The Model A

The Model A is the standard for showing the socionics structure of the psyche. You can find the particular model for the type on each type page. Socionics theory teaches that types have different personalities due to both structural differences as well as upbringing, nuture, etc. Depending on which function you have in the places in the model, you should be able to see why you are good at some things, why you avoid certain things, what you need help with, and what you give advice on.

block area
1 2 ego conscious
4 3 superego
6 5 superid subconscious
7 8 id

Block Pairs

Socionics uses psychological groupings of blocks that most people are already understand with a minimal knowledge of psychology. The ego, superego, and id are used, as well as the superid.

  1. Ego
    This is your "I". Your most conscious and used block of personality. This is your most active and conscious part of your personality.

  2. Superego
    This is your zone of social uncertainty and doubt.

  3. Superid
    This block is the origin of your childishness and suggestability. You follow others in this area, you have no confidence but you feel this is not your fault.

  4. Id
    Your aggressive, instinctive, self.

Corresponding Blocks

There are 4 further groupings of blocks besides the ego, superego, superid, and id groupings. These are the corresponding blocks of psyche; you will find supplimenting functions in these blocks.

  1. active will - the first and fifth functions
  2. authority - the second and sixth functions
  3. neurosis - the third and seventh functions
  4. phobia - the fourth and eighth functions

Block Descriptions

Here are the explainations of each block and it's purpose. These should help you in the individial and intertype analysis.

  1. Base Function

    Your base function is your most strongly developed and strongly defended function. You have confidence in it, and you aren't shy about using it.

  2. Creative Function

    Your creative function is your second most realized function. It supports the first function through creative realizations.

  3. Role Function

    Your role function never wants to stand out. You always try to go with the normal social behavior in this function, because you are unsure of it. You do not like criticism in this function therefore you won't give it.

  4. Place of Least Resistance

    The place of least resistance is your weakest function. It makes you uncomfortable, and can be tied to certain personality problems you have. You won't make an issue about this function, in fact you try to avoid it. Criticism in this point is felt the worst.

  5. Suggestive Function

    Your suggestive function has difficulty working on it's own. You take criticism well in this function, as it is seen as concern. This function causes your dependency and childishness, as you need help with it but do nothing to ask for it. If you do not recieve help, you feel like an abandoned child (why is nobody helping me?)

  6. Estimative Function

    Your estimative function is poorly aware and does not take criticism well. However, praise to this function is the best kind, it will raise your mood greatly. You appriciate help from others in this function.

  7. Function of Personal Knowledge

    This function will keenly observe and remember important information which may produce opinions or behavior that is agressive or arrogant. This function does not create, but adheres to observed behavior.

  8. Function of Concrete Art

    Your function of concrete art is a function which automatically creates for yourself and helps others with. You typically are not even aware of this function as a skill.

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