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Was That Really Me?: How Everyday Stress Brings Out Our Hidden Personality by Naomi L Quenk

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15In and Out of the Grip

THIS CHAPTER INCLUDES DISCUSSIONS of some remaining issues related to the inferior function experience, some intriguing areas for further exploration, and some recommendations for applying the inferior function concept in everyday life. The following areas will be discussed:

• Living life in your inferior function

• The role of the inferior function in job burnout

• Questions about the role of the auxiliary function

• Maturity and the grip

• Trivializing the inferior function

• Overusing the concept of the inferior function

• The value of opposites

Living Life in Your Inferior Function

Life circumstances sometimes require a person to operate in his or her inferior function for extended periods. Some individuals develop ...

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