Keirsey Temperaments

An Autotrophic Layer of Material Complexity

Heterotrophic layer
Symbotrophic layer

Auto - self,  trophic - to feed

This is the region of time and space of a part of a macrosystem that contains the chaotic information in the form of entities and overall temperature that preserve a chaotic state at certain level of complexity.  The majority entities in the region are microsystems of a certain major material complexity, N.  This majority of microsystems determines the complexity of the region, which is the chaotic region of a macrosystem.  An autotrophic layer contains primarily entities that do not directly depend on for existence or ontogeny, of other entities of the same level of major complexity.


Atoms (level 2) don't generally depend on other atoms to survive, but do rely on the stability of the nucleons (level 1).

Archeabacteria cells (procaryotes) (complexity level 4) depend solely on the environment (molecules) (complexity level 3) for their metabolism.  Most archeabacteria do not depend on other procaryotes for survival, and certainly don't rely on us eucaryotes.   |   |  |  |

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