Look at what has become of the article... even the slightest inferences (Rick's own) are being questioned for citation.
Well basically I tried to insert some notes about socionics' approach to personal creativity in the "creativity" article, and not only did it get removed, but the socionics article itself has been essentially defaced. A guy who is zealous about keeping in-universe information out of Wikipedia and generally not allowing in even the slightest bit of information that has not been specifically stated in a research journal or a "notable publication" has been following me around, thinking I'm some kinda malcontent or something. (we had a confrontation over Xenosaga.) Apparently he decided to investigate the suitability of the socionics article for himself... and look what has happened to it.
This is just a general aspect of what appears to be the "death-by-overcritique" of Wikipedia. It only started a few months ago, but has quickly gained a lot of steam. Only a few days ago, a "featured article" featured with so many rediculous references (two pages for a six page article) I would say it's regretable, but it's not too late for someone to do something about it. After all, when Wikipedia loses, we all lose.
But this guy called socionics "pseudo-psychology", obviously without knowing what it was about. Clearly evident claims by socionics is that 1) all people are creative, and 2) there are 16 different styles of creativity. Notice also how MBTI isn't there, either. This is a sign of a campaign against typology in general, one of Freud's lingering legacies, masquerading as an honest and well-intentioned means of certifying information.
This may not seem like a big deal but, do you really think this guy will accept Rick's site as a reliable source of socionics information? I don't think so. He may aim to wipe out the entire article....
To illustrate the problem...
I personally find this "critique" insulting. (although it was Rick that wrote it and not I; I just find the questioning of such basic, evident truths stupid and time wasting.)Socionics, having originated in Vilnius, has developed extensively in the former Soviet Union in the past 30 years. In the Russian-speaking world (primarily Russia and Ukraine, but also the Baltic States, Central Asia, and Russian communities abroad) socionics has grown significantly in popularity, and is now a topic of discussion among large numbers of amateurs, as well as a group of a few hundred professionals whose experience and discoveries in socionics are highly regarded. Clubs for socializing and/or theoretical discussion exist in many large cities across the former USSR., A couple journals exist, as well as a number of organizations which periodically hold conferences in Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities.
In the West, however, socionics exists as little more than an internet phenomenon due to its novelty. (It was first introduced in English on the Internet in the mid 90s.) Although there do exist English discussion forums where some significant discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of socionics does occur, little understanding of Socionics has dispersed beyond them.