Saturday, 12 December 2015

Socionics Relations #3: The 'Rocky' Ones

In Socionics, each type is thought to have a certain, set relation to each other type, resulting in 16 separate relations and 136 possible pairings to be had between people of specific types.

Previously, I focused on the symmetric relationships that take place between people of the same quadras, and then those between people of adjacent quadras. In this article, I will focus on the four relationships that tend to be quite 'rocky', with people often greatly misunderstanding each other and failing to reconcile their contrary world views, which can often lead to mutual bemusement and argument. Such relations take place between types of opposing quadras, where no values are shared, leading to a full mismatch. 

As discussed in previous articles of the Socionics Relations series, there are two value dichotomies:
  1. Uniting together under shared structures vs. staying independent with individuals we trust. 
  2. Accepting and exploring reality vs. rejecting and fighting to change reality.
All of the 'rocky' relationships are going to share none of the above, resulting in a complete clash of values. Consequently, types in these relations find each other to have backward and counter-intuitive approaches to a range of problems, and may have great difficulty cooperating closely on a task. This is not to say that people in these relations cannot get along, with there being examples of agreement on matters not directly related to type. Nevertheless, close interaction over such agreement, can often lead to disagreement over the deeper reasons for such agreements.

In this relation, the two types share exactly the same strengths and weaknesses, as well as similar energy levels. As such, they can be confused for being very similar types, having a similar affinity in certain areas of work and interest, and can often be found in comparable careers. Furthermore, their matching strengths means that they can inhabit very similar environments without feeling overloaded or outmatched. However, despite their external similarity, quasi-identicals are very different internally. Because they come from opposing quadras, quasi-identicals view the same matters with contrasting preferences, and may find themselves in great disagreement over issues that they consider to be straightforward. Because quasi-identicals resemble each other and show up in similar areas, there may be a form of rivalry between them, with each feeling that the other is backward in the way they view things, yet somehow performing as well as they are, as a kind of living parody. However, these differences are most apparent when these types are working out how to handle a task together. Often in casual social interaction, quasi-identicals can get on well. Due to their similar strengths, these types do not find each other threatening, and may be quite at ease in the same company. As such, there may be some cordiality between them, provided they are able to respect each other's differences and not be required to cooperate on something important to them. The quasi-identical relations are: ILE-LIE, SEI-ESI, ESE-SEE, LII-ILI, EIE-IEE, LSI-SLI, SLE-LSE and IEI-EII.

For this relation, the two types once again have similar strengths and weaknesses, but have contrasting energy levels. As such, there is less of a rivalry that exists between extinguishors than with quasi-identicals, but there is instead a sort of mutual subversion and sabotage that exists between these types. Due to their energy levels being what would normally complement, these types often act on and react to each other's behaviours, with the energiser seeking to make things happen and the integrator seeking to tie up loose ends. However, due to their completely different values, the effect is usually unappreciated by each side and rebuffed. One might instigate a new project, thinking they will be supported in the venture, only for the other to criticise the project. Alternatively, one may expect the other to act in a certain way, only for them to go off in a completely different direction. As such, it is often the case that extinguishers continually surprise each other, doing something they expect the other will not mind, only for it to be received or reacted to poorly. It is not surprising, therefore, that these types may sometimes think the other is out to undermine them. Most often, this is not actually the case, with extinguishers simply thinking they could support or lead each other's initiatives, before finding out later they had completely different ideas in mind as to what this would entail. For this reason, extinguishment is often thought to be the most baffling relation. The extinguishing relations are: ILE-ILI, SEI-SEE, ESE-ESI, LII-LIE, EIE-EII, LSI-LSE, SLE-SLI and IEI-IEE.

In this relation, the two types share the same energy levels, but have contrasting strengths and weaknesses. As such, activators tend to take on similar sorts of roles, albeit in largely different areas of life. As such, they are less likely to run into each other in their careers. However, in a social environment, activators are able to quickly notice each other, including their various apparent differences. It will be quite clear to super-egos that they are rather different people, with different priorities in life. However, their energy levels will not particularly conflict and they will not so quickly conflict. Instead, there may be a period of mutual curiosity where they try to find out more about each other, and their strange way of viewing the world. As they get to know each other more, this may become disinterest or even antagonism, as the natural approach of one is seen by the other as something they usually are required to do by others, but are reluctant to do, and vice versa. As such, super-egos serve as a mirror of society's expectations that each type will begrudgingly need to slightly emulate to be successful. Super-egos may clash considerably when they encounter an area of disagreement, and may show each other up through their weak points. Despite such antagonism, super-egos are able to compromise and cooperate if necessary, and can produce a working relationship, all things considered. The super-ego relations are: ILE-SEE, SEI-ILI, ESE-LIE, LII-ESI, EIE-LSE, LSI-EII. SLE-IEE and IEI-SLI.

For this relation, the two types are opposite in their strengths and weaknesses and their energy levels do not match, but work against each other when combined with their opposing values. Out of all the relations covered, these are the most dissimilar, sharing nothing in common. The great difference between these two types is often instantly noticeable, and conflictors will quickly observe this, seeing the other person as strange and off-putting. As such, conflictors tend to keep their distance from each other. In a way, this is a very helpful mechanism, as it means that conflictors rarely opt to spend time around each other and so are actually rare to get into major disputes of their own accord. However, in some instances, conflictors cannot avoid each other, perhaps due to family or work. In these situations, conflictors may find much stress in balancing their very different ways of viewing the world. Usually, they will become increasingly frustrated over their conflictor's perceived lack of regard for the areas they think are most important, and vice versa, leading to mutual animosity and no understanding. Furthermore, the difference in strengths and weaknesses allows them to attack each other's weaker points, leading to mutual pain and suffering mental health. Conflict may only be dispersed in such situations by conflictors learning to tolerate each other, building up a lifetime of understanding and being made aware that their differences are natural, rather than a result of extreme wrong-headedness. However, to truly stop aggravating each other requires each conflictor to compromise on expectations they may feel are fundamental; not an easy task. The conflicting relations are: ILE-ESI, SEI-LIE, ESE-ILI, LII-SEE, EIE-SLI, LSI-IEE, SLE-EII and IEI-LSE.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Socionics Relations #2: The 'Meh' Ones

In Socionics, each type is thought to have a certain, set relation to each other type, resulting in 16 separate relations and 136 possible pairings to be had between people of specific types.

Previously, I focused on the relationships that take place within the same Quadra. In this article, I will focus on the four relationships that are not as nice, but also are not too bad. These are the 'Meh' relations that people aren't crazy about, but don't really mind either. Such relations always take place between adjacent Quadras, where some values are shared and other values are not, leading to a partial mismatch.

As before, there are two value dichotomies:
  1. Uniting together under shared structures vs. staying independent with individuals we trust. 
  2. Accepting and exploring reality vs. rejecting and fighting to change reality.
Each of these 'Meh' relationships are going to share one of the above, but not share the other. Consequently, the relationships have a level of misunderstanding, but also a level of familiarity. They simply are middle of the road.

In this relation, the two types share the same energy levels, but only half the values and half the strengths. Specifically, they share the same Accepting functions (those which come first and set one's needs). As such, Kindred tend to be very similar in their basic assumptions about what they want, usually agreeing on fundamental things and enjoying each other's similar attitudes. Kindred are can come across as similarly minded in a conversation about the things they find important, and will often follow a similar sort of pattern in life, primarily aiming for the same things. This means that friendships of this relation can start quickly and be maintained reasonably well. However, Kindred do not share the same Producing functions (those which come second and are utilised to fulfil one's needs). On the contrary, the means by which each member of the Kindred relation goes about meeting their own needs can be alien and off-putting to the other. In this way, there can be misgivings between these types, with them feeling that the other person is like them when discussing motivations, yet noticing that they regularly go about ways of achieving these same needs in a 'wrong' or unseemly way. Furthermore, any criticisms they may make of these methods will be rejected by the person as unimportant. However, because Kindred are otherwise rather similar types, they do not tend to expect help from each other, and so are less likely to be personally let down by the other person's approach. The Kindred relations are: ILE-IEE, SEI-SLI, ESE-EIE, LII-LSI, SLE-SEE, IEI-ILI, LIE-LSE and ESI-EII.

For this relation, the two types contrast in their energy levels, with one being the proactive Energiser while the other is the reactive Integrator. In this way, Semi-Duals tend to complement each other. Specifically, they complement each other in terms of valuing the same Accepting functions, while being strong in these areas of need where the other is weak, and as such, can provide mutual help and assistance in satisfying needs and motivations. They can be of great mutual benefit, providing what the other Semi-Dual needs, and vice versa. In this way, Semi-Duals are very much like Duals. However, Semi-Duals are the opposite regarding their Producing functions, which differ in their values, but are the same in their strengths. For this reason, Semi-Duals do not go about satisfying each-other's needs in a manner that is comfortable for each other, providing what they need but not in the way that they especially like. This is most apparent in the area of each type's aspirations and conceits. Rather than mutually humouring each other, Semi-Duals will be unresponsive, not going along with supporting the areas the other wants to lead but needs help in. Instead, they will only focus on taking on the other's primary need. For this reason, Semi-Duality is a relation of mutual fulfillment of the necessities, but also a mutual awkwardness that does not easily go away. The Semi-Duality relations are: ILE-SLI, SEI-IEE, ESE-LSI, LII-EIE, SLE-ILI, IEI-SEE, LIE-EII and ESI-LSE.

This relation is very similar to Kindred. Once again, the two types share the same energy levels, but only half the values and half the strengths. However, they instead share the same Producing functions (those which come second and are utilised to fulfil one's needs). As such, Look-Alikes tend to be very similar in their how they go about getting the things they want, usually coming across to others as very similar in their manner, essentially 'looking alike'. Look-Alikes tend to possess a similar manner or humour, and will often aspire to play a similar role in a conversation. As such, these types tend to find each other non-threatening and tend to maintain a form of healthy respect. However, Look-Alikes do not share the same Accepting functions (those which come first and set one's needs). On the contrary, when these two types are actually questioned on their motivations and the reasons for why they do what they do, the fundamental differences in how they view the world become apparent. In this way, Look-Alikes tend to be on good terms with each other, but are less likely to feel a connection on a closer basis, their basic assumptions opposing despite outwardly acting similarly. A useful aspect of this relation is that Look-Alikes willingly take charge of the unwanted societal roles the other usually has to do. In this sense, a partnership may develop of mutual delegation, that makes this a more helpful than enriching relation. The Look-Alike relations are: ILE-SLE, SEI-IEI, ESE-LSE, LII-EII, EIE-LIE, LSI-ESI, SEE-IEE and ILI-SLI.

This relation is very similar to Semi-Duality. Once again, the two types contrast in their energy levels, with one being the proactive Energiser while the other is the reactive Integrator, leading to a kind of complementary relationship. However, they instead complement each other in terms of valuing the same Producing functions, being strong in areas of application where the other is weak, and as such, can soften and smooth each other's rough edges, mutually humouring areas of aspiration and covering up unvalued weaknesses. They can be very comfortable relations to maintain, making each Illusionary feel at ease without awkwardness. In this way, Illusionaries are very much like Duals. However, Illusionaries are the opposite regarding their Accepting functions, which differ in their values, but are the same in their strengths. For this reason, Illusionaries may be comfortable with each other, but do not mutually provide what is actually needed, leading to a lack of satisfaction overall. It is 'illusionary' in nature because each Illusionary is the Look-Alike of the other's Dual and so appears to be doing the right job while actually doing nothing of the kind. Over time, Illusionaries may feel that their seemingly good relationship is failing to hit the spot, and they may try to satisfy their needs from other sources. For this reason, Illusion is a relation of complacent comfort, but an ongoing lack of fulfilment. The Semi-Duality relations are: ILE-IEI, SEI-SLE, ESE-EII, LII-LSE, EIE-ESI, LSI-LIE, SEE-SLI and ILI-IEE.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Socionics Relations #1: The 'Nice' Ones

In Socionics, each type is thought to have a certain, set relation to each other type, resulting in 16 separate relations and 136 possible pairings to be had between people of specific types.

In this article, I will focus on the four 'nicest' relationships. These are the ones that occur within the same Quadra and so share the same fundamental values for what is important in life. This means that there are no clashes in terms of: 
  1. Uniting together under shared structures vs. staying independent with individuals we trust. 
  2. Accepting and exploring reality vs. rejecting and fighting to change reality.
As such, these relations are usually the most positive for friendships and relationships.

In this relation, the two types are the same, e.g. ILE-ILE. Consequently, all aspects of personality relevant to Socionics type will be identical for such a pair, with them sharing not only the same values of the Alpha Quadra, but the same strengths and weaknesses, energy levels, and particular emphases and slants on both. As such, identicals tend to understand each-other very quickly and form bonds in less time than the other relations. Despite a very good sense of mutual understanding, ILEs are both good and bad at the same things and as such, have little to offer to each other besides good company. They may empathise with each other's daily inconveniences and life struggles, but identicals are largely unable to provide real help as they are usually going through similar or related troubles. They may end up taking turns to cover each other's weakpoints to a limited extent, although this can be tiring if sustained. Furthermore, identicals may strive to fulfill the same or similar roles in social activity, resulting in a doubling-up effect. When required to compete for the same roles, this can lead to hard feelings when one cannot fulfil the role they want because someone much like them is already doing the job, making some identicals feel superfluous. 

For this relation, the two types share the same strengths and weaknesses with the same values, but have contrasting energy levels. As such, mirrors tend to gravitate towards very similar interests and activities, and often have compatible ways of approaching their field. However, mirrors will take contrasting roles in such a field, with the Energiser being more proactive and energetically engaging, while the Integrator is more reactive and carefully analytical. As such, mirrors may adopt slightly different slants on an issue and often have something to add to what the other has already said. Furthermore, Mirrors tend to push different aspects of their Quadra values that may complement each other. However, due to their shared strengths and weaknesses, they are much like identicals in being unable to help each other much. The mirroring relations are: ILE-LII, SEI-ESE, EIE-IEI, LSI-SLE, SEE-ESI, ILI-LIE, LSE-SLI and EII-IEE.

In this relation, the two types share the same energy levels with the same values, but have contrasting strengths and weaknesses. As such, activators tend to take on similar roles in the social sphere and usually push the same values of their Quadra, decided by their 1st and 6th functions. For these reasons, activators are able to quickly notice each other and form relations rather quickly. However, in performing the same sorts of social roles, activators often tend to engage in a form of friendly competition, trying to do similar things. Despite this, the doubling-up effect of identicals is usually avoided, because activators do not match in their areas of ability, with one having a clear advantage over the other in one area, whether abstract vs. concrete or logical vs. interpersonal and vice versa for the other area. As such, activators mutually aspire towards certain areas and are outmatched in these areas, ordained by their 6th function, while satisfying the main drive of their 1st function. For this reason, activators can often be enjoyable, but challenging and eventually overtiring relations to maintain without rest. The Activation relations are: ILE-ESE, SEI-LII, EIE-SLE, LSI-IEI, SEE-LIE, ILI-ESI. LSE-IEE and EII-SLI

For this relation, the two types are opposite in their strengths and weaknesses and their energy levels do not match. In fact, these types are almost completely different, making them appear dissimilar. However, they share the same Quadra values, resulting in common preferences and needs. The differences between duals fit together in a form of synergy, with one dual easily covering the weak points of the other with their strong points, and vice versa. As such, duality is a more mutually helpful and constructive relation than Mirroring or Identity. Furthermore, the specific roles that duals wish to actively play in life do not double-up or compete, but mesh together, resulting in each dual performing their roles in a ways that only complement, rather than copy or replace the efforts of the other dual. In this way, duality is more effective in its symbiosis than Activation or Identity. Consequently, duality is commonly thought to be the most beneficial of the relationships in Socionics, and is often portrayed as a sort of panacea to social ailments, with duals bringing to each other exactly the sort of approach that is needed for mutual benefit according to their specific needs. However, it is not without its challenges. Due to the great differences between duals, they are less likely to happen than the other relations above. Duals often fail to notice each other, going towards likeness over the exotic alternative. This is increased by their often very different lifestyles and activities, reducing the likelihood of them coming into contact. In addition, duals are often suspicious or uncertain about their needs and trusting a very unfamiliar sort of person to handle them safely. These can all serve as barriers towards the 'holy grail' of Socionics. The duality relations are: ILE-SEI, ESE-LII, EIE-LSI, SLE-IEI, SEE-ILI, LIE-ESI, LSE-EII, IEE-SLI.

Duality of ILE and SEI

Monday, 21 September 2015

LSE - Logical Sensory Energiser

This is the profile for the Logical Sensory Energiser (LSE). To see more type profiles, click here.

Thomas Edison

1. Pragmatism
LSEs are highly practical and busy individuals who direct their energies to solving mechanical and procedural issues in the here and now. Possessing a keen ability for applying new information to real problems, LSEs are adept at researching a range of useful subjects and utilising what they learn to aid their daily lives, sharpening their mind into a useful and adaptable tool for their benefit and those of others. Trying to be as capable and self-sufficient as possible, LSEs try to act in a way that everything they do serves some real, concrete use and they will endeavour to lend their energies to any matter around them that needs addressing, working to fix the problem so that everything runs smoothly and effectively. This can keep them continually on their feet moving from one task to the next in order to keep things working to a high quality. Frequently, the workings and processes of the immediate surroundings are taken on by the LSE as a personal responsibility and they will proactively attempt to improve this environment, not only fixing particular issues and keeping things working, but measuring and quantifying the results of their efforts, looking to see if there is anything to be learned for further improvements. LSEs need to feel that everything to be done to optimise their environment has been done, and will try to offer advice to others so that they can similarly function more effectively. As such, LSEs often make capable teachers of daily tasks to others, explaining step-by-step how best to go about doing something in a way that works well. Similarly they may put themselves to use sharing their knowledge and informing others of things they find interesting and relevant to a situation, allowing others to learn from such experiences and help themselves. In this way, LSEs earnestly try to be of the greatest assistance they can be to their environment and those that inhabit it.

2. Senses

Christine Lagarde
Most frequently, the processes worked at and improved on by LSEs exist in the real, physical world, with the increases to efficiency being specifically in terms of increasing visible, measurable output with minimum waste of energy and resources. As such, quality of utility is prioritised in anything LSEs are working on. This leads to clean, fluid procedures in harmony with the surroundings, reducing clutter, mess and noise in a way that feels organic and natural. Such methods result in LSEs relying much on their hands to physically work on things, being able to interact directly with objects and move them around into the way that best aligns for a particular result. LSEs have a capable grasp of the details to the matters they work with, making them efficient managers in being able to account for minutiae that others may miss. LSEs feel unease around inefficient, clunky processes and have difficulty not stepping in to fix something causing a jam or unpleasant grinding of the gears. Similarly, LSEs try to avoid waste of resources available to them, trying to put each and every part to frugal, sustainable use. LSEs tend to be particular about how they are doing things in the day to day, often insisting upon doing things to an appropriate level of quality and refusing to perform shoddy work for other ends. Furthermore, LSEs are aware of the value of their own body as a tool in the workings around them, and pay much attention to its needs and upkeep. LSEs may be very capable of working hard, but they are unlikely to overwork themselves or forget to take time out for recuperation. Instead, they leave adequate time for leisure, putting together relaxing events for themselves and those close to them, or simply taking out a quality evening on their own. As such, LSEs are able to maintain themselves mentally and physically for continued productive efforts.

George H. W. Bush
3. Emotions
Although naturally dry and businesslike in their approach to the world, LSEs understand the need to make themselves appealing to others and for the sake of ease in conversation, will endeavour to be friendly and appealing in public, breaking the ice and keeping people happy in a socially engaging manner. In doing so, LSEs are better able to persuade people to allow themselves to be helped, as well as keeping those who might interfere or disrupt their efforts from wanting to do so. In these attempts, LSEs tend to be very polite and gracious, trying not to offend and coming across as a respectable, likeable person or even a role model for correct behaviour. However, LSEs tend to dislike the insincerity and superficiality of these attempts and much prefer finding people who they can interact with on closer, more accepting terms. In these more intimate relationships, LSEs feel they are better able to cut loose and simply be themselves, without having to play up to a crowd. The external charm of LSEs is a mask that can quickly wear thin when faced with people who are unresponsive to their attempts to help or inform, and in such situations, the LSE may quickly grow frustrated at others' stubbornness and wilful ignorance. In this way, the gregarious role that LSEs play is ineffective in more challenging situations, where people do not merely need to be kept happy, but won over entirely. 

4. Time

Morgan Fairchild
LSEs are most driven to optimise tasks in the day-to-day and assessing their productivity in terms of immediate, visible results. Relying on what their senses tell them empirically, they are far unable and largely unwilling to grasp the unseen effects of their actions in the long term and are uninterested in thinking far beyond the daily application and use of ideas and tools. They may reject the notion of placing much faith on hunches or beliefs in outcomes without considerable concrete proof. The main drive of LSEs is to work hard and well with the situation immediately before them, and this may significantly lessen the efficacy of their efforts when something seems like a prudent option but fails to lead anywhere or accomplish anything in the long run. Although capable organisers, LSEs prefer to handle things in the moment, or arrange loose plans for activities on a particular date. They will be far less likely to prepare for or give much thought to things happening that have no clear tie to present happenings. LSEs need flexibility to find the most efficacious plan in the moment and have difficulty lining these up with a singular, predicted outcome. Rather than limit their activities and improvements to those that best bring about a long-term result, LSEs prefer to be of continuous use throughout the day in as many areas as possible, and are likely to reject the notion that unseen higher goals or needs must be achieved at the expense of immediate practicality. For this reason, LSEs may take on projects, regardless of whether they can see its end within their means or not. However, such an approach is not always going to lead to beneficial results further down the line, with LSEs becoming so caught up in attending to the mundane processes that they can miss the big picture and things only achievable from commitment and dedication to a particular end. This need to fix any issue as and when it comes up can cause LSEs to easily and inadvertently wander off track with their plans and cause their daily helpfulness to not amount to very much on a larger scale. While being capable of working with speed, LSEs often lack appropriate haste, not knowing when no action is going to better help a situation than acting immediately. As such, they may hustle and bustle about from one task to the next, wasting their time for only superficial utility.

Mike Rowe
5. Relations
Naturally pragmatic and business-minded, LSEs are best at making objective, effective decisions in the here and now, relying on the facts to inform them how best to proceed. However, LSEs are less able to consider more subjective sources for decision-making. Although deeply desiring a meaningful relationships with certain special people, LSEs have a hard time relying on their personal sentiments to make personal judgements on the internal qualities of others, whether they like the person or not. Usually, they will try to rely instead on factual information, what someone has done and whether their record is that of someone who is beneficial. However, LSEs desire assistance in being able to follow their heart when deciding how they feel about a person. Although wanting to see the best in others, LSEs tend to be unsure how to justify the correctness of such a feeling, greatly appreciating those who are able to validate their feelings and point out their potential as worthwhile relations. Furthermore, the busy tendency of LSEs to work hard at improving their surroundings can lead them to unintentionally neglect their long-term relationships with those close to them. As such, they desire patient, understanding people who are able to make time for them and allow them to unwind and simply be themselves in their spare moments. By doing this, LSEs can begin to form close, special bonds with their best friends and partners. More than anything, LSEs desire for someone else to look within them and see the goodness of their soul, treasuring those who can bring to attention that they are not merely useful, helpful people to others, but also fundamentally good and beneficial in nature.

6. Ideas

Roger Corman
Although the restless energy of LSEs can make them already highly busy in the moment, a substantial amount of attention is given to the many possible things they can do next. LSEs tend to be highly intellectually curious and creatively open to expanding their horizons. As such, they are often looking for new perspectives and ways with which they can improve themselves, trying to think outside the box to find an unexpected or unlikely solution to a problem. They tend to dislike the idea that they may be limited in some way, taking the view that they can achieve anything they want if they simply work hard at something and will try to maximise their capability in many possible avenues. Similarly, they may attempt to come up with new, unexplored ideas to apply to their activities, offering their insights to others and taking pride in themselves should they be accepted and lead to beneficial results. However, the capability of LSEs to think of multiple unexplored scenarios can be adversely affected by their blindness to eventualities too far ahead of what their immediate observations can tell them. Although pragmatic and resourceful, LSEs are disinclined to give their ideas much careful forethought or consideration when they could instead be putting things into practice. LSEs may frequently be willing to try out a new idea, only for things to not turn out as they had hoped. When faced with inevitable failure, LSEs tend to instead conclude they simply have not worked hard enough and will up their efforts, often in vain. LSEs want to be be people of insightful creativity, who come up with good ideas, and may be very resistant to hyperbole of people saying their ideas will not work, demanding proof rather than abandoning their efforts to another's fatalistic hunch.

Benjamin Franklin
7. Laws
LSEs are most disposed to acting in a manner that is practical and convenient, relying on their knowledge and common sense in order to do things effectively. As such, they tend to be averse to precise rules and guidelines, structuring their day and limiting their ability to think for themselves. Suffice to say, LSEs prefer to work at companies that give them breathing room and promote their self-sufficiency. Often motivated to explain how things work to others, LSEs are likely to do away with complex terminologies and precise definitions, preferring instead a looser, albeit drier, sequence of facts and helpful commentary that a person may use to help themselves. For LSEs, there is little true improvement to be had with simply devising a framework or model, as it simply makes people reliant on a set order and does not teach people to apply their own minds to solve problems situationally. LSEs are aware that in different circumstances, set systems and laws can be limiting, rather than enabling, and as such, are prone to avoiding using them unless absolutely necessary. Instead, LSEs prefer to give general guidelines and pieces of advice for how a person can may live more sufficiently and prudently, helping people by teaching them how to best apply their own common sense.

8. Force

David Petraeus
Frequently, LSEs are highly restless, busy individuals who seem to be everywhere at once, acting on a desire to improve everything they lay their eyes on. This tirelessness makes them highly productive when they need to be, getting things done at a pace few others can sustain. Expertly able to respond in the moment, they are capable of quick, successful decisions. Despite this hyperactivity, LSEs tend to shun ferocity and competition with others for the sake of winning. Although very decisive and capable of assuming leadership of a situation, LSEs prefer not to see themselves as an authority of power, so much as an authority of wisdom, and will endeavour to assist others with what they know, rather than lead or control others into doing what they want. That being said, LSEs can be frightening in the rare situations that they lose their temper. However, LSEs are individualist and self-sufficient at heart, not seeing any justification in being the boss of others. Although often being successful in life due to hard work on their own initiative, LSEs simply aspire to be their own masters and perform tasks capably without interference of pushiness from others. Despite being unwilling to push others to do things, LSEs are very able to push themselves when necessary in order to get things done, often protecting the weaknesses and failings of multiple others in doing so. Such workhorse tendencies are sustainable by their hardy nature, although LSEs are not pain-embracing, and will be aware of the point where they begin to feel tired, being able to take an appropriately long rest after such bursts of activity. 

Some famous people we think are LSEs:

  • Albert, Prince Consort
  • Leon Battista Alberti
  • Robert Barron (bishop)
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • George H. W. Bush
  • James Callaghan
  • Constantius Chlorus
  • Roger Corman
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Hugo Eckener
  • Thomas Edison
  • Morgan Fairchild
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Frugalgreengirl (YouTuber)
  • Galen
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Prince Henry of Prussia (1862-1929)
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Charles G. Koch
  • Jared Kushner
  • Christine Lagarde
  • Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich of Russia (1856-1929)
  • Hugh O'Flaherty
  • David Petraeus
  • Pliny the Elder
  • Georges Pompidou
  • Mitt Romney
  • Mike Rowe
  • David Sharpe (actor)
Some fictional characters we think are LSEs:
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Brock (Pokemon)

SLI - Sensory Logical Integrator

This is the profile for the Sensory Logical Integrator (SLI). To see more type profiles, click here.

Harrison Ford
1. Senses
SLIs are most focused on the ease and convenience of their experience and the avoidance of unnecessary pain and fuss. Although often coming across as hardy, gruff individuals, SLIs possess a gentle, sensitive nature that simply wishes to exist peacefully and in harmony with the functioning of their surroundings. Most profound is their awareness of the minutiae of sensory stimuli around them, with SLIs being able to notice slight changes in temperature, differences in the texture of fabrics and any other subtle information available to them via the five senses. This focus and awareness of their interaction with sense data is most particular to SLIs, who seek to carefully refine the quality of their experience, reducing flamboyance, pretension or gaudiness for that which is simple, minimalist and calm, minimising noise and discomfort. For this reason, SLIs tend to keep away from the disturbances and pressures of others, leading a quiet and individualistic existence. SLIs are particularly aware of the rate through which one uses up one's energy, knowing the extent to which activities in the present may tire and exhaust someone. As such, they seek to conserve much of their energy, using it sparingly in a manner that fulfills the task at hand to the greatest convenience and the least strain. Many SLIs tend to enjoy working with their hands, physically putting things together with natural materials of their own finding to create devices that are either useful in the day to day or simply enjoyable to make, often designing with a sense of simplified, non-pretentious beauty. SLIs may come across to some as lazy or apathetic, but actually are disposed towards a conservative, contented life of simple, but rewarding tastes and competent, non-strenuous work. 

2. Pragmatism

Temple Grandin
The refined experiences of SLIs are supported by an ability to handle practical problems in the most convenient and painless ways possible. SLIs have a good grasp of the processes and methods that can be used to interact with the world around them, allowing them to make sensible and pragmatic decisions in order to make things work well with their own hands. In order to feel most comfortable with their environment, SLIs need to ensure that problems and inconveniences are being handled without fuss and that there is an easy solution to issues that may come up. For this reason, much of the satisfaction that SLIs draw from their work is in being able to do so independently and self-sufficiently, not having to suffer the interference and meddling of others in their affairs. As such, SLIs like very much to be able to do things themselves at their own, easygoing pace. They tend to be very capable at fixing things, especially in the form of handiwork. SLIs are in their element taking apart a broken device, finding out what has gone askew and coming up with a quick solution. Similarly, SLIs may enjoy tinkering with tools and devices, maintaining and upgrading the quality or efficacy of their possessions while experimenting to find ways of handling issues with even less exertion.They are also able to manage funds and resources sparingly and effectively, in a way that avoids financial hardship and the disruption of their easygoing lifestyles. Such practical skills enables the self-sufficiency that SLIs most appreciate, not needing others to help an already contented existence, where they are mentally and physically capable of sorting out any problem themselves.

Henry David Thoreau
3. Time
The easygoing lifestyle of SLIs frees up much time for thought and reflection, with SLIs usually being able to think ahead and foresee the likely consequences of their actions when needed. SLIs can take care to apply their prudence, not just in terms of every-day problems but also towards the long-term if necessary. Often this serves to let them know when there is no point getting up to work on something, as a problem will largely sort itself out anyway. Such an approach also allows them to involve a degree of planning in their life-choices, picking a career or livelihood that they know is not just enjoyable in the here and now, but will remain a stable and safe career choice in the years to come. In this way, SLIs are able to avoid future discomforts that might befall those who are more short-sighted. However, SLIs have little appreciation for considering a grander purpose beyond the comfort of their own existence, and are unlikely to sacrifice their enjoyments for some higher cause. After all, SLIs simply want to live their lives in comfort and do not want to be included into higher purposes. The continued need to consider the far-reaching outcomes alongside the short-term can be a strain for SLIs over time, and they much prefer not having to worry about the tediousness of a singular path to follow. Instead, SLIs prefer where there are multiple options available and they can pick and choose which ones seem most comfortable in the moment. Freeing up options such as this reduces the tendency to stick to any particular route and avoid its consequences, allowing the freedom to try something else.

4. Emotions

Jessica Chastain
The need of SLIs to live peaceful, quiet lives results in little appreciation of the passions and dramas other people may want them to feel. SLIs tend to be individualistic, living by their internal rhythms and feeling little need to conform or fit in with the rest of society. They much prefer it when their experiences are not tied up with that of people at large and are happy do what they feel like doing, free of social expectation. While they may turn up to functions and events that personally interest them, SLIs will feel little need to stick around just because everyone else is doing so and are only likely to participate as far as their personal interests go. Furthermore, generating or contributing to group enthusiasm is entirely alien to SLIs, who are often very sparing in their emotional expressiveness, tending towards reserved and dry factual communication that others may find boring. If there is some great fuss or need that has whipped up others into a frenzy, SLI may be the complacent voice of calm, wondering what all the fuss is about, while doing little to indulge such passions. Such an approach can be perceived by others as belittling or undermining their struggles and causes, but SLIs are unlikely to notice or particularly mind, simply preferring for such people to take their noise elsewhere and leave them in peace. Similarly, SLIs are unlikely to give much regard to how they come across to others and even though they may have good taste in their sensory preoccupations, may dress according to their personal comforts rather than accepted fashions and aesthetics, causing them to come across as eccentric. Despite this, SLIs often become quite excited about new developments in their own interests, and derive genuine enjoyment from doing the things that bring them personal pleasure. It just so happens that such activities are often too offbeat to be embraced by any group or society as something enjoyable to the community.

Antoninus Pius
5. Ideas
SLIs tend to remain in their comfort zones when left to their own devices and spend much of their time savouring the sensations they already have. Because of this, they rarely give sufficient thought to alternative options and the potential to experience a range of other possibilities in the world. Although able to sufficiently handle a problem in front of them, SLIs are unlikely to take the initiative to try out new ideas and seek unexplored horizons. As such, their lifestyles can become overly mundane and uninteresting without unusual events to spice them up. However, SLIs greatly appreciate novelty and ideas of interest when introduced to them by someone else, especially when they can see some use or practical application of said ideas in their lives. SLIs are largely open-minded in nature, willing to give new experiences and people the benefit of the doubt, but simply do not have the initial awareness of potential situations to pursue these new experiences. They also find it highly refreshing to be around people who can allow these opportunities to manifest and be explored, appreciating the intellectual excitement this brings to their lives. SLIs are largely unsure as to which possibilities carry potential and are usually happy to go along with the insights and impulses of another person whom they have a close bond with. Furthermore, SLIs tend to be largely humble and unaware of their potential to do things they have not done before. Although largely able to assess the competence and quality with which they have already accomplished tasks, SLIs largely rely on the experiences they have already had to make decisions and are largely unable to compute unknown variables. Having someone tell them the many things they could possibly do if they tried can be an enlightening experience for SLIs as they feel the avenues available to them suddenly opening up.

6. Relations

Ulysses S. Grant
Although disposed to solitude, SLIs aspire to hold deep feelings of attachment towards particular individuals and treasure the close relationships they have. SLIs may be very focused on finding just the right sort of person to spend their time with and may take a long time to encounter the person they feel is good for them. They are usually very accepting of people, willing to give others a chance, yet at the same time, carefully examining others to work out how they feel towards them.  Although externally appearing emotionless, SLIs have a gentle, sensitive centre that needs to be entrusted to a significant other. However, SLIs largely lack the initiative to go out looking for new people and are bereft of the desire to play themselves up to groups of people in an attempt to win others over. To SLIs, the idea of changing how they are to appeal to strangers is tasteless and insincere to their internal values. Furthermore, SLIs can have a lot of difficulty expressing how they feel to someone they love, opting instead for physical actions of assistance or care. SLIs lead rather private, reserved lives that can result in social isolation, depriving them of adequate opportunity in finding their special person. While some encounter the good fortune of being discovered by someone genuinely interested in them as a person, others might not find anyone. A number of SLIs find substitutes for human relationships in the form of keeping pets, being able to form a treasured bond with an animal that places no expectations on them to be anything other than themselves. In such situations, SLIs tend to prefer more independent animals with fewer needs or demands, such as cats. In addition, the personal feelings and values of SLIs tend to be a major source of development and growth, many becoming rather philosophical over time. SLIs may intellectually develop the clarity of their conscience, putting together their personal opinions and musings on issues they feel carry moral importance, largely for their own satisfaction, although being flattered should anyone be interested enough to listen. 

7. Force
SLIs are gentle and peaceful in nature, generally acting with great emotional and physical restraint so as to avoid any conflicts with other people. Fights and arguments are very unpleasant to SLIs, who dislike aggression and unnecessary drama. As such, SLIs may be accused of cowardice by others in their tendency to minimise intrusion into the lives of others and their attempts to stop others from intruding into theirs. Nevertheless, such a judgement is often misconstrued, as SLIs are capable of being very tough when the situation calls for it and their avoidance is simply a means of keeping their experiences peaceful, rather than out of any fear of being threatened. Like much else, SLIs are rarely hurried or nervous when walking away from a conflict, simply moving calmly off to another patch. Despite their efforts to avoid a confrontation, there may be some that are determined to get a rise out of the SLIs. However, SLIs tend to be unflappable, with insults and jeers simply bouncing off of them and the fact that they are so unfazed by such assaults can irritate people even further. Nevertheless, when threatened with violence, SLIs are usually capable of responding with a swift but collected effectiveness, making sudden use of any tactical advantages at their disposal and making people think twice about trying again. Similarly, in emergency situations, SLIs can jump into sudden activity with a great emission of conserved energy, saving their own lives and those of others in the process. In these situations, a rarely seen aggressive side to SLIs can be seen, which fades away once the danger has passed.

8. Laws

Elizabeth II
Although individualistic and largely removed from societal obligations, SLIs can be rather orderly in their approach to their own interests. SLIs tend to have certain structures to their work and leisure, with everything of theirs tending to have its place. They are usually very good at noticing where something is out of place in a pattern or ordering and are capable at fixing such inconsistencies so things are able to function without incident. Capable organisation and the careful filing of particular bits and bobs in the right folders and drawers tends to be crucial to the detailed and meticulous activities SLIs tend to perform, as well as a certain neatness and consistency. Similarly, SLIs tend to work to a particular order or routine of their own creation, rarely changing this order because often it is ideally tailored to their personal needs and conveniences. Similarly SLIs are often well-reasoned, level-headed individuals with a good sense of their priorities in life, allowing them to be of counsel to others seeking help. However, any structures they may create are seen more as 
guidelines for prudent living and keeping their lives in a generally peaceful order, rather than any absolute commitment and certainly not laws for others to follow or obey. SLIs have little patience for allegiances or commitments to ideologies or the submission to any legal system. In such scenarios, they are inclined to hold a form of pragmatic, logical relativism, thinking that in some cases this might be true, but in other scenarios, a largely different position may be equally as valid. As such, orderly SLIs can quickly eschew any attempt to impose order that in any way feels harsh or impractical to them. SLIs may be inclined on occasion to detract any process away from a set order to a steady tinkering with different influences and available methodologies, finding ways that feel right to the occasion and adapting to changes, rather than resisting them. In addition, they may be very loose and open to spontaneous breaks and changes in a routine, being happy to go with the flow of those they trust.

Some famous people we think are SLIs:

  • Benny Andersson
  • Antoninus Pius
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Elizabeth II
  • Epicurus
  • Gerald Ford
  • Harrison Ford
  • Temple Grandin
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Jamie Hyneman
  • Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Anna Kendrick
  • Laozi
  • Charles Murray (political scientist)
  • Burt Rutan
  • Ringo Starr
  • Cheryl Strayed
  • William Howard Taft
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Henry David Thoreau

Some fictional characters we think are SLIs:
  • Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
  • Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)
  • Carl Fredricksen (Up)
  • Hershel Greene (The Walking Dead)
  • Morgan Jones (The Walking Dead)

Sunday, 20 September 2015

SLE - Sensory Logical Energiser

This is the profile for the Sensory Logical Energiser (SLE). To see more type profiles, click here.

Donald J. Trump
1. Force
SLEs are ambitious, active individuals who are unparalleled in their ability to get what they want. Rapidly in tune with the lay of their surroundings, SLEs see the world around them as a battleground of wills, with each person competing for greater power and status. They are best at acting spontaneously and immediately to secure their goals in the present, getting an immediate sense of what is happening around them and what they need to do in order to stay ahead of competitors. In a state of emergency, they will be the first to respond, doing what is necessary to combat a particular threat, safeguarding their lives as well as those of others. Even in non-emergency situations, SLEs resolve to be the victor of skirmishes and are happy to pit themselves against others in order to win, utilising whatever resources are at their disposal to get an advantage. To SLEs, an obstacle is a challenge to be overcome, and they readily push against an issue with sheer determination until it folds under their will. Although not necessarily strong or able-bodied, SLEs have a natural physical presence and indefatigable determination that commands attention of others and allows them to dominate their surroundings, taking charge as a matter of course and forcing others to submit to their authority. SLEs enjoy the thrill of competition and tend to respect those who challenge or resist them, while looking upon those too lazy or weak-minded to stand up for themselves with disdain. Such an approach is not out of malice or destructive desires, but rather comes from a world-view where the greatest expression of life is competition between opposing forces and those most deserving of happiness in life are those willing to fight for it.

2. Laws
In order to have their way, SLEs have a strong command of the various logical systems that necessitate or restrict coercive pressures on others. SLEs know expertly how to use the law, their position in the hierarchy of a group or boundaries and ultimatums of their own creation to maintain control of a situation. As such, SLEs are quickly able to bring order to chaos. Similarly, they are capable of exploiting loopholes in a system, so as to find permitted ways of succeeding where others have failed. In this way, structures become the perfect tool for SLEs to consolidate their power and ensure their success. Furthermore it grants a linear approach to their use of force, with SLEs usually setting out what they intend to do and following through in a natural progression, rather than erratically switching between different goals. SLEs also use their logic to make their arguments and debates more persuasive, giving clear reasons for their opinions and ruthlessly breaking down the flawed reasoning of others. Despite this, SLEs are not necessarily obedient to the rules of others, and although able to use rules to their advantage, may act in contempt of the system should they know they are able to get away with it due to weak leadership or a lack of enforcement. Similarly with hierarchy, SLEs will be aware of their particular rank but be unsatisfied until they are at the top and the boss of everyone else, challenging and eventually conquering the system rather than paying deference to superiors. Once at the top, SLEs set to work tailoring the system to handle any threat to their position.

Alexander the Great
3. Ideas
SLEs prefer direct, tangible ways of interacting with their surroundings, seeing a problem or obstacle and prevailing against it. Nevertheless, they are aware of the need to be able to consider alternative plans of action and to be able to switch to a second option should their first prove unachievable due to unexpected circumstances. For this reason, SLEs are able to consider a multitude of possible options when necessary and can, when needed, flexibly adapt to changing circumstances. They may be open to new propositions and solutions when the most immediate and impacting approaches have been exhausted and thinking outside the box is required. SLEs are usually tolerant of otherwise confusing or unlikely scenarios, usually relying on their quick thinking and strong awareness of their immediate surroundings in order to improvise and pull through. However, the continued need to account for multiple eventualities can be a bother for SLEs, who would rather just tackle a particular issue and move on to the next. Instead, they favour the efforts of others to envision a long-term plan, which selects the likeliest probability to work towards and cutting out all the superfluous paths to success. 

4. Relations
Michelle Obama
The toughness of SLEs can often be a barrier to the formation of close, comfortable relationships with others. Usually SLEs will be largely focused on what they can achieve or win when interacting with the world, and will tend to overlook the personal sensitivities of others and whether what they are doing might hurt an individual's feelings. As such, battle-hardened SLEs have frequent trouble establishing appropriate distance and closeness with others, where a certain amount of equality and a mutual sense of belonging is required. SLEs can be so focused on winning or possessing others, that they may have difficulty belonging to someone else and letting the other make decisions for the pair. For this reason, SLEs do better with a partner who can maintain the illusion of submission to them, while influencing them back in subtle, more emotional ways. They may harshly, but unintentionally, cause great upset to those closest to them, or similarly overwhelm strangers and acquaintances with their hard approach. SLEs readily consider what they need to do in order to succeed, but are often negligent when it comes to speculating on how such actions may fit with an interior moral compass, not stopping to think about their inner attitudes and whether it feels right with their conscience. Usually SLEs have little patience for those who may object to their behaviours on personal, subjective grounds, and will usually pay little heed to such disagreements. This can lead to people condemning their personal character and criticising them as overly brutal or even soulless. Similarly, SLEs may frequently hunger for intense, physical contact with others, but forget to think about the quality of their relationship with a person, making them feel used or exploited. This can result in SLEs leading a promiscuous lifestyle, enjoying having partners without taking care to think about the deeper meaning of their relations.

5. Time
SLEs best function spontaneously, seizing an advantage in the present based on their desires or ambitions at that moment. As such, they are far less accustomed to considering the longer-term outcomes of their actions, where winning a battle may inadvertently lead to losing the war. SLEs may enjoy intense, vigorous action in the day to day and working to establish dominance of their surroundings, but can find that excessive action without due consideration of the higher purpose of why they are doing something can lead to a superficial existence of empty conflicts. However, while SLEs are frequently certain as to what they need to do in the here and now to get what they want, they are more unsure in terms of what these short-term decisions may lead to in the long run. SLEs need to feel that their actions are contributing to some kind of big picture, so that their struggles mean something important, rather than being petty squabbles. For this reason, SLEs greatly desire a cause to believe in and work towards or a destiny to play a part in. They tend to be very responsive to those who can visualise such a cause and, if accepting of a particular path, will endeavour to align their actions with it. This provides a much needed sense of fulfilment to SLEs and uplifts their actions into something more profound and meaningful. Furthermore, the lack of attention to long-term consequences can result in SLEs being reckless, where by placing too much confidence in their ability to handle situations in the moment, they might rush into things too soon when the situation requires adequate preparation and planning.
Agrippina the Younger

6. Emotions
The concrete ambitions of SLEs are supported by their desire for others to recognise their achievements. Prestige and status are the markers of success for SLEs and when able to, are likely to make public demonstrations of their wealth or power. Often such demonstrations are big and ostentatious, showing off the resources they have accumulated or other assets they have in order to impress. Furthermore, SLEs tend to enjoy expressing their opinions and to others, measuring the value of what they say in the reactions they are able to garner from those around them. They also tend to enjoy being the centre of attention, trying to be the funniest or most admired person in any group they happen to occupy. In such moments, where everyone is focusing on them, SLEs tend to feel most proud of what they have accomplished. However, due to SLEs' lack of sensitivity to the individual delicacies of others, there is a chance that they may say something inappropriate or offensive, upsetting people and making them come across to others as an unpleasant or unsavoury person. Such situations, where an SLE can quickly go from a celebrated leader to a social pariah, tend to be a source of great dismay to SLEs, although they are unlikely to show their own hurt to others in public, not wanting to air any vulnerabilities they might have to others. Regardless of group acceptance, SLEs enjoy testing and pushing the emotional reactions of others, and may try to see how far they can go with others, as while being able to control situations is easy for them, being able to manipulate the emotional responses in others is a more challenging task to master.

Marlon Brando
7. Senses
Although aware of the sensory needs and limits of their body, SLEs prefer to lead a strenuous life, pushing their body to its limits and overcoming physical challenges. SLEs have a varying approach to materialism, usually preferring to live a tough, Spartan life with few luxuries, so that they do not get weakened by softness. Instead, they may frequently exercise or seek to build up their bodies to be ready for any challenge that faces them. They may even try to push those who they see as overly restful, disturbing the tranquility and forcing them to react on instinct. However, SLE appreciate luxury in the form of the status symbols and concrete displays of their power, so may indulge for this reason. Should they enjoy rest and leisure, it is because it is a sign of their ownership of leisure, and they may be very generous in inviting others to share in the enjoyable lifestyle they alone are able to provide. However, most apparent is their willingness to tolerate a great deal of physical pain in order to win the challenges they set for themselves. The willpower of SLEs is necessarily connected to the ignoring of inconveniences and even flesh wounds to secure their goals, with them knowing that suffering no pain often results in no gain. Furthermore, SLEs tend to have a good sense of aesthetic when cultivating an appearance. However, such an approach is rarely peaceful or harmonious with the environment, instead, trying to push out against it for maximum impact. As such, SLEs may choose to dress sharply or provocatively to maximise their effect on the environment.
Dilma Rousseff

8. Pragmatism

The ability to quickly get a sense what is happening in their immediate environment is only matched by SLEs' ability to know exactly what needs to be done and how it can best be done to the greatest effect. SLEs tend to be highly competent and pragmatic in their thinking, usually being confident in their ability to handle any practical problem they are faced with. Similarly they are very good at learning new information on the fly and tend to catch on to how things work quickly in a new situation, allowing them to soon gain mastery over new environments. However, SLEs are largely uninterested in the idea of continuously updating and tweaking how they do things in order to improve their methodologies and processes. Such an approach feels unnecessary to SLEs, who would much rather tackle each situation as it comes and use their will and wits in the moment to succeed. That they should learn from each experience and improve for its own sake, with no particular challenge to overcome, sounds too dry and boring to SLEs' tastes and they would much rather save such thinking to their instincts and adrenaline. Similarly, SLEs are less interested in looking at what can be done improve features of processes around them, being more interested in increasing their impact on the world and gaining admiration for doing so.

Some famous people we think are SLEs:

  • Agrippina the Younger
  • Alexander the Great
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Idi Amin
  • Mark Antony
  • Aurelian
  • Silvio Berlusconi
  • Otto von Bismarck
  • Marlon Brando
  • Aaron Burr
  • Richard Francis Burton
  • Alastair Campbell
  • Al Capone
  • Caracalla
  • Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal
  • Charlemagne
  • Winston Churchill
  • Andrew Dice Clay
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Aleister Crowley
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Gaius Marius
  • Galerius
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Henry II of England
  • Henry VIII of England
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Vladimir Lenin
  • Madonna
  • Maximinus Thrax
  • ​Rose McGowan
  • Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester
  • Benito Mussolini
  • Napoleon
  • Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Michelle Obama
  • Rosie O'Donnell
  • Offa of Mercia
  • George S. Patton
  • Juan Domingo Perón
  • Peter the Great
  • Pyrrhus of Epirus
  • Richard I of England
  • Ernst Röhm
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dilma Rousseff
  • Sargon of Akkad
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Shaka
  • William Shatner
  • OJ Simpson
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Donald Trump
  • Mike Tyson
  • Cenk Uygur
  • Valentinian I
  • Richard Wagner
  • Bruce Willis
  • Boris Yeltsin
  • Georgy Zhukov

Some fictional characters we think are SLEs:
  • Ares (Greek Mythology)
  • Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Khal Drogo (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Abraham Ford (The Walking Dead)
  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
  • James T. Kirk (Star Trek)
  • Negan (The Walking Dead)
  • Hank Schrader (Breaking Bad)
  • Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
  • Shane Walsh (The Waking Dead)
  • Zeus (Greek Mythology)