People with a 1-3 profile in their design have an inward focus. The are driven to investigate and look at the results of their experiences in an inward fashion. Often they may subconsciously ask the question, “How did that affect me?”
The 1st line of the profile, The 1 is motivated to find out the details surrounding any potential interaction. The details provide a foundation and stability that the 1st line personality resides on. An example might be going on vacation. The 1st line will often want to know: Where they are staying; What activities are around the local area; How they are going to get to and from the airport and more. The answer to these questions may lead to more questions until that foundation is achieved. Not all 1st lines are created equal. Some, like in the case of Dulcy in the chart below will have their need for details amplified by the other aspects of their design. Dulcy has the gate 48 which longs for depth. Together with a 1st line profile she has a great drive for detail to make decisions. Others like Nina in the chart below may just feel the drive for investigation on things they are passionately involved in.
The 3rd line of the profile is driven to learn through experience or experimentation. Again the results of which are analyzed in “What affect did that have on me?”. It is through the experience of things that work well and things that don’t work so well that the 3rd line becomes wise about the best way to do things. Once the wisdom occurs the 3rd line will look to repeat the positive results and minimize or eliminate the negative or unproductive experiences.
Put together the aspects of the 1-3 profile provide us with experts on how to do things and more importantly how not too! You might hear a 1-3 say “Oh don’t do that, I tried that and it was a disaster. Do it this way instead.” We should all be grateful for the work the 1-3′s have done to make our life better.