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Ethical Sensing Introtim

Model A

Type abbreviations: ESI, ISFj, RF
Ego Block Elements: FiSe (FiSe)
Nicknames: Guardian, Conservator, Dreiser, or archetype Theodore Dreiser.


Aushra Augusta

ESI Characteristic description (machine translation)

WSS - The Guardian


Foremost to the ESI is their focus on personal integrity and strength of character. ESIs are largely motivated by the strength of their personal convictions, providing personal feeling of what around them is good and what is evil, as well as the sense of obligation to protect the former and resist the latter. ESIs tend to be judgmental of people, forming firm opinions of others based on their actions. The main question concerning ESIs is the quality of connection they have with the people they meet, whether they share in personal values and can be trusted or relied on in times of need. As such, they quickly form opinions of the person's character from how they have acted and what they have heard about them, looking with scrutiny for anything that would make them an unsuitable contact. ESIs instinctively adjust their level of closeness with people based on their expressed qualities. ESIs have a knack for knowing the appropriate distance of their relations with others, keeping friends near, undesirables out of their lives and those between in different kinds of partnership depending on the circumstances. ESIs are motivated to connect deeply with certain other individuals and form stable, reliable bonds. They want someone they can feel comfortable sharing their personal selves with intimately and take such relations very seriously. A true friend is an ally for life, and they place great emphasis on personal loyalty, kindness and selflessness towards their friends. However, they can be prickly and will not easily forgive those who have betrayed their trust. In this way, the ESI creates stability, knowing well the few they can rely and depend on, while carefully keeping the rest at an arm's length.

ESIs regularly possess a steeliness and protect their sensitive nature with a tough shell. As such, they are able to enforce their convictions with determination and are not afraid to confront others if they feel it will do some good. For them, morally disgusting or wicked behaviour is something to be attacked, rather than allowed to continue towards them or the people they feel responsible for. However, ESIs usually choose their battles depending on whether people close to them are involved or not, at times cutting their losses and leaving the situation. Although their default position is to support more industrious people close to them, they can also make good leaders in matters they particularly care about, knowing who can be relied upon to help them. ESIs often believe in manifesting their ideals by example, challenging others close to them to follow. Although this toughness may intimidate some, others appreciate their dependable will to do right by their friends and will cherish their dogged loyalty. ESIs treat harm to their friends more seriously than harm to themselves and vehemently protect those they care about from interlopers, avenging wrongs done to them. Frequently, the character judgements of an ESI are harsh in quality. They instinctively size people up, trying to tell who is good and who is a scoundrel and will not hesitate to criticise scathingly in their frank estimation of a person's failings.


In their reliance on stability in interpersonal relations, ESIs can be irked by the presence of ambiguity and may feel lost or uneasy when bereft of the familiar. Usually they will require people to say what they mean, disliking it when something has more than one possible interpretation, being puzzling or lacking straightforwardness. In such tricky situations, they may be overly stern and interpret things literally, possibly taking offence. ESIs are likely to have little interest in theoretical speculation, where a broad range of ideas are discussed without clear, immediate application. The ESI will likely feel confused by such pursuits, failing to appreciate its merits. However, they may tolerate it as a harmless past time, provided such a rambling and whimsical approach does not extend to real life. Their fear is that uncovering new territory will disrupt the clear continuity of where their life is going, opening up new windows that makes their future less straightforward. Furthermore, the ESI tends to be particularly suspicious of those who are unpredictable, needing people to be reliable. Rather than spend time speculating on a person's intentions, ESIs place greater faith in what they can see before them, judging people on the face of their concrete actions, or by looking someone in the eye and scrutinising their body language or mannerisms for deception. Should a negative decision be made, they are happy to avoid further contact, with little need to revisit the matter or offer second chances.

The ESI is well aware of the need to preserve law and order, and will often keep things organised and structured, laying down needed boundaries to prevent disarray. ESIs also tend to be quite logical and well reasoned in their discussions, being able to emphasise clearly some basic principles and the semblance of their thoughts in an objective, rational form. Despite this, ESIs rarely focus on these rulings as absolute, but as mere guidelines. For them, goodness cannot be written in a rulebook, but must originate from within. While communicating their ideals in a clear structure may be useful, it should not replace for them the personal quality of their convictions that forms judgements on sentiment rather than impartial deduction. As such, ESIs may enforce the law when they feel it is good, but may be at odds with the letter of the law when they feel the moral spirit of the law is being overlooked. In such situations they are often the first to voice their opinions and drop protocol over a matter of conscientious objection. In this way, ESIs are capable of being highly orderly, but will not be consistent in their commitments to such frameworks.


ESIs tend to possess a strong desire for a secure, long term future and often try to set out a clear plan for their lives. ESIs aspire to have clear goals in life and usually dedicate their efforts to following through on that purpose. However, without inspiration, some ESIs may be given to floundering in the choices available to them, which may be a source of stress. Often, there will be a particular outcome that they will want to see achieved in their lifetime, sometimes in the political or social spheres, and they will take pride in themselves by being able to stay the course and see it through to the end. To an extent, they will also be able to think ahead and try to avoid likely derailings that might happen from blindly following their ideals. However, ESIs tend to be impulsive in daily matters, and appreciate reminders on occasion that their actions in the present might take them off course for the long run. In this way, ESIs take personal pride in setting and reaching their goals, as well as successfully resisting any possible distractions or deviations from the path. When committed to a path, they may also be rather stubborn about sticking with it, and resist changes without adequate justification. Furthermore, ESIs place a great emphasis, not merely on the rightness of people's actions, but also their regularity and reliability in acting beneficially. ESIs tend to have good memories for people's merits and faults, not forgetting a wrong done to them and only forgiving sufficient remorse. From observing past trends, they are able to see who has proven themselves over time and as a result, adjust the level of trust with their close relations.

ESIs tend to rely successfully on their gut in making personal decisions, but when faced with more impersonal choices, lack the ability to assess the facts with the same shrewdness. ESIs tend to know their convictions but are less able to reach a pragmatic conclusion from assessing factual data. They may be rash in their judgements and quick to form opinions without due consideration, or take an overly long time to puzzle over the best decision. In unfamiliar situations, they may grow anxious, not knowing what to do or how to do it and feeling useless. Furthermore they can be clumsy with practical tasks and worry that they will muck things up when left to their own devices. However, ESIs are greatly appreciative of educated people with knowledge and expertise, who willingly offer information to help them form better stances. ESIs are usually critical of strangers with new information, but often look to a trusted friend or expert as their source and will call upon their advice in order to make informed decisions, believing what they say after ascertaining they can be relied on as a person. ESI may be very interested in bettering themselves, reading up on a variety of helpful texts or placing an emphasis on institutions of higher learning. In this way, they hope to learn and improve over time.


ESIs in general are uninterested in showing how they feel in an emotive or dramatic fashion, or even in modifying how they come across to suit public tastes, unless it is necessary to do so. Instead, their approach to emotions is highly personalised, depending on their relationship with the person they are talking to. When around people they do not feel such a connection with, they are more inclined keep their feelings to themselves under a polite veneer. When upset by friends, they tend to simply state how they feel in a matter of fact manner. For this reason, some can mistake the ESI for being more logical and objective than they necessarily are. Nevertheless, when others are doing something they personally feel is wrong, they are inclined to speak out, and icily challenge the individuals regardless of the group mood. At the same time, ESIs are often emotionally warm with those they have fostered a genuine trust, and may be given to more open displays of affection and other feelings in such situations. With a strong preference for communicating to people they personally relate to, rather than being palatable to crowds, such emotions may even come across as overly sentimental to others.

Frequently, ESIs are aware of their level of comfort and the harmony of the space they occupy. They will likely have a strong eye for detail and be capable with handling meticulously detailed information, such as carefully colour-coding important accounts and keeping tabs on the day-to-day things around them. However, ESIs are unlikely to place much emphasis on softness or pleasantness in their relations with others. They are more inclined to be tough with others who deserve it and will not back down from fighting an issue if it needs to be fought. Instead, an awareness of comfort will become most apparent in ESIs personally deciding their feelings on people and situations around them, being able to pick up on not only their emotional but physical reactions to others and use this to tune in on whether a person is right for them or makes their skin crawl. However, for those who are closest to them, there will be signs of comforting and care, with the softer side of the ESI showing in helping their nearest and dearest. ESIs are usually able to quickly decide upon how they feel about a person in the moment and at times this can lead to promiscuous relations with those they are comfortable around. However, ESIs will usually later regret such encounters, seeing such hedonism as not being conducive to long term benefit.

Model G


SHS - The Guardian

Social Mission

Leading -Fi
They understand well how people open up in communication. They cannot be played with feigned friendliness. They critically evaluates the behavior of others, but expresses their opinion only when they are very hurt. At the first meeting, they sharply divide people into two categories - their own and others. Strangers seem to cease to exist for them, and they are strongly attached to their relatives and friends, feels responsible for them. They are true to their internal ethical assessments of a person. It is very difficult to convince them. It is difficult for them to compromise with strangers. They forgive a lot of what they consider their own people. They are fluent in psychological distance. They often pushes others away, and then brings people closer to themselves. Thus makes it clear how they treat others.

Creative +Si
They can't sit idle. Idleness oppresses them. Constantly looking for something to do. Work serves them as a cure for many diseases. Afraid to appear in front of people in an untidy, ugly form, and in poor physical shape. If they get sick, they immediately take radical methods of treatment. They feel pity for people who are not equipped, sick, weak, dependent, or destitute. Involuntarily, there is a desire to help with something specific: to feed, cure, get rid of addiction, help overcome the crisis, or quit a bad habit. They appreciate cleanliness and a healthy lifestyle. Will not put up with a person who is physically disgusting to them, who has unhealthy instincts.

Creative Self-Realization

Demonstrative -Se
They skillfully calculate the force of influence on a person. They do not adapt to their partner, but imposes their own line of behavior on the other. Keeps themselves in hand until the critical point is reached. Able to take care of themselves and their loved ones. Does not tolerate coercion or unreasonable use of force. Their rebuff is always commensurate with the degree of manifested aggression. Knows how to accustom the offender, consistently increasing the force of pressure on the other. They will not calm down until they feel the other's confusion and a drop in the opponent's morale. The moral victory for them is more important than the physical one. They will never allow themselves to be treated unceremoniously, to have others impose their opinion. They cannot be intimidated or provoked.

Manipulative +Te
Really relaxes and calms down after a hard but rewarding session of work. They like people who involve them in business activities. They are practical for everyday use. Launches everything that is in their territory. They love functional and beautifully designed things. Appreciates what is useful and requires minimal effort for its maintenance. Able to provide a comfortable working environment. Quickly performs labor-intensive types of work so as not to return to them for a long time. It is hard for them to endure the change of work, to disrupt the usual way of life. Discomfort is felt when restructuring to new conditions, it scares them away.

Social Adaptation

Role-playing -Ti
Seeks to analyze the situation from all sides and draw an objective unambiguous conclusion. In public, they put on a mask of a dry and impassive person. They depend on established norms, and tried and tested methods of action. They evaluate everything from the point of view of common sense and reasonable egoism. Forces themselves to do what the rules of the game require. They demand the same from those around them. They need physical distance. Often stays away from annoying people. Avoids large crowds of people.

Launching +Ni
They are impatient. Dislikes red tape and slow flow of events. They are set to quick decisions. Activated in situations of limited time. Pushing in small things causes a protest in them, and in a large one they activate. It is better to give them a little time to prepare, because the more they wait and prepares, the more excitement and the worse the result. They are internally anxious. They worry about all sorts of dangers that threaten them and their loved ones. Looking for religious, philosophical, mystical, etc. ways of understanding and protection from the vicissitudes of fate. Will not allow themselves to be taken by surprise, always ready for unforeseen circumstances. They remember well the mistakes and upheavals of the past, from which they draw lessons.


Brake -Ne
It is difficult for them to understand the heap of original, but vague ideas and conjectures that are not based on recognized facts. It is hard for them to feel in a situation of uncertainty and understatement. Observing a person, they compare the other's capabilities with their own. "Can I do the same as them?" Often idealizes a person, then, on the contrary, completely denies the existence of the other's abilities. Does not trust boastful people who flaunt out their abilities. Will not indulge talented, but selfish and self-satisfied people. They do not recognize abilities that are not supplemented by labor. Often waiting to be noticed and appreciated by others. It's hard to offer themselves. Rarely praises other people, but receives compliments from others with pleasure.

Controlling +Fe
They understand well the emotional state of a person. Asks about the reasons that led to a bad mood. However, they cannot improve it on their own. Adjusts to the mood of others. In a serious situation, they are emphatically official, in a circle of friends, they are naturally cheerful, they even allows themselves cynical witticisms. Likes funny people who know how to rock, relieve stress, cheer up, and inspire confidence in the future. Needs distraction from painful thoughts and emotional discharges. Avoids life dramas that force negative emotions. They know how hard such matters affect the psyche and health. On the other hand, they deliberately speed up the resolution of conflicts or will dramatize the situation.


[1] WSS, ESI - The Guardian
[2] SHS, ESI - The Guardian

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