As a FiSe I— you are a Compass type, inescapably compelled to withdraw your energies from the world and into an interior realm of private contemplation. You exist always with a level of removal from the physical sphere. Vivid engagement with your environment can become a challenge, as you’ll tend to watch reality from a safe mental distance. This clear division between the “outer” world and the “inner” world will make you all the more covetous of yourself when the outer world demands of your attention, energies and time. The outside may feel as though it is seeking to pull you in multiple directions, stretching you thin through the agendas of bigger bodies and personalities. This will prompt a need to resist the forces of society for the sake of preserving your own essence and opinions. Retaining your own mental autonomy will be very important to you, as you will passionately repel any attempt by others to define you or tell you what to think or what is true. Finding out what is “true” in the highest sense will represent a life-long aspiration and obsession for you. You’ll analyze reality meticulously, seeking to answer fundamental questions of purpose and the nature of the universe.
By reflecting on the essential nature of reality, you have an intrinsic sense of what the answers may be and pursue those promising paths with unshakeable focus. You sense that this reality can come into light only when people are willing to be honest with themselves, with the good and bad alike, rather than repressing any aspect of their nature – physically, emotionally or spiritually – for fear of what it might reveal. You are very frank with your own inner world, working alongside your authentic embodiment rather than fighting against it, and believe others should too. You live by a specific set of principles that are central to your nature. This will inescapably lead you to develop very niche ideas and beliefs, which are shared by very few others in their entirety. The subtleties that make one case misaligned and not another is a matter of very delicate accuracy; an accuracy that your mind is constantly aiming to attain and perfect. In all areas of life, you’ll tend to be picky about your opinions; paving your own way and arriving to your own conclusions even if they’re taboo and lead to your excommunication. Thus, there is an isolationist tendency in your behavior, as your own trail-blazing leads you ever deeper into a smaller niche.
Yet despite the rigor with which you treat your ideas, at core you are very much a free spirit and are quite opposed to rigid structures in all other domains of life. Your thoughts will tend to drift about until they find a topic that piques your interest, at which point you will viscerally immerse yourself into it and become consumed by an acute hyper-focus on the topic, disregarding everything else around you and all other obligations. You’re always curious about many topics and you’ll often venture into information rabbit holes, losing all sense of time along the way. Indeed, your exploration of information and universal answers is punctuated by an infinite patience, an eternal open-endedness and no sense of closure. And this luxury of time is present in all your personal projects, since you’ll feel perfection can never be rushed.
If you are a creator, you will take your time with your writings, songs or crafts – making sure each work is as representative as possible of the ineffable idea that exists in your mind. This inescapably makes you slower than others at most tasks, as you invest extra in a precision which others are much freer to cut short for the sake of practicality. You are not the most practical creature, and your values for authenticity, transparency, independence and precision are at odds with a mechanical world that values results, bottom-lines, efficiency and economy. Your organizational skills may be present only in a few niche places that you personally care about, such as in maintaining routine hygiene, removing desk clutter and being a minimalist in your home. In these little areas you can appear obsessive-compulsive towards ordering things just the way you want them. However, you’re not the most industrial personality, and making a living represents a powerful challenge to you since working outside of your very particular passions will feel like a suffocation and a sin to your essence. Still, you may be comfortable with this side-effect if it means standing for what you value as being true. And although you may always have more questions than answers, you will stand rigidly and stubbornly by the answers that you do have.
Yet, the art of persuading others towards your particular answers, comes to be your Achille’s heel. Despite these countless hours spent on contemplating fundamental questions, your insights stay largely trapped within your mind as you lack a vehicle through which to share it with others. This disconnect produces a fantasy and longing in you to make an enormous difference in the world through the actionable integration of truth-principles. A yearning will exist to see the implementation of the truths and dreams in your mind. This cause will be poignant, pure, absolutely all-encompassing and idealistic – proportional to how far removed the world feels from it presently. World peace, the transformation of humanity towards sustainable forms of living, the evolution of consciousness to untold heights; these types of ideas will preoccupy your daydreams and yearnings. But your imaginations will beat terrible odds with your own practical means, as you’ll do nowhere near enough to advance these causes forward in the world. Your own temperament remains faint, soft and internalized too much from the big executive world and how it forces solutions to take place.
Seelie > Unseelie:
As for your emotional disposition, if you are seelie your demeanor will appear naturally vulnerable, gentle and disarming. People may describe you as sensitive, compassionate, and attuned to your femininity. You may radiate out emotions through a whispery voice, a bashfulness of the body and giddy giggles. And although this may provoke a level of criticism from tough-skinned people who don’t understand you, your ability to be open-hearted to life and humanity remains uncompromised. Your attitude remains seelie so long as it is permeable to others, whether voluntarily or not. Thus, the possession of a seelie attitude will cause you to be deeply affected by life in both positive and negative ways, giving rise to acute highs and lows. The capacity to feel radiant joy comes at the cost of also feeling intense sorrows, making you more highly attuned to pain. This same experience of pain will lead to a heightened sense of empathy both for humans and other animal species. In some cases, an affinity develops for nature and the divinity within each living being. This can lead to a nurturing impulse towards plant and animal life.
Unseelie > Seelie:
As for your emotional disposition, if you are unseelie you are far from a sentimentalist and have a more blunt and assertive attitude. You’re not afraid to make critical opinions of others, and to call out lies and hypocrisies where you see them. This can give you an “abrasive” attitude and others may experience you as being touchy and haughty. And while some may see your words as harsh, you ultimately seek fairness and justice which requires forthrightness. You value not beating around the bush, and hearts that express what they truly feel.Yet, your Fi’s sensitivity is never truly gone. Although you prefer to stand your own intellectual ground, your high Fi values will manifest in your personal approaches to life. Rather than approaching matters from a hands-off third person view, it matters in a powerful way that you have a subjective ethical alignment with the topic at hand. You may protest against certain personalities due to a personal disgust felt against them, or may reject hypotheses that are in violation of some essential living ethic. And in this way, you still reveal your Fi’s ethical priority.