IEI EM - Traits and Activities of the Right, the Wrong, the Good, the Evil
The basic function of the the IEI EM group is to describe the traits by which to distinguish the good from the evil. Basically, IEI EM draws a line in the sand and says, "if you cross this line, you are evil". It is their responsibility to regulate a person's internal world, to reinforce the individual's own natural sense of right and wrong and to earnestly draw contrasts and comparisons between the individual's behavior and the behavior of those whom the individual would criticize. So to say, IEI EM is the conscience of man.
Beta Ni deals with two pairs of opposites, right/wrong and good/evil. Right and wrong are isolated cases; good and evil are judgments of relation between right and wrong acts. If a wrong decision leads to another wrong decision, then evil is taking place. If a right decision leads to another right decision, then good is being created. The promulgation of wrong is evil, the promulgation of right is good.
Being wrong does not in itself mean evil; it just means you're wrong. However, a pattern of incorrect judgments will gradually lead to maladaptation, which may cause harm. Although the individual, in this case, does mean to do evil they are nonetheless promulgating it. Evil is often confused with intent to harm, but as they say, "hear no evil, speak no evil" is evil nonetheless.
Because of its pairing with Fe, beta Ni emphasizes individuals. It specializes in studying four basic types of individuals which it has automatic knowledge of: right people, wrong people, good people, evil people.
These accord with the following psychiatric concepts:
- right people = non personality disordered
- wrong people = delusional
- good people = not antisocial
- evil people = antisocial
Because half of the types are negative and half are positive, fixation diverges along lines of political type. Conservatives emphasize the traits and activities of the right and the good, while liberals focus on the activities/traits of delusional and antisocial persons. Depending on whether the IM type of the individual is logical or ethical, the person may emphasize the traits of these people, or the impersonal details such as organizations to which they belong, the actual conditions which create the disorder, wealth factors etc.. LII, knowing right from wrong and good from evil, stands in the center and prevents "silliness" from prevailing amongst their IM variant peers by shooting down ideas that confuse the demonstrably right with the demonstrably wrong and the demonstrably good with the demonstrably evil.
Although I emphasized the type aspect of right/wrong/good/evil in this talk, beta Ni may consider functional states of any of the above for purposes of conscience regulation as previously mentioned.