Dec 19, 2006

How I Look for Extraverted Intuition

This topic goes back to the post on tacit knowledge in socionics. I wrote that I would try to explain the things that usually go unsaid when I am typing people. Up till now the only thing I had written on the subject was a short chart called "Overall Type Moods."

Here is what I expect to see in people with base extraverted intuition :
(theoretical backing provided below each point in red)

Relaxed, nonjudgmental, non-aggressive look and demeanor. Person is easily intrigued, starts new things very easily, and always has energy for new beginnings. Relaxed posture and open and easy-going look most of the time. Very often enthusiastic, but rarely physically robust or vigorous. Occasionally "drop out" of situations and look spaced out because they have been distracted by some thought that is unrelated to the situation at hand. Like to have photos reflect spontaneous moments rather than posed situations or "proper" behavior.
Base extraverted intuition implies a rejection of extraverted sensing in one's behavior. Therefore, base extraverted intuition types try to interest others with thoughts, insights, and a particular vision of things rather than through material means or by exerting a direct physical or visual impact on others. extraverted intuition types "drop out" of situations (and their eyes glaze over and stop "seeing") because they generally are abstracted from physical stimuli and are thinking about intangible characteristics of the situations they are in. The eyes remain open, but the visual stimuli is not reaching the conscious mind. extraverted intuition implies an ability to recognize and develop high-potential situations, people, and ideas - hence the innate enthusiasm and openness and the ability to become intrigued and intrigue others. extraverted intuition implies attentiveness to the unseen essence of things, and extraverted intuition types want to have their essence come through to others; spontaneous behavior and the absence of social masks serves to convey one's "true" self to others. A concern with "proper" behavior only serves to mask the true self.

ILE: Tend to smile the same way most of the time, and don't use all the muscles of their face. This shows that they are little concerned with being agreeable or emotionally involving others. Have a more distant and detached look than IEEs.
With weak ethics, ILEs give less attention to people's feelings and are less able to discern and understand their own sentiments than IEEs. They are more focused on thinking about things that require logic to understand, not the ability to understand other people's sentiments.

IEE: Tend to have a wide, "sincere," likeable smile and to show a wide range of facial expressions. IEEs have softer expressions than ILEs, often tilt their head a bit to the side to show their interest in people. Reflect their mood on their face more than ILEs. At the same time, they are usually somewhat emotionally subdued and do not show powerful passions in their face or movements.
With strong ethics (particularly introverted ethics), IEEs are attuned to other people's feelings and sentiments and are generally aware of people's emotional response to them. They feel responsibility for the emotional climate of situations they are in and soften these situations by being emotionally open and showing their feelings on their face.

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