Now we’ve seen Tyrese Gibson in the l–l developments above when he was younger. When he gets older he develops Fe as well, making him l-ll. This presents me with the obligation to differentiate him from FeNi because admittedly it’s exceedingly subtle.
Whenever we have a l-ll development, it’s one of the hardest to explain or learn and I don’t know of any other typology model that even acknowledges it. After all, if the lower two functions are conscious, how is the type not it’s own opposite?
But as I’ve done in the other threads I’d like to again present a case for why this is a legitimate development, using Tyrese as a study. So one of the ways to triangulate and really know a 3-function-conscious person’s type is to pay attention to modulation. And that can only be done by looking at the person at separate times and places… then coming to understand all the videos from the vantage point of a single type. Lets look at Tyrese through his progression of consciousness:
SeTi l–l Tyrese Gibson
Younger videos are always more indicative of core type, and in general going back to younger videos reveals people’s types before they developed additional functions. And here we see Tyrese clearly being a polarized P-lead at the start of his career. Very chill, reed-in-the-wind style body rhythm, a twin shade of Quavo. Very zoned out eyes but also very restless body energy. As we discussed in the l— post, this is not inertia but a form of Pe swaying. This itself rules out FeNi, but lets keep going anyway.
SeTi l-l- Tyrese Gibson
As he gets older we see Tyrese here with a substantial level of Fe. But as we can see in the first 30 seconds or so his P-lead body posture is still quite clearly there, however then after 0:30 he brings his Je into the mix. At moments he may seem FeNi when he’s channeling Fe, but we have to place those moments in the proper context. Are those Fe accentuations coming from a rigid spine and vertical poise? Or are they layered atop of a restless Se vultology?
Remember that the FeNi’s use of Fe is often not restless but understated (Re: Carl Sagan). Determining Fe-lead vs Se-lead is not about “how much” Fe is present per minute, but whether it’s being channeled from a kingly and collected poise or from a more haphazard double-extroverted amplitude. In Tyrese’s case, it’s the latter.
SeTi l-ll Tyrese Gibson
And lastly we see this vultology above, which blends the other two styles together into one. He zones out for extended periods of time, but then goes into Fe gestures. He keeps a Pe loose body rhythm, yet also has some fair bit of Je+Pi conductor energy. He sits at the very edge of what could still qualify as SeTi vultology, but it’s still certainly within the SeTi architecture.
Here are just a few GIFs that show his SeTi vultology, despite the additions provided by Ni and Fe:
^ P-lead eye-centric + Pe Momentum + Ni inertia (subtle) [looks l— here]
^ Ni zone-out [looks l–l here]
^ Pe Momentum > Je Gesticulations [looks l-l- here]
As we can see, all three functions (Se+Fe+Ni) have periods of visibility and dominance in his vultology at different times during the video. They may not always come together in the same seconds, but their presence can be identified separately.
Psychologically we also see precisely what we would expect from an SeTi + Ni/Fe.
Tyrese is oddly spiritual, and has a typical Beta NF mystical bent. But his spirituality is not just confined to topics of interests… extending instead into a sort of worldview (Pi) through which to live. Tyrese is a pseudo-FeNi guru. Much like Oprah and other FeNi’s, he has karmic proclivities and also believes in agency which can be seen in his book:
But in an interview he funnily says that sitting down and writing books is not really “his thing”, and that this book reads like a conversation because it was essentially recorded on-the-fly as he talked with people. Here we see just one example of Pe > Je/Ji, where there’s less care and delicacy towards the refinement of articulation, language/rhetoric, and more of a flow-based approach and a moving-onward. The book title itself, while seeming Je-centric, implies (“getting out of your own way”) attaining liberty/freedom to do whatever one wants (Pe) which is actually prioritizing Pe. This is in contrast to other books by FeNi’s such as:
The books of actual FeNi’s tend to be focused more along the Fe/Ti axis, the void/flame dilemma, politics, “rightness” (ethics), and organizing a society properly around human nature and needs. In contrast, Tyrese presents a philosophy by which one can maximize whatever they wanna do in life, with less actual concern for politics or societal structures. This echoes back to the l-l- developments above who likewise veer away from ideology. Tyrse is essentially a l-l- development with an Ni “worldview” atop of it, which articulates some of those SeTi truths of how to navigate life… in an unbounded temporal sense.