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Fundamental focus is a little-publicized but essential aspect of psychology. In the future, knowledge of fundamental focus may or may not become more widespread.
Fundamental focus, which can also be called 'fundamental intent', or 'chronic focus', is a person's long-term mental focus, which changes little throughout the day or throughout one's life. Changes in one's mood can temporarily effect one's fundamental focus to some extent.
The fundamental focus is a type of sensation, a sensation of focus. When a person blocks out all of one's senses, thoughts, and emotions, the fundamental focus is part of what little sensation remains. It is possible for a person to have no fundamental focus sensation, in which case their fundamental focus can be described as 'neutral'.
Generally, the more perfectionistic, aka conscientious, that a person is, the less variation there is in the person's fundamental focus over time.
Fundamental focus effects numerous psychological traits, including tone of voice, facial expression, visual aesthetic preference, audio aesthetic preference, human aesthetic preference, and behaviors.
Different fundamental focuses can be named by what they feel like. Fundamental focus ranges along a spectrum from crude to fine, with neutral fundamental focus being in the center of the spectrum between the two.
The focuses of crudeness and fineness are each further divisible into 2 factors, which come in opposing pairs, such that each of the 2 factors of crudeness is opposite to one of the 2 factors of fineness. The 2 focus components that constitute crude focus, named by what they feel like, are forcefulness and ooziness. The 2 focus components that constitute fine focus, named by what they feel like, are subtlety and definition. Forceful focus is the opposite of subtle focus, and oozing focus is the opposite of defined focus.
Different focuses can also feel sharp or soft, depending on how the component focuses combine. Sensations of sharp or soft focus result when the component focuses of crude and fine focus have lopsided emphasis and/or are mis-matched. A stronger focus of forcefulness and/or definition causes the focus to be more sharp, whereas a stronger focus of ooziness and/or subtlety causes the focus to be more soft.