I was just thinking about an IEI I know who is incredibly talented (musician) and used to dream big, but is still in the small town he always wanted to leave. He is newly divorced from an unhappy marriage, moved back in with his mother (also to take care of her after his dad died) and just seems stuck. Like I said, he is talented, smart, gorgeous, engaging, etc. but he just can't take that step outside of his comfort zone that he needs to live his life the way he wants. An SLE would be perfect for him.
I know two other IEI who are in the same position in that they have all these dreams and all the potential to at least make some of them real, but there is no start. One of them is writing a dissertation about a topic that will not get him a job and he refuses to change it because he feels like the martyr of all misunderstood geniuses. I wish he could meet an SLE to tell him: "stop the bs, darling." The third IEI (who once told me I am cold ) is also not happy.
I cannot relate to the introspection that is so important to them and they cannot relate to my sense of their potential because I see it in the context of a Te world. Does that make sense? I don't know. It's just something I just thought about. I strongly feel like with an SLE partner, or even another beta, they would be so much happier. Any thoughts?