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As a Pi I— you are a Worldview type, inescapably drawn to observe the world from a panoramic historical perspective, aiming to understand the essential narratives, events and movements that define the state of the world, whether at the local or global level. You aim to understand the process involved in technological or cultural shifts from one thing to another and you formulate long information chains that link together these shifts by their mutual associations. As you do this, you come across the rich backstory that exists behind every country, institution or modern miracle of innovation. You’re an investigator and you view the world as one long, highly nuanced story composed of many parallel movements and plot-lines that have all converged together to create our present situation. Over time this will prompt an internal landscape to arise in you that is created from these datasets, allowing you to elaborate on the conditions surrounding a given event or situation with exhaustive breadth. In conversations, this can cause you to drift into long monologues, unraveling a topic and all of its associated information in order to paint a complete picture of what you see.
This exhaustive array of facts will inescapably make you an anticipator of outcomes, for better or worse. Your memorized archive of changes across time will guide you to take the long-term view, manifesting in an appreciation for historical consequences. And because of your internal map of the local or global landscape, you’ll inevitably uncover trends that you sense will lead to hazards or disasters. While others may be quick to propose naïve solutions to immediate problems, you constantly ask yourself “how would this affect the overall landscape in the long term?” and your breadth of information will supply the material from which to wager probabilities and cast predictions. Thus, you tend to have a level of prudence about you, independent of your age. You are generally a cautious person with conservative tendencies, and you notice warning signs quickly.
Sometimes the warnings you identify are connected to large institutions and social bodies. When this happens, your attention may turn to those in power and what they’re doing wrong in their leadership. This will direct your investigation into the details of the political structures of society, such as their foundational documents, the circumstances of their creation, their core doctrines and how they progressed into their current states. As you do so, human nature’s role in the evolution of these structures across time becomes apparent. You come to see how social life dictates the creation of our structures, and in turn people are shaped by it. You sense that society needs to have a wiser approach to its operation, and a tradition of teaching in general, if it’s to thrive. To this effect, you like offering guidance and are worried whenever there is no mechanism of guidance in place for society. This is part of your motivation for criticizing politics, as you want them to lead with wisdom. The institutions that we trust with our lives should be dependable, and you see the devastating effects that would result if this isn’t addressed.
But your own involvement in politics will be minor, as you feel you’d be of greater service as a commentator than as an actor on the political stage itself. While you may have a lot to say about the societal situations, in day to day life you have a phlegmatic and lethargic disposition. You are slow, lumbering and steady – prone to drift through datasets in a meandering fashion. You spend your time attending to matters of personal necessity while remaining ever watchful, perhaps woeful, of the situation outside your window. Yet, being so inclined to look out the window with cautious eyes, your relationship to the spontaneous present will be stunted. People may see you as stiff and may encourage you to loosen up more, to let go of inhibitions or take things easier.
Getting into a state of playfulness and innocent flow will be a challenge for you, as doing risky things that require no forethought may seem frivolous and foolish. Yet despite whatever conscious critique you may feel for such frivolity, there will be a secret, perhaps unconscious, envy in you towards those who are blissfully carefree and unburdened by thoughts of the future. And when you’ve had too much of being an “adult,” your inner child will come out. Your unconscious may view this missing facet, which can experience a direct contact with life and is able to exist without fear, as a spiritual aspiration within you. Locked within your prudence and maturity is a youthful purity and readiness to just “be.” In rare occasions, this facet will come out of you in episodes of uninhibited play that remind you once again what the purpose of your precautions is for in the first place; it’s for the preservation of the ability to live.