As an SeTi II– you are an Explorer with conscious development of your Compass. You have an insatiable impulse towards new information, as you become enraptured by various interests and experiences that promise to unveil the mysteries of life. You become immersed in a sea of ideas, consumed by these interests while losing track of logistics, place and time along the way. 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. However, although your appetite for new topics is broad, you are always focused on identifying the discrete, essential meanings in things and people. You wish to uncover what principles are core and lie at the foundations of reality. You sense that all fundamental answers are to be found in discrete and dispassionate principles existing outside of any singular person yet applicable to us all. You strive to uncover the objective reality of things by focusing on what is essential and indispensable to their specific definition. You’re driven to isolate what is “true” or “right” in the highest sense possible – both about individuals and existence itself. You are an avid explorer, but of questions of being, and to that end you plunge headlong into all available domains for answers, whether they be religious, academic or esoteric.
As you navigate these waters, your own nature come into sharper focus, thus turning your attention to your own existence. This leads to solitary self-reflection as a means of understanding your own inner workings. Pursuing questions about your personal identity and truth, what you like or dislike and what you really believe or disbelieve in, takes an enormous portion of your time. And your pursuit of these questions will manifest in that very same data-surfing that is native to you, taking you through disparate mentors, methodologies and information rabbit holes for answers. Your absorption in these rabbit holes can make you appear absentminded, lost and inaccessible to others. And while you never truly dissociate from the world, a fissure in communication inevitably develops between you and them which is proportional to how acutely your perspectives move away from the social common denominator. Over time, this idiosyncrasy will lead you to develop a specific set of philosophies, values, aesthetics which can be at odds not only with others, but also with what is practical in the world.
Your relationship to the world will be distressed and aggravated by your inner compass whenever work or responsibility suggests that you do something that goes against these very niche positions. You’re keenly aware of the social obligations and responsibilities that your environment puts in place towards you, and the rituals they would want you to live by. Yet you choose to resist conforming to those pressures and instead assert your own choices and live by the actions you feel are best. However, at work you may protest against procedures that encourage speaking inauthentic words and untruths, or which violate your private principles. At worse this can lead to paralysis and self-sabotage, where your compass causes you to fixate stubbornly in a position that feels true, but which is counterproductive and destructive. Yet, since you’re always in a state of fluid exploration, you ultimately question your preferences when they fail to be prescriptive to a positive and joyous life. Therefore, you’re never stuck anywhere for long, since your travels guide you in time out of that paralysis and into a new form of being. You are in a perpetual state of self-evolution, as part of your essence itself is change and you re-manifest yourself over time.
But this constant state of change, of mental and physical travel and reinvention, comes at the loss of security, certainty and“home.” You’ll have an unconscious aversion to settling down and laying roots, whether in your education, career or love life,feeling as though a vital and dynamic part of you would die. But behind all your wanderings and self-transformations hides an inner yearning to anchor down into an existence where you know just who you are, who you belong with and where. This yearning for home will also contain a more abstract aspiration for a holistic, spiritual synchronicity with the cosmos – the call towards a state of being where your life, your body and soul are moving in perfect rhythm with something numinous that exists beyond you. And while this is a frightening idea in some parts of consciousness,it is also the hidden agenda of your unconscious and is a source of idealistic fantasy. Your wanderings are motivated, at heart, to coming across that place that will satisfy all your criteria, give you the right answers, and tie you down happily forever.
Adaptive > Directive:
As for your emotional disposition, if you are adaptive you present yourself with an agreeable demeanor, being affable and cordial in person. You know how to maneuver around social dynamics in a way that shows your compassion towards all people in general. You value an ethical approach that is inclusive and mutually uplifting, rather than discriminating or selective.However, there may be a felt distance between your cordial presentation and the more scrutinizing aspect of your thoughts, which are altogether more dispassionate and sterile. While your outward persona may carry a placid smile and knows how to play the part of a decent person, you are much more robotic underneath. Your courtesies and platitudes have no place in your introspection. And when this more analytical aspect has a chance to voice itself, this inner and outer contrast comes into public view. You may alternate between being openly warm and caring, or being emotionally flat and absent. Nonetheless, both represent true aspects of you, and although you sometimes vanish from all social presence to pursue a dispassionate interiority, you ultimately return again to engage with those you love and wish to form meaningful relationships with.
Directive > Adaptive:
As for your emotional disposition, if you are directive you have an analytical approach to information that turns its attention inward, removing itself from social contexts in order to arrive at conclusions that are dispassionately true regardless of their mainstream appeal. If you desire to persuade or convince anyone of your opinions, you wish for it to be done through a shared appreciation for sound reasoning rather than emotional niceties. And although you’re fully aware of the social dynamics in a given situation, courtesies and platitudes are not your preferred approaches to managing your social life.This can make you appear harsh to others, as you withhold praise or approval that you don’t think is true or deserved. You do show praise and admiration, but when it’s born out of an authentic display of nobility, rather than doing so because the situation would desire it. Inversely, when someone shows a less than noble character, you may be prone to critique it, even though you don’t see it as your place to change them. You like to see people grow and mature into their best selves, and you often utilize your analytical thought to provide commentary as to how that could be done. And although your analyses can be a little tough sometimes, your heart ultimately wishes for people to maximize their own inner potential.