MBTI uses a different approach to defining types as Socionics does, yet it would be useful to know if the descriptions can be recognized by Socionists or are simply too different.
Therefore I've copied 1 description out of an MBTI book to test what type of person the people on this forum recognize in it. Elaborate if you like.
These types are the consummate project managers. Regardless of the nature of the task to be accomplished or whether they do it as part of their job or for fun, these types are talented at realistically sizing up a situation, setting goals, determining abailable resources, and organizing and supervising the personnel to make sure the job gets done correctly, always in the most efficient manner.
Logical and analytical, these types are natural leaders and quick decision makers. Their serious no-nonsense approach to life inspires confidence and trust from the people they work and live with. Respected for their objectivity and fairness, these types live by a code that includes working hard and behaving honorably and ethically. They are seldom accused of playing favorites or acting capriciously.
Thoroughly committed to the organizations they belong to, they are wiling to take on difficult assignments and make the tough decisions for the good of the organization.
They may inadvertently act insensitively at times. But when they do, it is because they are not very tuned in to the emotional side of people, and, consequently, they may not consider how people feel about an issue particularly relevant to the decisionmaking process.
Although they are often outgoing and friendly, these types are highly competitive, have a strong need to be in control and are also strong willed and very verbal. Therefore, by the sheer power of their personality, they may easily intimidate less assertive people.
Often drawn to work environments that are highly structured, these types are most comfortable when everyone knows the ground rules, and where there are established operating procedures and clear expectations. They are loyal team players who are more interested in maintaining than challenging the status quo. They respect authority and expect others to do the same. Practical and realistic these types consider it important to be accurate with facts and to pay close attention to details. These types are particularly good at maintaining existing systems and using resources wisely.
Traditional and often conservative, these types have little interest in or enthusiasm for experimental creative or new approaches. Instead they prefer to stick with familiar and tested ways of doing things. Nor do they adapt well or easily to change. As a result, they can be forceful and effective opponents constantly challenging the necessity of change. They are rarely convinced by anything other than hard facts and logical reasoning.
Because they are so focused on the present, they may fail to appreciate how current actions may affect the future. And they are not particularly good at anticipating future needs or forecasting future trends.
Because they tend to make quick decisions, they sometimes rush to judgement before they have carefully and thoroughly considered all their options. And once they have made up their minds, they are difficult to convince otherwise. When they slow down and take the extra time to listen patiently to suggestions, they may find the added perspecive helps them make better choices for themselves and others.