This is the profile for the Ethical Intuitive Energiser (EIE). To see more type profiles, click here.
EIEs are best characterised by the bright and vibrant emotional states they experience and emit to others. For these types, the meaning of life is to feel, not merely to feel content, but to feel intensely and passionately. For them, there is no place for apathy, a lack of care or an absence of feeling. EIEs need to communicate their emotions to others through authentic self-expression, raising the surrounding emotional state by drawing people's attention to how they feel. The mood expressed is often heightened, perhaps to the dramatic, with the intent that this be the clearest, least ambiguous sign of their own emotional state. For this reason, EIEs may dislike displays from others that they think are 'shallow' or 'fake', and even when acting themselves, may see the need to believe or become what they are expressing. With this comes the natural expectation that others will partake in the feeling, the mood growing to encompass the whole community, whether joy at a celebration, despair at a funeral, or rage at an insult. Often, EIEs assess their value through the impressions they have made on others, and may sometimes create an image or persona of themselves to project to the people around them, looking to have that persona accepted and praised by their desired community. Furthermore the EIE tries to create feelings of unity and belonging, manifesting emotions that help bring people together in commonality.
The EIE is aware of the need to be competent and productive in their different tasks. They recognise that they need to show to others an ability to get things done properly and an awareness of the facts behind issues they are addressing. Because of this, EIEs can be productive organisers, with an ability to not just get people working together but to also make sure they are working effectively for any goal. However, EIEs prefer not to focus on just the facts for the sake of facts, knowing that they can be boring or unappealing to their potential audience. Instead, EIEs prefer to play on sentiment and convey not merely the informative information, but the emotion that gives people the drive to act and the will to bring about meaningful change in the world. EIEs tend to tire of dry facts and procedural steps, preferring not to have to continuously research into improving themselves and their methods. Instead, they desire clarity in an unambiguous framework or ideology, setting out a perfectly consistent order that needs no further improvement.
EIEs tend to lack confidence in their reasoning, and so, when faced with an argument threatening their logic, they can often hype up the emotional rhetoric instead of properly addressing the points. The kaleidoscope of emotions and ideas in the EIE is hard to clearly express, often resulting in a sort of nonsensical 'mush'. While delivering rousing, thought-provoking messages to people, their actions may be inconsistent with their arguments, with some expressions seeming to contradict what was previously said. Furthermore, in their desire to meaningfully reach out to anyone and everyone, the consistency of their ideology, what is important and what is of lower priority, may be forgotten. As such, EIEs can be very appreciative of someone consistently and directly laying down the rules, scheduling initiatives and strictly enforcing their commitment, bringing a much needed signal to the noise. Sometimes, the creation of different personae and identification with people's reactions to those personae can lead the EIE to have a poor awareness of who they really are. They can greatly appreciate a no-nonsense confrontation in impermeable logic to help iron out their identities and what they stand for.
The emotions given off by an EIE may be pleasant and soothing if deemed appropriate, but more often, there is a harsher edge that seeks to inspire more intense emotions in other individuals. EIEs are willing to give out messages that may shock or anger people if that is the mood they feel will lead to greater passion in others. This can manifest in the belief that positive change is best brought out through rebellion or revolution. As such, EIEs are usually able to defend themselves and their allies with confidence. Some EIEs aspire to be seen as strong and powerful, capable of taking the lead when they actually lack the single-minded determination of other types. As a result, they often try to look the part if they cannot be the part, dressing to impress and, when financially successful, trying to demonstrate their elevated status to others through displays of wealth. Occasionally, it can also make them perceive challenges to their ideology as threats to be responded to aggressively, often leading to overreactions in scenarios of conflict.
Despite being largely carried by emotional investment, EIEs place a clear priority on the expression of those emotions that meaningfully affect the people around them. Distinctly less emphasis is placed on personal attitudes and sentiments for their own sake, with EIEs often feeling the need to conceal feelings that are not conducive to the mood they want others to feel. When EIEs experience more contrary emotions, they will try to hide them for the sake of others, sometimes leaving company to self-manage before returning. In contrast, emotions they feel that are conducive to the mood will be intensified and expressed to all with great gusto. For an EIE, letting one's vulnerable, personal feelings out and those feelings not being accepted by others makes them feel invalidated and weak. As a result, they would rather express those emotions that can be successfully adopted by others. EIEs can even get carried away with the group mood and may find themselves completely forgetting about their personal likes and dislikes. Furthermore, the EIE can often put less priority on close individual relations in favour of the groups they belong to and the people they are around, loyalty to the people or a community often going before specific ties or contacts
Some famous people we think are EIEs:
Some fictional characters we think are EIEs:
- Aphrodite (Greek Mythology)
- Apollo (Greek Mythology)
- Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
- The Governor (The Walking Dead)
- Lori Grimes (The Walking Dead)
- Melisandre (A Song of Ice and Fire)
- Bernadette Rostenkowski (The Big Bang Theory)
- Debbie Wolowitz (The Big Bang Theory)