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    Socionics is a theory of information processing and personality type, distinguished by its information model of the psyche, called Model A, and a model of interpersonal relations. It incorporates Carl Jung's work on Psychological Types with Antoni Kępiński's theory of information metabolism. Socionics is a modification of Jung's personality type theory that uses eight psychic functions. These functions process information at varying levels of competency and interact with the corresponding function in other individuals, giving rise to predictable reactions and impressions—a theory of intertype relations.

    Socionics was developed in the 1970s and '80s, primarily by the Lithuanian researcher Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, an economist, sociologist, and dean of the Vilnius Pedagogical University's department of family science. A. Augustinavičiūtė has later shortened her last name from "Augustinavichiute" to "Augusta" to make it easier to spell for foreigners. The name "socionics" is derived from the word "society", because A. Augusta believed that each personality type has a distinct purpose in society, which can be described and explained by socionics. Augusta created symbols to represent the functions described by Carl Jung and — together with a circle of fellow researchers/hobbyists — eventually created what is known as the "socionic model of the psyche" — a description of the psyche where each of the 8 information elements has its place in each person's psyche.

    The central idea of socionics is that information is intuitively divisible into eight categories, called information aspects or information elements, which a person's psyche processes using eight psychological functions. Each sociotype has a different correspondence between functions and information elements, which results in different ways of perceiving, processing, and producing information. This in turn results in distinct thinking patterns, values, and responses to arguments, all of which are encompassed within socionic type. Socionics' theory of intertype relations is based on the interaction of these functions between types.

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    by Published on 11-13-2015 11:36 PM  Number of Views: 239 
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    Delta Quadra: The Complex of Clipped Wings
    By Vera Stratiyevskaya

    [partially cleared up--further translation needed]

    Delta - the quadral complex of "clipped [undercut] wings", as any quadral complex, comes from a set of four aspects dominant in this quadra: evolutionary logic of actions (+Te), evolutionary ethics of relations (+Fi), involutionary intuition of potential (-Ne) and involutionary sensing of sensations (-Si) that combine to form three dominant quadral features:

    [table of 3 traits included in original article]

    The combination of dominant aspects in the 4th Quadra gives the following properties to Delta Quadra:
    - infinite perfection of one's skill, pursuit of the highest (beyond the bounds, even other-wordly), professionalism (+Te↑);
    - unlimited expansion of permissible opportunities and pursuit of transcendent possibilities (-Ne↑);
    - constant renewal and updating of areas of interest; renovation and expansion of one's habitat ("resettlement programs"); striving towards out-of-bounds space (-Si↑);
    - improvements in the area of ethical interaction; the pursuit of the highest spirituality, to the otherworldly dream of "peace and cloudless happiness for all mankind" (+Fi↑).

    From the combination of the properties of all aspects that are predominant in the Delta Quadra, there arises a very high level of competition of ambitious plans for creation, prospective original ideas, and valuable innovative projects.

    To call oneself an author, an organizer, a sponsor, an implementer and promoter of such a project is in itself already venerable. The main thing is to not stand aside from important and promising developments, but be able to join them, in time exert one's influence, leaving on it the imprint of one's talent, to make one's contribution to such a significant and socially meaningful work.

    The excitement of creative fever makes Delta Quadra very meticulously relate to the spiritual and creative needs of others. In the fourth quadra, a person is not worthy of attention and not worthy of respect if he or she is not absorbed by a thirst for creativity and doesn't strive to realize their own potential, is in no hurry to develop own abilities, skills, and ...
    by Published on 11-12-2015 06:16 AM  Number of Views: 276 
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    Gamma Quadra: The Complex of Tied Hands
    By Vera Stratiyevskaya

    [partially cleared up--further translation needed]
    Source: http://socionic.ru/index.php/2010-10...-02/19893--q-q

    Gamma - the quadral complex of "tied [bound] hands", as any quadral complex, comes from a set of four aspects dominant in this quadra: evolutionary volitional sensing (+Se), evolutionary intuition of time (+Ni), involutionary logic of actions (-Te), involutionary ethics of relations (-Fi), that forms three dominant quadral features:

    [table of 3 traits included in original article]

    From the combination of the properties of all of dominant traits listed above, in the Gamma Quadra there is an extremely high competition of personal business, professional, and creative initiatives, due to which in Gamma Quadra there arises feeling of certain "crowdedness" - a feeling of being stifled and limited in freedom of action, in freedom of creation, of private initiative and entreprise. The initial high level of activity with which Gamma Quadra types come into each new contact, get involved in every new and exciting venture, becomes quickly replaced by disappointment and apathy whenever they feel that they are removed from the case, that there is indifference towards their professional abilities and talents, when they get faced with objective underestimation of their creative forces and initiatives.

    Gamma Quadra plunges into despair when:
    - there is distrust towards their creative abilities;
    - they are unable to defend their right to freedom of private enterprise, to freedom of choice of profession and free creative work;
    - when there is mistrust to the real measures of their activities, their business and creative success;
    - when they are not able to defend their right to professional self-realization by means of highly effective work/labor;
    - when they are unable to respond with a decisive and immediate action to their offenders.

    The fears and irritations that arise in this regard in this essay we will conventionally call the COMPLEX OF TIED HANDS.

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    by Published on 11-12-2015 12:47 AM  Number of Views: 222 
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    Beta Quadra: Complex of Subservience
    By Vera Stratiyevskaya

    [partially cleared up--further translation needed]
    Source: http://socionic.ru/index.php/2010-10...19892-----q-q-

    Beta - quadra complex of being subservient (or being a "satrap"), as any quadral complex, comes from a set of four information elements that are dominant in this quadra - evolutionary logic of relations (+Ti), evolutionary ethics of emotions (+Fe), involutionary volitional sensing (-Se), and involutionary intuition of time (-Ni) and this, in turn, forms the three dominant quadra features:

    [table of 3 traits included in original article]

    At early stages of civilization, the era of second quadra is an era of fierce and all the overwhelming physical force, that is maximally respected; it is the era that lays down the foundations of a reliable and stable statehood, to further consolidate and effectively develop it, creating authoritarian ...
    by Published on 11-11-2015 06:49 AM  Number of Views: 229 
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    Alpha Quadra: Complex of Closed Mouth
    By Vera Stratiyevskaya

    [partially cleaned up--further translation needed]
    Source: http://socionic.ru/index.php/2010-10...02/19891--q-q-

    Alpha - the quadral complex of "closed [shut] mouth", as any quadral complex, originates from a set of four aspects dominant in this quadra - evolutionary intuition of potentials (+Ne), evolutionary sensing of sensations (+Si), involutionary ethics of emotions (-Fe), and involutionary logic of relations (-Ti), which in turn form three dominant quadral traits.

    1. "Democratic" Trait (rational aspects are involutionary, with a minus sign; irrational aspects are evolutionary, with a plug sign: -Fe, -Si, +Ne, +Ti)
    In accordance with this trait, every person has the right 1) to interact with others as an equal 2) to have equal rights and opportunities 3) to fight and contend for equal rights and opportunities 4) to freely express oneself on any topic 5) to freely defend their point of view 6) to strive to defend their rights and possibilities ...
    by Published on 07-27-2015 06:04 AM     Number of Views: 2100 
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    Romantic & Sexual Behavior of Quadras and Subtypes.

    See also:
    Erotic Attitudes
    Making Duality Work by V. Meged
    Harmonization of Relations in Duality Pairs by V. Meged
    Quadra Romancing and Erotic Styles
    Romance Styles (Wikisocion)
    Four Quadra

    Subtype Descriptions

    Sexual Compatibility in the Quadras
    A. Boukalov
    Original article http://www.socioniko.net/en/articles/sexual.html

    Disclaimer: these are only preliminary results based on questioning a small group of people whose socionic types were known to the author. Future experimental researches may confirm or disprove some of the facts presented here.

    A unique program of interaction in intimate relationships characterizes each quadra. Quadra-mates are sexually the most compatible partners. We made a hypothesis that these programs correlate with the so-called perinatal matrices described by Stanislaw Grof.

    Alpha Quadra
    Tender touches and caresses distinguish the sexual program of the 1st Quadra (Alpha). In the dual couple ILE-SEI partners ‘love each other by skin’, as if dissolving in each other’s embraces. Both SEI and ESE, being sensory types, love being tenderly stroked along ...
    by Published on 11-10-2014 02:27 AM     Number of Views: 1530 
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    Discussion thread: http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin...rian-Socionics

    These are translations of Gulenko's lectures at School of Humanitarian Socionics (SHS), posting them here to keep all of his videos together. I wanted to translated a few more and will be posting them up when they're done, but for now any thoughts or comments on these three lectures?
    I've decided to split these videos from Gulenko Interview thread as it was too many different topics being piled onto the same discussion. ...

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