Updating the Se/Ne/Si/Ni Ocular Tensions

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  • Auburn
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    • Type: TiNe
    • Development: l--l
    • Attitude: Adaptive

    Hello,

    So I’ve been quite absent lately as I focus all my time on the vultology code– but I wanted to share an update which you all might find insightful? All the signals are going through revision, being tightened up to a higher standard by integrating the past 3 years of review and on-the-ground testing into the code.

    When it comes to ocular tension, there is one key correction that has been made: The default look of Se eyes are not necessarily peeled to the brim of their sockets [ i.e. taut/taut/taut ]. It seems that the “amped” look happens in temporary moments of hype/surprise but not as a baseline. And instead, the default look of Se eyes has a semi-soft upper eyelid, although not nearly as hypnotic as Ni’s upper eyelid is by default.

    (This mislabeling was chiefly responsible for the old hiccups with people like Justin Bieber, Zac Effron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Corvo, etc – being read as Ni-lead rather than Se-lead.)

    Having said that, we now come across a newly framed view of ocular tension that I’ll be outlining below.

    Ocular Tension

    Here is the anatomy chart used in the CT book for reference:

    The new codifier now has the default look for all 4 eye tensions framed symmetrically as:

    And here are GIFs of all four eyes to demonstrate this symmetry:

    Si:

    Spoiler:

    Ni:

    Spoiler:

    As we can see, the tension between these two eyes is directly inverted. In the Si eyes, the pretarsal area is taut while the preseptal area is heavy, which actually causes the upper eyelid to be swallowed under the preseptal fold and not be very visible. Inversely, in the Ni eyes the pretarsal area is heavy and falls over about 1/3 of the pupil, while the preseptal area is raised off the eyes.

    Heaviness – Both Pi functions have a “heaviness” to one area of their eyes, but in different regions. This becomes an important contrast with the Pe functions below:

    Ne:

    Spoiler:

    Se:

    Spoiler:

    As we can see, the Se eyes above are not entirely taut from the very rim of the eyelid up to the brow, but instead the upper eyelid does have a softness to it. The samples chosen are not Ni-conscious either, so there’s no excuse there! This was actually noted in the Se vultology profile but only in passing. There are more Se-lead samples with this look than there are with a fully taut look. However, “amped” eyes is still a legitimate Se signal, it’s just not the default look.

    The second thing we notice is that both Pe eyes have inverted tension – soft/taut being flipped for both. However, neither Pe eyes have any “heaviness” to them. This is because in general Pe eyes still remain “alert” (as this is a core Pe signal). In this sense, the entire obicularis oculi is at least semi awake for the Pe type. And this is what causes the difference between “soft” (Pe) and “heavy” (Pi) relaxation of the corresponding areas.

    It’s also very fascinating to see the symmetry here!  The relationship that Se holds to Ni is the same that Ne holds with Si; in both the “soft” area becomes “heavy” as we move from Pe to Pi.

    I know that the eyes have been a source of much needed clarification in CT for a while, so I hope this helps clarify matters!

    This is just signal #1 of all four ocular functions– so there’s far more to triangulate with, and I’ll be getting into the rest as well. ;p

    What do you guys think of these clarifications? How clear are the explanations? And does it seem clear what the difference is from these GIFs? As always, feedback is most welcome.

     

     

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    Auburn
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    • Type: TiNe
    • Development: l--l
    • Attitude: Adaptive

    Lower Eye Area

    The second aspect to the ocular tension relates to the lower part of the obicularis oculi. Signal #1 dealt with the upper eyelids area, but this one deals with the general area to the left/right and bottom of the eyes.

    Ne: Relaxed Eye Area

    Spoiler:

    Se: Taut Eye-Area

    Spoiler:

    The GIFs above were all deliberately chosen from comparably young people, in order to remove accidental correlation to age or wrinkles. Wrinkles do not mean Ne relaxed eye area, nor does lack of wrinkles mean Se. So what is the difference between these two GIF sets?

    When there is no smiling or animated motion, both can appear quite similar to each other, so GIFs were chosen that demonstrate a dynamic contraction via an intruding smile from below. It’s only in the dynamic contraction of the face that Relaxed vs Taut eye-area becomes apparent.

    In short, the Ne eye area is not stretched, thus causing any intrusion upon it from other muscles to result in a quick/immediate folding and crinkling. Oppositely, the Se eye-area is taut by default, causing a “collision” of tension when other facial muscles intrude upon that space.

    This is seen most clearly in Keira Knightley’s GIF above (the bottom Se image) where we can see the collision happening:

    …and this is what causes the manic/intense look of some Se/Ni users. It doesn’t always have to look this extreme to be Se, though. This is moreso to help illustrate the difference most clearly, but Se tension can be more subtle than this and can be identified as a generally planar eye area when at rest.

    This is in contrast to the look on Ne, where there is a much more graceful surrender of ocular territory:

    The difference here, again, isn’t the wrinkes, but the pattern of folding that occurs due to present or absent clashing of muscles. And it doesn’t always require a smile to identify the difference– as Ne’s eyes may have some of this folding even without a smile being present too.

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