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This attitude is highly open about its emotions and opinions on anything. 1E individuals place interpersonal relationships at the top of their priorities and primarily rely on their intuition about people to determine how to relate to them. Their moral compass is constantly guiding them and shaping their worldview. The 1E often express value judgements based on their own morality and are quick to do so when something does not align with their own beliefs. As one might expect, 1E means that Emotion is the trump card in any and all situations. This is why 1E individuals are quick to express the whole range of emotions and often prefer topics relevant to emotion or intrapersonal relationships. If their feelings are amplified by the presence of another person, by a specific song or movie, the 1E can become attached or even obsessed. This can last for shorter or longer periods of time depending on how well the obsession manages to retain the emotional investment. 1E people are often excited to give relationship advice and offer their opinion on the meaning of other people’s emotions. They do not like having to justify or explain their own emotions, although they may voluntarily do so when they feel sufficiently comfortable or emotional.
This attitude is very open to the realm of emotions in many different ways. It is immersed and in complete resonance with its own and others emotions. This is what allows it to be the most effective social operator out of all attitudes and it is the reason behind its nickname “The Actor”. People with 2E are extraordinarily sensitive to their emotional environment and can use this to be a great support for others or as a means to an end. They are more tolerant of differences in values and opinions than 1E. Their approach is that disagreements are a natural part of life and that it is to be accepted. Similarly, 2E tends to validate the emotions of others rather than question or disapprove of them. In a manner that can be compared to the natural tutor-role of the 2L, the 2E has a guiding role in the realm of Emotion. They are great listeners, interpreters and translators of feelings. Furthermore, they encourage others to accept their emotions and to open themselves up to a healthier and more honest relationship with themselves. The openness displayed by 2E individuals can be uncomfortable for some people and their genuine interest in the wide spectrum of emotions may be misinterpreted. The risk is that the 2E is judged because of a genuine excitement and care for others' relationships and emotions which can seem nosy to some people.
This is an attitude which experiences a great deal of emotional turmoil. Emotions are often withheld by 3E individuals and expressed every once in a while through outbursts. This is true for both positive and negative emotions. Without sufficient comfort and explicit permission to be open, it is unlikely that 3E individuals will open up at all. This can place a lot of pressure on their relationships. A 3E perspective of the Emotional realm can be described as a confusing yet intriguing chaos in which the individual finds it difficult to navigate. For example, this attitude wants to believe their intuitions about people in a similar way to 1E, but there is a constant doubt which tells the 3E that their intuition is insufficient. Furthermore, 3E wants to understand the emotions of others and themselves, but any emotional sensation is going to come with a lot of confusion which makes it a lot more difficult to interpret. 3E tends to identify excessively with negative emotions and fear the possible emotional blowback they might suffer if they enter into conflict with others. If they feel that they are in a vulnerable state, 3E can go overboard with their emotions and become extremely sensitive. This leads to further anxiety and a perpetual cycle of emotional sensitivity, extreme caution to avoid getting hurt and emotional selfishness which lead to isolation and so on. When faced by a situation in which their emotions are vulnerable, they may opt to ignore their emotions completely and pretend that they do not affect them, or simply avoid such situations completely.
This attitude does not doubt their emotions. In fact, their emotions rarely bother them, if ever at all. 4E individuals run their Emotional aspect on templates that they create over time. Morals, how friendships are dealt with and what emotional expressions are appropriate in different situations. Any attempts to interfere with their emotional world is not appreciated and may be interpreted as disingenuous. They are open to any emotional response from others as it does not affect them which makes sense since their judgement of people is based on actions and merits rather than emotions. It is simply not a measure that they consider important in any regard. In relationships with 4E, it is important to note that they may not notice if something is emotionally wrong, and rely on their partner to tell them that. Surprisingly, 4E enjoys consuming emotional content and art. Since they are not able to understand emotions themselves, they are extraordinary at identifying people who can help them translate. These individuals are result-oriented in their approach to emotions and will find out how to use emotions rather than actually use them themselves.