NB: Margarita and Malvina are the Russian sobriquets for female EIEs and LSIs, respectively. Margarita derives the titular character of Mikhail Bulgakov's masterpiece Master and Margarita and Malvina is the blue-haired puppet from Aleksey Tolstoy's The Golden Key.
I am making the thread for the sole purpose of having some 'material form' for my thoughts about being EIE (and idolatrie's about being LSI). Since re-typing, thinking about this has taken up far too much of my time and I might as well put it into written form. Maybe it might be even helpful for understanding Beta rationality more. Feel free to comment, discuss, argue etc. The following will be (hopefully) just a series of thoughts on how we understand the Beta rational types in epistle-form.
Last night I met a male identical (Hamlet). It was an incredibly eerie experience. We both looked directly into the eyes of whoever addressed us, with a wide-eyed gaze. We both gesticulated wildly when making our point, both had the same way of carrying ourselves, even our tonal inflections were similar. It was bizarre recognising myself in him - I started to try and engage solely to see if he would react the way I did, and he did. There is something that idolatrie and I always do, which is, even with a lot of people around us, we'll have a little 'bicker' (It's a good idea - no, it's awful - no, it's good etc) and carry it on for a quite a while, knowing everyone is watching us. Hamlet and his friend did the very same thing last night. He was cute as hell too. I promised to find idolatrie a nice male EIE, and lo and behold, I found one.
It also made me think about being EIE and -leading generally. Both Hamlet and I had a very similar way of engaging the people around us. We tried primarily to disarm them with casual charm, as though saying 'you're part of my inner circle, so you have to support me, you have to be sympathetic.' It's strange though that I'm at my most casual, most winning, most intimately warm in front of an audience or in a group environment. Place me in a one-to-one situation, or even a small group, with people I don't know very well, and I can become quite stiff and formal, or feel out of place. I feel as though any moment I'm going to say something shocking or ridiculous and everyone is going to be horrified. But in front of an audience, I turn on the smile and welcoming tone. I can see why the IEEs are meant to be better at 'connecting people' whilst the EIEs are 'actors' or 'performers'.