Socionics Types: SLI-ISTp

Description of The SLI

Ego Block

Introverted Sensing Si

SLIs are typically deeply in tune with the physical experience of their environment. They are very aware of physical sensations that surround them and how they affect them and often seek to surround themselves with pleasant stimuli. Often they gravitate towards nature, eschewing the unsightly morass of industrial society.

SLIs are deeply focused on their personal experiences in the world and are rarely perturbed by insignificant or trivial details that are external to their influence. They often exhibit a sense of outward calmness and do not allow superfluous external demands to interfere with their experience or affect them negatively. They are usually relaxed and sensibly avoid excess speculation, but at times can appear bland, overly narrowly minded, or inaccessible.

The aesthetic ideals of SLIs tend to be a bit eccentric and in some instances are outright bizarre. SLIs are often not concerned with maintaining appearances or upholding the aesthetics of others. They can be rather spartan in their living needs, requiring little luxury as opposed to functional items -- although if they decide an item is necessary, they often do not hesitate to buy the best product possible. They often have very moderate, comfortable dress. They are, however, often proactive in matters pertaining to the functionality of their living conditions. SLIs are stereotypically apt at do-it-yourself mechanical matters. SLIs commonly engage in personal mechanical projects and do not shy away from the use of their own hands.

SLIs often have a very personal and quiet attentiveness to their own well-being and understand the signals that their bodies send them. This does not mean that SLIs are always well versed in medicine or medicinal remedies, but rather that they are attuned and responsive to the natural self-regulatory messages that their bodies send, such as stress, which SLIs do not often appear to suffer from. Nor does this mean that SLIs always make entirely healthy decisions; sometimes the demands of their internal state can outweigh health concerns, such as in the case of a craving for potato chips. It is, however, not uncharacteristic for an SLI to self-correct aspects of their lifestyle in order to improve their physical state. In contrast to types, this is rarely motivated by a forcible desire to improve one's health, but is instead a natural response to an innate understanding of the changes in the SLI's internal physical state. SLIs can communicate their physical experiences and take concern in the health of others, but often tend to be somewhat reclusive in their interests and do not usually spontaneously do so unless requested.

SLIs can be good at mapping out their environment. They have a tendency to explore and pay attention to their surroundings and sometimes naturally know what is located where. Once they've developed a functional lifestyle, they can be hesitant to change it, but they have the ability to exhibit a detailed awareness of where different goods and services can be procured in the surrounding vicinity.

Extroverted Logic Te

SLIs are often practical, direct, and formal in their demeanor. Typically SLIs possess a dry, matter-of-fact method of discourse, and value clarity and directness of communication. SLIs generally focus on communicating accurate information and neglect dealing with emotional aspects or motives in conversation.

SLIs are often very pragmatic. They often possess a great deal of practical knowledge, potentially including mechanical knowledge, skill with tools, managing one's finances, technical abilities, historical knowledge, medical/scientific knowledge, or a myriad of other topics. Often SLIs focus extensively on developing practical knowledge that facilitates functional, efficient lifestyles and often take an active role in crafting their own living environments. They enjoy such processes as analyzing and comparing of different goods and services and generally do not delegate such tasks to others, instead preferring to take an active, personal role in their decisions.

SLIs are generally uncomfortable taking no action if their living environment or their immediate surroundings are not operating with a sense of efficiency. An SLI might be inclined to see unnecessary waste of resources (such as energy, water, money, or living space) as an unacceptable circumstance. Some SLIs strive towards a lifestyle in which everything operates smoothly and waste is eliminated. Even SLIs that are not so extreme usually are disposed to acting on their internal concerns, and have a deeply subject-oriented relationship towards effecting tangible and effectual changes to improve or make satisfactory their surrounding environment.

Super-Ego Block

Introverted Intuition Ni

SLIs are capable in the areas of mental abstraction, the use of their imagination, and making sense of patterns and phenomena around them. Usually, however, SLIs do not spend much time in fantasy worlds or inside their own heads, instead preferring to focus on the richness of their physical experience.

SLIs often feel a need to maintain some amount of autonomy over their lifestyles so that they are not bound by others' schedules or demands. They generally dislike hurriedness and prefer to operate on their own terms. They dislike relying on others or on the outcomes of various surrounding events that they have no control of; they instead often prefer to take an active, personal role in projects of importance to them. Many SLIs naturally place greater weight or importance things that they observe in person rather than place extensive focus on secondhand information.

In general, SLIs are less interested in information that is abstract or removed from their experience; they instead focus on what they have experienced or what has affected them directly. In some cases this can lead to overanalysis, misrepresentations of relative importance, and scattered understanding. They are prone to occasionally harbor doubts about the fullness of their mental representations of abstractions, hypotheticals, or situations that they are not directly involved in, which they do not really know how to resolve.

Extroverted Ethics Fe

SLIs are generally somewhat reclusive and fairly emotionally stoic. In situations where they are expected to engage emotionally, they can appear cold, dull, or antagonistic. In many cases they do not see the point of and prefer to avoid such situations as those with loud, rowdy behavior and prefer to subsist in more relaxed environments.

SLIs can be largely oblivious to social conventions. They generally do not try to follow the crowd unless there is some practical reason to do so. They are prone to dislike the spotlight and to prefer to travel on the less beaten path. They are often quite individualistic; they do not naturally seek the approval of others and are mostly self-subsistent in their activities. Much of the time they do not necessarily dislike spending time with others, but are perfectly content to do things that do not require interacting with others and are prone to somewhat neglect the importance of emotionally-based interaction. For this reason they can be perceived as exhibiting antisocial tendencies.

SLIs' are minimally aware of others' emotional responses and tend to speak in straightforward language. Sometimes they can appear aggressive and respond critically on issues in which they hold strong opinions. This can lead to the perception of SLIs as hostile and, on occasion, arrogant or uncompromising. Often, however, SLIs do not act in such a fashion; such aggressiveness is usually limited to issues in which SLIs are very opinionated -- these can include events in which their lifestyle has been threatened, or if something they require is functioning improperly in a way they do not fully understand.

Super-Id Block

Extroverted Intuition Ne

SLIs typically depend most extensively on firsthand experience to learn about things around them. They often seek to be pragmatic individuals who are generally down-to-earth and unaware of hidden meanings. They often do not emphasize unique aspects of their character, instead preferring the background and directing their attention towards the goings-on of their immediate environment.

SLIs can tend towards an overly bland and conservative lifestyle. They often lack spontaneity and may exhibit the sentiment that something is missing and that little in their lives is novel and interesting. They appreciate people who exhibit a well-developed imagination, spontaneity, and new ideas. Such people often broaden the SLI's perspectives and give them a myriad of new experiences to draw upon. They are often recruited as willing collaborators into the constant unusual pursuits of IEEs.

Introverted Ethics Fi

SLIs are usually not focused on and are often unaware of emotional considerations in conversation. They are generally not good at reading people's emotional states and are often not inclined to perceive or speculate about others' underlying emotional states or motivations that are not obvious from their behavior. This can sometimes make them appear uncaring and insensitive.

Some SLIs do not consciously acknowledge the importance of their own emotions, and many try not to allow their emotional states to influence their decisions or pragmatic focuses. Nonetheless, SLIs are not immune to emotional influence, but they often do not realize how strong their emotions can be until they experience them.

SLIs are usually not very gregarious and have difficulty establishing new interpersonal connections. They tend to value established attachments very deeply, but often they are not focused on emotional bonds; instead, their lifestyle leads them towards a path of relatively peaceful seclusion, and they may understate the importance of people in their lives or be disinterested in trying to pursue connections with others.

Though SLIs are usually respectful and good-natured people, they do not always show this side of themselves. Depending on circumstances they can appear self-righteous and stubborn. This most commonly happens when they perceive that someone is behaving in an obviously insincere manner or hindering their goals or their lifestyle.

Id Block

Extroverted Sensing Se

SLIs are not usually extensively focused on power politics or hierarchies, exercising control over others, or outwardly flaunting their status or strength. They usually regard such matters with utter disinterest, and may feel bothered by environments where such expressions of power are the norm.

SLIs tend to be very placid and demonstrate their aggression on infrequent basis. Usually this aggression is not spontaneous or pent-up, but rather a response to something or someone in their environment that is violating their expectations or causing damage to the immediate environment, such as a malfunctioning piece of equipment or a person who is carelessly interfering with existing resources. Mostly, however, SLIs are fairly laid-back and accepting of events around them. SLIs may feel a need to control their living environment with a fair amount of autonomy, but rarely are inclined to exert control over others with whom they interact.

Introverted Logic Ti

SLIs often like to philosophize and analyze life, but they use logical categories situationally rather than searching for a single cohesive structure for understanding the world. They tend to feel that life is difficult to categorize and should simply be experienced for what it is. Often the information that they focus on is loosely structured and instead falls within such disciplines as the realm of current events, science, practical knowledge, or the SLI's field of expertise.

SLI-Si: The ISTp Sensory Subtype

Description by V. Meged and A. Ovcharov


The sensory subtype is undemonstrative, discreet, and considerate, but also obstinate and uncompromising in defending his opinions and interests. He supports his position rationally, with factual information, rather than with thought-up or assumed accounts. Diligent, laborious, patient and persistent in his work and studies. If some project captures his interest, he will tirelessly try to improve his results, both intellectual and material. At times he needs a change of occupation, but he tries to bring previous work to completion. From time to time he becomes contemplative, withdraws into himself, distances from his social circle in order to submerge into his own issues.

Somewhat stiff in dialogue, may be laconic, but tries to be good-natured if he feels tensions arise in interaction. Prefers items that are original and of good quality yet simple and unpretentious. Pays attention to his health, appearance, and figure, tries to dress tastefully. Aesthete, enjoys handcrafted items. His movements and gestured tend to be gracefully lazy, fluid, and at the same time confident and precise. His gait is a little lax, elastic. He dislikes hurrying, but at the same time he is not slow. Seems somewhat proud and haughty.


Original person with a strong personality , but because of modesty and indecision often remains in the shadows. Combines a sober realism and practicality with a propensity for self-development. Quite mobile, cherishes interior comfort and freedom of action. If you find your calling , can long pursue the case. Over time it reaches a high skill , as is never satisfied and constantly made ??it develops , giving the best form of content . Curious , incidentally interested in other ways to show their abilities , try yourself in different directions. However badly sees prospects in future cases , because of what may miss an important opportunity . Often sad about the lost opportunities .

Uncompromising in matters of principle for him , does not like to give in once conquered positions , but can be considered as the rules and regulations of their environment . Has a tendency to secure life and it encourages him to work. He does not like abstract conversations , prefers action. Loves best hand creative work , whether it's playing a musical instrument , knitting , embroidery and making handicrafts .

Hard to tolerate routine, monotony and boredom. Falls into a depression , if you have long engaged in the same business . Can not engage in long-term paper or purely intellectual work . Needs a specific , practical activities , outdoor activity , and frequent change of impressions. For useless work will not be taken , but if you passionate about business, develops a great performance. Prefers to prepare for cases in advance, thinking through the details of the operation , then to work smoothly, clearly and quickly. In receive close and conscientious . Does everything accurately. She knows her worth and is proud of his work .

Skillfully solves everyday problems . Sometimes distracted by other activities and creates a home or work artistic mess , but then mobilized and quickly restore order . He does not like to obey someone's will or graphics. May delay the decision-making needs support and inspiration. If the choice is made, despite the apparent inertia and relaxation , shows an enviable perseverance . In the process of the work no one is committed . Its results are always a surprise to others.

Kept in communication and display of emotions . With skepticism refers to violent emotions , but very sensitive to compliments . Sometimes it seems unapproachable and official , though trying to create an atmosphere of simplicity and ease. Internally, emotional and vulnerable, but manages to escape from conflict , showing good judgment and diplomacy . Critical and sarcastic , but he tries to spare the feelings of others , so the drawbacks usually speaks only at the appropriate time and inoffensive manner. Not interested in the personal lives of others, and tells about his reluctance. Faithful in a relationship and always keeps his promises .

Has a sense of humor with a touch of irony. Eye for every detail . Very impressionable . Intolerant of rudeness and boorishness , bad taste and vulgarity. He does not like pathos, demonstrative appeals, as well as arrogance and conceit . He suffers from mood swings that affect its performance . An effort to do not like it. If the environmental violate its interior comfort or limit the independence , can flare up , what then is very sorry . In other cases, trying to be aware and loyal.

This is a man with a keen sensitivity : poor response to stuffy , unpleasant odors, uncomfortable clothes and shoes, the unsightly appearance of people or food. Does not tolerate drunkenness , dirt, bad manners . Hard to perceive the slightest discomfort , both external and internal. Afraid of disease, old age , so watching them . Care about their health and is very concerned about loved ones.

A person who loves comfort, warmth , nature , traveling , and then willingly shared with loved ones or cute to him and his men look and feel of the world. Appreciates in clothing and in the interior of the room uniqueness and originality , does not like standards , gives great attention to quality . Tries elegantly and tastefully dressed. Kept confident, with a quiet dignity.

He is inclined to hold as it is convenient to him , though , and tries to take the interests of others. Sometimes it is interesting to examine ourselves in difficult situations , overcome difficulties , which contributes to its self-affirmation. However, do not like too much risk and recklessness in actions. He impressed bold , sincere , friendly and open people , encouraging, success and lifting his spirits . Unpredictable by nature and independent partner gives him a sense of curiosity and a desire to restrain him.

Description by Victor Gulenko

Aesthete, disposed to obtaining pleasant sensations. Is considerably more gregarious than the initial subtype. More optimistic, but less operational. Sybaritic epicure. Gravitates towards the humanitarian disciplines - skill, linguistics, history. Dresses with taste, chooses clothes that emphasize their good looks, selects clothes according to colour.

Sexual behavior

Know how to intrigue their partner, are leisurely in their enjoyment, thoughtful, and aim for harmony. Erotically sexually inventive; value beauty and aesthetics; will not bare monotony. Know how to introduce the elements of games into relations. Are sensitive yet inclined to apathy; need a moderately reasonable and lenient partner capable of rich fantasy and variable behaviors. Monotony in their relations reduces their emotional expressions while they are simultaneously irritated by those overly aggressive in nature.

SLI-Te: The ISTp Logical Subtype

Description by V. Meged and A. Ovcharov


The logical subtype is impatient and active, loves frequent changes and new impressions. Industrious, hardworking, and very caring. His behavior is unpredictable and characterized by unexpected transitions from aloof contemplation to expedient activity. He keeps at a certain distance from people, closed off, at times overly direct and inconsiderate in conversation. Very independent and proud, acts as he wishes. In conversation he is often waspish and ironic, but becomes amiable and concerned if he feels sympathy and respect for his conversation partner. Noticing that he has offended someone, regrets it and softens in communication, tries to turn everything into a joke, or may even apologize or try to calm the person down. Behind his external inaccessibility he is quite impressionable and vulnerable. Dislikes lack of comfort in all of its manifestations; thus strives to repair, adjust, and adapt everything for greatest convenience. Reliable and punctual, demanding of himself and of others. Holds himself with cold dignity, but sometimes can be emotional. His gestures are impulsive, confident, resolute. His gait is quick and measured.


A creative person , with practical orientation . Technological, rational and astute in business. Does not make a template and primitivism in ways of working . Looking for new ways to improve labor. Skeptical and distrustful of new ideas , set up a quick , concrete results . Can not be reconciled with the old approaches and risks to test innovative solutions in practice.

After verifying the effectiveness of new methods , develops and perfects them , showing ingenuity and perseverance. Knows how to make the most of all the ideas . Hardworking and energetic, but can not stand the waste of time and effort. He likes to work as hard , fast and efficiently, with high productivity . Very appreciate comfort and good working conditions .

This is an individualist who finds it difficult to impose anything . Prefers to solve their problems on their own, means at its disposal. He does not like to ask for help or lend anything. Prefers to have at its disposal all the necessary to ensure that no one could depend on . All right for the business acquires in advance. Tries to have all the equipment for the management of labor and full leisure.

Equipment and tools for their work contains in perfect order , to save time in work when they are needed. Very upset if you forget to put something in place and then have to search long . He does not like paperwork and finding opportunities to reduce it to a minimum. All documentation contains in order to avoid further wasting of time.

Usually reaches excellence in their field, but a few diffident , prone to doubt and fluctuations. In need of moral and material incentives . Do not demonstrative , but is very sensitive to the assessment of their abilities and offended if he made did not notice and do not praised . However, do not like undeserved compliment . Respects capable and talented people , possibly trying to create conditions for the development of their abilities.

The contrast in their behavior : that is relaxed and quietly contemplative , the active and mobile. It can not be long in one place or to engage in the same business . Impatient and does not like to develop a long one and the same subject. Sam is usually silent and reticent . Good distributes its activities : if you have time , do not rush things , but he felt it was time to act , it becomes very mobile , driving themselves and others. Usually fit in time , despite the fact that it is often distracted by other activities . Very rastoropen in household and economic issues. Willingly engaged in physical labor , repair things , facilities and equipment. Much can do with their hands .

Strives to be knowledgeable in various fields of knowledge. Very curious , reads a lot . He has wide interests , easily trained new . This is a good lecturer , as can simply and effectively explain complex things . Does not tolerate criticism and suggestions on issues that considers itself competent. In conversation convinces logic and facts. Its hard to convince the dispute. The fact that he considers true to persistent obstinacy : not a compromise , even in the most critical situations . Proving his innocence , hot, sometimes impulsive and short-tempered .

Very secretive and suspicious , does not like being the center of attention. He finds it difficult to fit into the unfamiliar society. Reluctant to contact with strangers , prefers to communicate with like-minded people . Do not accept familiarity can look or a gesture to put a man on the spot . Heightened sense of malevolence , affectedness and falsehood . Can not bring himself to talk to the right , but not him pretty people. After breaking up with someone is not going to put up first , even if he realized he was wrong .

If you do not understand it , withdraws into himself , becomes cold , harsh, forbidding . Do not know how to eliminate tension in communication, prefers to leave or dissociate itself from the interlocutor wall of silence . Responsive only to the kindness and sincerity. Can not stand hypocrisy. The very honest in relationships, conscientious , punctual and mandatory . On it you can always rely on: reliable in friendship , love and in business. Readily come to the aid of the first call , sympathizes 's grief . However, it can always turn away from a man who has lost his trust and respect.

Tired of the monotony and routine, willingly traveling , socializing with his calm nature . New occupations and hobbies raise its vitality and help to overcome apathy . He loves sports , the excitement in the competition . Not averse to experience the thrill , but without the risk of injury . Carefully and gently applies to all living things : people, nature , animals and even insects. Do not play any of his or someone else's life . Rejects violence and he is not able to exert pressure on the other . It is extremely difficult to hit anyone. But he is very independent. Therefore it is not always considered the interests of others, if they do not coincide with his own. When someone tries to limit his freedom , can not even go to the rupture of relations .

Hard to tolerate physical and mental discomfort and tries to do everything possible to remedy it . For the same reason, avoid bad habits. Closely monitor their health and the external form . He appreciates all over the beauty and harmony , although the internal balance is given to him to work. Very impressionable , inclined to become depressed , even on a minor issue. Fatalist at heart , believe in the inevitability , not trying to forcibly change the course of events. He often lacks determination.

Suspicious and proud. Afraid to show emotion or seem irrelevant intrusive hide their problems from outsiders , preferring to live them alone. He finds it difficult to express their feelings in words, and he does not like to show them off in front of strangers . She tries to talk about love in a joking manner , at the risk of being misunderstood . Not sentimental manifestation of tenderness given to him with difficulty. Proves his love affairs , not words . Very attentive, caring and dedicated. If misunderstandings happen , does not like to make excuses. Feels internally lonely , if there are no sensitive, tactful person, capable to understand everything without words and encouragement in times of pessimism and melancholy.

This personality type is rare , and we noticed that the reason he gives the greatest number of errors when typing is not only ours, but also from foreign experts . Most often, this type of person is confused when tested with the type of leader (due to secrecy and distrust of the latter, falsely taken as introversion ) , and criticism , which often overestimate their practicality and considers himself a realist because of an analytical mind and a well-developed business logic ), and also other types.

We have developed a theory of types of accents , which describes the visual and characterological manifestations of the relative gain of any of the 12 signs of the type and within each type of personality - or rather, the subtype will help avoid many errors in testing.

Description by Victor Gulenko

Outwardly businesslike, a little severe, cold and unapproachable. A realist and skeptic, distrustful of novelty, of those who advance [ideas of declarative character?]. Will always avoid useless matters, due to pragmatic nature. Very dynamic and technologically effective, Can extract the maximum of benefit even from tools. Their production is always foremost and will stand up to any competition on the market. Clothing is restrained, conservative, and they prefer a sporty, technological style.

Sexual behavior

Doubt their feelings and yet are erotically daring and initiative taking. Think more of their partner’s sensations than of their own; strives for new sexual techniques. Sometimes are volatile and impatient. Lacking sentimentality they speak about feelings in witty/joking form. Inclined towards monogamous stable relations; jealous and distrustful, but they hide this under a mask of imperturbability. Are frequently skeptical and characterized by sharp changes in mood. Internally wounded, they are inclined to despondency. Need an optimistically disposed person capable of encouraging them and being absorbed by interesting prospects.

Romance Styles
Model A
Information Elements
Intertype Relationships