Friday, 18 September 2015

LSI - Logical Sensory Integrator

This is the type profile for the Logical Sensory Integrator (LSI). To see more type profiles, click here.

Emmeline Pankhurst
1. Laws
The need for strict adherence to order is the main drive for LSIs, who demand a structured and consistent way of viewing their world. LSIs naturally direct their attentions to the way the world around them is organised, how things fit together and whether they make internal sense in their ideology. With great precision, they are able to assess the correctness of systems and whether they follow correctly from evident truths. From such structures, LSIs create a sense of certainty in their lives, knowing exactly what is expected of them, letting others know what is expected of them and understanding what all are entitled to. Similarly, LSIs tend to serve as voices of justice or incorruptibility to their friends and communities, being able to establish precisely what is fair and strictly adhering to standards without personal wants or biases. The commitment to an ideology is of prime importance to LSIs as they use a set framework such as this to see and interpret phenomena around them. As such, the ideology they formulate or commit themselves to becomes an absolute guide for what the world is and how it ought to be approached, with areas of doubt and ambiguity reduced to insignificance.

2. Force

Ludwig van Beethoven
In service of the ideology they commit themselves to, LSIs make ready enforcers, intensely disciplining themselves to fulfil their duties while making sure that all who are similarly obligated fall closely in line. For this reason, LSIs are very capable of making sure the rules are followed and are able to take action to resist miscreants or punish heretics according to just sanctions. As such, LSIs can become a force of order against chaos and anarchy, even putting themselves at risk to defend their beliefs and the rights people are owed. Furthermore, LSIs are readily assertive when approaching clashing ideologies and systems, knowing how to attack lines of reasoning that seek to dismantle their structure. In this way, LSIs often see their ideology as an allegiance, with those pushing contradictory views as foes to be resisted. When they perceive such a threat, LSIs become unmovable objects, staring down the opposition with iron conviction and speaking with the confidence of absolute certainty until the less committed opponent backs down. Although many LSIs at peace with their surroundings become its ardent defenders, less satisfied LSIs may be zealous revolutionaries, seeking to tear down the old order to create one anew.

Hillary Clinton
3. Relations
LSIs are aware of the need to establish reliable relations with others and to know who they can trust. As such, LSIs tend to be careful in their associations with others, trying to make sure they know the people they are talking to and hoping they are not someone who might betray them later. Similarly, LSIs make sure they know their attitudes towards others, being able to stick with people they personally like while avoiding those they do not. In the area of relationships, LSIs show a softer side to their personality, being more able outside of public formality to make exceptions to their rules and give people personally close to them a break. For their friends, LSIs tend to show a strong loyalty and warm attachment. While laying down clear boundaries in their relations with others so that they know where not to cross, LSIs are better able to take the individual into account, working more closely to satisfy a close friend's needs. However, should the private sphere conflict with the public, LSIs will readily prioritise the logic of their ideologies and commitments. The pressures of navigating this conflict between formality and familiarity can be a source of strain over time, and LSIs much prefer environments where everyone feels united and together under the same allegiances and emotions. In these situations, not only is everyone on the same side and able to be trusted to work towards the same goals, but also the LSI does not need to make exceptions for different people in a collective who already agree passionately on what is important in life.

4. Ideas

Che Guevara
In their maintenance of clarity and certainty, LSIs lack tolerance of ambiguity. While their logic enables the translation of a complex reality into a clear black and white, situations where something could be one way or another present a challenge to LSIs as they do not neatly fit in an absolute, linear system. In such scenarios, the LSI may face considerable doubt and frustration at the new-found uncertainty. LSIs thrive on a clear order and so the presence of multiple or limitless variables, where anything could happen at any time, can disrupt their order and irk them. LSIs tend to be very straightforward and stubborn in their plans and worldviews, not being very open to the idea that their ideology may not be the absolute truth and that other people can have very different perspectives to their own for a wide variety of different reasons. Consequently, the thought processes of LSIs may come across as overly confined and linear, lacking the flexibility and multiplicity to account for the more complex nuances and surprises that the world has to offer. Similarly any system they create may be too rigid in its precision and perhaps too draconian in its harshness, not accounting for scenarios where a line was technically crossed but the specific situation did not seem to justify the prescribed response. 

Nicola Sturgeon
5. Emotions
For their formality, LSIs are socially conscious people who want to belong with a group of people. Although coming across as cold to begin with, LSIs quickly thaw out in boisterous, fun conversations and can become quite expressive themselves, joining with the group mood. However, in their focus on logical strictness, LSIs are often stiff and stern without the mood to pick them up, lacking the social ease to express their passions and emotions in a way that persuades people. Often, an LSI will attempt to deliver information by virtue of the structure they have thought out, telling people what needs to be done in an orderly, systematic manner, rather than in a way that is uplifting to hear. They lack the natural charm and comfort with public oration necessary to persuade people that their structure is important to follow, having difficulty inspiring the enthusiasm of others when appealing to the tenets of their system. Usually any attempts to inspire others will come across as rehearsed and disingenuous, being more likely to put people off than move them. As such, LSIs rarely succeed in contests of popularity and appealing to a large number of people, with their supporters largely being those who already believe in the importance of what they say. LSIs long for an emotional stirring to bring their principles to life and are very responsive to the passions of others that can ignite their hearts and minds with enthusiasm. They appreciate the support of others who are more naturally charismatic, who are better able to engage with others on important issues and spread the right message to get others on board. Similarly, LSIs deeply desire to contribute to a collective of people, who share in the same ideology and have adopted the same set of principles. LSIs need people who can create such a unity and belonging in others, so that their ideologies can be embraced.

6. Time

Matt Damon
While well suited to the order of a bureaucratic environment, LSIs are often discontent with sticking to mundane organisation of the day-to-day. Instead, LSIs aspire towards systems of great meaning and purpose, that set out a path for them to follow throughout their lives. As such, LSIs are frequently motivated to apply their intellect in service of a higher cause, wanting to see the systems they believe in go on to meaningfully change the world. LSIs tend to focus their efforts on being able to plan ahead and see the way events are likely to turn out in the long run. As such, they aspire to know with certainty how things are going to happen and try to create schedules and strategies so that their projects remain neatly on track. However, such a desire to maintain singular commitments and goals is often undermined by LSIs' inability to consider multiple possible ways an event can turn out. As such, their plans can lack contingencies and be enforced with a dogged stubbornness even when what they believed would happen has not come to pass. In such situations, the LSI is more likely to press on with the derailed structure to their detriment, lacking the flexibility to sufficiently improvise.

Malcolm X
7. Pragmatism
LSIs are capable of creating and adhering to systems in a way that allows a high level of efficiency, with processes running to an exacting routine. When formulating their way of looking at the world, LSIs may rely extensively on their concrete observations and knowledge of how things work. However, the optimisation of processes and the improvement of things according to new observational information are rejected by LSIs in favour of the consistency or integrity of the structures already in place. LSIs devise their ideologies as a model of absolute truth and tend to reject the position that such models need to be updated and tweaked over time. To do so is missing the point for LSIs whose absolutism would see such changes as rendering the ideology invalid. Instead, LSIs may stubbornly stick with their frameworks, even when the evidence seems to suggest the contrary. LSIs may be quick to point out the fickleness of such evidence, noting its inconsistency and may expertly retort with knowledge of times where the evidence has suggested the opposite. In the rare occasions where an LSI does change their system, it is more a complete ideological shift after a life-changing event, rather than one in a series of upgrades. LSIs also tend to be hard workers, but are not so out of a desire to improve themselves or exercise their potential, but rather to best fulfil their duties and obligations.

8. Senses

Vladimir Putin
The structures of LSIs frequently manifest in concrete reality. As such, adhering to the rules of an ideology is frequently correlated with a meticulous attention to detail. LSIs are usually very aware of precise differences in the way objects around them are arranged and may go to certain lengths to make sure that appearances and and the day-to-day fall in line with their imposed standards. LSIs tend to be keen inspectors of those under their authority, making sure that their expectations are met to the letter. Sloppiness is often ruthlessly scrutinised and LSIs may insist on a task being done again if a small detail is missed out. Despite this fixation on detailed perfection, LSIs are able to harmonise peacefully with their environment and allow themselves to savour what their senses tell them. They may make very capable hosts, organising every detail for people to relax, if that is expected of them and participating in recreation to unwind. However, such leisure is only tolerated by the LSI in the periods of inactivity between fulfilling their duties and pushing for higher purposes. Should a need surface that is of higher priority, LSIs will want to put away lazy enjoyments, feeling that idleness is unacceptable when there are important things to do.

Some famous people we think are LSIs:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Cato the Elder
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Matt Damon
  • Decius
  • Diocletian
  • Edward I of England
  • Che Guevara
  • Saddam Hussein
  • Ted Kaczynski
  • Ruhollah Khomeini
  • Christopher Langan
  • Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Enoch Powell
  • Vladimir Putin 
  • Reza Shah
  • Septimius Severus
  • Joseph Stalin
  • Nicola Sturgeon
  • Tacitus
  • Malcolm X

Some fictional characters we think are LSIs:
  • Stannis Baratheon (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
  • Beverly Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Javert (Les Misérables)

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