Re: Integrating the Inferior Function through the Dominant
I was fortunate, as I discovered I could better maintain my happiness through figuring out what made me happy fairly early in life. I used myself as a test subject whenever emotions were involved. Once I realized I had an emotional reaction, I would, well, firstly I'd deal with what needed dealt with, but then I would reflect on what happened, how I reacted, and etc. It was most useful in relationships, as you may read in my other thread about exactly that. It also helps me calm down when work stresses me out, too, and it keeps me entertained in my spare time. I'm a master of keeping myself entertained. I'm never truly bored, and one of my first realizations about life is that, for me, my particular psyche, life is pretty much an ongoing combat against boredom. Not only must you learn to entertain yourself, you have to learn when to surrender your entertainment to higher order necessity (showering, sleeping, etc), which will allow a better quality of enjoyment than if you drive on and wear yourself out.