The Japanese have a marvelous, antique term for the appreciation of things that are imperfect: “wabi-sabi.”
Wabi-sabi sees the limitless in the limited, marvels at what John & Suzy Q. Public (of “demographic X;” likely from somewhere near Missouri, or wherever; and trending Republican, but not for the superiority-complex - and definitely not for the irony - but for he actual nuts n’ bolts); find decidedly un-marvellous.
Every quadra has its own wabi-sabi, but betas – in my own personal experience – have one that shows itself as clearly as the plastic surgery scars on Lara Flynn Boyle’s face. I saw it time and time again during the tribal councils of life this past year.
If you are unsure of your own Socionics type, but considering beta – or are unsure of your friend, enemy’s, or frenemy's type, but inclined toward beta owing to a particular resonance or repulsion – consider playing match game with beta wabi-sabi:
• Furious ambition – nothing is more characteristic of beta, and it resonates with betas whether it undergirds a revolution or a tailgate party.
• ‘Ajuantadora’ – people who endure
• The macabre: death, madness, and decay
• The taboo: public/religious morality, deviance, and censorship
In other words: for betas, “hope” and “faith” aren’t just concepts with religious overtones – they’re also strippers from "somewhere near Missouri." (Get it..? Wabi-sabi..? )
Three exemplars of beta NF ajuantadora, all named “Vincent,” run amok with wabi-sabi... Appreciate them, or consider whether or not, deep down, you have the $10 to spring for a Japanese girlfriend for the evening.
• Vincent Price (EIE-Fe) – with SLE-Ti Basil Rathbone, in an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s (Ni-IEI) “Black Cat”/”Cask of Amontillado”
• Vincent D’Onofrio (EIE-Ni) – the first 3:50 are worth watching, but D’Onfrio’s face from 2:30 until the instructor threatens to skull-fuck him is 100% pure beta wabi-sabi
• Vincent Furnier (Alice Cooper) (IEI-Fe) – with Vincent Price (EIE-FE.) (See how I brought the example full-circle there..? Frankly,you can't go pleasin' everyone, so you might as well amuse yourself - that's how I see it.)