The Explorer Type: Pe
- 1st: Receptive
- 2nd: Analytical
One word that can best describe the Explorer type is “receptive”. Unlike the Ji type, the Pe type begins their psychic experience from an openness to the yet-undiscovered. A topic that is introduced is analyzed for its own merits, as the refresh factor allows for a new pair of eyes to examine the topic. Thus the Pe type has perhaps the most honest willingness towards information – giving them the name Explorer.
A secondary motivation of the Explorer type is analysis. After a topic is brought to attention afresh, then begins the task of comparing it against a set of logical or ethical conditions, to see if the idea aligns well with their common sense or general beliefs. But since this is done second, the initial idea always has an opportunity to alter even the frame of logic/ethics being used for analysis.
When in conversation, the Pe type will use the situation itself to brainstorm the sensibility of their ideas, bring more data into the topic and work it out in realtime. The Pe function thus acts very much as a troubleshooting process. Questions are encouraged. There is a general understanding that everything can be improved upon, as well as an active impulse to find those elements.
Because of this, the Explorer type is also a bit of an upheaval-driven type. As everything is examined afresh, the status quo is always up for questioning, and this may make many Explorer types into rebels. They may go the unconventional route (Pe), doing things according to their own sense of rationality (Ji). Along with this tendency is a general appreciation for play. The Pe process plays heavily into recreation, as a great part of recreation is the exploration of new ideas, experiences, circumstances or arrangements of things. Novelty is sought in things and discovery gives the Explorer type a great sense of satisfaction.
The Compass Type: Ji
- 1st: Analytical
- 2nd: Receptive
One word that can best describe the Compass type is “analytical”. Unlike the Pe type, the Ji type begins their psychic experience from a private desire for rationality and harmony. The Ji type is constantly analyzing the data they receive from the outer world through a sensitive filter that operates almost aesthetically. In the same way we taste food and say to ourselves “it needs a little something”, the Ji type will have an unvoiced awareness of how each idea measures against their private framework of logic or ethics.
This aesthetic filter becomes more complex with time, as the Ji type seeks to harmonize all incoming information into a rational and internally-consistent perspective. The aim is to develop a private instrument (framework) that acts as a compass in every situation and can point the individual toward the most sensible, noble, and elegant views. Centeredness is what is most deeply sought and what they pursue in their quest for all knowledge and information.
A secondary motivation of the Compass type becomes freedom and exploration. The Ji type will have an appreciation for all things self-created and self-explored. Like the Pe type, they will seek for their own conclusions about things, challenge preconceptions and enjoy dabbling with different ideas in the quest to form their own personal structures. But although the Ji type will enjoy a great deal of free exploration, troubleshooting and playful experiences, they will be motivated to draw inspiration from these dabblings for use in their primary quest.
The Worldview Type: Pi
- 1st: Synthesizing
- 2nd: Coordinating
One word that can best describe the Worldview type is “synthesizing”. The psychic experience of this type is one that strives for a global alignment; to create within themselves a precise reflection of how the outer world operates. But unlike the Ji type, the motivation of the Pi type is not so much a private centeredness as it is unification of information.
This type will experience their own psyche as a layering of dozens of schemas ranging from geography, politics, economics, relationships, society, etc …Each of which offers an interesting viewpoint and explanation of life in certain contexts. These schemas converge to form an inner tapestry that is sensitive to the proximity of related data. And because of this, the Worldview type will be able to organically triangulate large amounts of information and come to form new paradigms and understandings which emerge from what they’ve already stored. Over time they develop a steady and predictable view of the world’s unfolding.
A secondary motivation of the Worldview type is the mobilization of elements in the world. Having now synthesized a sense of what the conditions and parameters of reality are, an inclination emerges to transform that terrain to align with their own ethical/logical beliefs. The worldview type will have a natural ability to anticipate what a certain action will cause in the greater panorama of life. They may also have a sense of what that panorama could look like, given a few well-coordinated adjustments. The Worldview type will feel great satisfaction when they are able to decipher the operations of the world, and when their vision is able to transform that world.
The Articulator Type: Je
- 1st: Coordinating
- 2nd: Synthesizing
One word that can best describe the Articulator type’s activity is “coordinating”. The Je type begins their psychic experience with an active and ongoing awareness of how situations are causally evolving, as well as what effects their own interventions will cause. Early on, Je types dabble in this domain by poking life to see what comes out the other side. Over time, they can grow to be experts at moving systems or real life events toward desired results.
A secondary motivation that accompanies the Articulator type is the synthesis of all perspectives and situations. The Je type has a natural gift for tracking situational cause/effect relationships, but this talent maximizes its range when combined with their understanding of how all variables come together in the landscape they traverse daily.
The Je type gains the ability to see how their effects can better extend their reach, and they use their understanding of social, economic and political systems to optimize their methodology. When the Je type has learned the ins-and-outs of their terrain, they begin to understand where the underlying problems are, and what thread needs to be pulled in order to unravel a complex situation. The Je type gains the most fulfillment when they are generating lasting effects in the world that align with their ethical or logical belief system.