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, 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 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.
|Robert De Niro|
ESIs in general see it as undignified and inappropriate to express their emotions openly with surrounding people they do not yet know or have had the trust to size up. Instead they are selective, selecting those they like in order to share their deepest emotional states. When around people they do not feel such a connection with, they are more inclined feel their emotions for themselves and not unnecessarily put those emotions onto others. When upset by friends they tend to simply state how they feel in a matter of fact manner. However, should someone they dislike anger them, they are more likely to internally simmer. Revenge for them is a dish best served cold, after all. 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. ESIs may be emotionally warm with those who who have gained their trust, and may be given to more open displays of affection and other feelings. Furthermore, when absolutely necessary, an ESI can put on a front of welcoming emotionality in order to achieve a particular purpose, although this will be tiring if kept up for too long. Such scenarios will have to be justified by the ESI to themselves beforehand however as they will likely detest the insincerity.
|George W. Bush|
Some famous people we think are ESIs:
Some fictional characters we think are ESIs:
- Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)
- Hera (Greek mythology)
- Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
- Leonard McCoy (Star Trek)
- Skyler White (Breaking Bad)