As an SeTi I-I- you are an Explorer with an Articulation development, meaning there are two complementary aspects that most define your psyche: one of a passionate creative, and the other of a fervent achiever. Neither of these aspects can be omitted from your psyche without strong detriment to your vitality, purpose and sense of thriving. You are both insatiably curious and also very ambitious, craving personal expansion through your firsthand exposure of new experiences and interests. While others tend to hold themselves back from the world, you rarely flinch from it and instead have a talent for grasping opportunities right as they manifest themselves. You are a go-getter, a productive powerhouse and it’s imperative to you that your life has both a fresh creative flow as well as achievement of goals along the way.
As a creative, you’re known for experimenting in various artistic areas and have a reputation as a connoisseur. Your exploration of ideas will tend to be vivid, visceral and will pull you deep into a flow state. Your attention is channeled towards a physical immersion into the subject at hand, giving you an acute hyper-focus that’s also charged with a sensual energy. Your bodily presence and intensity is part of everything you do, making you a manifestation of realism and a way to convey how reality truly is felt and lived. However, although you dabble in many fields, you’re far from frivolous in your pursuits. You may have a wide assortment of interests that you weave in and out of, but you’re also capable of sticking to one thing long enough to see it followed through to the end. At each moment you know just what you want, and you go after it headlong. You have a high-functioning, executive mind and can manage people and situations well when called upon. You are a charismatic individual with a sharp sense of how to motivate people and get them on board with a dream of how life could be a better place for everyone, and often do so. Yet your mind is constantly geared towards dynamic, creative expression and your qualities as a “doer” are most gratifying when they can help you embody an artistic expression through your life as a totality. There’s a desire in you not only to explore but to also make an impact, to create a measurable stir with your art-forms and change the world in some meaningful way.
However, having this twofold energetic drive also comes with many drawbacks and blindsides. You’re often in too much of a mental or physical hurry to slow down and are prone to becoming impatient when life or other people are not moving fast enough.You may begin to ask reductionist questions about what the objective meaning of life is, how such a thing can ever be defined, and you may be prone to the occasional existential moment. But you may not always allow yourself to sink into these questions long enough to feel their full weight. If not careful, you can quickly slip into mania, where you don’t know how to stop yourself and need to keep moving and producing at all costs. You may develop a reputation for being overwhelming or hard to keep up with. Your mind is “a lot” to handle, and it’s challenging to moderate your frantic stream of ideas in all situations. Since your mind is very decompressed it often comes out filter-less, as a direct mental relay. This can make you extremely honest, and perhaps too honest,with your inner world and experiences. Your speech can come out haphazardly when you bounce around thoughts faster than you can revise them. Yet as a whole you make up for these difficulties with your proliferation and rapid prototyping. When ever something doesn’t come out perfectly, you simply try again and try better, thus every attempt still serves your higher purpose of attaining a truer form of self-expression.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, your pragmatic energy will be directed towards building your own permanent “home.” You enjoy the thought of being a provider, and have a hidden yearning to personally craft the ideal family and place where you know that you belong. 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. Behind all your hard work and labor, there exists this desire to build up resources in order to secure that ideal life. And you may feel it is only a matter of time before that place manifests in your life, as you have an unshakeable patience and endurance towards attaining that which you most cherish.
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.