “desiring” form while love “unconditional love” has “allowing” and “seeing” form. Those two sets of dichotomous forms are the two preferences that form types of love, resulting in following “four types of love”: “Empathize”, “Protect”, “Sympathize” and “Enhance”.

Two Dichotomous Forms of Conditional Love, Requiring and Desiring

  • [requiring] Requiring manifests as “having tendency to be aligned with other and thus feeling required by either self, other or something else”. Humans who prefer requiring have these characteristics: “charisma” or “altruism”. In order to utilize requiring, you can “thoughtfully take action on feeling require for X”.
  • [desiring] Desiring manifests as “having tendency to be aligned with self and thus feeling desire to act in accordance with feelings and beliefs”. Humans who prefer desiring have these characteristics: “assertiveness” or “bashfulness”. In order to utilize desiring, you can “thoughtfully take action on feeling desire for X”.

Two Dichotomous Forms of Unconditional Love, Allowing and Seeing

  • [allowing] Allowing manifests as “having tendency for nun-judgmental observation of something and thus allowing something to be as it is”. Humans who prefer allowing have these characteristics: “conformity” or “spontaneity”. In order to utilize allowing, you can “through your senses perceive current state of X”.
  • [seeing] Seeing manifests as “having tendency for nun-judgmental comprehension of something and thus seeing something on the way it is”. Humans who prefer seeing have these characteristics: “curiosity” or “equanimity”. In order to utilize seeing, you can “through your intuition cognize current state of X”.

Definition of the Types

Before I present the definition of “the four types of love”, it should be noted what aspects of the preferences were used to create the definition and how those aspects were used. I have chosen the aspects of the preferences that are as close as possible to the root of the preference while still enabling those aspects to be turned into something meaningful when combined. The first preference, requiring human feels required by external word while desiring human feels desire for external world. The second preference, allowing human distances from external world while seeing human connects with external world. So, when you combine those four aspects, you will get “the four types of love” explained below.

Supine --> RequiringAllowing --> Empathize

Supine “loves by considering other human’s requires” while “rejecting own emotional involvement” and because of that loving is to empathize. Well, if human rejects own emotional involvement and considers other human’s requires, human will develop a way of loving that will cause human to feel empathy towards other humans. Since there is no emotional involvement to cause human to actually do something about other human’s requires, human just feels united with everyone and thus experiences other humans almost like that human is them. In other words, human loves other by experiencing other human’s feelings as if they are one’s own.

Melancholic --> RequiringSeeing --> Protect

Melancholic “loves by considering other human’s requires” while “accepting own emotional involvement” and because of that loving is to protect. Well, if human accepts own emotional involvement and considers other human’s requires, human will develop a way of loving that will cause human to feel obligated to protect other humans. Since there is emotional involvement to cause human to actually do something about other human’s requires, human sees other human’s requires as one’s own requires and thus intends to meet other human’s requires. In other words, human loves other by meeting other human’s requires as if they are one’s own.

Sanguine --> DesiringAllowing --> Sympathize

Sanguine “loves by seeking other humans with common desires” while “rejecting own emotional involvement” and because of that loving is to sympathize. Well, if human rejects own emotional involvement and seeks other humans with common desires, human will develop a way of loving that will cause human to feel sympathy towards other humans. Since there is no emotional involvement to cause human to actually do something about common desires, human just relates to other humans similar to him/her and thus cherish them. In other words, human loves other by cherishing other human’s feelings as if they are one’s own.

Choleric --> DesiringSeeing --> Enhance

Choleric “loves by seeking other humans with common desires” while “accepting own emotional involvement” and because of that loving is to enhance. Well, if human accepts own emotional involvement and seeks other humans with common desires, human will develop a way of loving that will cause human to feel obligated to enhance other humans. Since there is emotional involvement to cause human to actually do something about common desires, human intends to achieve a common growth by achieving common desires. In other words, human loves other by achieving other human’s desires as if they are one’s own.

Correlation of the Types

Since “the four types of love” are correlated with “my MBTI 2.0 system”, there are sixteen combinations of “the four types of love” and each combination of “the four types of love” consists of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary type of love; where applies that which one of “the four types of love” will be used at certain moment depends on the following: a position of each type of love within the combination, are we currently functional or depressed and are we currently feeling secured or threatened. If we are functional, we use “primary type of love” when we feel secured and “secondary type of love” when we feel threatened. If we are depressed, we use “tertiary type of love” when we feel secured and we use “quaternary type of love” when we feel threatened.

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