As a TiSe II– you are a Compass type with an Explorer development. Your mind begins from a place of withdrawal, reservation and meticulous analysis of reality in order to answer fundamental questions of inner alignment, purpose and the universe. By reflecting on the essential nature of reality, you have an intrinsic sense of what the answers may be and pursue those pathways with fervor. 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. And while you do linger on these intellectual questions a lot, your investigation of true reality more often comes in the form of an artistic exploration, such as via poems, lyric writing, paintings,music, dance or fashion, wherein the art-form becomes the vehicle by which those core realizations can radiate out into the world.
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. But in all this activity, what you desire is first to understand what the highest principles are, and then to live true to that awareness through your manifestation. This higher value can take many different forms, such as being the elevation of beauty, goodness, honesty or consciousness – each of which may become the focus and thematic nexus to your work.
However, you are also very perfectionist about this and will take your time with your writings, songs or crafts – making sure each work is as representative as possible of the ineffable, core idea that exists in your mind. If that idea isn’t manifesting justly, then you’ll hesitate to put it into the world. This inescapably makes you slower than others at most tasks, as you invest extra in a precision which others are much freer to cut short for the sake of practicality. You are not the most practical creature, and your values for true representation and precision are at odds with a mechanical world that values results, bottom-lines, efficiency and economy. 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, you’re not the most industrial personality, and making a living represents a powerful challenge to you since working outside of your very niche passions will feel like a suffocation and a sin to your essence. Worse still, productive output is something that must happen organically and unforced for you. You feel at your best when you connect intimately to a seamless flow, where your exploration of the environment happens in real-time with no friction,hesitation or delays between “self” and “world.”
But this ideal state is not always easy to attain and requires being sensitively primed for it. Moments of stress or lack of clarity lead to a paralysis and blocking of flow. When you’re not flowing, you will tend to revert back to your isolationist tendencies, which emerge from your innate reservation and privacy. In this state you resist the world and retain your own mental autonomy, coveting your own resources and having a cognitive barrier between the inner and outer. You can easily exist in this state for long periods of time if you allow it, but will ultimately feel a hollowness emerge from it since it’s imperative to you that you retain both your mental autonomy, as well as the capacity to interface with the world meaningfully through expression.Another personal struggle will exist in you when it comes to implementing practical structures into the world. Although your self-expression represents one form of embodiment of truth, the ideological and political spheres will also evoke a deep desire for the tangible elevation of humanity towards your higher principles of being. But your own attitude will be faint and internalized, making it difficult to compete in the political sphere or make an impact in the big executive world in the way that it forces solutions to arise. Nonetheless, that won’t stop you from desiring to create your own personal microcosm, a house or studio, that operates by your specific principles and which contains the essential elements to a place you can truly call “home.” 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 the free-spirited part of you will very much resists this idea out of a fear of settling into a life that’s not “perfect” in its expression of your desires, this yearning will represent the hidden motivation of your unconscious.
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.