I’ve seen a lot of threads about how betas are loud/boisterous and also how betas are the quietest, ‘most introverted’ quadra. I think um, betas are the most fluid in their interactions out of all the other quadras, and whether or not we are loud or quiet just totally depends on what other quadra members are present. Other quadras seem more fixed in their interactions, but betas it just totally depends on what non-betas we’re associating with.
Like in a heavy delta atmosphere where ideals and ‘real work’ are matched, such as a school setting, I think this stifles betas the most, so we will be super quiet.
If you put nothing but betas in a living room though, I think we will be the loudest, most partying type. That’s when the typical idea of an sle in a backwards baseball cap skullfucking an iei might come true. I think though out of social embarrassment/norms, if a delta walked in or something… we’d stop more of our natural self. But I know if I’m by myself, or other betas- I’m a lot more wilder than I usually appear. That’s when probably yes, I chug beer and act gonzo porn ish.
Betas and alphas… I’m quieter around alphas usually. Still jokey but mellow.
Gammas I think, hybridize betas. That is, we’re loud but quiet all at once in a way. They have us participating strongly, but still on guard (shared and but their and nullifies us). My interactions with gammas kind of make me feel split in two in a way.
Beta: FeTiSeNi/Delta: FiTeSiNe. Beta: FeTiSeNi/Gamma: FiTeSeNi. Beta: FeTiSeNi/ Alpha: FeTiSiNe
All in all…
Betas = feel most energy with other betas of course. Miss it when it’s gone.
Alphas = 2nd best.
Gammas = 3rd best.
Deltas = Worst. Drains energy. Have to make effort to appear I dunno. Normal it seems.
Note this is based on society/group interaction, not one on one interaction per se. Because a healthy Delta can still very much charge me if it’s just us two. Like, I appreciate the one-on-one interaction with Delta IEEs and EIIs. But if you like, get a group of Deltas and just me or something, I end up feeling almost dead and like my brain vibrations would function at a very low level. Again, this is based more on quadra relationships rather than intertype relationships, if that makes sense.
Now it’s more complex than this but the general saying is true to me. Like say I was in a situation with 6 betas, 3, gammas, 2 alphas and 1 delta. I’d still feel more energized than not. If I’m like with all betas, I act kinda more… war-like. Like I start talking about how I want to change the world and gay hippie shit like that, and if we also get along for other non-socionics reason, we’ll start a club or group or some movement or what not. Of course this also has to do with the right balance too. If you have an equal amount of each type of beta, and a large group of betas I think it will be almost epic in the feeling of movement and accomplishment. Like Idk man, just a theory since in real life there was always a Delta or two thrown in the mix that really, really squandered the spirits. Not that it’s a bad thing. The world needs that balance I suppose.