Functional Pairs

The eight function-attitudes within us are like people with distinctly different personalities, and who relate with each other in somewhat predictable ways. According to our personality type we identify with one complementary pair of function-attitudes as being most like who we are. The other function-attitudes, then become "not like us," even though we all have all eight function-attitudes within us. Our inner preferences are then projected outwards as we tend to reject those people who embody the most problematic aspects of our own consciousness, and accept those who reflect kindly upon our own preferences. This section describes how the function-attitudes tend to work together in our psyche and also between people who identify with different function-attitudes.