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Ego Block: 1st Program Function - Ti Introverted Logic
"Fairness - is my calling, my occupation." The LII is always a passionate fighter for fairness. He considers that everything in the world must be logical, and, therefore - just and fair. The LII often contemplates on the topic of creation of a fair society, about the establishment of a form of governance which must begin its existence from placing severe penalties on all those who conduct themselves unfairly, that is, those who violate the very principles of fairness. (The idea of the "Judgement Day".)
Any of the representatives of this type shares the notion expressed in the U.S. Declaration of Independence: "... that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."
The LII by his nature is deeply democratic. He understands democracy as the freedom in possibilities of choice. He considers that a society can require a person to hold full responsibility for his or her actions only then when each member of the society obtains full freedom in choosing how to act.
The LII considers that order and discipline in a society much be founded not on fear but on conscience. Thus he views any punishment of a "violator" as an education of his conscience, i.e. something done for that person's own good. The LII usually holds the view that any penalty or punishment is effective only when the person realizes and acknowledges his own fault.
The LII tries to choose methods of disciplinary influence with intelligence and purpose. Usually his punishment includes an educational element: the guilty person must be shown and proven his fault. The LII constructs the proof of his fault so logically and clearly that it is difficult to object and argue with him. (In part because all of LII's proofs, in their essence, come down to ideational notions of the "highest justice" and the "objective truth", while persuading him otherwise or proving to him that his ideas - are only abstract notions, by which it's impossible to evaluate concrete real life circumstances and conditions, is impossible, since such a point of view in his opinion would lead to disarray and chaos, which he considers to be dangerous to society.)
The LII always has to prove his rightness. He doesn't like to persuade, and particularly - to ask, plead, or request.
The LII makes increasing demands of others only when he can meet them himself.
"I think - therefore, I am." By nature the LII has been endowed with strongly developed logic and an aptitude for analytical thinking. He likes to think about different models, structures, schemes, and classifications. In any phenomena and events, he searches and finds the original causes of present contradictions and illogicalities.
The LII strives for logical harmony and logical order.
The main demand of LII's logical program - is objective truth, the criterion which considers not so much practice as the wholesomeness and logical consistency. "Truth - is a whole." (Hegel)
All common and ethical situations the LII examines from the point of view of logic. Moreover, the LII dismisses any extraneous in his view details, paying more attention to the main general regularities ("global logic").**
[**Editor's note: This is conditioned by LII's particular form of thinking
The LII has a highly developed sense of fairness. Protecting people who were treated unfairly, the LII frequently disregards his own safety and benefit. Out of considerations of protection of fairness, he can turn down a brilliant professional career and switch to social activities (example of academic A. D. Saharov).
The LII is inclined to place the interests of truth and fairness above his own interests and the interests of his family.
In making decisions, the LII first of all considers his own conscience and is least of all inclined to be dependent on another's opinion and authorities acknowledged in society.
Adopting any idea, the LII becomes its constant and loyal supporter and serves it in the most fanatic manner: he subordinates his thoughts and actions to this idea, as well as his lifestyle. In such case, the LII is least inclined to consider public opinion. If, as a result of fighting for his idea, the LII finds himself in conditions where his idea coincides the predominant opinions in society (for example, a LII dissident finally ends up in "free country"), he feels certain disappointment due to having to live like everyone else.
The LII feels somewhat empty when the element of "struggle for an idea" is absent from his life. The state of fighting and struggling becomes too natural for him and needed as a norm of life. In this case the LII gets ready to search for a new progressive idea that can "improve" society. Even if the new idea is not as extensive and grandiose as the previous one, and does not demand as much self-renunciation, the LII is content to use it to fill in the formed emptiness. The LII, however, does not get boggled by minor "toying" ideas. If he doesn't find a sufficiently large scale idea, he allows himself to live "like everyone else".
The LII is frequently socially and politically active (a quality that is inherent to all representatives of first and second quadra). He is always moved by problems of society in which he lives, concerned and worries by social-humanitarian problems of his surroundings.
The LII is usually unwavering in his conclusions. He is confident in that which is logical cannot be bad.
"Knowledge will save the world." The LII specializes not so much in broadening the extent of human knowledge, as in deepening it.
He is often in the state of searching and researching new information. Pays attention to the credibility and authenticity of information. If he needs to know something important, he prefers not to ask other people but seek references in books, articles, research papers, timetables, graphics, etc. He avoids referencing questionable, dubious information.
"Providence has created me for quiet office work" (Thomas Jefferson). Interaction with a book is sometimes more pleasant for an LII than interacting with his friends.
Ego Block: 2nd Creative Function - Ne Extraverted Intuition
The logical "program" of LII gets realized by means of the search for possibilities, that will adapt specific concretely existing conditions to a certain abstract project. Acting as the creator of the project of absolute fairness and the creator of the theory of objective truth, in each specific concrete situation, the LII searches for possibilities for implementing his logical "program". It is possible to create the ideal logical order if ... further, a list of conditions is given, that need to be artificially created in the environment, and to which other members needs to be "pulled up".
Generating his social ideas, the LII abstracts from particular circumstances, thinking that they could possibly be changed and adjusted. As a result, his idealized notions collide with the real, concretely existing social conditions, and frequently become realized only in a distorted, partial, and sometimes perverted form (if ever). LII's social ideas are the more successfully realized, the fewer there are contradictions between his notions and the actual existing social conditions. As history demonstrates: the higher the level of material prosperity of a society, the easier it becomes to introduce (LII's) ideas of universal equality and fairness. (As an example, it is possible to compare "LII socialism" of the times of the French revolution and the period of "military communism" in Russia with the socialism adopted in Sweden, that to present day can be considered to be exemplary in adaptation and realization of LII's social theories.)
The logical "program" of LII is the more successfully realized, the more successful is the search for possibilities in each particular situation. This is achieved through the flexibility and manipulativeness of LII's "intuition of possibilities", which creatively uses such "tools" as the "method of individual approach" and the "method of the leveling off of the possibilities", which come down to the coordination of individual possibilities. The weak "pulls himself up" to match the strong, "the last one will be the first one", "one who was a nobody will become everything". Meanwhile, the possibilities of the strong, in turn, are curbed and limited so much, that they become accessible to the weak. As a result of this coordination, the society turns into a social system in which "in bright colors blossoms mediocrity": there are no clearly expressed contradictions and seldom any brightly expressed individualities.
The LII always coordinates possibilities of his society relative to his own notions about "fairness" and "objective truth". For this reason, both of these notions acquire deeply personal, subjective coloration for him. In this manner, one representative of this type will consider it necessary to give his children a broad, all-comprehensive education (not worse than others get), and thus provide for them enough possibilities to find their place in life. Another representative of this type will consider it necessary to supply every member of his family with a car and a place to live, but will consider extensive education for his children to be a prohibitive luxury, and on top of that he will judge his "identical" neighbor for expending his last money on his children's education.
Each representative of this type has his own, subjective understanding of what constitutes the "norm" and what is "luxury", which gets formed under the influence of their upbringing and life experiences, and in relation to which the LII coordinates the distribution of possibilities and material benefits for both himself and for people around him.
"Each person educates himself" - the LII usually devotes serious attention to the development of personal abilities. As a rule, he does so taking into account possible realistic applications of these abilities. For example, if a person gets training for a new practical occupation, the LII only welcomes this. However, if a person in a mature age spends his last money on receiving education in art and music, such behavior to the LII seems, to put it mildly, frivolous and light-minded.
Usually the LII sufficiently accurately evaluates objective conditions of each concrete situation, as well as estimates the individual possibilities of each person. The LII knows how to calculate objective and subjective chances based on his estimation of the situation, and thus he always knows what is "coming" to whom and under which conditions.
The LII knows wonderfully well how to estimate his own possibilities and capabilities. If suitable conditions for the application of his abilities aren't present, and there is no possibility to influence them (no foreseeable revolutions coming in the near future), the LII waits for more favorable circumstances, or tries to adapt his own personal abilities and possibilities to the existing objective conditions. In any event, the LII usually doesn't allow himself to complain on the topic of his own back luck and lack of success, although he might envy the unfair, in his view, success of another person.
It can analyze the experience of its own failures, but he tries not to recognize them opened. (quality, characteristic of many intuitam. Its sense consists in not dragging after itself the load of previous failures, this interfere withs future success, it understates the self-appraisal of man, "kompleksuyet" it.)
The LII can analyze the experience of his own failures, but he tries not to admit them openly. (This quality is characteristic of many intuitive types. Its purpose is to not "drag around" with oneself the heavy weight of previous failures, as this interferes with future potential success and decreases self-esteem of the person, makes him insecure.) To his own failures and life problems the LII relates "philosophically".
Representatives of this type usually consider that besides the already known conditions and circumstances, besides the already visible laws and regularities, there are hidden, invisible laws and patterns that exist in the world, that together with the already known natural laws constitute one whole. The LII is capable of seeing these general regularities and rules behind distinct concrete facts.
Super-Id Block: 6th Activating Function - Si Introverted Sensing
For LII it is very important to feel constant concern and care coming from his partner. In his understanding to love - means to care. If his partner doesn't show proper (in LII's opinion) attention to his conveniences, sensations, comfort, and lifestyle, the feelings of such partner the LII does not believe. The more care, consideration, and protection he receives, the more actively and readily he fulfills the wishes of his partner, the more eagerly he resolves his partner's problems.
The LII feels irritated and exhausted if he has to organize his life on his own and take care of his own comfort and well-being - this distracts him from more important creative work.
In everyday life at home the LII is quite yielding, simple, and unpretentious, and doesn't investigate too deeply into domestic matters. A woman LII (even if she's only a housewife) also views domestic work as a matter of secondary importance. The need to keep order and organization at home often irritates her: it frequently seems to her that this demands too much of her time and strength while the result is not very satisfactory, and besides, it seems unfair to her that she has to do the bulk of work at home - let others also help. The LII feels pleasure from doing housework and chores only if they don't hinder him from thinking or move him towards his other goals.
Among representatives of this type there are many craftsmen as well as cooks, who manage their work well at a level when automatic completion does not lower its quality: "Hands work, while the head thinks." At home the LII can be doing some simple automatic work the whole day and not feel tired.
The LII with pleasure prepares a holiday table, although as guests he or she invites only a certain limited circle of close people.
Representatives of this type dress undemonstratively, frequently in conservative style, preferring neutral and calm colors in clothing. The modesty of LII's dressing style sometimes passes into irritating dullness. As any intuitive type, the often use not the most complimentary and matching composition of colors (for example grey with dull orange or swamp green, and so on). The LII's look undergoes a transformation when his dual ESE takes control of his wardrobe: then the clothing is chosen such that it underlines his individual attractive qualities. Without aesthetic care and sense of taste of the ESE the LII often looks as a kind of unappealing "grey mouse".
A healthy lifestyle for the LII is not an end in itself, but an indispensable condition of having sufficient fitness for work. If he's able to work a lot and not get tired, this means that his health is in order and there's nothing to think or worry about. The LII prefers that partner would worry about his health, since he is subconsciously oriented at creative sensing function of his dual ESE, for whom the concern about the health of his close ones is a matter of paramount importance.
Super-Id Block: 5th Dual-Seeking Function - Fe Extraverted Feeling
The LII is characterized by subordination of his emotions to reason. Frequently he imparts the impression of a firm, unwavering, reasonable, and emphatically self-controlled and restrained person. He very much dislikes states of emotional stress and tension. Poorly endures quarrels, hysterics, scandals - these cost him a lot of his strengths.
At the initial stage of relations, the LII characteristically keeps at a large interpersonal distance, which is shortened only when he becomes convinced that the ethical principles of a partner are compatible with his own persuasions. If he is not sufficiently convinced by incoming information, then he is inclined to test the feelings of his partner.
The LII trusts a person who not only expresses his sympathies for him, but also shows concern and care for him - loves while caring, and cares with love.
The LII dislikes sorting out relations - why would he need this? He already knows what a person will do in the next minute (good intuition), and always feels or suspects how others relate to him through an emotional "indicator" that is built into his subconscious and oriented at the emotional regime of his dual, the ESE. Emotions that don't pass the test of his "indicator" are perceived by the LII as somehow inadequate or lacking: either exaggerated or insufficiently expressed, artificial and false, insincere and unnatural.
At times the LII makes a misleading impression of a person who is insensitive, unfeeling, incapable of compassion. In actuality, the LII is fully able to sympathize with even an unfamiliar person, a total stranger, although he may refuse aid to a family member if he sees that his help is not interpreted and taken as it should be (for example, his concession is viewed as a weakness), or that it's not being used and applied in an appropriate manner (for example, for purchase of objects of luxury).
The LII tunes into the emotions and moods of others very carefully. In a company of little sympathetic to him people he holds himself with constraint and private reserve. When he finds himself in an atmosphere of candid merriment, sincere cordiality, soulful warmth and comfort, he starts to "thaw", to relax, to charge up with positive emotions, and becomes a charming and interesting conversation partner. He literally beings to "sparkle" by merriment, smiles with a charming sunny smile, jokes with sophistication and wit, and with pleasure entertains his friends with various amusing stories and anecdotes, which there is a wish to remember and retell to someone later. Being in a state of emotional elation, the LII quickly wins over the sympathies of people around him, and with ease becomes the soul of the company, capable of making the evening unforgettable.
The outer, external severity and coldness of the LII is nothing more than a defensive shield of his inner sensitive soul.
The ESE sees and understands this better than anyone else. The unapproachable outer restraint of LII not only excites the curiosity of his ESE dual, who frequently finds pleasure in overcoming of seemingly insurmountable difficulties, but also serves as a kind of "touchstone" for finding a psychologically compatible partner - for melting these outer ice caps what is needed are incredible reserves of deep sincere soulful warmth, expressed as an emotional flow of particular type and nature.
With characteristic of him sincere emotional flame and the energy the ESE storms this "unapproachable stronghold" so that entire LII's "coldness" dissipates like smoke. The ESE, although he doesn't hold himself back in showing his emotions, nevertheless does this sufficiently tactfully (the LII does not tolerate any abuse and coercion over himself). The ESE shows his emotions aesthetically, intelligently, with good taste and constant sensitivity and concern for the feelings and conveniences of his partner. The ESE is the only one of all sensing-ethical types capable of emotionally affecting and influenting the LII in the most optimal way. Only the company of the ESE does the LII feel himself calm and protected. Only next to him he can really relax.