FAQ - Do “this” type and “that” type get along?
When comparing types for compatibility, there are no hard and fast rules. Good relationships come down to a genuine attempt at open and effective communication. Type parings with similar functions and/or compliment functions with supplementary levels of dominance will have a higher likelihood of compatibility than type parings that do not.
FAQ - “Does your type change over time?”
Our functions are set for life. People develop, grow and adjust, but they do not fundamentally change. In other words, your type is fixed. It is suspected your temperament may be set in stone as early as 2 years of age.
Contemporary evidence in neuroscience and research on subjects like Phineas Gage seem to suggest that our temperaments primarily result from brain anatomy. Alter the brain’s physiology, and you alter the cognitive functions that constitute the brain’s temperament.
Type is just the shorthand we use to describe the different functional arrangements that form temperament. If brain physiology changes in a way that alters temperament, then type can change.