Tuesday, 19 May 2015

EII - Ethical Intuitive Integrator

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

1. Relations
Central to the EII are their personal sentiments or attitudes towards the people and events surrounding them and the demands of their conscience. The EII is in a persistent state of subjective evaluation, trying to assess how they feel. They tend to form attitudes on based on their personal ideals of 'goodness' and then strive to act sincerely to these sentiments. When applied to behaviours and actions, this provides them with strong ideals of what is ‘decent’ of a person, and they tend to hold themselves to nearly quixotic standards. Often they may feel a sense of disappointment with their own actions, not living up to their potential. When applied to people, this promotes social selectivity, with EIIs being motivated to form close, meaningful and stable bonds with those they feel to be of a desirable character and avoiding those they feel to have bad intentions. EIIs tend towards idealism and may be reluctant to form their deepest, closest connections with just anyone. Instead they will keep most people as friendly acquaintances and spend much time waiting for the special person who would be right for a romantic relationship, occasionally waiting so long as to not commit to anyone at all. In each case, they create the appropriate psychological distance with each individual according to their inner compass, sharing themselves completely and honestly with those they feel close to, while being more reserved and distant with those they are less sure of.

J.K. Rowling
2. Ideas
As an aid to their leading function, EIIs like to keep an open mind to the numerous possibilities. In tandem with their main approach of assessing the inner character of others, this provides a sense of ‘good faith judgement’. Instead of judging someone on their superficial actions or deeds, the EII tries to get a grasp of a person’s potential to be good, where they have room for growth. In this way, they are able to largely see the best in others and indirectly draw that goodness out of those they care for. For this reason, they are less likely to cut off their relations with others if they have had a bad experience, tentatively and indefinitely delaying character judgement until they are sure of the person's potential. In the same way, EIIs are open to new ideas and may enjoy a wide range of eclectic and even quirky interests, often being open to the potential these areas offer to improve their lives. However, this also results in a non-committal nature of EIIs, who prefer to try out a range of different experiences and walks of life, rather than commit themselves to a particular path and cut out alternatives. This can result in a meandering or wandering effect, the EII drifting between different activities and phases, trying things out but not staying long in any one thing. 

Hayao Miyazaki
3. Laws
Despite being disposed to sentimental judgements, EIIs are aware that being more objective is required in certain situations. As such, the EII attempts, and mostly succeeds, to be more logical, being able to structure and organise their ideas reasonably well and provide clear analytical reasoning when needed. They also are capable of thinking impartially and coming to fair, unbiased judgements. However, such tendencies are attempted inconsistently as the EII much prefers the subjective, more sentimental approach, determining what feels ‘good’ rather than merely technically correct. Usually they will apply logical analysis and breaking concepts down into parts when they are looking at something of personal meaning to them and are trying to convey their ideas to others. However, doing so for protracted periods can be intellectually tiring. Instead, the EII longs to be shown the processes and practical steps for how things actually work, so that they do not have to structure their understanding in theory. The EII is tolerant of order and regularity in their lives and is usually comfortable with compliance as long as they feel the rules are in place for the right reasons and interpret them as guidelines of safety, rather than coercive dictations. However, they will quickly become the voice of conscience when they personally feel that the law is oppressive, cruel or wrong.

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
4. Force
Although greatly aware of their personal attitudes and sentiments, EIIs largely lack the ability or the desire to assert their will and enforce their judgements on others. This is the anathema to their accepting, chance-giving nature, where in an attempt to see the potential good in others and explore desirable characters, a forceful imposition of one's own attitude onto someone may be a failure to respect the humanity of the individual and the possibility they may be misunderstood. Despite often becoming the voice of personal conscience in a community, they are naturally too naive to the competitive battle of wills to effectively fight and resist others. Frequently, they may misunderstand threats in their environment, not knowing when their disappointment with the conduct of another person, or very personal reaction to an upsetting stimulus might lead to an argument or fight, often resulting in their criticism of a situation getting them into trouble and having to remove themselves from the suddenly and unexpectedly aggressive vicinity. They do not understand power play and may naively expect the best of others, failing to notice the realistic pressures and forces that make a person act less than their ideal. Often sensitive souls, they will likely feel vulnerable and strained in their physical surroundings, easily becoming overwhelmed when they feel someone is invading their personal space or acting boisterously and feeling attacked when no harm was intended. EIIs can quickly tire of anything requiring decisiveness in the present, tensing up when demands are placed on them to suddenly respond to a real, immediate threat or crisis and will do all they can to stay out of conflicts. At the same time, they tend to be entirely oblivious to the fact that they may come across to others as overly weak and delicate. Only on matters of conscience might they make a stand, usually to their defeat.

Nicholas II
5. Pragmatism
EIIs naturally associate human decency with the will to do practical good in the world, but are largely lacking in practical skills. Often they have little awareness of how efficiently they are performing a particular task and can easily waste their time and energy. Consequently, EIIs often worry about failure and incompetence, internally punishing themselves for not being good enough. To aid this difficulty, EIIs can be diligent learners, trying to read up on helpful information that can enable them to do a better job. They desire to be helpful around others, less clumsy and more capable of handling daily matters well. Despite this, they can lack the ability to estimate the helpfulness or relevance of information they read and the methods they carry out, and tend to indiscriminately accept the information they come across unless they get a feeling the person or source is dishonest. For this reason, they greatly appreciate finding a trustworthy, reliable friend with the pragmatic expertise to help them in these areas and will respond very positively to someone taking the time to patiently explain how something works to them. In such situations, they will feel great wonder at the steady stream of practical information and its improvement of their daily lives. EIIs will treat such knowledgeable people as the go-to expert and will readily rely on their assistance in handling the practical challenges of the day-to-day.

George Eliot
6. Senses
The delicacy of EIIs can result in a certain amount of hypersensitivity to their surroundings, with slight changes in the environment easily throwing them off centre. This results in a strong desire of the EII to maintain peace and stability in their lives. As such, EIIs actively try to keep their surroundings and relationships with others relaxing and anodyne, preferring quiet, quaint backgrounds. In reducing their surroundings to the pleasant and painless, EIIs feel that they can have some hold on their present reality and keep the harsher forces and pressures at bay. Similarly, EIIs are often attracted to environments of picturesque beauty and seek out such tranquil surroundings for work and leisure. EIIs may take personal pride in the performance of a task requiring attention to fine-detail and working with their hands, especially if the task is of some special meaning to them and allows the opportunity for EIIs to attain high quality in their work. In such activities, the idealistic perfectionism so common to EIIs can find a cathartic release and many EIIs make their closest friendships with people they meet during such pastimes. Furthermore, EIIs can become quite health-conscious and fussy about their close friends and relations not looking after themselves properly, taking it upon themselves to provide for them. For the sake of their feelings, the EII needs stability, and they do their best to not allow disharmony to throw off their calm. At the same time, they lack an instinct for their own survival and might end up unknowingly walking into danger despite their attempts for everything to be safe and secure. 

Marcus Aurelius
7. Emotions
The EII is largely resistant and distrustful of attempts to alter or affect their emotions. When someone tries to persuade them of something with an emotive performance, their natural instinct is think such attempts as being insincere and deserving of their silent scepticism. Indeed, these approaches can often lead to them forming a personal opinion that is contrary to the crowd. A quiet, gentle individualism is common to EIIs who often refrain from identifying with any particular group, neither wanting to commit nor to belong to a circle of people they feel no personal connection with. In group situations, EIIs may feel a clash between their conscience and the general mood. When such an occasion arises, the EII is likely to quietly leave the gathering of people, preserving their inner dignity without stirring up a fuss. In interaction with others, the EII is unlikely to be emotionally expressive with strangers, instead opting for a cordial civility and preferring to keep any strong feelings to themselves and only confiding later in someone they feel close to. When upset by others, EIIs are unlikely to express negativity to the surroundings, although they may openly express their worries if they feel something bad is about to happen to those they care about. Despite, their usual reserve, warmth is freely expressed to those they feel personally comfortable with and often looser, more playful emotions can make themselves known. 

Taylor Swift
8. Time
A EIIs are naturally very reflective individuals who spend a lot of time in their heads, thinking about the long term consequences of their actions. Usually, they are able to get a sense of where events are likely to go with little concrete evidence, and tend to be aware of fatalistic outcomes. Despite this, EIIs are disposed towards keeping open possibilities rather than closing them, just in case they may be wrong and have misunderstood. To judge too quickly and close a window never to be opened again would be undesirable. Instead of deciding to cut people off for not being part of an intended plan, EIIs are more likely to be non-committal, and allow themselves to drift away from things that disappoint them or no longer hold their interest, with every intention of giving someone another chance should things change. In their primary concern of relationships, EIIs will be most likely to apply their long-term focus to knowing where a relationship is likely to go and using this to advise their choices on who specifically to focus on out of many fish in the sea. In this way, they readily idealise a desired relationship and can be picky over who might fit that idealism, despite giving plenty of people a chance to live up to that ideal. Once they have a particular person to focus on, EIIs will move on to their greater priority, i.e. the intimate exploration of everything there is to know or experience about an individual's character. In this way, EIIs are able to go deep for the purpose of greater exploratory breadth.

Some famous people we think are EIIs:

Some fictional characters we think are EIIs:
  • Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)

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