Compilation (watch full screen)
This shade of NiFe is the most fluid.
Unlike the l— development, which tends to remain stiffly forward-facing, the l–l development is characterized by periodic perk-ups of momentum which nonetheless quickly die back down. Here is a GIF showing this signal:
^ Pe Perk-Ups…. quickly dying down into the viscosity of Pi
At first I didn’t really pay much mind to these movements. It wasn’t until I did the NiFe l— baseline that I noticed how absent this type of swaying behavior is in the standard Ni-lead type. Even this small amount of Pe bubbling momentum is unusual for a real NiFe.
Now I use SeTi l–l Kendji Girac as an example in the comparison video to show just how similar these two are, and also to help me verify that indeed this is what l–l looks like, else it would not be so close to Kendji. Also, it serves to prove that any more Pe/Se than this would disqualify a person as NiFe and lead into SeTi territory. So it is here that we can begin to make a confident distinction between the two types. Primarily, what we see is that the NiFe l–l never loses conductor energy. The head remains forward, honed and settled. Things always return again to this sedentary relaxation and sleepiness. Inversely, Kendji has some spunk to him, and he does slightly more bubbling-up than he does viciously settling down.
A few things are worth noting about Albert Camus. First is flat affect, which, no doubt, contributed to his lifelong struggle against nihilism of which he wrote extensively.
The second is that he resisted any ideological association, nor was he really driven to make points but to instead make man reflect on himself through the creative use of literature. This is a very P-heavy approach. Camus takes more to narrativism, and weaves his points into stories. Unlike Ian McKellen or Carl Jung who were more directly political, Camus was more of a general life commentator or journalist.
His interests were in philosophy but also in theatre.
.. and football!
I had no idea he was a football goalkeeper until I read up more on his life, but here we see further evidence of a conscious Se function.
Camus was very nonchalant about life, very fluid and driven by simple, unjustified pleasures.
This is reflect in his famous opening of the novel The Stranger (1942): “Today mother died. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”
And in his famous quote: “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
And so while it may appear superficially that an intellectual like Camus would best fall into the l-l- development with Heidegger, this was not at all Camus’ life flow or personality. And this is surprisingly also reflected in his vultology.
On a final anecdotal note, my SeTi brother Edwin is also l–l at this point in his life, and his outlook on life is so much like Camus in many ways. He is a literature major, and he reads massive books like Paradise Lost for leisure. Camus’ “The Fall” was the first book he ever fell in love with. He just got back from a 1 month backpacking trip across Europe, just cuz. Love that kid.