• ESTp description by Filatova

    Sensory-Logical Extravert
    SLE – ESTp - Zhukov

    SLE is represented by his or her direct force on the world, and its purpose consists of correctly designing a balance of forces and organizing them in the direction necessary for their realization: thus things are made possible to conquer.

    Descriptions of the activity of the strong functions:

    Se – Program function. Basic qualities exemplified by SLE: volitional pressure, the uncontrollable desire for activity, sporting tone and resoluteness. They are people of activity; contemplation, as a way of life, is absolutely alien to them. They will attempt, by any means, to achieve their goals, their means of achievement are not hampered by ceremonial(i.e. bureaucratic) regulations.

    In their struggles SLE will never yield initiative. If necessary they will wait for the proper moment to act and will never forsake the opportunity at hand. Their influence is governed by their power, often they don’t think, to themselves of other [strange] ways to solve problems. Acting with pressure they do not submit themselves to the success of a common cause but rather are capable of entirely taking the responsibility of leadership amongst themselves. They are inflexible and rigid in conducting other people towards the execution of activities/problems. Decisively they manifest their interest in work and are not tormented or distracted by pangs in their consciousness, even if, for the achievement of their goals, they must pinch, punish or offend someone. When that, which they desire, is impossible to reach quickly and directly, they seek alternate routes and without fail tend to attain one.

    As a rule they are the innate leaders, organizers of work on any scale. Even in a new environment, or new spectrum of activity, previously alien to them, it remains possible to be confident that, sooner or later, they will prove capable of taking control. True, sometimes they emanate excessive pressure, in a volitional sense: everywhere where, in SLE’s opinion, something is under-fulfilled, or lacks completion, further work will be managed with their personal interference. Being energetic and ambitious, SLE assumes that the significance of an individual is determined by their situation in society, by the ability of the individual to attain their place in life; therefore they can prove to be, at times, intolerant, even rough, in terms of respect, with those with of lower status. They may consider another to be measly if that individual failed to reach a fitting place in the social hierarchy. On the other hand, those, whom possess authority in society, are worthy of respect.

    SLE will never resign, never allow themselves to be conquered. If forced to suffer humiliation they will gather the necessary force needed to take vengeance; they do not pardon offenses directed against them.

    Ti – Creative function. In order for them to emerge victorious in their struggles it is necessary for them to be able to select a principal direction, in which to orient themselves, to, in time, recognize the key links that connect different situations. The SLE is the most sober realist of all the psycho-types: their sensory recognition, combined with logical analysis reliant on a complete set of information, allows them to precisely reproduce a realistic picture of the world in their minds.

    SLE logically, and sensibly, interprets the situation, checking for far reaching aftereffects of various events. Nothing is assumed upon blind faith. Beginning work, they fixedly consider all possibilities, collect all the necessary information about all aspects of the task at hand, and examine the opinions of all those surrounding, but always make the final decision themselves.

    Wonderfully understand how best to organize work and the inability of others to act on such an optimal level. Thus the SLE will take upon themselves, not only their own responsibilities, but also the affairs of the surrounding people, to which SLE relates with sympathy and respect. Even if their (sometimes nitpicking) supervision begins to irritate another, that person will nevertheless take comfort in the possibility of feeling protected next to SLE, “the immovable wall.”

    In every area of activity a rapid and perceptible return is paramount. They wish to see the result of their work, as far as possible, in a concrete-material sense: the constructed building, the launched rocket, the earned strategic success, the appreciation of a gift, the acquisition of an apartment, the completion of a machine…

    Descriptions of the activity of the weak functions:

    Fi – Vulnerable function. When any situations deals with the ability to “catch” moods in others, the tones of attitudes, which present themselves in people, amongst each other, and towards SLE, SLE suffers an internal feeling of nervousness. They are apt to understand the business concerns within a person, but not how to emotionally comfort someone in tears, whom asks for empathy. In such cases SLE may, in an authoritative tone, give logical instructions, “Act immediately! Make this so, and this thus, and I will help you.” They thereby use their strong functions where they don’t successfully operate; in the sphere the SLE’s weak ethics of relations. Here it’s appropriate to consider their personal emotional struggle. Following stormy periods of activity they may find themselves victim to a certain (sometimes very powerful) bout of depression. Their direct activity combined with assumed responsibilities, not only for their own work but that of others as well, can lead to a state of temporary exhaustion and decline of motivation. As a consequence of this depression they are attacked by dark moods. Their fitness for work sharply declines in such periods. However, SLE tries to hide this state from other people; thus providing the impression of being always emotionally guarded, “chained into their armour.” Their “working” tone is also not constant: sometimes when they run into obstacles, concrete or social, they are subjected to flashes of unbridled anger. SLE is characteristic in formal business activity deprived of the emotional heat that irritates their sensitivities.

    The SLE, whom appears to others, often seems to be in such good shape that those close to them believe this psycho-type has no need of simple sympathy. However, this is an illusion. Being badly oriented, in regards to the emotional manifestations of people, and constrained by their own feelings, SLE can only externally fabricates the mask of “iron man”, which internally does not exist. Women of this type, particularly, suffer from the fact that close ones fail to develop concern and participation in their lives. With bitterness, SLE yields consciously to the fact that through their independence, resoluteness, hardiness, and by their own will, they will create about themselves the impression of a person, to whom warm sympathy, from others, is not generally necessary.

    Ne – Role function. SLE ineptly examines the concealed possibilities of people and phenomena. Therefore, utilizing supplementary sources, they, in every way possible, will find out more about those with whom it is necessary to relate.

    Understanding their weakness in this area, SLE prefers not to guess, but to utilize concretely available information, moreover to logically evaluate others (i.e. according to their strong function). Therefore they are inclined to judge a person by the practical characteristics of his/her behaviour rather than on the bases of sincere observation. Hence their judgments of others are sometimes two-dimensional.

    But in the end SLE wishes to provide, to others, the impression of a penetrating person, capable of instantly dismantling the chaos of a difficult situation. This is what naturally propels them towards the role of leader.

    SLE at work and in the house:

    The SLE’s abilities, as leader, have already been noted. As a rule all the results of their actions are seemingly connected, compressed into a collective, and aimed towards the execution of a stated solution. Being sensually oriented they’re also magnificently able to develop tactics, which allow them to maneuver flexibly under instable conditions. Their talents are successfully realized within the sphere of business.

    In contrast to those that work systematically at a task, SLE calls to mind the broad-range processes of a task, capably able to multi-task amongst multiple operations. They create the impression that they immediately champion the interests of their group rather than merely their personal interests. When operating in a group SLE considers themselves responsible, as a personal duty, to create a condition in which the workers under their command are materially secure. Simultaneously they precisely track the coordination of work within the whole structure of production through the smaller parts; thus if an employee frequently falls behind in their duties SLE will make sure his/her incompetence has minimal influence on the collective’s effort. They take pride in the group subordinate to their power and quickly dismiss any selfish individuals that pose harm to their collective.

    SLE – an excellent organizer, not only in production, but in the family as well. They know how to manage the economy of a home, know where, and which, object to buy, can magnificently select the cheapest, highest quality products necessary in daily life. They don’t waste time securing what is needed at any given moment.

    Home, as with work, is solidly located within their sphere of control. Thus SLE may appear to be intolerant to others in the home when their interests conflict with his/her own. When SLE gives orders/chores to others in their home it is expected that they be immediately executed. Those that refuse risk an immediate conflict. At the same time, however, SLE often will take upon themselves the duties/obligations of their close ones. If someone, within their household, faces a crisis situation, SLE will do all that is possible, and sometimes even the impossible, in order to help their close one out of the difficult situation.

    Summary of Functions:

    1. Basic qualities include volitional pressure, the uncontrollable desire for activity, a competitive demeanor and resoluteness. For an SLE victory is paramount. Know how to create comfort, to make any object convenient in their private life. Possess a good taste in the selection of clothing.
    2. Know how to precisely organize the forces disposable to them, to differentiate between primary and secondary objectives. Splendid organizers of any scale. In work focuses on the “large-scale”, not interested in fine details.
    3. Find it difficult to see something new, does not note new possibilities, prefers the path proven by practice. Rejects all that is irrational. Irrationality leads to guessing whereas SLE prefers to stick to ideas that can be undoubtedly counted upon.
    4. Easily able to associate with anyone at a close psychological distance, however, finds it difficult to feel the nuances/moods between people in its relations. Tries to hide personal emotions, thus seems, to others, to be “dressed in armour.” Not adept in understanding the manifestation of own emotions and moods: may shout and not take into consideration the fact they offended their target.

    Profession Assessment:

    SLE is an excellent organizer/administrator of any scale in any area: science, art, medicine… They also realize their abilities in any primary structure, in the military service, in sales. Also has the qualities necessary to compete in sports.

    Career Possibilities:
    • Tour Agent
    • Athlete / Coach
    • Stock Broker
    • Management Consultant / Budget Analyst / Financial Advisor / Investor
    • Real Estate Broker / Insurance Agent
    • Restaurant Manager / Chef
    • Computer Programmer
    • Paramedic / Physical Therapist / Radiological Technologist
    • Auctioneer / Promoter
    • Doctor / Dentist / Pharmacist
    • Military Officer / Pilot / Aircraft Mechanic
    • Mechanic / Carpenter
    • Guard / Fire Fighter

    Potentially Favourable:
    IEI (INFp), EIE (ENFj), ILI (INTp), SEI (ISFp), ESE (ESFj), LIE (ENTj)
    Potentially Adverse:
    EII (INFj), ESI (ISFj), LII (INTj), IEE (ENFp)

    See also:
    Wikisocion - SLE profiles
    SLE observations
    SLE in pictures
    Socionics Type Tests
    Type examples in videos

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