### Examples of Vulnerable Function Fixations

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As you can see, fixations can be self-justifying or self-destructive. Every fixation in real life is quite specific; those listed below just indicate general areas where fixations can form.**ILE**: "I will prove to them that I am nice to everyone" * or *"I will prove that I am a blundering ass"

**SEI**: "I will prove to them that I can be highly productive"

**"I will prove that I am useless"**

*or***ESE**: "I will prove to them that I can foresee events" (??)

**"I will prove that I have no foresight"**

*or***LII**: "I will prove to them that I can be nasty and aggressive"

**"I will prove that I am defenseless"**

*or***EIE**: "I will prove to them that I am healthy"

*"I will prove that I am sick"*

**or****LSI**: "I will prove to them that I see the whole picture"

**"I will prove that I am narrow-minded"**

*or***SLE**: "I will prove to them that I am nice"

**"I will prove that I am heartless"**

*or***IEI**: "I will prove to them that I can make money"

**"I will prove that I am destitute"**

*or***SEE**: "I will prove to them that I can follow rules"

**"I will prove that I am unable to follow rules"**

*or***ILI**: "I will prove to them that I have emotions"

**"I will prove that I don't feel anything"**

*or***LIE**: "I will prove to them that I am healthy and fit"

**"I will prove that I am can't maintain my health"**

*or***ESI**: "I will prove to them that I have potential"

**"I will prove that I have no talents"**

*or***LSE**: "I will prove to them that I know what's going to happen"

**"I will prove that I have no thought for the future"**

*or***EII**: "I will prove to them that I am disciplined"

**"I will prove that I am hopelessly scattered"**

*or***IEE**: "I will prove to them that I am logical"

**"I will prove that I am illogical"**

*or***SLI**: "I will prove to them that I am happy"

**"I will prove that I am depressed"**

*or*A healthy vulnerable function isn't out to prove anything, but serves primarily as an area for personal reflection.

## 7 comments:

Thanks Rick, that sounds very true and insightful.

The two statements that struck a chord for me are the IEE and EII...hmmm... :)

I think that "I will prove to myself" may be as important as "I will prove to them". Otherwise, brilliant.

The vulnerable function sounds very extreme. Great insight.

Actually, ice, I think the idea is that the vulnerable function, when unhealthy, is binary.

Hence the "absolutely good/absolutely bad" phrasing.

IEE: "I will prove to them that I am logical" or "I will prove that I am illogical"

A healthy vulnerable function isn't out to prove anything, but serves primarily as an area for personal reflection.

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Why is your entire website centered around logical conclusions and personal observations in the logical sphere?

P.S. Your mantra of "have proof for everything/believe nothing that other people tell you/take nothing on faith/believe nothing you can't prove" is ridiculous; you're overcompensating for your weak functions. If you haven't figured this out already, you shouldn't work so hard to develop your inert functions.

Reality Check,

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Why is your entire website centered around logical conclusions and personal observations in the logical sphere?My website is about psychology more than anything, I would say. I do use logical constructions, but the topic of study is the human sphere, not impersonal phenomena.

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Your mantra of "have proof for everything/believe nothing that other people tell you/take nothing on faith/believe nothing you can't prove" is ridiculous; you're overcompensating for your weak functions.Mine is simply the posture of the skeptic. I see it as the basis of all science, and I think many scientists would agree. This posture arose as a result of rejecting the faith-based worldview I grew up in. Perhaps there is some overcompensation or overreaction in my attitudes, but they are fairly typical of careful thinkers, philosophers, scientists, etc.

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