Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: A trend I've noticed

  1. #1
    I'm back, assholes! Herzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    TIM
    SLE
    Posts
    5,098
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    7 Thread(s)

    Default A trend I've noticed

    I've been observing the people I know IRL when it comes to sociability, and I have noticed a general pattern. Independent of type (SEE, LII, etc.), one's subtype tends to have the greatest effect on how gregarious the person is. In these people I've observed, those who have extroverted subtypes act more outgoing, and the opposite for introverted subtypes. Whether it's a creative or base subtype doesn't seem to have much of an effect, though.

    For example:

    My brother is LII, Ne subtype. He is always hanging out with his group of friends, and I have to fight him for the car constantly because of this.

    My mom is ESI, Se subtype, and she always tells me that I don't hang out with people often enough. She also talks a whole lot more than I do.

    My dad is SLE, Ti subtype. My mom told me that he's an "introvert" in the traditional MBTI sense, which wouldn't work out well in Socionics.

    I'm SLE, Ti subtype too. My mom also told me that I'm an introvert, just like how she did with my dad. When I go out, I generally prefer to do things by myself because I like to think about stuff while I'm doing things.

    Pretty much all my friends whom I've typed with confidence also fall into this general pattern. Granted, I'm not saying that it's a be-all and end-all typing method, but I definately find it interesting and useful.

    I've noticed that the orientation of your base function doesn't seem to matter as much, despite commonly-held belief that it does. I'm wondering if other people here have noticed such a thing IRL, or not. Thanks for any input.
    , Se-sub
    8w8-3w8-7w8 sx/sx

  2. #2
    machintruc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Herzy View Post
    Independent of type (SEE, LII, etc.), one's subtype tends to have the greatest effect on how gregarious the person is.
    Do you mean : outgoing-social-adapting, or outgoing-intimate-expanding ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Herzy
    I'm SLE, Ti subtype too. My mom also told me that I'm an introvert, just like how she did with my dad. When I go out, I generally prefer to do things by myself because I like to think about stuff while I'm doing things.
    Then you're basically an introvert extrotim.

  3. #3
    I'm back, assholes! Herzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    TIM
    SLE
    Posts
    5,098
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    7 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by machintruc View Post
    Do you mean : outgoing-social-adapting, or outgoing-intimate-expanding ?
    I don't know what you mean by those.

    Then you're basically an introvert extrotim.
    Okay.
    , Se-sub
    8w8-3w8-7w8 sx/sx

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    8,578
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    in short, no; this is not something i've observed in particular nor is this something i'd expect. i'm sure you can think of enough people that don't tend fit this rule themselves. i don't consider subtypes to be hugely important, but i can think of a number of people who i would rather arbitrarily classify as pertaining to one subtype or another who i wouldn't say really do this at all. they may accentuate behaviors relating to their subtype function, but that doesn't make their overall patterns of behavior or lifestyle particularly different.

  5. #5
    machintruc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Herzy View Post
    I don't know what you mean by those.
    Social : extrinsically outgoing. seeks to be part of others. conformistic.

    Intimate : intrinsically outgoing. seeks to monopolise attention of others. non-conformistic.


    Like Enneagram's Social and Intimate variants or Model Phi's N0 and N+.

  6. #6
    Suomea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    TIM
    ILE-Ti
    Posts
    1,054
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ...
    Last edited by Suomea; 09-27-2008 at 06:34 PM.
    Suomea

  7. #7
    Blaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,725
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    yeah i've noticed this as well actually.

    prolly the most extraverted-seeming types would be those that are extraverted in the leading function and have that subtype also. the most introverted-seeming would be those with introversion in the leading function and subtype, with a continuum of possibilities in between.

    ILE

    those who are easily shocked.....should be shocked more often

  8. #8
    BLauritson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    979
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hmm.. I'm not sure what I think of this tbh. I'll usually go out with friends if invited although I don't really go out otherwise (apart from seeing my Dad on Sunday evenings, but I don't think that really counts). I dunno, I think I've always been like that. I was going to say that I've become more sociable with age, but thinking about it I think that was just down to the people I knew at the time. I dunno. Please don't kill me.
    ILI (Indescribable Lovemaking Inc.)
    5w4 so/sx

    "IP temperament! Because today's concerns are tomorrow's indifferences!"

    Lord Fnorgle's Domain - A slowly growing collection of music, poetry and literature.
    Stickam music performances

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •