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    Introduction to Socionics


    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 01-13-2015 09:33 PM     Number of Views: 4895 
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    Gulenko VV Energy Model sotsionicheskogo object. More details


    Translated from http://socionics.kiev.ua/articles/types/energ_model-2/

    Report VV Gulenko 24 IIA Conference 20.09.08Writing the report
    1 The energy challenges of the future

    On every corner we hear that an era of the information society. On the one hand, it ...
    by Published on 10-27-2014 03:23 PM     Number of Views: 12564 
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    Alpha Type Subtype Descriptions
    SEI - ISFp, ILE - ENTp, LII - INTj, ESE - ESFj


    If you are new to socionics, see the Introduction to Socionics, Socionics Tests and Socionics Links and Resources pages.

    Index of type subtypes:
    Alpha
    Beta
    Gamma
    Delta



    Intuitive Logical Extravert ILE, ENTp (Ne,Ti)

    Description by V. Meged and A. Ovcharov

    Intuitive subtype Ne-ENTp (Ne-ILE)

    Appearance: Makes an impression of a detached, floating in the clouds, and childishly naïve person. Socially adept conversationalist. Reads much and is inquisitive. Willingly discusses new information with his friends and associates, shows interest in their opinion. His seemingly soft demeanor is combined with obstinacy and imperturbability when he has to defend his views. Likes to discuss things but rarely if ever ends these discussions in conflict. Often smiles at others even if they haven't provided any occasion for this. With the same smile talks about both ridiculous and serious subject matters. Usually he is kind with everyone and doesn't readily take offense at critical remarks. In his undertakings and projects he is patient, and, despite being somewhat forgetful and scattered, if he is really interested ...
    by Published on 10-26-2014 03:34 PM  Number of Views: 13168 
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    Beta Type Subtype Descriptions
    IEI - INFp, SLE - ESTp, LSI - ISTj, EIE - ENFj


    If you are new to socionics, see the Introduction to Socionics, Socionics Tests and Socionics Links and Resources pages.

    Index of type subtypes:
    Alpha
    Beta
    Gamma
    Delta


    Ethical Intuitive Extravert EIE, ENFj (Fe,Ni)

    Description by V. Meged and A. Ovcharov

    Ethical subtype Fe-ENFj (Fe-EIE)

    Appearance: The ethical subtype is internally very emotional, but usually modest and restrained in expression of his feelings. Unobtrusive in conversation, tries to behave according to the rules of good tone and manners. Vulnerable and easily takes offense. In his heart and soul he often experiences dramatic emotions, but around strangers hides and tries to control them. It is difficult for him to truly relax, inside he is tense and high-strung, vulnerable and quite self-loving. Has a lot of insecurities, from which he usually suffers but tries not to show this. Outwardly can be proud and unapproachable. Usually secretive and careful, exercises foresight and thinks things over in advance. Somewhat unsure in himself, but has patience and perseverance, and knows how to attain his goals. Very demanding in requiring others to observe ethical norms of behavior, and often cannot ...
    by Published on 10-25-2014 04:01 PM  Number of Views: 11792 
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    Gamma Type Subtype Descriptions
    ESI - ISFj, LIE - ENTj, ILI - INTp, SEE - ESFp


    If you are new to socionics, see the Introduction to Socionics, Socionics Tests and Socionics Links and Resources pages.

    Index of type subtypes:
    Alpha
    Beta
    Gamma
    Delta



    Sensing Ethical Extravert SEE, ESFp (Se,Fi)

    Description by V. Meged and A. Ovcharov

    Sensory subtype Se-ESFp (Se-SEE)

    Appearance: The sensory subtype is an authoritative, confident in himself, emotional, and assertive person. Behind his inner restlessness hides a constant thirst for vigorous activity. Inclined to take up too much and frequently ends up wasting his strengths and energies in vain. Despite his best efforts to be diplomatic, at times he's too critical and categorical. Often feels indignant, nonetheless doesn't forget to give compliments. Can look down at this conversation partner, act patronizing, poke at him with prickly jokes. But can also be very kind and courteous, and knows how to keep insisting and persuading someone for a long time, if needed. Possess good artistic sensibilities. Knows how to entertain people. Often he is somewhat thin, looks after his figure, periodically takes up physical exercise and sports. Shifts and changes poses ...
    by Published on 10-24-2014 03:38 PM  Number of Views: 12783 
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    Delta Type Subtype Descriptions
    EII - INFj, LSE - ESTj, SLI - ISTp, IEE - ENFp

    If you are new to socionics, see the Introduction to Socionics, Socionics Tests and Socionics Links and Resources pages.

    Index of type subtypes:
    Alpha
    Beta
    Gamma
    Delta


    Ethical intuitive Introvert EII, INFj (Fi,Ne)

    Description by V. Meged and A. Ovcharov

    Ethical subtype Fi-INFj (Fi-EII)

    Appearance: The ethical subtype appears polite, restrained, and impassive. Usually keeps some distance in communication, at times seems cold, firm, and unemotional. In the process of dialogue, however, this impression gradually dissipates as he begins to sympathize and shows his desire to help and assist. Serious, calm, and well-wishing person. Quite insightful but reserved and rarely shares his observations. Fastidious and tactful. Doesn't know how to joke, feels afraid of saying something in excess. During arguments prefers to leave silently without resorting to diplomacy. Very hardworking, meticulous, patient, and diligent. Intolerant of violence and injustice. Consistent and firm in his principles. Able to create comfort, decorates his home with hand-made items. Knows how to work with his hands. Pays attention to his health and appearance; in appearance is usually neat and prim. Rarely smiles. His gaze seems guarded. Dresses modestly but with taste, in presence of sufficient funds even in exquisite manner. His ...
    by Published on 08-16-2012 06:05 AM  Number of Views: 15918 
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    Gulenko Communication Styles

    This is an excerpt from "Life Scenarios" published by Victor Gulenko in "Socionics, Mentology, and Psychology of Personality", 1996, № 1.
    Wikisocion - Communication Styles


    Passionate style: ExFx (SEE, IEE, ESE, EIE)

    Passionate communication style group is comprised of ethical extroverted types: IEE, SEE, EIE, ESE. This group is most confident in their attitudes towards other people and not afraid to show their likes and dislikes and ethical evaluations. These sociotypes are the most sociable in informal contact.

    In conversation, their position is an active search for feelings. They bring emotions to people around them. In their life scenarios, it is typical of them to marry earlier ...
    by Published on 08-12-2012 10:38 PM  Number of Views: 18160 
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    Signs of Functions of Model A

    Irina M. Eglit
    Original article:http://socionicasys.org/biblioteka/statji/znaki-funkcij
    Wikisocion: http://wikisocion.net/en/index.php?t...del_A_by_Eglit

    Keywords: TIM model of the psyche, mental function, signs of mental functions, the concept of signs of mental functions, aspects of information flow, соционика, знаки психических функций, Эглит, информационный метаболизм.

    Abstract: In this publication, we will examine the theoretical background, peculiarities of manifestations, and practical observations of signs functions of Model A. The results of this investigation will be illustrated by real examples taken from typing practice. We has also included practical recommendations for the experts on use of signs of socionics functions for the purpose of verification of TIMs.

    The signs of the functions are an important element of the type model. Initially, signs of the functions have been introduced to match the observations of the functioning of psyche of representatives of different TIMs with the theoretical model [1]. If we draw an analogy between mental functions and certain kind of virtual processors of information, the signs of the functions would pertain to the "operating system" of these processors that provides for the functioning of "working programs" of mental functions which process the information of certain aspects. It is important to note that the information aspects in themselves, as constituents of the informational flow, do not have signs in the sense that will be discussed below [4].

    Substantiation of sign notations presents a known difficulty, since it is tied to the system interactions in the socion, specifically, the operation of octave rings of the socion (groups of asymmetric interactions of TIMs − see [4, Sec. 8.3]). At present time (2007), there exists no clear theoretical basis for sign notation. There is also no consensus on sign definitions and implications. Despite this, the concept of sign notation has taken root, because it works well on a practical level and can explain phenomena of information processing that cannot be explained otherwise.

    However, not all socionics schools interpret and apply functional signs in the same ways. Due to different understandings of signs by different socionics schools, it is difficult, and sometimes even impossible, to approach this topic outside of the paradigm of a particular approach.

    The purpose of this article is to review the manifestations of signs of functions that have been observed in typing
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