Dimensionality of Functions
original article: http://socionicasys.ru/biblioteka/st...ernost-funkcij
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Translator's note: leading and demonstrative - 4D, creative and ignoring - 3D, mobilizing and role - 2D, PoLR and suggestive - 1D.
Key words: socionics, psychology, mental functions, the functions of information metabolism, information model of the psyche (model A), the dimensions of informational metabolism functions in A. B. Bukalov
Abstract: In this article, we will describe manifestations of dimensions of functions of IM, which were introduced by A. V. Bukalov. This concept will be illustrated by examples of statements and actions that demonstrate the differences in dimensionality of functions processing the same information aspects.
The model of A. Augustinavichiute (model A) in 1989 was augmented by the theory of dimensionality of functions.
A. V. Bukalov proposed the concept of the existence of different dimensions of mental functions (vector model), according to which the functions of Model A can be described by four coordinates (vectors):
1. Coordinate (vector) of time (or vector of globally).
2. Coordinate (vector) of immediate situation on the aspect of the function.
3. Coordinate (vector) of norms or cultural upbringing, customs accepted in society.
4. Coordinate (vector) which includes in itself self-valuation, personal experiences, inner values and desires. 
Vladimir D. Ermak described dimensions of functions as parameters of information processing:
Ex (from English experience) – parameters of experience – characterization (description) of individual or personal (social) experience, gathered from point of birth and accumulated throughout a person's life time in process of making decisions and undertaking directive actions;
Nr (from English norm) – parameter of norms – characterization (description) of norms, regulations, customs, accepted practices and standards (individual or social), to be followed in the decision making process or undertaking directive actions;
St (from English situation) – parameter of the "situation" – characterization (description) of conditions, the circumstances or situation (individual or social) of the decision-making or implementation of directive actions;
Tm (from the English. Time) – parametric time – moment of time in the past, present, or future with respect to which an individual makes or executes personal or social decision; in other words, time as a point on a timeline i.e. a "binding" parameter of information processing to some past, present, or future point [2, p. 65-66].
Dimension of a function depends on its purpose (the task, role) in the structure of the model.
Functions of model A have the following dimensions:
Function 1 (four-dimensional) – the parameters of social experience (Ex*), norms (Nr*), situation (St*), time (Tm*).
Function 8 (four-dimensional) – parameters of individual experience (Ex), norms (Nr), situation (St), time (Tm).
Function 2 (three-dimensional) – the parameters of social experience (Ex*), norms (Nr*), situation (St*). The function is invariant on parameter of time (Tm*).
Function 7 (three-dimensional) – parameters of individual experience (Ex), norms (Nr), situation (St). The function is invariant on parameter of time (Tm).
Function 3 (two-dimensional) – the parameters of social experience (Ex*), norms (Nr*). The function is invariant on parameters of