Gulenko: Description of Duality IEI-SLE


1. Se: program function of ESTp and dual-seeking function of INFp

The SLE periodically makes “program” function statements about the need for resolute action, but never requires it to be undertaken immediately. The main requirement of his sensing “program” is the achievement of major objectives with application of force only when it’s absolutely necessary. SLE’s strategy is an open declaration of conflict with subsequent pressure exerted on his opposition through individuals who are able to exert such an influence. The IEI listening to these “program” statements shouldn’t question them as a whole. Any remarks on this aspect should be made in small portions and in proper form. Criticisms of this kind are not possible because the IEI unconsciously seeks such manifestations of such resolute activity and willpower within his environment. On this same function the IEI turns to SLE for advice regarding abilities of different people, their strengths and weaknesses, their progress forward, etc. He seeks consultation regarding the degree of his own actions and efforts; not receiving advice of this kind the IEI being unaware of it advances with his/her own harsh “program”.

2. Ti: creative function of ESTp and activating function of INFp

In accordance to the goal of the first function, the SLE periodically enacts re-positioning of people, distancing some while bringing others closer. In this he is more inclined to bring people closer to him, tends to distinguish his favorites. The IEI often doesn’t pay any attention to placement of people within physical space. He is inclined to ignore this aspect and feels awkward if he has to situate anyone himself. He cannot deliberately position people; for example, as a host, the IEI won’t assign guests to their seats. Such an arrangement is periodically and consciously performed by the SLE. Not receiving such support the vitality of IEI wanes.

3. Ne: role function of ESTp and ignoring function of INFp

The SLE adapts to the surrounding reality, acts himself attentive to others, listens to other people and goes into their problems, in which he usually takes pride. But at the same time he is pessimistically inclined with a tendency to notice negative qualities of people rather than positive ones. The SLE intuitively perceives weaknesses in other people and uses them. He also has little faith in positive outcome of events. The IEI manages and directs this function to its optimum by giving advice to the SLE on how to refer to different people and what for. The general content of such advice is: “Approach so-and-so person from another direction, then you will get from him what you want.” The IEI also provides advice concerning favorable future outcomes, instills hope into SLE with phrases such as: “Everything that is done, is for the better”, ” Calm down, everything will be alright”, or “Don’t worry over small things.” Advice of this kind should not be turned down, otherwise there won’t be expansion of the normative base of adaptation.

4. Fi: vulnerable function of ESTp and demonstrative function of INFp

SLE poorly sees what relations are developing between people. He fears that his personal relationships will be put on display or used against him. It is difficult for him to openly express his sympathy for another person. He often makes mistakes when he assumes that someone relates to him well. Moving towards his purpose, he risks evoking bad attitudes in others when they notice his quality to not to stop at anything. IEI refrains from openly criticizing this function and treats it with understanding. Lecturing and annoying hectoring over this element can lead to a sharp deterioration of SLE’s mood. The IEI unconsciously produces large psychological distances on this element, he as if slips away from his conversation partner, closes himself off behind a meaningless smile. Events that are relayed by his conversation partner do not affect him deeply. It is exactly these kind of elusively polite relations that seem inviting to the SLE, creating for him the stability of the external psychological situation.

5. Ni: dual-seeking function of ESTp and program function of INFp

IEI periodically makes “program” function statements that concern planning, since he sees very well the potential negative development of person’s actions over time. He remembers past events and is able to use them to “catch” a person, to expose his cunning by use of a certain plan. The SLE listens to these statements, not questioning them as a whole, since that easily leads to an irritated reaction from the IEI. The SLE periodically comes to IEI for advice concerning this function, asking questions about forecasting the behavior of people: “What can be expected from this person?”, “Is he being sincere or dishonest?”, “Friend or foe?”, etc. Commentary on this function should be issued in small portions and in the correct form. Not receiving advice regarding potential threats, the SLE is deprived of the point of application of his efforts. When the SLE does receive such a program, he becomes impassioned and starts to act resolutely.

6. Fe: activating function of ESTp and creative function of INFp

SLE feels uncomfortable when it’s necessary to show negative emotions: blow some steam, start a personal quarrel, cry or yell at people. Therefore, he hold himself in an accentuated cool and confident manner and prefers to state things directly and succinctly: “I don’t like this”, “Leave, and go to another place” rather than raise any commotion. At the same time SLE requires periodic “charging up” with positive emotions. The IEI lifts his spirits with humor, funny antics and stories, and that he loves to fool around. Without such input SLE’s vitality decreases. At the same time the “product” of IEI’s ethical function, “to cause emotional reactions in people”, is smoothed out by the fact that SLE will initiate emotional quarrels only over significant and important for him issues.

7. Si: ignoring function of ESTp and role function of INFp

The SLE constantly gives advice on this aspect, regulating the role function of the IEI. This element manifests in IEI’s behavior in a way that when the IEI feels bad he doesn’t hide it, but rather openly shows off his poor condition, discomfort and suffering, though from aside this may be perceived as some kind of hysterical attitude. The SLE manages and directs this function in the IEI, keeps the IEI close by and issues reassuring phrases about the need to take care of himself, to look after his appearance, retain pleasant manners and erudition, etc. Additionally, the SLE often provides example of his own calmness and composure.

8. Te: demonstrative function of ESTp and vulnerable function of INFp

On this function of logical activity and material prosperity the SLE does not ask too many questions, taking this sphere onto his own shoulders. Intrusive tips and annoying reminders about how to handle money (IEI is wasteful, uneconomical), the need to work, to be thrifty, to not be lazy, etc., can easily ruin IEI’s mood and serve as a latent reason for quarrels. Unconscious activity of the SLE in a normal state is aimed at extracting value from any enterprise in which he is involved. Additionally, on this function the SLE prefers direct and large scale business activities and projects. He takes care of smaller assignments only when the IEI experiences problems with them. Thus, this function is set to its optimum. With normal distribution of responsibilities within this dual pair the role of the procurer of resources falls to SLE. Failure to do so makes this dual relationship ineffective and may even lead to discord. The IEI uses these financial resources and the SLE authorizes such expenditures.