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Emotions are concerned with reactions, mood, creativity, and expression.

Denoted as 'E'


The 1st Emotion identifies the Divine with the highest and brightest experience ("God is love" 1 Jo.4.8.) and leaves only the "soul", the heart essence in itself, to live beyond the grave.[1]




According to BestSocionics

Each first function is selfish in its own way. Therefore, if you have a processional emotion (2E and 3E), it will undoubtedly seem to you that 1E are egoists, unable to understand other people's feelings and imbued with them. On the one hand, this is true - 1E it is very difficult to feel in the place of another person: to imagine - yes, but to feel - no. But on the other hand, this is not their fault - 1E are simply hostages of their psychotype.

It is very important not to confuse Emotion with SE in socionics. Although the expression “ethics of emotions” used by many socionics is the word “emotion”, CE does not describe the emotional state of a person, but only determines the form of a person’s perception of information. The Black Ethic characterizes how we express and perceive reactions, and not what we feel.

Emotion is a state that every living being has. In the process of communication, we transmit our emotional state to others or accept other people's states. In this case, a feature of 1E is their closeness to other people's emotional states, their attention is simply riveted to themselves and they do not know how to adopt someone else's state without experiencing it on themselves. That is, 1E it is difficult to understand other people's experiences until they themselves go through a similar experience. In such situations, if it is necessary to feel sorry for someone and show their involvement, 1E can say “yes, it happened to me too” or “I feel sorry for you, I can’t imagine how you feel.”

1E likes to feel strong emotions, experience them in oneself. One way or another, they live in “their own world”, it can be both magical and beautiful, as well as tragic or dull, but it is always fenced off from reality and autonomous, the owner of 1E is immersed in himself most of the time.

Don't expect 1Es to talk about your feelings at length - they just don't know how to talk about it for so long. After all, a dialogue with another person is a special process, it requires a two-way discussion, counter questions and a depth of interest in another person. On the other hand, 1E can tirelessly express its own feelings in words (2L), physical care and attraction (2F), or deeds (2B).

If 1E is bad, it is necessary that this bad mood “burn out” inside, so that it catches fire even more, and then goes out. Therefore, if the mood is sad, 1E fills its life with sadness, if it is cheerful, with joy. If you do the opposite, 1E simply will not be able to survive the feelings that overwhelm her inner world. By the way, this is typical not only for 1E, but also for 3E. This is a sign of the dominant Emotion, which cannot be “infected” with feelings from the surrounding world, but produces its own.

From the outside, such people are striking with their increased expression, free expression of feelings, infectious laughter, often with bright facial expressions and a radiant look, or vice versa, with an expression of universal sorrow on their faces. They are not characterized by clamps of the vocal cords, so the voice is usually deep and full, or sonorous. Often they involuntarily begin to raise their voice, not controlling themselves. Their emotions are easy to see, they do not pretend and do not hide the manifestations of their inner world.

In a company, such people can both immerse themselves in themselves and attract everyone's attention, which primarily depends on their internal mood. It should be said that 1Es, like 3Es, often give the impression of introverts, which, again, is a sign of a dominant Emotion that is fixated on itself. They do not need energy recharging from the outside, they can only share, but they always have something, so they need periods of recovery.


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Second Emotions provoke the expression of reactions, showdown. They encourage acting in other people. 2Es, like 2Ls, often troll in order to get an interesting reaction from people, create a delicate situation, wake up, and then extinguish passions. They like to pull frankness out of people without promising anything. Often their communication style is like endless flirting. "Dilute" a person to a declaration of love, and then beautifully "remain friends" - a favorite game of the Second Emotion.


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The Third Emotion gravitates toward a showdown, but you won’t understand it right away, because 3E is afraid to seem intrusive, and restrains itself from long conversations about feelings. But if you start a conversation on the topic “How do you feel about me?”, then you will probably see a flash of interest in the eyes of the 3E, and then you will have a long discussion (“thinking about what is not clear”) on this topic. At the same time, 3E may have problems with the choice of words (“well ... I don’t know how to say ... you know what I mean?”) If he really cares about you. There will be many interrogative intonations and expectant looks, as if the person is hoping for your help in expressing their feelings.

The Third Emotion has a similar reaction to questions like “Why are you sad?” or “Why are you so upset? What's wrong with your voice?" Probably, a person will first answer “Yes, I don’t know ...”, but then he will begin a long soul-searching, where the role of a patient listener awaits you. At the same time, it is important! - do not ask “How do you feel?”, because this question is often followed by stupor and panic thoughts in an attempt to understand your feelings at the moment.

3E often write poetry or music, and usually on the table. They can draw or play a musical instrument, or express themselves in another form of art, but only to restore spiritual harmony. They are ashamed to bring the fruits of their creativity to the public - not because they are imperfect, but because they see the inner world of the 3E, which they carefully try to hide.

If you're not very close with the 3E and suddenly decide to show him friendly attention, you're likely to get a fright-like reaction. It is pleasant to him - in the depths of his soul; but he doesn't know how to respond properly so as not to push you away and disappoint you.

Next to 3E, it often “freezes”, because these people are very tense in the presence of unfamiliar people, and intrusive with loved ones, require constant confirmation of closeness, sometimes take offense and withdraw into themselves without explaining the reasons.


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Fourth Emotions in critical situations are surprisingly calm. That is, they think sensibly, act, and are aware of the situation. They are very stress resistant. At such moments, it seems that she has no weaknesses and nothing can hook her, as if she is a robot, not a person. But this approach does not always justify itself: for example, if a stressful situation is a showdown, the partner may wait for the manifestation of some emotional reactions, while 4E does not have them. But in a normal, relaxed state, the Fourth Emotions are able to absorb other people's emotions and vividly reflect them on their face - a “man-meme”. They can be very noisy, loud - so much so that they can easily be confused with the First Emotions. But if you look closely, you can see that for 1E emotions are a reflection of their inner world, the energy that breaks out, and for 4E it is a reflection of the atmosphere, created by the feelings of others. 4E will never be sad in a cheerful company - he will easily join the general fun.

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