TET modelling enabled the to be placed in 4 quadrants that accord with their psychosocial significance. It allows us to view them all simultaneously and meaningfully.are about interacting with reality in a way that brings genuine happiness &/or gives purpose and meaning to life. The
The shared human significance of the TET—the output—is transcendence of current reality. This frees up our world for new better possibilities.
The personal psychological requirement in the TET relates to the ability to be detached from our ego/self.
I identified four ways to increase our understanding via this model:
These are reviewed below.
The two diagonals in a TET typically define the two essential and complementary functions that the Typology serves. It is usually obvious what these are—if the Types are properly understood and the Axes are correctly named.
The two functions served by theto enable a distinctly human existence form two sets dealing with:
Equilibrium in reality is essential to bear suffering and endure misfortune.
Review relevant analyses:
Diagonally opposite quadrants in the TET reveal the effect of axis combination. Quadrants reveal both an affinity between the pair of within each quadrant, and marked contrasts between diagonally opposite quadrants.
is not action, but it requires action. Purposeful action, however trivial or unsuccessful, generates feedback that enables us to locate ourselves psychosocially and practically.
Equilibrium requires getting away from the painful nature of reality, without becoming inappropriately disconnected. There are two methods: using feelings and using reasoning.
The effect of being high or low on one TET dimension (irrespective of the value of the other) can be represented by cutting the TET in halves, either vertically or horizontally. In both cases, the division reveals surprisingly sharp differences.
Detachment from the ego/self does not mean that personal experience is never used or is permanently extinguished. However, a major deficit in the ego/self can make Quests irrelevant because there is an inability to do much, relate to others, or function intelligently.
Thein the upper half require a high degree of detachment. Non-attachment is valued, and there is an active effort to become detached. This serves to protect the ego/self.
Thein the lower half do not speak of non-attachment or becoming detached, because the pursuit of each depends upon using the ego/self explicitly. The consequence of making the self into an instrument of the is that you put yourself at risk.
Review Key Issue:
Effect of a damaged self on choice of .
Everytranscends reality—but not equally.
Thein the right half, require that a person engages mentally with a new, different and better reality than currently exists. This demands openness to experiences and generates an inner tension. External (empirical or social) constraints contribute to that tension.
Thein the left half, require that a person accepts the current reality, and gives attention to sustaining and improving it. This effort reduces inner tension. Internal personal constraints naturally serve as a guide.
Review Key Issue:
Use of «right» to evaluate outcomes.
In constructing the TET, the more extreme were plotted before the more central ones. This central v peripheral positioning typically defines Cycle-1 and Cycle-2 in a Spiral trajectory that is maturational or developmental for an important aspect of personal functioning. The Spiral currently remains one of the unexplored Root Frameworks.
Constructing the TET like this was just a convenience. However, there is a deeper and meaningful distinction between these two groups, and it relates to the auspices under which the are enabled to function:
Review Key Issue:
Effects of social obstruction on use of a .
Originally posted: 10-Aug-2012.