[This is an excerpt from the book Socionics: Typology. Small Groups by Grigory Reinin, published in 2005. You can download the full text here.]
Types of information metabolism and situations.
An attempt to analyze behavior of people of different types of information metabolism in some typical situations might be presented as some kind of uniquely structured description of types, the latter being examined through the prism of interactions with the environment.
To begin with, let us examine a spectrum of situations theoretically, taking into account the eight elements of information metabolism (IM):
Positive subject intuition
). Integrity of the inner situation: good, pleasant mood, harmony with the external world; fun, happiness; plunging in thought.
Inverse subject intuition
). Infringement of the inner peace: irritation, moral discomfort; internal contradictions.
Positive objective intuition
). Integrity of the environment: everything is known from beginning to end; the world as if rolls on straight tracks; there is a schedule; the world is predictable, people are predictable, too.
Inverse objective intuition
). Infringement of the integrity of environment: unexpectedness, breach of schedule; the result of events is unpredictable, or an unexpected event.
Positive subjective sensing
). Various bodily sensations: that of being strong and healthy, taste, color, smells. The practice of cleansing and healing techniques and diets; attention to health. Following fashions in the area of health.
Inverse subjective sensing
). Indisposition, pain, hunger, fatigue, unpleasant sensations of other origin.
Positive objective sensing
). Form, fashion, appearance. Movement, action, activity. Skills. Will.
Inverse objective sensing
). Beautiful/ugly (judgment). Physical violence, danger.
Positive objective logic
). External circumstances, events, facts. Personal space. Technology of arrangement. Statistics. The external world is the objective reality. Matter. Documents. Rules, laws. Material values. External social norms.
Inverse objective logic
). Loss of values, money. Infringement of the order. Natural disasters. Traffic jams. “Facts are the objective reality.” Numbers, statistics. Loss of territory. Car breakage; TV, home appliance breakage. Dirt in the hall on the carpet.
Positive subject logic
). Understanding, hierarchy, structure.
Inverse subject logic
). Difficult task; a challenge to the intellect. Necessity to figure out and understand.
Positive objective ethics
). External relationships. Relationships with people. People’s attitude to me. Negotiations. Meetings with friends. Fellowship with close ones.
Inverse objective ethics
). Conflicts. Intrigues. Slander. Quarrel with near and dear ones. Conflicts at work.
Positive subject ethics
). My attitude to people. Necessity to express my attitude, opinion, feelings of love. Pleasant/unpleasant. My evaluation of a thing, an object, a person.
Inverse subject ethics
). I abhor, reject, detest.
Formally, this list can be regarded as an exhaustive one; however, at the same time it is rather abstract, remote from real life.
Let us pick an example from the abundance of daily situations and examine the `0:00