Complete relationship chart between psychological ("personality") types Chart #1 Key to the chart: Usage: Type A x Type B -> Intertype Relationship.
Socionics is a theory of human interaction based on fixed patterns of information processing known as “socionic types.” A socionic type (there are 16 of them) is a description of some very fundamental ways in which a person’s psyche works. These psychic qualities define to a large degree a person’s relationships with others, his or her perception of life as a whole, and the niche he or she strives to occupy among people. Each person’s psyche is a lopsided construction that attempts to pursue certain kinds of information (stimuli) while minimizing others. Introduction to Socionics
Who Wants to Build a Startup with Me and Get Super Rich While Changing the World? I have the concept and the knowledge… I need a small team who want to change the world. I really want to develop a new Personality Type testing system, more advanced than the standard MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). There is so much useful information scattered about the internet, it’s just that you have to look in a million different places and put the pieces together yourself. As an ENTP, I’m super excited about this challenge and am very knowledgeable about the subject. I’ve even studied up on Socionics, which is like twice as complicated as the MBTI.
Blog - December 2006 One of the difficulties of socionics is that one keeps encountering different "strains" of the typology. In the Russian speaking socionics world, one can get the impression that there is no consensus on how to define the types, and that everyone types as he or she pleases. This was my impression as well until I came across the celebrity benchmark project that convinced me of the existence of a socionics "mainstream," as well as the fact that I was securely in that mainstream myself, since I found I could agree with the vast majority of the types in the celebrity benchmark list.
Function dichotomies Functions can be categorized according to dichotomies. The first three dichotomies listed below are taken as the "basic" dichotomies. The last four derive from them just as Reinin dichotomies derive from the Jungian foundation, and are thus subject to the same criticism as Reinin dichotomies. Mental and vital Perhaps the most important function dichotomy is mental/vital, sometimes called conscious/unconscious. The functions in the mental ring (functions 1, 2, 3, and 4) strive to verbalize information and formulate observations and form the core of the individual's intellectual activity.
When individuals of the same socionic type can be grouped into subcategories by certain traits, we speak of "subtypes." Many socionists use some kind of subtype system to help describe intratype differences. A number of such systems are familiar to many western readers. Subtype systems Subtype
Clarifying Quadra Values I have written elsewhere that the suggestive function can become a source of compensatory activities to temporarily take the strain off the leading function. The explanation I gave is that the areas of the brain being used for a certain kind of activity associated with the leading function begin to use up their energy resources after a period of time (generally several hours), producing tiredness, apathy, or irritability. I hypothesized that a shift in focus (not just dabbling, but a real, full-fledged shift) to the suggestive function essentially turned off the neurons that had been active and activated those that were least connected to the worn-out neurons. This would create optimal conditions for the brain to recuperate and beef up its reserves in the depleted areas. Presumably, over time this exercise would enhance the "firepower" of the leading function, much like weight training strengthens the muscles.
Introverted Intuition Semantics This is the first of a series of lists of the words and language associated with different information aspects. For the methodology behind the research of Kochubeeva, Mironov, and Stoyalova behind this, read my article at Socionics.us. To try your hand at practicing , look at the following post (directly above this one). Lexical themes of
Interplay between Leading and Suggestive Function in Self-Realized Individuals I have written elsewhere that the suggestive function can become a source of compensatory activities to temporarily take the strain off the leading function. The explanation I gave is that the areas of the brain being used for a certain kind of activity associated with the leading function begin to use up their energy resources after a period of time (generally several hours), producing tiredness, apathy, or irritability. I hypothesized that a shift in focus (not just dabbling, but a real, full-fledged shift) to the suggestive function essentially turned off the neurons that had been active and activated those that were least connected to the worn-out neurons. This would create optimal conditions for the brain to recuperate and beef up its reserves in the depleted areas. Presumably, over time this exercise would enhance the "firepower" of the leading function, much like weight training strengthens the muscles.
New to socionics? Read our introduction. Join the english-speaking community at the16types.info. Wikisocion is a site for the whole socionics community. Free Encyclopedia of Socionics
In an earlier post I mentioned the confusion surrounding the terms "function" and "information aspect." In actuality there are three different things that each have their own proper name, and people often mix them up or use them interchangeably for convenience. To clear up the confusion, I have created the following visual (the underlined words are not links): *Note that in Jungian typology both IM elements and functions of the psyche are called "functions" ("thinking," "feeling," etc. are called functions, but so are the "leading function," "vulnerable function," etc.), while there is no concept that corresponds to information aspects in socionics. Augusta saw objective reality as consisting of "bodies and fields" - objects and their interrelations. The Psyche and Reality: Augusta's Understanding
According to socionics, all eight information elements are perceived by the psyche, but "with different degrees of differentiation and awareness" (Augusta, The Socion, or Socionics Basics). Hence, the socionic model of the psyche (commonly referred to as "Model A") has eight positions, or functions. Different types have different information elements in each of the eight positions. Thus, there are eight different possible varieties of each of the functions, depending on which information element "occupies" the particular function. However, information elements cannot be placed randomly in the model; there are rules for how each model is constructed that limit the number of types to 16 (see below). For more information about the socionic model, see this article with a great visual at my blog. Socionic Model of the Psyche
Let's revisit the information aspects with the help of The Semantics of the Information Aspects. First, a very brief look at what the information aspects are about (areas of overlap of both the extraverted and introverted versions of the aspect): Intuition ( and Information Aspects
The 8 information aspects include four "introverted" and four "extraverted" elements. Extraverted aspects reflect characteristics of reality that exist outside the subject (observer), while introverted aspects reflect characteristics that exist in the mind (psyche) of the subject. The difference is often subtle, but not impossible to learn. For example, if I see that someone's shirt is plastered in mud, that is a characteristic of external reality. The Information Aspects - Simplified Definitions
Information Aspects as Building Blocks of Interaction A lot is happening behind the scenes when two people communicate. Not only are they exchanging verbal information on or around a certain topic, but they are jumping from information aspect to information aspect and sending each other signals from different functions that affect the other person in certain ways. These subtle interactions can be easily observed and studied if you focus your attention on them; otherwise they go unnoticed. In brief, businesslike conversations of a few minutes or so, people may speak using the "voice" of just a single function.
"Openness" of the Mental Functions
Characteristics of the Creative Function
How I Look for Extraverted Intuition
Simplifying Reality Through the Weak Functions
Reduced Formulas of Socionic Types: What Each Type Does Best
Intertype Relations Chart
ILE - Intuitive Logical Extratim Type Description
Famous Intuitive Logical Extraverts (ILE)
System of accepting and producing subtypes
2 Subtype Theory
Visual Identification of Subtypes
System of DCNH Subtypes
Socionic Types of Famous People
Celebrity Benchmark List
Duality and Dual Relations
the Differentiation of the Psyche
Socionic Type Test
Myers-Briggs Function Mix-up?
Which Are Better - Functions or Dichotomies?
Do Socionists Diagnose Type Using Photos Alone?
Tacit Knowledge in Socionics