This is the type profile for the Intuitive Ethical Energiser (IEE). To see more type profiles, click here.
Fundamental to the IEE is an eye for interesting, new opportunities and the fanciful desire to pursue these opportunities, putting aside what they are currently doing in order to see how the next, novel thing might turn out. IEEs cannot tolerate monotony or narrow repetition and instead follow a pattern of whimsically switching from one thing that captures their fascination to the next, starting up a variety of projects and keeping less interesting ones on hold while those that are most novel are worked on with great enthusiasm. The greatest motivation for IEEs is their limitless curiosity for the world around them and an open-mindedness to the various perspectives of the many people that inhabit it. IEEs frequently see life as a constant adventure, trying to see as much as possible in their time available. IEEs look for the inner potential in other people, seeing what others could go on to do in the right conditions and, if fascinating enough, putting aside their time to enable the fulfilment of this potential. Often their lives are filled with unusual or eye-catching experiences, or are a continued excavation into the great variety that life has to offer. Throughout, the often chaotic drive for novelty and variation creates a never ending whimsicality in these types that can be hard to rein in or predict.
IEE can be quite assertive and forceful in their actions when they feel there is something important that needs to be done. When push comes to shove, they can take charge and summon the energy necessary to go after their latest interest and if necessary, will compel others to come along with them. Nevertheless, IEEs prefer more peaceful, friendly environments, where there is no pressure to act defensively or competitively, and do not at all enjoy the conflict they may have to wade into. Pitting themselves against another is too direct for an IEE’s tastes and they much prefer to find some alternative approach or angle that allows them follow their whims while avoiding the confrontation altogether. They also may be less able to force themselves to do things they are not personally interested in, often lacking discipline. IEEs are not natural fighters and, despite appearing tough, when forced to maintain a more active resistance for too long, the strain will begin to show. IEEs will more likely drop the issue to pursue one of the many other interesting things on their list.
When having to manage confrontations, the IEE will quickly stress over rules and limitations that might be thrust upon them. IEEs are free spirits and cannot stand to feel constrained or bound by inflexible structures or commitments. Often the IEE will express difficulty and frustration with being required to follow laws to the letter and be more inclined to persuade people into making special exceptions for them. In general, uniform approaches founded on consistent treatment for everyone are not properly understood by IEEs, who instead prefer each person be responded to on a more pragmatic, case-by-case basis. In the same way, they may pay little attention to being fair or impartial with others, their way of approaching each person depending largely on their mood or whether they like the person or not. Instead of breaking things down into their parts for analysis, IEEs prefer to assess things based on how they feel about them. Some might even reject personality type systems like Socionics on the basis that they are unique individuals that cannot be put in a box. Perhaps the most noticeable area of difficulty for IEEs is being beholden to commitments. As such, they may be hard to pin down to any fixture or event, finding other plans and calling out at the last minute or refusing to commit at all and thus not let friends down. However, when they do turn up, it makes for a pleasant surprise.
IEEs tend to live rather haphazard and chaotic lifestyles.This can often mean that daily requirements, such as maintaining a household, cooking and cleaning can fall by the wayside as the IEE jumps after the latest, newest excitement. Nevertheless, the IEE can be highly appreciative of aesthetics, health and leisurely relaxation, liking nothing more than peaceful,comfortable environments and enjoying anything that combines quirkiness or individuality with physical beauty. IEEs love to be pampered and will respond very positively to a gift that makes their lives more physically pleasant, especially if it satisfies some of their more unusual and unique tastes. Often an IEE will have cultivated a favourite snacks or sensations that cause them to, even when angry, quickly forget their troubles when given them. To IEEs, sensory experience is another window of opportunity and they will be very open to trying something new at another’s suggestion, often taking on new favourites if they happen to like what they have tried. Instead of displays of wealth or power, an IEE will be more impressed by those who are modest, but better able to enjoy and make the most of what they have, as well as those who work with aesthetic skill and detailed finesse.
Many IEEs will aspire to be self-sufficient, productive individuals that are able to manage things without the help or assistance of others.This can instil in them a strong desire for self-improvement and mastery over a range of helpful, practical skills. When they encounter something that is too difficult, the IEE will take great fulfilment from improving themselves to the point they can overcome the difficulty. They may put great value into their own education and reading up on subjects that interest them to a degree where they feel they can be competent. Despite this, an IEE will often not appreciate being told what to do or how to do things by others. Instead, they seek the freedom to do things on their own terms, asking for advice when they have already tried and failed in accomplishing the task themselves. This can make IEEs quite capable and organised if they apply themselves, enjoying the challenge of solving problems and making things in their lives work better. Many IEEs will take pleasure in showing to themselves that they can understand how an issue works and will gain personal satisfaction from being able to explain things to their friends in a simple, practical way that they can easily understand, away from anything too structural or composed of complicated terminologies.
When they latch onto something interesting, an IEE will have a great urge to run after it straight away, disliking the idea of having to wait. Patience does not come to IEEs easily and they much prefer the instant satisfaction of their interests. Often their lifestyles will be focused on chasing after what is immediately possible and they will shun the idea of waiting for something in particular to happen in the long term. Despite this, IEEs are quite capable of thinking ahead and seeing how things are likely to turn out, they just find such an approach laboured and uninteresting, much preferring to achieve whatever long term purpose they might have indirectly by going after what happens to fascinate them at the time. In general IEEs prefer not to plan things too carefully as they feel this might be committing them to a particular course of events and cutting out other possibilities that might arise later as being more interesting.
IEEs are emotional, mercurial people and tend to experience strong, rapidly changing feelings they can hardly contain. When they are excited, upset or angry, IEEs may feel the need to discharge their emotions to their close friends and family. However, IEEs can be strongly opposed to the idea of having to control or regulate their emotions in a way that matches those surrounding them, making them less likely to be social conformists. They also are not inclined to try to deliberately express their emotions in a way that will affect others, or to try to maintain a certain mood. When happy and around people they like, IEEs positively brighten up the atmosphere with their gregarious light-heartedness, making them enchanting and likeable to others. However, when depressed or around people they are not familiar with, the IEE will not feel the need to keep up appearances. In their emotions, IEEs will be fundamentally erratic, and how they act and express themselves will vary much from day to day. Furthermore, IEEs will resist any expectation that they should sacrifice their individuality and independence for the sake of belonging with any group. Instead, IEEs will prefer unofficial ties with a multitude of groups, travelling everywhere but not needing to belong to any one. In doing so, they avoid feeling beholden to any community, or pressured to alter or hide their free spirit for the sake of fitting in. Often they will find the expressive, loud humour of others over-the-top, and will instead opt for something more reserved, dry or witty. Similarly, they will often drift towards niche clusters of individuals, rather than bigger societies or communities.
Some famous people we think are IEEs:
- Alan Alda
- Julie Andrews
- Cate Blanchett
- Dick Cavett
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Michael J. Fox
- James Franco
- Anne Frank
- John Green
- Abraham Lincoln
- Steve Martin
- Kylie Minogue
- Michel de Montaigne
- Franklin Pierce
- Mark Twain
- Björn Ulvaeus