How does the Male/Female Dynamic interact with our Psychetype tendencies?

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This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Sarah Adams (INFP) 2 years, 5 months ago.

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    One area of ‪psychological‬ ‪‎types‬ I personally feel is so under-addressed is the ‪‎male‬/‎female‬ dynamic. In fact, I believe it’s so intrinsic that it should be treated as if it were its own ‪‎MBTI‬ letter-set! That said, it is also very closely related to T/F scale. What do you think about this insight by Alison Armstrong?
     

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    Sarah Adams (INFP)
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    As a psychologist and the self proclaimed leader of the Feminine Movement 😉 I would have to disagree with the overall argument Alison Armstrong makes here, but agree with a more sophisticated evolution of this thought. All human psyches, spirits, and hearts have the potential to behold and emulate the finest features of both the masculine and the feminine energies. The energies are not limited by one’s anatomical sex, or even by one’s identified gender. Moreover, the energies are not actually opposites nor are they at odds with one another, yet they are complimentary. It is much like Chakra. There is a balance necessary. For example, what happens when a woman is ultra feminine or a man is ultra masculine? In any respect, there is suffering. What happens when a person has a playful, interesting, attractive balance? It’s quite pleasing to say the least.

  • #681

    Thanks, Sarah–such a great point regarding finding a balance between the feminine and masculine! Do you feel that our culture in general, and specifically the peer pressure factor in school, serves to reinforce these unhealthy imbalances among people of various innate psychological tendencies?

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    Sarah Adams (INFP)
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    Absolutely!

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