The 1E attitude is characterized by a self-positive (Es+), others-negative (Eo-) disposition. This disposition creates an attitude that is acutely aware of its own strengths within the realm of emotion. 1Es understand their own power within this aspect and generally want to protect it at all costs. All incoming emotional information from others must be pushed through the 1E’s subjective interpretation before it is accepted. The strategies that each 1E employs may differ in behavior or execution but the core attitude of subjective protection over what they believe is their greatest asset will be consistent and true for all 1Es. Below are some common beliefs and behaviors that you may see with 1Es. Please keep in mind that these are generalities and do not represent the vast sub-archetypes held within the overall 1E attitude.


Certain • Sufficient • Strong • Aggressive • Subjective • Vulnerable • Flippant • Local • Distinct

Self-Assured Expression

• Believe they have the right to express their interest and emotions about any subject or lack thereof.
• Believe they understand the importance of human relations and focus on translating their own feelings into meaningful endeavors.
• Are self-assured and quick to dole out value judgments, express anger, sadness, concern, and all emotions.
• Trust their own intuition and sense of right and wrong which is always involved in their worldview.
• Are guided by their inner intuitions about people and use this to deal with friendships and relationships, regardless of what others advise.
• Prefer to view relationships as static and are quick to change their mind if things sour too quickly on the other end.

Outspoken Role

• Will walk you through a monologue of their own emotions and how they feel about anything or anyone.
• Often give out advice on handling or dealing with relationships.
• Do not feel like they owe anyone any explanations on how they feel, though this does not stop them from explaining their emotions to others.
• Sometimes behave in an over-zealous manner when announcing what they find beautiful, ugly, good, bad, right or wrong.
• Can lead spiritual movements and instruct others on how to get in touch with their own emotions quickly and efficiently.
• May obsess over certain kinds of art, music, or people.
• Are intensely affected by emotional landscapes and take ownership over their opinions of them.
• Relate all incoming experiences into how they make them feel over many different emotional levels.

Blind Spot

• May act as they see fit in any situation regardless of what the other party feels is emotionally appropriate.
• Can openly refuse to conform to social norms in regards to their emotional state.
• Do not respond well to continuous questions of their feelings and constant attempts at redefining relationships.
• Can expect that others feel the same way as they do.
• Dislike to be constantly questioned or challenged about their emotions – will double down on said emotion, and dismiss the other party.

Vulnerability Triggers

• Losing touch with emotions, feelings, and meaning
• Feeling that reality is distorting one’s own impressions
• Being forcibly suppressed or punished for self expression
• Becoming emotionally blunted or dysregulated (“feeling like a zombie”)
• Forced isolation from inspiration, art, and excitement