So...I went through Wikisocion and read what it says about Reinin dichotomies. I figured they are the most analytic and objective method one can use to type themselves. I have tried them before but this time I tried to be very careful.
So I tried furiously to apply those to myself. Sadly not all dichotomies were covered i wikisocion. Anyways I could apply several dichotomies to myself without too much doubt.
Below are those dichotomies and some examples (but not all) of the thinking that made me come to the conclusion I did.
Farsighted > Carefree
- I tend to always think of the consequences of my actions before acting. Except in moments of fury but even then I'm aware of the consequences I just choose to ignore them. When going on a trip I tend to pack everything I could need and a bit (=a lot) extra in case something unexpected happens. I tend to think a lot about what to put in hand luggage in case the airline loses by bags. And so on. When buying something bigger than a bottle of soda I never do that without considering my financial situation carefully (even for years to come). I don't wish to do something which I regret later. (even if I'm good at forgetting my mistakes after they happen...it is just that the thought of making a bad move because of carelessness is annoying)
Negativist > Positivist
I related to all these (from wikisocion)
- Usually more reprimanding than complimenting.
- Socially and intellectually more mistrusting.
- Explains what things are not (irrationals) or should not be (rationals). <- here especially the irrational part
Aristocrat > Democrat
- I tend to divide the people I know into social groups. For example there are the "relatives", "current workmates", "ex-workmates", and so on. I tend to dislike it if these social groups get mixed e.g. the relatives, current workmates and ex-workmates are in the same space together discussing with me and each other. It confuses me and makes me insecure about the unpredictable dynamics of the situation and my role in the the whole mess.
Strategic > Tactic
- I don't care too much about the methods used to achieve a goal. If possible I let other people choose the methods for me. If I have to choose the methods myself I tend to experiment until I find some method which seems "good enough" and then use it to death (or until someone points it out how my method is unoptimal and shows me a better one at which point I throw away the old one and start using the new one).
So using these four dichotomies I get sort of surprising results.
3/4 LSE (tactic > strategic), LII (democratic > aristocratic), EIE (carefree > farsighted), EII (positivist > negativist)
So assuming I have all those dichotomies understood and applies correctly I would be SLE which is the only type to be all those things. So far only a handful of people has seen me as sensory type and even less as type so it casts doubt on this result.
If we assume I have failed to understand one of those dichotomies correctly I would be LSE, LII, EIE, EII depending on which dichotomy I have failed to understand and apply correctly.
All other types seemingly differ in at least two dichotomies and are thus less likely (especially the often mentioned IEI, IEE, ILE).
So where do I fail? What dichotomy I do wrong? How much I can trust that I'm one of SLE, LSE, LII, EIE, EII?
Next I need to check which dichotomies best differentiate these four types and where do I stand in those. Any help there is appreciated.
I was actually originally thinking of making this a general discussion topic about interpreting the dichotomies mentioned above but I thought I make this a mixed typing and dichotomy lesson thread.