First of all Logical Intuitive Extravert is a type with Leading Te: information about how to do something to get a concrete result, what skills you need, what algorithm to apply, or what technology to use. LIE is interested in this information: he likes to optimize different processes, make them more efficient, learn different technologies, develop his skills. He likes to go deeper into these questions because it is not enough just to take and make some schemes. He wants to create this scheme on his own.
It is LIE who become those people who invent some new universal technologies: that can be used in any situation and that will always work. This can concern absolutely any sphere: it is not necessary that LIE will show himself in entrepreneurship, as it is often assumed. He can be a specialist in absolutely any profession: both technical and humanitarian. It may be a manager or a specialist in a narrow field. In any case, he will be attracted by immersion in technology: in order to optimize, improve, think about it for a long time and try to make it as good as possible.
LIE not only tries to optimize some processes for himself, but he also sees if other people are bad at something and tend to criticize them or give them advice. If LIE comes to some enterprise, he immediately sees where other people are doing something wrong and what they could do better. Therefore, this socionic type is appropriate for a profession where he will mentor others and teach them different methods of action. It is quite easy enough to LIE to learn new skills – even if he comes into an area he has never encountered before. It is easy for him to learn about other people’s experiences.
At the same time, LIE has an Ignoring Si, which works in conjunction with the Se. And this means that on the one hand, immersing itself in some questions, in the study of technology, LIE is trying to understand how this phenomenon works. For example, how some enterprise is arranged, how some mechanism is arranged, how a team of people is arranged, why it is necessary to do so, and not otherwise. On the other hand, if this theoretical information does not help him to improve his actions, he rejects it as unnecessary: these are people who do not like meaningless theories and try to look for only the information that can be further applied in practice.
In general, in his speech LIE tells a lot about how he works, how he does something, how he achieves certain results, how he solves some tasks, with what methods he does it, how he understands these or those things. One can say that his thinking is overfocused on it, while some evaluations in his speech (“I like it”, “I don’t like it”, “it’s good”, “it’s bad”) are rare enough to be heard and it seems that he treats things around him with no assessment. This already applies to his Ethics.
LIE has Fe at the Role function and Fi – at Suggestive one. Fe is responsible for the information that is related to human behavior. For example, how to properly welcome a person, how to get to know him, how to communicate, what words to use, how to express your attitude to a person, how to express your sympathy and antipathy, how to behave within the etiquette. No, Fe is not emotions, as many socionics believe: emotions are what belongs to the sphere of psychosophy (another typology that we use in our practice).
Role Fe means that LIE does not go deep into behavioral issues. He just wants to learn a few standard behavioral templates and apply them in all situations so that he doesn’t have to work hard and think about it. As a rule, he behaves in the way he was taught as a child, and does it in a fairly standard way: for example, when he meets a familiar person, he necessarily smiles and shakes hands. Perhaps, he lacks improvisation and spontaneity in his behavior, but he does not care much about it. He does not really want to learn new means of expression. The most important thing for him is that his behavioral skills help him maintain stable good relations with people, establish social connections, and do not spoil these relationships or lead to quarrels and conflicts.
Since LIE has a Suggestive Fi, it means that the questions of relationships, who is a friend and who is the enemy, is something good or bad, questions of morality, what is good, what is evil are interesting for him, but not so much as to immerse himself in them deeply. Rather, LIE has a desire for the other person to take responsibility for these questions, to have someone who understands this well: understands people’s relationship to each other, where it comes from, what moral values should be, takes responsibility for building relationships and thus gives LIE a sense of stability.
Fi is what underlies the perception of the LIE’s world. Even if he is not religious and is, for example, an atheist, he will still attribute some judgments to nature. For example, LIE says: “I perform actions that are useful for evolution, so nature rewards me with good health and well-being. Here it looks as if nature somehow evaluates and rewards him for what he does.
Quite often LIE has a problem with building relationships with other people because it is difficult to understand how other people look at the world, understand their psychology and attitude towards reality. And in this case, they don’t need to explain it, but to give some specific schemes on how best to act: if you do this, this and this step by step, you will get this attitude, you can become friends or you can find a couple. This is also due to the fact that LIE is an extrovert, which means that it is easier for him to accumulate and organize information on these aspects in the form of consistent templates, that is, clearly understand what to do, how to behave, how to achieve a result.
Now let’s look at the productive functions of LIE: we have Intuition and Sensing. And we will start not with the Сreative function, but with the Mobilizing one. Because it is more important for the self-development and self-realization of the type. For LIE it’s Se. This means that he is deeply immersed in issues related to abilities, resources, the impact of some objects on others, and these questions are very interesting to him. LIE wants to understand who is weak in what and who is strong in what. He wants to understand his own abilities and develop them as much as possible. He also wants to accumulate resources with which he can influence the world and use them effectively.
This can manifest itself in different spheres. Some LIEs are fond of working with their bodies: they like to build muscles, they like to strengthen their health so that they have the highest possible vitality and be as productive as possible. Others focus more on money and material values with which they try to work. A third LIE can work, for example, as a manager and pay attention to what people in his subordination have, what abilities they have, what they are valuable, and what they can bring later. In any case, he will look at the world through certain resources that help influence the events around him. In general, LIE is typical to immerse itself in the questions of the material world: to think about some things that surround it, about different objects, to describe these objects, to reflect on how best to interact with them.
At the same time, he has Vulnerable Si, which means that this information is important for him on the one hand, and on the other hand, is not interesting for him. And LIE tries to avoid unnecessary work with Si, that is, with information about the senses: what something looks like, what something smells like, what tastes like, what sounds surround him. He does not like to say it in this way, he does not like to make it sound too much, but this is what is important for him. That is, this is what should be, what gives a sense of stability. In the realm of sensation, everything should be normal, stable, and should not cause tension.
And in order to interact more effectively with this information, LIE uses his Mobilizing function, which is Se. For example, if something makes him feel painful, he thinks “well, I’m strong, I can handle it” and this gives him a burst of energy to ignore some discomfort. Or, for example, if he can’t understand how something is harmoniously combined, whether colors, shapes are well combined, how something looks in the interior, then he looks at how expensive or prestigious it looks, or how much it is in the trend now (valued Se and Ni).
Now, talking about Ni, it’s not information related to esotericism or some kind of clairvoyance as many people think; this is information related to trends and predictions. LIE is interesting to analyze the events taking place, to see which of them are more frequent, which are less frequent, where everything is going, where everything is likely to come to. That is to make some predictions. But, he does it not just for fun, but to use it later. This is the productivity of the Creative function: it works as a tool for our Leading and Suggestive functions – that is, for the accepting block of functions.
The same can be said about the Demonstrative function. In the case of LIE, it’s Ne: information about variations, possibilities, and ideas. He tries to keep track of the possibilities and different variants, what can be done in one situation or another, how can we do it, if we don’t miss something, maybe we can do something differently. He tries not to miss out on any chance. He is good at this because this function is strong and he sees a lot of these options even where other people might not see them, and with his Creative function, he determines which of these options are the most perspective, which is likely to bring further results, and uses them. And it also helps other people to do this: to see these variants and to choose which of them is the most perspective.
Talking about self-actualization spheres of LIE, a person with this type is best to focus on his Leading (1) and Mobilizing (6) functions. Since they are inert and valued, a person will be interested in delving into them and inventing something of their own in this sphere, engaging in creative activity. In this case, he can work quite successfully with Demonstrating (8) and Creative (2) functions, but in this case, the person will not be able to fully realize himself, because these functions are contact and producing and they work on demand from the outside world: there will be a constant feeling that you are doing something for other people, but not exactly for yourself and your own development.
For example, LIE is the famous Japanese writer Marie Kondo, who wrote the book “Magic Cleaning”. In this book, she developed her own method of how to clean a place as efficiently as possible in order to do it once and for all and never to make a mess again. And in this book we clearly see that she has a typical for LIE desire to create a certain technology that will be universal and that can be used by absolutely anyone and in any case will achieve success. And we also see LIE’s typical focus on material objects: working with items.
Another famous LIE is Roger Dawson: author of “Secrets of power negotiating”. In this book, he talks about how he developed and tested universal methods of negotiation, which help to achieve the necessary results in business relationships with other people and get the desired resources from them.
Also, LIE is the main character in the book “Robinson Crusoe”. Surely most of you have read this book and remember how detailed and methodical it described the features of the hero’s technological interaction with the surrounding material world: what resources he has, how he extracted them, how he used them. In other words, the accent was placed on describing material objects and technological actions. Also in this book we can see a characteristic for LIE feeling that his actions are somehow evaluated by the surrounding world, foresight, fate.
So if you’re interested in learning more about how this type manifests itself, you can read the books I have specified: there it is very clearly visible. And I hope you now have a better understanding of how this type works.
Author: Nadezhda Rudnickaya