Seems there’s a highly important class of psychological systems of competing desires that has a similar cyclical pattern. It’s a harmonic oscillator like a spring. And anyone who tends to such disequilibrium eventually tries to achieve stillness. But this is silly, any outside stimulus could set us in motion again, and the cycle starts over. So maybe the proper thing is to harness the cycle for the purpose of regularly projecting the energy external to ourselves, like an engine. Another possibility is to wind up the system using resonance and use it like a flail or a wrecking ball. One strategy creates, the other destroys.
Both strategies require something analogous to a crankshaft, or a handgrip. What’s the analogy? Maybe it’s the will, that tiny supernatural puppet string that provides these meatmachines with the extra energy they need to overcome entropy.
I dunno, I’m way over my own head with this one.
In TMs, this seems to manifest as a cycle between mastery of group dynamics and retreating to solitude. The competing desires are large group charisma (shallowsock melon front) and small-group altruism. This gives rise to what we call “burst” charisma: melon alphaness that makes them feel dead inside after prolonged use. So they retreat to nature, solitude, and one-on-one TT TM relationships to recharge. (By the way Zeke, in case you’ve been wondering you’re a TM.)
TCs (a rare and mysterious breed) ought to follow a similar pattern with cro-type extraversion. TTs have deepsock/bigocc splitting. Within the current environment, MMs tend to have harmonious goals and talents, and do not experience this type of existential crisis as often.
The MT extension feels more complicated, because I think we really need to distinguish between melontop and fauxcippital. Glenn and Koanic are kin, polymath is near kin, and bigoccs are nearish kin to polymath. If fauxcippital is civilized, OCD, burst-anger Christian Bale and melontop is egoist rage-o-pathic Pharaoh guy, then Koanic > Glenn > polymath.
One problem with all this theorizing is that it doesn’t account for long term and short term. Desires based in the cranium eventually over-ride the desires based in the face, which is the seat of the ego and personality. You might call the cranium a person’s soul (and because cranium influences gaze, this is maybe why folk phrenology emphasizes the thing about “eyes as a window to the soul”).
The desires of the ego seem more pressing in the moment and define our immediate choices, but through subtle influences it seems that the cranium defines the greater course of our lives. So the “harmonic oscillator” bit is already oversimplified.