Attitudinal Psyche Explained
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Psychosophy is based on 4 fundamental attitudes known as aspects. They are further stacked in different ways to form the 4 x 3 x 2 x 1=24 possible configurations. The possible positions for each aspect are described either numerically as 1-4 or descriptively as Confident, Flexible, Insecure, Unbothered. All aspects are written as follows:
The position (P) of an aspect (A) in any configuration is abbreviated as PA, for example, emotion in the 2nd position is going to be 2E.
The 4 positions as mentioned above all have different characteristics, some will sound stronger and more effective than others but it is worth to note that strength and weakness is not an accurate way to refer to the positions, but rather, their traits ought to be interpreted as a reflection of how the individual uses and views the aspect. For example, an individual can have 3F or 4F but still become an athlete just as someone with 3L or 4L can be a mathematician.
The 1st position is accurately described by the name “Confident”. A high degree of belief is placed in the performance of the 1st aspect and it is often a fiercely defended position due to the importance it has to the individual’s decisions, opinions and even worldview. For the same reasons it is a vulnerable aspect because any criticism against it will be perceived as a strike on the most confident aspect of the individual. As a response to any such threats, the 1st position always has a high degree of subjectivity and thus any “threats” can be averted by applying subjectivity to the situation. This allows the individual to never be “wrong” since they are going to be correct in most situations according to their subjective interpretation. The 1st position is always result-oriented since the individual knows this aspect well and is sure of how they want to use it to achieve the expected result.
The 2nd position is strong and certain similarly to the 1st position, but it is more objective and bold as any criticism or attack against it is welcomed and processed rather than discredited and ignored. The 2nd aspect is process-oriented and thus, the individual finds joy in processing any information related to this aspect. The name “Flexible” perfectly describes how this aspect is utilized, namely, it is a process, and therefore, when applied to relevant situations, it will be shaped and mould to fit the purpose it needs to fit, 2nd Logic is a good example of this. It will apply logic in whichever way logic is required which is why individual’s with this attitude are good orators and debaters, often capable of coming up with responses spontaneously. 1st Logic would require more preparation to be able to deliver a speech and if unexpected questions are asked, it would be a great challenge.
This position is far less certain than the 1st and 2nd, it is weaker in its beliefs and the individual will likely be highly protective of this aspect. The 3rd aspect often requires external assistance to be used productively as it can often be a source of anxiety and therefore avoided or in some cases used even more. The individual is often overprotective of this aspect since they believe that it will be easy for people to hurt it. Some deal with the uncertainty of the 3rd position by working with it even more as they think it will improve from the experience. Regardless of the strategy, the 3rd position is process-oriented and thus it wants to process events that are relevant to this aspect but oftentimes prefer doing so on their own or around trusted individuals since any criticism against their 3rd aspect will be interpreted as exceedingly offensive.
This is an uncertain position that holds weak beliefs but simultaneously it is quite bold. The 4th position is result-oriented but is often unsure of how to reach the intended result. This aspect needs and is willing to take input from others in order to figure out how to get the desired results. The 4th aspect is not a weakness since the individual does not feel vulnerable while using it, but rather, it is seen as a means to an end.