Speaking Different Languages, Striving for the Same
© Victor Gulenko, 1996
From V. Gulenko, V. Tyshchenko, Jung At School.
Translated by Dmitri Lytov
Edited by Jeffrey Bolden
For a long time development of socionics
was limited by a single country's borders, but in 1984 its founder, Ausra Augustinaviciute, learned about the MBTI test (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)19
, and this was the beginning of communication between socionics and its “transatlantic cousin”.
Comparison between the American type theory
became possible due to the publication in 1995-1996 of several books by American authors: D. Keirsey, M. Bates, O. Kroeger, J. Thuesen, P. Tieger, and B. Barron-Tieger11-13,16
. Although the primary source, the theory of personality types
developed by C.G. Jung20
, is the same for the both typologies, there is a serious difference between them in contents and language.