Functions gone TOXIC
You always hear me referring to being developed and matured with your functions is the key goal to character development and self awareness. Part of being self aware is knowing your flaws. This will give a simple break down of the most common flaws with each of the 8 functions gone Toxic.
I feel unspeakably lonely. And I feel - drained. It is a blank state of mind and soul I cannot describe to you as I think it would not make any difference. Also it is a very private feeling I have - that of melting into a perpetual nervous breakdown. I am often questioning myself what I further want to do, who I further wish to be; which parts of me, exactly, are still functioning properly. No answers, darling. At all. —Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait In Letters
Maartje Verhoef leaving Valentino Haute Couture F/W 2013
photographed by Vanessa Jackman
When he sleeps,
the snoring does not bother me:
the rhythmic growl, gravel shoved
across the sidewalk of his throat.
It is the grasping, desperate way
in which he takes in air—his gulping lungs
as if every dream is filled with water
and he is trying to inflate
the life jacket under his skin.
I babble in my sleep. He believes
I am trying to tell him how my heart works,
says he will translate the manual one day.
I want to ask him: am I the ocean?
Are you drowning in everything
I don’t say when I’m awake?
—Sierra DeMulder, “Heart Apnea” (via contramonte
You go away, and I seem not to exist for you. I don’t understand. I don’t know what you want, or what I am! You write to me like a lover, you treat me like a casual acquaintance! Casual acquaintance, no; but a friend, yes. I’ve always told you I foresaw that solution, and accepted it in advance. But a certain consistence of affection is a fundamental part of friendship. One must know what to hold on to. And just as I think we have reached that stage, you revert abruptly to the other relation, and assume that I have noticed no change in you, and that I have not suffered or wondered at it, but have carried on my life in serene insensibility until you chose to enter again suddenly into it. I have borne all these inconsistencies and incoherences as long as I could, because I love you so much, and because I am so sorry for things in your life that are difficult and wearing—but I have never been capricious or exacting, I have never, I think, added to those difficulties, but have tried to lighten them for you by a frank and faithful friendship. Only now a sense of my worth, and a sense also that I can bear no more, makes me write this to you. —Edith Wharton, from a letter
to Morton Fullerton (via violentwavesofemotion
So I did this thing here
Western Star Sign: Virgo (The virgin)
Chinese Zodiac (Animal): Rooster (The perfectionist)
Western Element: Earth
Chinese Element: Water
Planet: Mercury (Inconstant)
Yin-Yang Symbol: Yin
Celtic Druid Zodiac: Lime Tree (The doubter)
Birthstone: Sapphire (serenity)
Divine Number: Three (the communicator)
Divine Color: Lime (the loyal)
Day of the Week: Wednesday