Saturday, 23 May 2015

EIE - Ethical Intuitive Energiser

This is the profile for the Ethical Intuitive Energiser (EIE). To see more type profiles, click here.

Oprah Winfrey
1. Emotions
EIEs are best characterised by the bright and vibrant emotional states they experience and emit to others. For these types, the meaning of life is to feel, not merely to feel content, but to feel intensely and passionately. For them, there is no place for apathy, a lack of care or an absence of feeling. EIEs need to communicate their emotions to others through authentic self-expression, raising the surrounding emotional state by drawing people's attention to how they feel. The mood expressed is often heightened, perhaps to the dramatic, with the intent that this be the clearest, least ambiguous sign of their own emotional state. For this reason, EIEs may dislike displays from others that they think are 'shallow' or 'fake', and even when acting themselves, may see the need to believe or become what they are expressing. With this comes the natural expectation that others will partake in the feeling, the mood growing to encompass the whole community, whether joy at a celebration, despair at a funeral, or rage at an insult. Often, EIEs assess their value through the impressions they have made on others, and may sometimes create an image or persona of themselves to project to the people around them, looking to have that persona accepted and praised by their desired community. Furthermore the EIE tries to create feelings of unity and belonging, manifesting emotions that help bring people together in commonality.

William Shakespeare
2. Time
EIEs see life and existence on a grand scale, often having a sense of where their own lives or society in general is going. As such, they can be very invested in the future benefit of the people they identify with and can take on a personal mission to bring about some sort of meaningful change in others. In other cases, the EIE may simply look ahead to their own path in life and spend much time reflecting on how this will turn out in some predestined fashion. EIEs may use themes such as a purpose, destiny or future catastrophe in mobilising others through speeches, music or artwork, uniting people together in bringing about an important event or avoiding a disaster. Similarly, allusions can be made to an equally grand past, with EIEs either romanticising historic traditions and inviting others to reminisce. In each case, the EIE has a sense of the time to deliver such messages, knowing when, in a series of events, people would best respond to a certain narrative so that their emotions are felt strongly and authentically. This can manifest in them capitalising on trending memes, having a knack for interpreting the ideological clime. Emotionality for the EIE has an ascetic, otherworldly nature, continuously aiming at the sublime, unusual and profound to encourage action for goals in the long term. Often, EIEs will cultivate a certain intellectualism or philosophy behind the emotions they create, giving it high-browed meaning or relevance.

3. Pragmatism
The EIE is aware of the need to be competent and productive in their different tasks. They recognise that they need to show to others an ability to get things done properly and an awareness of the facts behind issues they are addressing. Because of this, EIEs can be productive organisers, with an ability to not just get people working together but to also make sure they are working effectively for any goal. However, EIEs prefer not to focus on just the facts for the sake of facts, knowing that they can be boring or unappealing to their potential audience. Instead, EIEs prefer to play on sentiment and convey not merely the informative information, but the emotion that gives people the drive to act and the will to bring about meaningful change in the world. EIEs tend to tire of dry facts and procedural steps, preferring not to have to continuously research into improving themselves and their methods. Instead, they desire clarity in an unambiguous framework or ideology, setting out a perfectly consistent order that needs no further improvement.

Nelson Mandela
4. Senses
EIEs tend to possess a fundamental discontent with the world around them and a need to avoid things that seem mundane or trivial. EIEs want to live extraordinary lives with purpose and meaning, and will quickly feel depressed in carrying out the humdrum of daily maintenance. The emotions they like to synthesise are rarely comfortable or restricted to the pleasant, resulting in these types often having a certain instability. Their passions may have them take things to the extreme, causing some EIEs to suffer mentally or physically. Indeed, pain and the darkness are all part of emotional authenticity, and often such dramatic intensity can wear away at their temporal, physical shells. Furthermore, details and the little things can remain a constant thorn in the side of EIEs when creating the perfect persona for people to admire them through. Some EIEs may go to painful lengths to make themselves look like beautiful demigods. Others will reject aesthetic as shallow, setting a more unwashed example.

Lady Gaga
5. Laws
EIEs tend to lack confidence in their reasoning, and so, when faced with an argument threatening their logic, they can often hype up the emotional rhetoric instead of properly addressing the points. The kaleidoscope of emotions and ideas in the EIE is hard to clearly express, often resulting in a sort of nonsensical 'mush'. While delivering rousing, thought-provoking messages to people, their actions may be inconsistent with their arguments, with some expressions seeming to contradict what was previously said. Furthermore, in their desire to meaningfully reach out to anyone and everyone, the consistency of their ideology, what is important and what is of lower priority, may be forgotten. As such, EIEs can be very appreciative of someone consistently and directly laying down the rules, scheduling initiatives and strictly enforcing their commitment, bringing a much needed signal to the noise. Sometimes, the creation of different personae and identification with people's reactions to those personae can lead the EIE to have a poor awareness of who they really are. They can greatly appreciate a no-nonsense confrontation in impermeable logic to help iron out their identities and what they stand for.

6. Force
Bill Clinton
The emotions given off by an EIE may be pleasant and soothing if deemed appropriate, but more often, there is a harsher edge that seeks to inspire more intense emotions in other individuals. EIEs are willing to give out messages that may shock or anger people if that is the mood they feel will lead to greater passion in others. This can manifest in the belief that positive change is best brought out through rebellion or revolution. As such, EIEs are usually able to defend themselves and their allies with confidence. Some EIEs aspire to be seen as strong and powerful, capable of taking the lead when they actually lack the single-minded determination of other types. As a result, they often try to look the part if they cannot be the part, dressing to impress and, when financially successful, trying to demonstrate their elevated status to others through displays of wealth. Occasionally, it can also make them perceive challenges to their ideology as threats to be responded to aggressively, often leading to overreactions in scenarios of conflict.

Joan of Arc
7. Relations
Despite being largely carried by emotional investment, EIEs place a clear priority on the expression of those emotions that meaningfully affect the people around them. Distinctly less emphasis is placed on personal attitudes and sentiments for their own sake, with EIEs often feeling the need to conceal feelings that are not conducive to the mood they want others to feel. When EIEs experience more contrary emotions, they will try to hide them for the sake of others, sometimes leaving company to self-manage before returning. In contrast, emotions they feel that are conducive to the mood will be intensified and expressed to all with great gusto. For an EIE, letting one's vulnerable, personal feelings out and those feelings not being accepted by others makes them feel invalidated and weak. As a result, they would rather express those emotions that can be successfully adopted by others. EIEs can even get carried away with the group mood and may find themselves completely forgetting about their personal likes and dislikes. Furthermore, the EIE can often put less priority on close individual relations in favour of the groups they belong to and the people they are around, loyalty to the people or a community often going before specific ties or contacts
8. Ideas
Steve Jobs
Often, EIEs can be the zany generators of new ideas, concepts and perspectives. In many ways, they are seen as creative visionaries bringing about novel changes in vogue, excitedly charging after the right opportunity if it presents itself. Similarly they are likely to place themselves in environments of creative novelty, enjoying the forward-thinking quality of such an atmosphere and the potential for great change to come from it. However, any ideas or tangents that are not in line with their sense of greater purpose are clearly given as silly distractions, rather than something to seriously spend time on. EIEs demand that people are completely and enthusiastically united on any task, and tend to not appreciate people leaving the general direction on their own explorations. When something is explained to them in a purely theoretical or speculative manner, they may be frustrated by the lack of concrete detail to relate it to their purpose. Any ideas created must be brought in line with their attempts to meaningfully affect people's emotions and change the world in some way and doing so simply for exploration or experience of such novelty is seen as missing the point, conveying a lack of commitment or direction. 

Some famous people we think are EIEs:
  • Ben Affleck
  • Alexander I of Russia
  • Asma al-Assad
  • Julian Assange
  • Tyra Banks
  • Eike Batista
  • Aphra Behn
  • Benazir Bhutto
  • Justin Bieber
  • Tony Blair
  • David Bowie
  • Russell Brand
  • Richard Burton
  • Lord Byron
  • Caligula
  • David Cameron
  • Fidel Castro
  • Nicolae Ceauşescu
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Charles II of England
  • Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Cleopatra 
  • Bill Clinton
  • Commodus
  • Constantine the Great
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Michael Douglas
  • Elagabalus
  • Empress Elisabeth of Austria
  • Ferdinand II of Aragon
  • Mylène Farmer
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Muammar al-Gaddafi
  • Lady Gaga
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Gaius Gracchus
  • Joseph Goebbels
  • Henry V of England
  • Herod the Great
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Norbert Hofer
  • Elizabeth Holmes
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Jesus
  • Joan of Arc
  • Steve Jobs
  • Alexander Kerensky
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Gazi Kodzo
  • T. E. Lawrence
  • Leopold II of Belgium
  • David Lloyd George
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Charles Manson
  • Shirley Manson
  • Mao Zedong
  • Mehmed the Conqueror
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Moctezuma II
  • Taylor Momsen
  • Piers Morgan
  • Muhammad
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Osho
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Pericles
  • Philip II of France
  • William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
  • Pompey the Great
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Matteo Renzi
  • Richard II of England
  • Charlie Rose
  • Joe Scarborough
  • William Shakespeare
  • Wallis Simpson
  • Theodosius I
  • Josip Broz Tito
  • Titus
  • Jōsei Toda
  • Trajan
  • Robbie Travers
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Túpac Amaru II
  • Anthony Weiner
  • Kanye West
  • Wilhelm II, German Emperor
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Philip Zimbardo
  • Slavoj Zizek

Some fictional characters we think are EIEs:
  • Aphrodite (Greek Mythology)
  • Apollo (Greek Mythology)
  • Bulma (Dragon Ball)
  • Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
  • The Governor (The Walking Dead)
  • Lori Grimes (The Walking Dead)
  • Melisandre (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Bernadette Rostenkowski (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Debbie Wolowitz (The Big Bang Theory)


  1. I had typed Constantine as LIE and Justinian as SEE, I would be jubilant if you were to do one of them next.

  2. Ah! Well, the thing about Constantine is that he was able to promote himself as sort of being the next Jesus. What he managed to provide to the strict, hierarchical F+L of Diocletian's tetrarchy was a sense of spiritual religiosity and putting himself at the centre of it. That's very E+T.

    With Justinian, you see a more typical spin-artist. Quite power hungry, but much more focused on how he was able to make himself come across to others. More of an E-focus. He also had periods of freezing up with indecision when things got too tough. It was his LSI wife who stood her ground when necessary and he followed suit. That suggests more likely F6 for him than F1.

    1. Thank you for your reply, though I may disagree with your assessments of the two emperors. If you don't mind me speaking of it here, I've recently taken interest in Boer/Afrikaner history, and I'd like to see if you had any opinions on the subject. I say Paul Kruger was an SLE or LSI, Jan Smuts was probably ILI, I lean toward SEE for Christiaan de Wet, and Koos De La Rey was possibly an LIE.

    2. I haven't looked into Afrikaaner history yet, personally, although my friend Peter might have. What makes you type these people this way?

    3. Really just hunches at this point. I listed them in order of most sure to least sure. Kruger was a somewhat primitive man who was a "brilliant tactician, but a hopeless strategist." Upon further review Smuts was more of an LII, his philosophy of holism was very Ti. I have no evidence for de Wet other than he was overly masculine and daring like an SEE can be and VI-s as an F type. De la Rey was generally a natural leader with strong Fi values.

    4. This is a very late response to this. My sense of Paul Kruger is SLI, and LSE for Jan Smuts.

      Kruger was obviously a tough individual who dealt seemingly easily with the harsh realities of early Boer life, but he does not strike me as someone who actively sought positions of leadership - it seem to me that people elected, or supported him naturally due to his personal qualities. I don't see in him a person whose drive is to impose his own authority, or a system, on a society. He had a simple, even "primitive" approach to religion and the Bible that could be interpreted as L focus, but it seems that he rather used it as a source of information and "what reality was" rather than of rules. Interestingly, I read that he once went into a "hermit" period through which he hoped to discover a personal relationship with God. That is more the approach of R quadra types, and Deltas in particular.

  3. Base Fe for Melisandre who is clearly an introvert? Obvious IEI, no? Clearly the Prophet (Ni) not the Minstrel (Fe), also dualized with Stannis on Ni-Se axis not Ti-Fe.