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Complete relationship chart between psychological ("personality") types
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.
Functions can be categorized according to dichotomies. The first three dichotomies listed below are taken as the "basic" dichotomies.
When individuals of the same socionic type can be grouped into subcategories by certain traits, we speak of " subtypes ."
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.
This is the first of a series of lists of the words and language associated with different information aspects.
I have written elsewhere that the suggestive function can become a source of compensatory activities to temporarily take the strain off the leading function.
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In an earlier post I mentioned the confusion surrounding the terms "function" and "information aspect."
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.
Let's revisit the information aspects with the help of The Semantics of the Information Aspects .
The 8 information aspects include four "introverted" and four "extraverted" elements.
A lot is happening behind the scenes when two people communicate.
If you look at the mental functions (1 through 4), there is a clear tendency for each function to be more restrictive than the previous one, with the 1st function most open to new information and the 4th function most closed.
The creative (or 2nd) function is comparatively less important to the individual than the base function. It is also something that comes naturally to the individual and is an area of strength and confidence like the base function, but it is not the individual's first priority or the "main point" of his statements of personal conviction. The individual displays ease and competency in the area described by the 2nd function, but tends to apply this strength and perception within the context of the base function, which is perceived as having absolute importance.