If the FeSi is directive, which is a more typical manifestation for this type, they will act as a moral anchoring point; at once a fellow participant and chauffeur through the many trials and escapades of life.
Especially when life experience has allowed for Si to flourish, the matriarch may take the position of life coach, using their many anecdotes to highlight realities about human nature and how to most effectively orient oneself to these realities. Many times the FeSi will rely on proverbs and truisms to explain their framework and social methodology. Cognitive Type, ch.23
First up we have FeSi Tai Lopez! (heavy Si)
Notice some of what he does. He has this phrase he repeats over and over:
"Everybody wants the good life, but not everybody is willing to do what it takes"
This is an example of the truisms mentioned. He is well aware of his repetition and does it intentionally in order to bring that impact home to the audience. He does similar things with a few other statements. The 33% rule is another one of those rules-of-thumb.
Another thing we notice is an appreciation and adherence to trivia knowledge; the past works of others. A book a day. His focus on mentorship, and his own position as a mentor, also reflect this Fe+Si affinity. But he uses Si not as an end to itself, but to fuel his Fe's very directive energy. He's assertive with his Fe to the point of competing effectively with Te types.
Program Taglines: "Charisma on Command" "Turn it on whenever you want" "Inspire, Impress, And Energize Everyone You Meet"
Some Video Titles: "Make People Like You" "Make Anyone Laugh" "How to Influence People" "Strong Body Language"
I really just came across him today, but his face is eerily similar to one of the FeSi composites in the book:
He is practically made of Fe. The poster-child. He makes a good sample for those just coming into the theory. Yet, it doesn't make him the greatest sample for those trying to identify more layered FeSi individuals - as his development seems binary, with less use of Ti and Ne than we would find in more balanced types.
He is something between a Patriarch and a Charismatic Charmer, leaning more toward a Patriarch/Mentor/Coach.
I think I recognize Tony from somewhere but I've never typed him until just now. But wow, I think he may be another very clear FeSi Patriarch. Great find! He's so reminiscent of Tai Lopez in his ideas about success. There's such a strong pattern between these three.
The pattern between the three of them is that they're all enneagram 3(w4) Fe leads. I would say that the "textbook" 3 is an Fe lead, and the textbook Fe lead is an enneagram 3. But of course, not all Fe leads are enneagram 3s, just to make a couple of examples: Barack Obama is a 9, Rachel McAdams is a 2, and in the FeNi territory, Cenk Uygur is very possibly a 1 (alternatively an 8, not sure, I know too little about him) and Denzel Washington an 8. They all share strong Fe characteristics at all levels, but their actual personality, defenses, motivations and coping mechanisms are different from the more common Fe-3. A couple of insomniac nuggets.
Her programs "Loving Guidance" and "Conscious Discipline" are an excellent example of the use of Fe and Ti; awareness raising via what we're doing and how that socially affects all of us. It seems curious to me how the Fe+Ti nature is addressed by different Alphas.
For example, TiNe Amy Cuddy seems to explain her own Ti>Fe difficulties via a "universal" dilemma described by not being able to fully manifest oneself, and learning to really engage and be your best in the moment and more specifically in articulation/presentation/interviews (Je).
FeSi Becky Bailey explains her own Fe>Ti difficulties via a "universal" dilemma of needing to find an intelligible channel between one's emotional center and the frontal lobe; the underlying/highlighted tenant being that "by default" we don't have a strong connection between these two centers and learning how to rely more intelligently on our frontal lobe is the goal.
do you mean that different "shades" or even twin shades may emerge when type + enneatype align?
It does tend to happen, yes. Although I don't believe it's really always the case, but I think that some study in this direction would show some predictability in that sense. But still, it depends from individual to individual, as always. There have been some attempts to link the enneagram with cognitive types, but it has never been a satisfactory merge, even though everyone can see that they can inform each other a big deal. The first ones were Hudson & Riso, that (I believe just as an illustrative aid and for the sake of comparison) added Jung's descriptions of types to each enneagram type (chapter about 5 had excerpts from Ti, chapter about 4 from Ni, chapter about 8 from Ne etc). That book (Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery) is a truly amazing introductory book, but I think that those correlations were extremely weak, and lead some people to find their CT in the combinations offered in that book. Another one that I know is Katherine Fauvre, who conducted a survey about the ct of people who know their enneagram type... using MBTI as material for the study. I believe that this trend will be very, very different with CT though. In our conversations me and Morsecode noticed some of those patterns with CTs and enneagram types, and we have the intention of exploring it further but... there are too many things going on in our respective lives at this point! At one point we'll do it calmly and with the attention needed for a task like that.
I'm a bit confused about the enneagram atm
You're not alone! The enneagrams takes a longgg time before it is well understood! But once you start getting the hold of it, it's just a whole new planet to discover. There are a lot of variables in the enneagram that have to be taken in consideration. Similarly to CT, there are the types and the individual development of types, but we also have the arrows of integration/disintegration, the wings, the instincts and their different combinations, plus, there is the tritype/trifix (different words for the same thing) territory. As you can see, the enneagram was designed to be complex, but that complexity is eased by its inherent structurality, so there is no need to memorize all the thousands combinations like Pi-lovers, one just needs to understand how the different elements influence each others. I think that the most difficult thing about the enneagram is not the enneagram itself, but the people who divulgate it. Because of its extremely turbulent history, the enneagram schools tend to be kinda fragmented... and there are many people who just don't truly have a knowledge and hold of it that proclaim themselves experts. Also, many enneagram teachers refuse to publish books that contain detailed or complete information on the topic to draw people to their (expensive*AHEMM) courses. I believe that this happens because there is no accepted centralized autority of the enneagram that can somewhat control this mess (perhaps it should be Naranjo, but he has his feuds apparently (aka:"you idiots, you didn't understand a thing and you even want to charge for courses and books!"), rightfully and wrongfully so). The enneagram also doesn't have a widespread accademic acceptance (mostly because of prejudice), and that makes things even more difficult I guess. Of the sources I've been able to gather so far, this are the enneagram writers and teachers who seem to have the best grasp of the enneagram: Claudio Naranjo, Russ Hudson, Tom Condon, and some things from the Fauvres. There are certainly others that are just as accountable as these, but I personally haven't read enough from others to suggest anyone else.