|Ludwig van Beethoven|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some famous people we think are LSIs:
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)
- Dawn Lerner (The Walking Dead)