To add another dimension to my hypothesis of the Auxiliary->Inferior cognitive pathway (possibly requiring Tertiary in the psychological vector in order for it to be considered appropriate/stable) I postulate that if the psychological individual refuses to consciously engage in developing their inferior/aspirational function, it will unconsciously emerge to fuck them over.
The importance of the Auxiliary is re-emphasized in my hypothesis for the reason that the “Dominant->Auxiliary” dynamic is the essential opposition that represents the balanced approach to cognitive development. (In that the Dominant function takes the lead and maintains prominence while the Auxiliary function “fills in the blanks” of whatever the Dominant is lacking).
In the Auxiliary->Inferior cognitive pathway, however, the Auxiliary represents the leading-prominent function (a proxy for the dominant function), and the Inferior represents the “fill in the blanks” balancing function (proxy for the auxiliary function) because they share the same (extraverted/introverted) orientation. The more conscious function (Aux) necessarily takes the lead instead of the less conscious function (Inf).
That means that, taking ESFP for example again, the inferior Ni will always be a subliminal monster until the Fi takes it’s rightful place as the function which regulates the use of inferior Ni. If this development is neglected (the auxiliary Fi is passed over in favor of the tertiary Te), the over-reliance on dominant function Se (where the dominant function will take on even greater responsibility [
reaching the point of excess which translates the responsibility into a psychic burden] because Se and Te share the same extraverted orientation, and Se is the more conscious function, so it takes the lead yet again) will unconsciously emphasize the inferior Ni and it will continue to fuck over the ESFP until death or “psychological rebirth”.
Rebirth, in the context of Enantiodromia, signifies the necessary integration of the inferior function. I hypothesize that the inferior function is integrated into the auxiliary context (becomes contextualized by the auxiliary function) following the analogy of how the auxiliary function is integrated in to the dominant (ego) context (becomes contextualized by the dominant function).
Simplified, if the auxiliary is neglected or disrespected by the dominant (ego) function, that neglect or disrespect will be translated to the rest of the less-conscious functions and, necessarily, lead to psychic disintegration.
Thus, the cure is the same: Engaging in the auxiliary function.
However, the administration procedure of the cure likely differs depending on which function is the dominant function (whether it is introverted or extraverted, whether it is a judging or perceiving function, and whether it is abstracted or concrete (if a perception function) and otherwise tangible (if a judgment function).
I extend this principle of auxiliary functional development to the inclusion of all the shadow functions as well in my hypothesis. Thus, the id, superego, “neutral” (whatever whoever calls it) and the deep shadow function (here referred to as a hell function, I think) would all also require the engagement of the Auxiliary, followed by development of Tertiary (appropriately, through the Auxiliary), followed by integration of the Inferior opposite (reflecting both the symmetry of Dom->Aux and Aux->Tert in its integrated form), and so on - arithmetically, as a direct emergence of the geometric arrangement of the functions.
Thus, I must insist that the 8th (deep shadow) function is the one which should be described as the Transcendent function, and not the 4th so-called Inferior function.
Taking once more the ESFP model for example, the transcendent function would be Ne, which is only integrated by following the appropriate protocol as deployed through the auxiliary function to integrate the geometric cognitive arrangement arithmetically as prescribed by whoever decided that these numbers belong to these functions in this order based on this type’s description of the cognitive functions in these particular placements.