ILEs are best characterised by their rampant curiosity for the latest idea to enter their heads. When they discover something new, they can intuitively grasp its potential to illuminate alternative avenues and open previously unconsidered windows. Those ideas which are most packed with possibility entice the ILE and can capture their obsessive interest until its potential has been fully explored. The more complex the idea and the more applicable it is to a variety of different situations, the longer the ILEs attention can be held. However, at some point another, shinier idea presents itself and the ILE will dart after the latest fascination, leaving the debris of numerous projects in their wake. ILEs tend to have a very broad range of different, unusual interests and will casually talk about these areas with others, likely sticking in their memories as a particularly curious person. The ILE draws from a large breadth of different topics or fields and is not hesitant to jump between them as and when the opportunity arises, often having something out-of-the-box to say in each situation, whether or not the thing said was entirely relevant.
ILEs are never so rebellious as when they feel that they are being limited or deprived by someone else. In such situations, they will be ready to push back and stand up for themselves. When in a position of leadership, ILEs will understand that they have to take charge, and although reluctant, will assert themselves where needed. However, ILEs are not natural fighters and dislike harsh action that silences alternative views. Although capable of great determination and energy when fixated on a particular interest, such willpower quickly dies down when they lose interest and they lack the ability to force themselves to do anything they might find boring. Furthermore, tackling a problem head on seems rather simple to the tastes of the ILE, who would much rather look around the problem, seeing if there is some previously unconsidered way in which things could be achieved more interestingly. ILEs dislike having to make their bodies undergo conscious strain, and greatly prefer relaxing environments where everyone is getting along peacefully. ILEs feel displeasure around aggressive emotions, such as anger, preferring a continuous state of happiness and content. When forced to be forceful by external pressures, an ILE will try to handle the problem, but this often fails at the point of doing so while maintaining the trust and support of their friends. The ILE's attempt to get their way in the social environment lacks subtlety, with people seeing the ILE as manipulative and making them a social pariah.
|Leonardo da Vinci|
ILEs, although often hedonistic in their values, are often in a state of confusion with the physical needs of their body and quite unaware of what they need to feel physically comfortable in their environment. Frequently, they will feel that something is needed to feel truly satisfied, but may take a while to work out exactly what they need. ILEs regularly forget about daily concerns, rush out the door without food, drink or even a coat to keep them warm against the cold. When interested in something intellectual, ILEs might go for hours without eating or sleeping, burning the candle at both ends in absent-mindedness. They may sporadically think they should get some rest but are repeatedly drawn towards some new opportunity they might miss if they were to go to sleep. At the same time, when pleasant comforts are within reach, ILEs can react very positively, but lack moderation, indulging in their pleasures to excess or finding bizarre or perverse ways of seeking pleasure. Such attempts are rarely effective at keeping them happy for long. When in new surroundings with an odd aesthetic that does not match with prior experiences, ILEs may feel a mild discomfort from the unfamiliar clash. However, once settled in a location, such places will often become a point of nostalgia for repeated visitations. ILEs respond ecstatically to people who can provide the right sensations to suit their odd tastes and greatly appreciate being looked after properly in these areas.
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
Some famous people we think are ILEs:
Some fictional characters we think are ILEs:
- The Doctor (Doctor Who)
- Saul Goodman (Breaking Bad)
- Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
- Timon (The Lion King)
- Howard Wolowitz (The Big Bang Theory)