Came to Stellar Maze to see about Louis CK after watching his special last night. Great to see he was top thread! an ISTJ huh? I wouldn’t have guessed that but I don’t know what I would have guessed. Mostly I think I am bad at recognizing Te. Hard for me to know what it looks like. It feels like a blind spot. Socionics would say, hmm, well, depends on what I am but let’s say I’m probably an ENTP, Socionics would say… (on Te for ENTP)
Though the ILE can demonstrate a head for practical or efficient reasoning, particularly in conjunction with the ignoring function Ni, he will typically resort to it only to sell the merits of his ideas. The ILE is more concerned with the possibility of creating than in finding the best way to do something.
When the demand exists, the ILE will deliver a practical and realistic rationale or solution, but be prepared for a tack that is singularly unorthodox. The ILE will not be boxed in by the rules of convention, rather he will actively search for a new way to perform a task. In this way, ILEs are often seen cutting corners. To others, this may be seen as snubbing the rules, and rightfully so, because the ILE dislikes the idea of a preset way of performing a task. It is counter-intuitive to their Ego. To the ILE, they are more likely playfully reinventing convention in order to show how their skills are best used or perhaps to prove that their manner of approaching the task surpasses that of Te-ego types in efficiency and practicality.
I’m always jealous of how Louis CK seems to make Ne type connections but is able to repeat them again and again (not for too long, as he’s into making new material, but as an active decision), while I can’t ever say the same thing the same way twice. When I taught school, two sections of the same university course one hour after the other for a couple years, I could never, ever, ever lead the class the same way twice. Ever. The first hour was better than the second 100% of the time, except for when the classes would get off schedule and then be like two different courses. That’s all that worked for me. Can’t follow a script or I fall asleep.
It occurs to me that Louis CK is engaged in controlling his career to a pretty high and effective degree, and also that he pays a certain amount of attention to Getting Shit Done the Right Way [edit to add: the right way like, the effective way, the way that will actually make the progress happen – paying your dues if that’s what it takes]. Like he’s a successful comic so we know he’s been working his ass off for thirty years period, and also, I think of episodes like the one with Joan Rivers where basically he uses himself as the dummy to teach the world that You Don’t Make Fun of Donald Trump When Working In A Fucking Trump Casino. Which was, weird to think, something totally outside the realm of politics back when the episode aired, haha. I can see this episode as a sort of representation by a person who has learned not to overvalue their Tertiary Fi that the world requires some extroverted thinking, personal principles be damned (for a minute).