Jan Helfeld is an independent journalist who interviews politicians and journalists in both tv and print media to reveal their fundamental operating principles using a Socratic inquiry method.
He has a series of videos up on YouTube of interviews he's done with these politicians and journalists, and what I gather from these interviews socionically speaking is how varying types will react or respond to a based foundation of applying logic and reasoning in the principles he believes in.
While you might or might not agree with Helfeld's political ideology, what I want you to focus on is not the merits of the arguments that he's making, but rather how his interviewing style and approach (and in some cases his philosophy) interacts with people with different methodologies of reasoning or how people come to different conclusions based on their operating principles and how they react when confronted by his particular interviewing style or how they choose to respond to how their are interpreting his line of questions -- and how that can be interpreted under the umbrella of Socionics.
There are a few examples I want to show you that I find to be interesting socionic examples of this kind of interplay not just in ideologies, but in how they respond to or react to a specific kind of reasoning and questioning. And I'd like your thoughts as well.
Because of the nature of the subject, I'm sensitive to what kinds of discussion this could potentially turn into. Please try to not let this spiral into a political discussion about whether or not the merits of what Helfeld is advocating is correct or not, but rather how a person of his type and style (in this particular case one that I think is heavily influenced) interacts with varying types of other well-known people.
I want this to be more than just "What type is Jan Helfeld?" or "What type are these politicians?", I mean those discussions will of course help in determining what kind of intertype relation we are seeing, but I'm hoping that the discussion centers around the intertype relations that are played out in these interviews.