Are the function axes opposites?
Granted, this is a bit semantic and pedantic, but I think it bears important implications to our understanding of type.
Instead of asking "is Fi the opposite of Te?" (which will get autopilot "yes" responses) I'll ask "is 'cold night' the opposite of 'hot day'?" and see what you think.
Hot is the opposite of cold and day is the opposite of night; but hot is not the opposite of night, and cold is not the opposite of day. From a linguistic standpoint, they are unrelated.
So back to my original question. Are the function axes true opposites?
Introversion is the opposite of extroversion, and thinking is the opposite of feeling; but feeling is not the opposite of extroversion, and thinking is not the opposite of introversion.
Both of these examples combine two dichotomous opposites into one dichotomous opposite, which may seem superficially accurate, but on further (albeit pedantic and semantic) examination, their relatedness falls apart.
This is my proposition.
1. A true dichotomy is based on a single pair of opposites.
2. The function axes are not a single pair of opposites.
3. Therefore, the function axes are not a true dichotomy.
So, the function axes are BOGUS?
Please let me know your thoughts!