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Socionics Types: LIE-ENTj

Description of The LIE

Ego Block

Extroverted Logic (Te, Te)

LIEs are impelled to accumulate and contribute useful, productive, and relevant information. They may accumulate such factual knowledge in matters they find useful, either because it's their professional field, or something they find interesting and of potential use in the future. They typically carry the belief that in order to function at optimal level and maintain an element of control over their experience, they need to know and make sense of how their external environment works.

LIEs are constantly searching for and involving themselves in practical projects and other avenues of applying their knowledge, and are typically comfortable with asserting their knowledge, correcting factual inaccuracies of others, and generally offering information that can be applied to productive purposes. LIEs generally are highly pragmatic, assiduous, and proactive individuals. They often feel uncomfortable and restless if they are not able to pursue their own productive ventures and goals. They are often adopt highly active schedules and lifestyles, and may tend to find themselves busy most of the time.

LIEs are often concerned with matters of efficiency and optimization of their environment and may be inclined to offer suggestions as to its improvement. LIEs do not always seek leadership roles, but nor do they shun them; LIEs most commonly step up to the challenge of leading others if they feel that others are unqualified or that nonintervention would lead to a vastly inefficient state of affairs.

LIEs usually have a rather direct and formal style of interacting and communicating. They commonly have a tendency to speak quickly, and to the point. They tend to value clear and unambiguous communication and may place great attention on distributing factually accurate information to others, and often expecting the same degree of clarity in return.

LIEs can be rather opinionated and contentious towards the ideas of others. LIEs may have a tendency to be critical of widely accepted viewpoints, seeing them as essentially grounded only in popular mythology and not in fact.

Introverted Intuition (Ni, Ni)

LIEs are predominantly future-oriented in their thinking. They tend towards considering the consequences, implications, and long-term strategies of their actions, paying less attention to the immediate details of actually carrying out their ideas. In this way, they are often better at big-picture thinking; often they take the role of innovator or consultant, leaving others to manage lower-level details. LIEs commonly and stereotypically possess an entrepreneurial spirit and seek to advance their own vision of some paradigmatic innovation or improvement.

LIEs often feel an internal need to maintain autonomy over their affairs and schedules. They may exhibit a degree of impatience and can become especially frustrated if circumstances out of their control hinder their productivity. They also may often feel stifled unless they have a degree of flexibility with which to change their plans as situations change. LIEs may feel most at home when vigorously occupied with a myriad of things to do.

LIEs' imaginative inclinations are often not superficially obvious given their intense pragmatism. Nonetheless, behind their often encyclopedic knowledge and drivenness lies a rather internalized sense of mental activity, which can sometimes manifest in reflective, philosophical, and detachedly contemplative behavior. More commonly, however, LIEs' imaginative efforts are subservient to the domain of Te and become manifest in reflection and constant reevaluation over the practical matters in front of them. In this way, LIEs may direct their phrenic energies towards developing new analogies and metaphors for conceptualizing their understanding, juxtaposing concepts and thinking about the same material in different ways.

Super-Ego Block

Extroverted Ethics (Fe, Fe)

LIEs are capable of making an effort to adapt to the prevailing emotional atmosphere in group situations, and trying to promote a positive emotional environment. They may try to present themselves as cordial and friendly, and some LIEs have a rather cerebral and witty sense of humor. Such efforts, however, are normally low-key and of short duration. They may end up naturally subtituting small talk and polite banter into an exchange of information or an argument on serious topics -- which may be perceived by their interlocutors as rude, hostile, or uninteresting.

While they may try to present themselves as friendly, they most typically come off as polite but relatively unengaging emotionally. It is often difficult for them to spontaneously display strong emotions, and they may come across as stiff or overly contained in situations where loud or intense emotional participation is expected of them. Instead, it is a much more natural interactional style for LIEs to discuss matters that they feel are of substance and importance, and they much more naturally adopt the subdued, candid and businesslike style suited to this role.

LIEs most typically maintain a calm and affable affect rather than a heated emotional disposition, though they can be inclined to argumentativeness and distrust.

Introverted Sensing (Si, Si)

LIEs tend not to pay much attention to their physical environment or immediate surroundings. They usually have little to no interest in the aesthetics of their environment. They may neglect matters of organization, cleaning, or other tasks related to the maintenance of their physical environment. They often do not pay much attention to their physical well-being, considering the care of their bodies mostly as a nuisance, and may fall into a lifestyle of pushing and overworking themselves. They also may not be very aware of the need to relax or refresh themselves, and may engage in minimal leisure time. They may become listless and bored with simply relaxing, preferring instead to do something productive or informative in their spare time.

LIEs tend not to be very concerned with dealing with minor details related to their practical work. They may be inclined to speculating and considering long-term strategies and information, while neglecting the practical matters of organization and the details of implementing their ideas. If SLIs are independent, self-sufficient, and inclined to work with their hands to perform and/or oversee all of their projects, LIEs are the opposite; they could not care less about such things and would just as well hire someone else to do their dirty work.

Super-Id Block

Introverted Ethics (Fi, Fi)

LIEs often have a poor understanding of how others react to them emotionally and typically have some difficulty gaging the state of their relationships with those around them. Their prototypically direct and straightforward lifestyle does not naturally lend itself towards the ambiguity and uncertainty of the complex emotional sphere which influences so many of the people they interact with. They are not naturally in touch with their own internal emotional states, and they may be somewhat fixated and perpetually in doubt of the emotional perceptions and hidden motivations of those around them. They commonly have difficulty making character judgments or assessing what behavior or intentions they should expect from others, and require sustained and unambiguous discussions of feelings in order to feel secure about their relations.

LIEs typically take seriously their own emotions as well as the emotional responses of others; for this reason, they are often highly principled and may place a great deal of emphasis on their personal integrity. They feel drawn towards associations of deep emotional connection, where personal and private experiences can be shared easily in an atmosphere of mutual trust, sustained by shared sentiments and ethical beliefs that make external expression of emotions unnecessary. They are often proactive in engaging others, but are rarely confident of their ability to correctly evaluate the existence or status of intimacy or closeness; they are best complemented by others who take it upon themselves to establish and unambiguously reinforce the sense of intimacy.

LIEs may be somewhat shy in establishing close friendships, and may expect others to initiate a sense of emotional connection even in formal or business situations. While LIEs can be reticent to state their emotional perceptions of others, unconsciously protecting them and considering them jejune and poorly formulated, they may take the approach that actions and personal meaning speak louder than words, and may go to great lengths to fulfill others' needs when interacting with individuals with whom they share kinship and respect.

LIEs may also seek guidance in their actions to ensure that they are following a clear set of ethical principles.

Extroverted Sensing (Se, Se)

LIEs are essentially oriented towards big ideas, and sometimes get mired in the little details of their work. They can be somewhat avoidant, neglectful, indecisive, or simply scatterbrained in the details of their day to day affairs. They may have difficulty motivating or pushing themselves through force of will to take care of these kinds of details or decisions. They may lack the willpower and tenacity to resolutely and unerringly pursue their goals; they may appreciate the influence of highly steadfast individuals who push, encourage, or forcefully support them towards these ends. LIEs are different from Ni dominants in this respect in that they are more naturally assiduous and may see volitional encouragement, essentially a push towards getting them moving or focused, as helpful in releasing their inactivity; however, the type of forcible imposition of one's goals onto another characteristic of Se dominants towards IEIs and ILIs might seem too interfering and a threat to LIEs' sense of autonomy.

LIEs commonly have a need to maintain a sense of autonomy and control over some aspects of their environment. They may have an inner need to know that their productive ventures will not be interfered with, and they dislike it intensely when they are hindered by factors outside of their control.

Id Block

Introverted Logic (Ti, Ti)

LIEs are often not particularly interested in thinking about the internal consistency of logical systems. usually base their viewpoints and suppositions on factual information, evidence, and ideas external to systems of logical inference. As pragmatic and outwardly-driven individuals, LIEs often ignore logical and mathematical relationships between concepts, perceiving them as uninteresting, unproductive, and of minimal importance in effectuating one's own productive goals in the real world.

LIEs are confident in spotting internal logical contradictions in ideas and arguments proposed by others, and in pointing them out; however, they are more likely to point out how such ideas and arguments do not hold if checked against external evidence.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne, Ne)

LIEs actively seek out new technologies, innovations, any pay attention to interesting developments or goings-on around them in search of useful information that they may later apply towards productive ends. They often have a keen interest in staying informed about the world going on around them and may further their knowledge and read about interesting novelties for their own sake, but consciously treat new or unusual ideas as always subject to the criteria of applicability and practicality. In the absence of an application of an idea to some useful end goal, LIEs usually will lose interest in it.

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