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Ego Block: 1st Program Function - Fe Extraverted Feeling
Turbulent emotions on the background of strong volitional pressuring, "volitional emotionalism" and "emotional willpower" - this is descriptive of representatives this type.
The ESE does not consider it necessary to hide his emotions and his desires: he expresses both very naturally and from best motives, so is there anything bad in this? Everything good or bad that has happened to him becomes immediately known to the people around. The ESE generously shares both the his joy and happiness and that which is troubling him.
The ESE panically fears troubles (indeed, life is created for happiness and enjoyment, and it is so short!). He very actively and very emotionally does not wish any trouble for himself. The ESE avoids associating with people who create problems for themselves (which could also mean him). He renounces having to do anything with such persons and warns others about them, moreover, he does this in a very emotional form: "If I would ever have to do anything with him again!..." If troubles nevertheless visit the ESE, he does not consider it necessary to hide them: indeed it is necessary to somehow draw attention to one's problems! The ESE gives freedom of expression to negative emotions before any positive ones. It is crucial to him to use any methods necessary to quickly resolve the issue. But he would rather demonstrate his weakness to a complete stranger than to the real culprit of his misfortunes.
It happens that a minor change in the conditions of ESE's life is perceived by him as a major and unpleasant problem and creates a situation of panicky, hysterical fuss. This behavior is rarely met with understanding from other people - that which from the side is taken as an insignificant and inessential change, within the framework of ESE's values is seen as a substantial change for the worse, which over time can possibly pour out into some difficult-to-solve problem. The ESE panically fears any negative tendencies both in his personal life and in his surrounding environment. Therefore the ESE is often socially and politically active. He tries to maximally use his civil liberties and rights to make his life and the surrounding society peaceful and prosperous.
The ESE is oriented at the most natural of life's values: happiness, health of his children, prosperity of his close ones, creative realization of his personal capabilities and talents, freedom of views and judgments, peace and the prosperity of people around him. And it is precisely these values, ideas, and views that the ESE is ready to defend always and everywhere, not sparing efforts or time, with entire flame and heat of his deeply emotional soul.
A boisterous manifestation of emotions is characteristic of the ESE. Where representatives of this type appear an "emotional interchange" begins, "the cycle of emotions in nature". The ESE dislikes states of low emotionality. An environment where people don't communicate, don't talk, don't express how they feel and their view points, is not for him - in such environment the ESE cannot understand what other people have on their mind, what concerns them, by what values they live their lives. ("He brought me to a health resort and dropped me off there. But what was there to do for me?! There nobody talked to each other. People only associated with their families and friends. When he returned I asked him: Where did you bring me?!! Here no one talked with me! How is it possible to rest like this?!!")
The ESE from dawn to dusk can talk about his problems, but he does not tolerate when someone else complains about his life. He dislikes listening to stories about someone else's troubles, especially, if they are told by complete strangers, whom he doesn't know and cannot help with anything. And will it help anyone if he is now in a depressed mood? Usually the ESE doesn't show much interest in the problems of unfamiliar to him people: he doesn't want to spoil his own mood and doesn't want to get entangled into their problems.
Conversely, the ESE is always very much interested in causes of elevated mood of people around him. ("If happiness has come to someone, then let him tell of it - maybe I'll get lucky, too!") The ESE loves to raise the mood of anyone who in his opinion needs it. He often says or does something with the sole purpose of improving the mood and state of others. For example, he can, after arriving at work, solemnly declare that he is preparing gifts for all his female colleagues for the 8th of March (International Women's Day) - that he is sewing them each a handkerchief, and that they are already even cut out. This does not mean that his colleagues will some time see these gifts. The important thing here is something different - to raise their moods, to create a pleasant environment of a celebration, to create conditions for positive relationships between people, to receive everyone's positive consideration and approval, to become the hero of the day at least in that instance. But most importantly - to create a positive uplifting mood, and about the gifts everyone may forget later. (The ESE dislikes it if he's reminded of his unfulfilled promises, for he doesn't always make these promises to actually fulfill them.)
The ESE - is always strong emotions, always vividly expressed emotional character. ESE's emotions quickly turn into a passionate desire - a passionate love or a passionate hate. The ESE is rarely seen in a calm and balanced state. Usually he calms down and relaxes only in interaction with his dual, the LII, when an emotional, sensory, and intuitive exchange of certain nature happens between them. ESE's natural emotional state - is a somewhat elevated mood, a pleasant elation, a moderate state of excitement with a charge of energy, optimism, and confidence in himself.
The ESE - is a person of strong and bright temperament. It is not incidental that the roles played by actors of this type often come to be interesting, bright, and unforgettable characters. The episodes and scenes with participation of an actor-ESE are an adornment of any play and the "raisin" of any film. ESE's emotions frequently develop at a very rapid pace - as a kind of bright firework or vivid waterfall. For this reason, the ESE finds it easier to play a role or a scene with rapid contrasting emotions rather than of gradual sequential emotional development of the image. (Although many of them play the central roles magnificently.)
The ESE is capable of figuring out the nature of the person precisely through the emotions expressed by this person. This makes it possible for the ESE to be an excellent psychologist: to accurately evaluate the emotional state of a person and sympathize deeply with him or her, going through all their emotions as if one's own. ESE's ethical insight is built on his ability to understand the motives of the behavior of people around him through the emotions that are expressed by them. The nature of a person's intentions the ESE understands magnificently well from the expression of his eyes and according to the nature of his smile. The ESE is adept at seeing in people their nature and their ethical potential.
Ego Block: 2nd Creative Function - Si Introverted Sensing
Emotional activity of ESE finds an expression in his ability to make people around him happy, to take care of them, to be their guardian, to create an environment of warmth, well-being, and prosperity for them.
In cordiality, hospitality, the skill to host guests, and to organize some pastimes or a dinner the ESE has no equal. The get-togethers organized by an ESE always reflect the entire flame of his soul, all his happiness due to spending time with his friends. No one else can compete with the ESE in the skill of creating an atmosphere of holiday in conditions of drab, mundane workdays. The ESE can, for example, bring to work an enormous quantity of treats, like boxes of cookies and donuts, and arrange a small celebration for his colleagues - for no particular reason, just because. The celebrations and parties at work don't even need to be mentioned: the ESE is often one of those who actively organizes them, moreover, he gladly takes the largest share of work on himself. A holiday for Hugo - is a holy matter. It is not possible to imagine a better organizer of holidays, parties, and celebrations than him. In the shortest time possible Hugo can makes all arrangements and arrangement for all guests. At home, he makes preparations and cooks the necessary food very quickly - try to keep up with washing dishes!
The ESE loves to treat his guests or people close to him to something. If there are no guests - then his neighbors. The ESE loves to communicate and to speak with people, and, especially in old age, he may pay visits to his neighbors with a can of jam or a box of candies, sometimes of his own making, and sit over a cup of tea with them.**
[**Editor's note: Paying visits to friends and neighbors and drinking tea is a wide-spread social pastime in Eastern European countries, particularly among people of mature age. Substitute for another culturally relevant socially oriented pastime as needed.]
ESEs usually enjoys making food in order to treat someone. Paying a visit at his home, one can watch as he is making food and saying: "Oy, this will be so tasty! Mmm. This will be something!" And indeed, something tasty comes out of it. If representatives of this type have an interest in food preparation, they often make for great culinary artists, despite their actual profession or career. And if the ESE chooses to get training as a professional cook, then being his guest - is a special pleasure, that may be remembered for the entire life.
The questions of provision - is a theme that preoccupies the ESE the most, especially when it comes to his children and his family members. If a representative of this type learns that somebody is not well provided for, then he will emotionally express himself on this issue.
The ESE is typically confident in his aesthetic tastes and opinions. He knows this about himself and considers this to be his strong quality. For each person, he could choose a complimentary clothing, make-up, and hair style, which would correspond to his appearance and his character. Even some of the other sensing types (not to mention intuitives) should take ESE's suggestions into consideration. Some representatives of this type make for excellent stylists and designers.**
[**Editor's note: This is more accurate for the sensory subtype of ESE
. However, confidence and strong opinions don't necessarily translate into talent, not to mention that different quadra and dual pairs have their own sense of what is attractive and in good taste.]
As a consultant on the theme of aesthetics the ESE is beyond competition: "I have asked my co-worker (ESE) to help me pick a new wardrobe. It was amazing! Within an hour we went through five stores. Wherever we appeared, the clothes simply started to fly across the store: "Give us this sweater, and that scarf, and that hat, please!" Everything was picked without trying on the clothes, simply by the eye, yet when I came home and tried it on - everything fit me so well! Within an hour she dressed me from head to toes."
His own wardrobe the ESE changes constantly. He is quickly bored by what he has already purchased. If the ESE knows how to sew, he or she is often remaking, altering, and changing something. The ESE often changes something about his clothes and his hairstyle. Before going to work, a woman ESE can in a minute change a dress for a blouse, re-style her hair or dye it into another color - all of this because yesterday's look and hair don't correspond to today's mood.
The ESE also likes to change the interior of his house. Frequently renews the furniture, often repositions it. There are often some new cases, portieres, home-made lampshades around. Paying visit to his friends or familiar people, the ESE may out of his personal initiative change in the interior of their home or apartment. In contrast to SEI, when the ESE sees some aesthetic imperfections, he feels himself obliged to bring it up for conversation. The closer his relations with another person, the more actively the ESE makes these remarks: "These pants need to get shortened!", "This is not the place for this table!", "You need to fix your hair!" The ESE doesn't make these remarks because he is rude and unceremonious: simply he is very sensitive to any manifestations of disharmony, which always irritates him to the point that he cannot endure. The ESE simply has to pay attention to this, even if nobody has asked about it, he cannot keep silent.
The ESE loves giving gifts. He may spend his last money on buying something for a seemingly unrelated to him person. The ESE may make presents without a reason or an occasion. Sometimes - just like that, from a moment of soulful inspiration, and sometimes simply because the ESE has ran across some item that he thought would be complimentary to a close person: "Here, I bought you new red lipstick. And the old yellow one, throw it away, so that I don't see it again."
The ESE is typically aware of the latest statements in fashion. His home might be literally covered with fashion catalogs, but his own style is typically outside of fashion and sufficiently personal.
The ESE becomes exceptionally active when the matter concerns health of his loved ones. He storms the offices of doctors, takes off from the work to run to the pharmacy, "pushes through" to be admitted to the most renowned medical specialists. All of his colleagues, friends, and familiars regularly listen to stories about the status of the health of his sick relative. Hugo literally attacks the sickness, since he always fears that it will persist for too long, and then become chronic or give rise to complications. ESE's activity subsides only when noticeable improvements begin in the state of the patient.
The ESE pays much less attention to his own state of health. He rarely complains about poor health, generally dislikes presenting himself as weakened and incapable, and in case of sickness will try to manage it on his own. He tries to apply prophylactic measures, takes up sport, tracks the quality of his food, takes up various diets. Many women of this type retain a youthful look and attractiveness into the old age.
Super-Id Block: 6th Activating Function - Ne Extraverted Intuition
Newly discovered possibilities inspire and promote the pragmatic and business-oriented activities of the ESE. He can support a new undertaking or initiative with an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm, light up by new ideas.
The ESE lives in a constant expectation of some unlikely events, that will in the most unexpected manner overturn his entire life. He lives in a constant expectation of a miracle. Often mentions his premonitions of upcoming changes. Subconsiously prepares for these changes. Sometimes he feels the unexpected desire to make some purchase from these expectations of possible changes ("One day I will leave the house and suddenly meet my "prince!... By the way, in what dress will I meet him?..")
The ESE believes in fate, believes in changes for the better. Starting something up he frequently counts on luck and good fortune. "Others have gotten lucky, and how am I worse than them?" He is very much impressed by lucky people.
The ESE may purchase a lottery ticket with the little money he has left. Often makes analogies between life and lottery: "Love - is a lottery", "One's fate - is a lottery".
The ESE with much interest listens to news. Moreover, frequently, it is on the basis of these news that he makes his logical and economic calculations. "Today they said on radio that beginning with the new year they will increase the benefits for single mothers. I counted - this is 1.5x of the old payouts! Finally I'll be able to afford buying new furniture for us. I'll pay for it from this increase in the benefit payouts."
The ESE talks willingly and at length about his successes, possibilities, and abilities. Even in places where he doesn't feel sufficiently confident in himself, he doesn't permit himself to doubt his abilities. It is possible to hear from him such statements as: "There is nothing impossible in this life", "You can achieve anything - you only need to truly want it".
If the ESE feels that his capabilities are nevertheless being doubted, then he seemingly immediately starts a conversation about some of his achievements and successes. Moreover, for greater convincing power, he will describe how highly his successes have been evaluated and the positive feedback he received on his work. His own abilities and possibilities - is a topic in which the ESE will readily get engaged. Talking about his abilities, the ESE so actively and emotionally tries to influence his conversation partners as if he fears that someone is putting them under question.
Successes, talents, abilities of his children is a sensitive topic for the ESE. Children's creative productions make deep impressions on representatives of this type. For example, listening to children's singing they can be moved to tears, regardless of whether these are their own children or someone else's.
In contrast to the SEI, who does not spare financial investments for the education of his children, the ESE tries to give his children the maximum of education with the minimum of financial expenditures. For example, if the ESE works in an artistic- ceramic workshop, he can bring clay and paint home to his child. ("How is it possible that nothing could be brought from work?!") He may try to convince his managers to permit him to kiln the "creative productions" of his child in the furnace at his workplace, and when these requests get turned down he might still do it in secret. The ESE negotiates the payment for his child's private lessons as if he is in the open market, and is always happy to get free "trial" lessons.
The ESE often sees the root of his problem in the fact that his rights are being taken away, and that, consequently, this deprives him of his abilities and possibilities. He often writes off his failures on unfairness that was shown in his regard. The ESE thus often actively fights for his rights and for the possibilities that these rights bring him, since, due to somewhat limited intuition, he considers that it is precisely these rights that give possibilities to him: "If you are not given, then you cannot take." In the opposite case, equal rights of individuals in society are being violated, which could lead to chaos, anarchy, and the destruction of reasonable foundations of society.
Inequality of possibilities is always condemned by the ESE, and in this he is fully supported by his dual, the LII.
Super-Id Block: 5th Dual-Seeking Function - Ti Introverted Logic
The ESE respects people who are capable of thinking logically and speaking to the point, who can clearly and lucidly explain their thoughts. He is convinced only by systematized logical arguments and conclusions and becomes fully persuaded only by that which is logical. The concept of "system of views" sounds very convincing and reasonable to the ESE. Any person who has such system of views evokes genuine respect in him, especially if the system of views is deserving of that.
The ESE tries to be reasonable himself, even though he knows that this is not characteristic of him. Sometimes he openly talks of his actions that were poorly reasoned through, as if inviting other people to laugh at his thoughtlessness.
Studying any object or subject, the ESE, first of all, tries to see a system in it. The more systematic the instruction is in some subject, the easier it is for him to learn and master it.
Factual information is most convincing to the ESE. Usually, the ESE collects information from all channels simultaneously: books, friends, radio, television, internet, etc. During a debate, the ESE brings up these facts that he has learned from various sources. Once he has referred to some well-known fact, the ESE refuses to accept any objections and refutations, especially if they are unsystematic, jumbled, and chaotic. In such a situation the ESE will listen only to the person who can logically, clearly, and laconically refute his arguments and conclusions, which the ESE previously considered to be irrefutable. As a rule, precisely this kind of an opponent happens to be dual, the LII - the only type who is capable of gathering ESE's chaotic thoughts into a single point. The LII introduces order to the "intellectual chaos" of ESE - teaches him to think logically, helps him to focus on important issues and problems, to build the correct way of thinking. In one word, the LII helps the ESE with the development of his intellectual potential. In presence of LII's influence, the ESE becomes more collected, concentrated, and sensible. He no longer allows himself to commit thoughtless actions that have serious and devastating consequences for him.
The ordering and systematization of thought open up for the ESE a new way of understanding of events that are happening around him, as well as new prospects, potential, and capabilities.
Source - http://socionika-forever.blogspot.co...g-post_29.html