Tuesday, 7 July 2015

ESI - Ethical Sensory Integrator

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

Margaret Thatcher
1. Relations
Foremost to the ESI is their focus on personal integrity and strength of character. ESIs are largely motivated by the strength of their personal convictions, providing personal feeling of what around them is good and what is evil, as well as the sense of obligation to protect the former and resist the latter. ESIs tend to be judgmental of people, forming firm opinions of others based on their actions. The main question concerning ESIs is the quality of connection they have with the people they meet, whether they share in personal values and can be trusted or relied on in times of need. As such, quickly form opinions of the person's character from how they have acted and what they have heard about them, looking with scrutiny for anything that would make them an unsuitable contact. ESIs instinctively adjust their level of closeness with people based on their expressed qualities. ESIs have a knack for knowing the appropriate distance of their relations with others, keeping friends near, undesirables out of their lives and those between in different kinds of partnership depending on the circumstances. ESIs are motivated to connect deeply with certain other individuals and form stable, reliable bonds. They want someone they can feel comfortable sharing their personal selves with intimately and take such relations very seriously. A true friend is an ally for life, and they place great emphasis on personal loyalty, kindness and selflessness towards their friends. However, they can be prickly and will not easily forgive those who have betrayed their trust. In this way, the ESI creates stability, knowing well the few they can rely and depend on, while carefully keeping the rest at an arm's length.

2. Force
Christopher Hitchens
ESIs regularly possess a steeliness and protect their sensitive nature with a tough shell. As such, they are able to enforce their convictions with determination and are not afraid to confront others if they feel it will do some good. For them, morally disgusting or wicked behaviour is something to be attacked, rather than allowed to continue towards them or the people they feel responsible for. However, ESIs usually choose their battles depending on whether people close to them are involved or not, at times cutting their losses and leaving the situation. Although their default position is to support more industrious people close to them, they can also make good leaders in matters they particularly care about, knowing who can be relied upon to help them. ESIs often believe in manifesting their ideals by example, challenging others close to them to follow. Although this toughness may intimidate some, others appreciate their dependable will to do right by their friends and will cherish their dogged loyalty. ESIs treat harm to their friends more seriously than harm to themselves and vehemently protect those they care about from interlopers, avenging wrongs done to them. Frequently, the character judgements of an ESI are harsh in quality. They instinctively size people up, trying to tell who is good and who is a scoundrel and will not hesitate to criticise scathingly in their frank estimation of a person's failings.

Queen Victoria
3. Laws The ESI is well aware of the need to preserve law and order, and will often keep things organised and structured, laying down needed boundaries to prevent disarray. ESIs also tend to be quite logical and well reasoned in their discussions, being able to emphasise clearly some basic principles and the semblance of their thoughts in an objective, rational form. Despite this, ESIs rarely focus on these rulings as absolute, but as mere guidelines. For them, goodness cannot be written in a rulebook, but must originate from within. While communicating their ideals in a clear structure may be useful, it should not replace for them the personal quality of their convictions that forms judgements on sentiment rather than impartial deduction. As such, ESIs may enforce the law when they feel it is good, but may be at odds with the letter of the law when they feel the moral spirit of the law is being overlooked. In such situations they are often the first to voice their opinions and drop protocol over a matter of conscientious objection. In this way, ESIs are capable of being highly orderly, but will not be consistent in their commitments to such frameworks.

4. Ideas
George Washington
In their reliance on stability in interpersonal relations, ESIs can be irked by the presence of ambiguity. When confronted with a new situation, where anything could happen, the ESI will feel lost and uneasy. Usually they will require people to say what they mean, disliking it when something has more than one possible interpretation, being puzzling or lacking straightforwardness. In such tricky situations, they may be overly stern and interpret things literally, possibly taking offence. ESIs are likely to have little interest in theoretical speculation, where a broad range of ideas are discussed without clear, immediate application. The ESI will likely feel confused by such pursuits, failing to appreciate its merits. However, they may tolerate it as a harmless past time, provided such a rambling and whimsical approach does not extend to real life. Their fear is that uncovering new territory will disrupt the clear continuity of where their life is going, opening up new windows that makes their future less straightforward. Furthermore, the ESI tends to be particularly suspicious of those who are unpredictable, needing people who they can rely on. As such, they tend to distrust new people until their faith is earned through concrete actions, being largely unable to assess what someone could possibly do and only looking at what they have already done. Should a negative decision be made, they will likely cut themselves off and avoid further contact, not seeing the point in giving second chances or entertaining the scenario where they might have been wrong.

Rosalind Franklin
5. Pragmatism
ESIs tend to rely successfully on their gut in making personal decisions, but when faced with more impersonal choices, lack the ability to assess the facts with the same shrewdness. ESIs tend to know their convictions but are less able to reach a pragmatic conclusion from assessing factual data. They may be rash in their judgements and quick to form opinions without due consideration, or take an overly long time to puzzle over the best decision. In unfamiliar situations, they may grow anxious, not knowing what to do or how to do it and feeling useless. Furthermore they can be clumsy with practical tasks and worry that they will muck things up when left to their own devices. However, ESIs are greatly appreciative of educated people with knowledge and expertise, who willingly offer information to help them form better stances. ESIs are usually critical of strangers with new information, but often look to a trusted friend or expert as their source and will call upon their advice in order to make informed decisions, believing what they say after ascertaining they can be relied on as a person. ESI may be very interested in bettering themselves, reading up on a variety of helpful texts or placing an emphasis on institutions of higher learning. In this way, they hope to learn and improve over time.

6. Time

Robert De Niro
ESIs tend to possess a strong desire for a secure, long term future and often try to set out a clear plan for their lives. ESIs aspire to have clear goals in life and usually dedicate their efforts to following through on that purpose. However, without inspiration, some ESIs may be given to floundering in the choices available to them, which may be a source of stress. Often, there will be a particular outcome that they will want to see achieved in their lifetime, sometimes in the political or social spheres, and they will take pride in themselves by being able to stay the course and see it through to the end. To an extent, they will also be able to think ahead and try to avoid likely derailings that might happen from blindly following their ideals. However, ESIs tend to be impulsive in daily matters, and appreciate reminders on occasion that their actions in the present might take them off course for the long run. In this way, ESIs take personal pride in setting and reaching their goals, as well as successfully resisting any possible distractions or deviations from the path. When committed to a path, they may also be rather stubborn about sticking with it, and resist changes without adequate justification. Furthermore, ESIs place a great emphasis, not merely on the rightness of people's actions, but also their regularity and reliability in acting beneficially. ESIs tend to have good memories for people's merits and faults, not forgetting a wrong done to them and only forgiving sufficient remorse. From observing past trends, they are able to see who has proven themselves over time and as a result, adjust the level of trust with their close relations.

Queen Noor
7. Emotions
ESIs in general see it as undignified and inappropriate to express their emotions openly with surrounding people they do not yet know or have had the trust to size up. Instead they are selective, selecting those they like in order to share their deepest emotional states. When around people they do not feel such a connection with, they are more inclined feel their emotions for themselves and not unnecessarily put those emotions onto others. When upset by friends they tend to simply state how they feel in a matter of fact manner. However, should someone they dislike anger them, they are more likely to internally simmer. Revenge for them is a dish best served cold, after all. For this reason, some can mistake the ESI for being more logical and objective than they necessarily are. Nevertheless, when others are doing something they personally feel is wrong, they are inclined to speak out, and icily challenge the individuals regardless of the group mood. ESIs may be emotionally warm with those who who have gained their trust, and may be given to more open displays of affection and other feelings. Furthermore, when absolutely necessary, an ESI can put on a front of welcoming emotionality in order to achieve a particular purpose, although this will be tiring if kept up for too long. Such scenarios will have to be justified by the ESI to themselves beforehand however as they will likely detest the insincerity.

8. Senses
George W. Bush
Frequently, ESIs are aware of their level of comfort and the harmony of the space they occupy. They will likely have a strong eye for detail and be capable with handling meticulously detailed information, such as carefully colour-coding important accounts and keeping tabs on the day-to-day things around them. However, ESIs are unlikely to place much emphasis on softness or pleasantness in their relations with others. They are more inclined to be tough with others who deserve it and will not back down from fighting an issue if it needs to be fought. Instead, an awareness of comfort will become most apparent in ESIs personally deciding their feelings on people and situations around them, being able to pick up on not only their emotional but physical reactions to others and use this to tune in on whether a person is right for them or makes their skin crawl. However, for those who are closest to them, there will be signs of comforting and care, with the softer side of the ESI showing in helping their nearest and dearest. ESIs are usually able to quickly decide upon how they feel about a person in the moment and at times this can lead to promiscuous relations with those they are comfortable around. However, ESIs will usually later regret such encounters, seeing such hedonism as not being conducive to long term benefit.

Some famous people we think are ESIs:
  • Janet Albrechtsen
  • Alexandra Feodorovna
  • Barbara Branden
  • Mike Brzezinski
  • George W. Bush
  • Casimir IV Jagiellon
  • Robert De Niro
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Anthony Eden
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • John Nance Garner
  • Charles de Gaulle
  • George III of the United Kingdom
  • Charlton Heston
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Christopher Hitchens
  • Horace
  • James II of England
  • John Kasich
  • Marine Le Pen
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Theresa May
  • John McCain
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Michael I of Romania
  • Andrew Neil
  • Paul Newman
  • Richard Nixon
  • Queen Noor of Jordan
  • Pulcheria
  • Richard III of England
  • Sargon of Akkad (YouTuber)
  • Scipio Africanus
  • Taylor Sheridan
  • Ian Douglas Smith
  • Lucius Cornelius Sulla
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Queen Victoria
  • George Washington
  • Woodrow Wilson

Some fictional characters we think are ESIs:
  • Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)
  • Hera (Greek mythology)
  • Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
  • Leonard McCoy (Star Trek)
  • Skyler White (Breaking Bad)


  1. " ESIs tend to have good memories for people's merits and faults, not forgetting a wrong done to them and only forgiving sufficient remorse. "
    Maybe it's less about remorse and more about if that person can demonstrate that they know what they did wrong and why it's wrong and are committed to doing what's right.

  2. " ESIs tend to have good memories for people's merits and faults, not forgetting a wrong done to them and only forgiving sufficient remorse. "
    Maybe it's less about remorse and more about if that person can demonstrate that they know what they did wrong and why it's wrong and are committed to doing what's right.

  3. Ivanka Trump as an ESI? I always thought she was an LSE or Te-ego, with her "Woman Who Work" slogan exemplary of a Procedural Delta idea. Could you clarify why you think she is an ESI?

    1. The idea that LSEs or even just being Te-ego is essentially connected to being a woman who works is just a stereotype. With an ESI, who shares Gamma values, there will be that desire for independence, especially in terms of earning and working for oneself without being under anyone else's control or power.

      The reason ESI makes sense over LSE for Ivanka is that she is more confident in the role of a conscience to her father, knowing where some measure would be too cruel and stepping in to advise against it. For example, encouraging him to introduce paid maternity leave as one of his campaign promises and to rethink removing discrimination laws. Similarly on the campaign trail, her role was to make evident the good character of her father that she knows personally. In terms of the business side of things, she is more of a caretaker of the family business, rather than a remarkable businesswoman. In comparison, her husband Jared (whom I think is LSE) is very resourceful in a practical and financial sense and provides more in terms of the how-to advice for the President. Ivanka's vulnerable Ne can also show in her writings about her own success which frequently gives the impression of someone with a difficulty considering other people's perspectives.