Once upon a time I was really into this stuff.
I'm not anymore.
I see the merit of socionics IN THEORY.
However, my experience of taking socionics into consideration in my every day life has always resulted in a skewed perspective. What I mean is that when I take into consideration in my day-to-day life what socionics would say, for example, about a particular person... rather than having what I would consider an "unbiased" outlook on coming to know a person, I subscribe that person to a knowledge basis of which- even if the liklihood is high- may or may not apply to them. In having such expectations (or "in looking for such high liklihoods") about said person, I have often seen just that- what I "expected" to see, as opposed to what's actually there.
Now perhaps you're thinking this sounds like a personal problem- and perhaps to some extent it is; my curiosity about that aspect of the matter is mostly what brings me to post this.
I would argue pretty strongly (and I'm sure many would agree) that "seeing what one expects to see, rather than what's there" is a relatively common motif in the world.
I am simply curious then what other people feel about this- their different perspectives on the matter, and if they feel that, given the above said, they are able to still have an acurate perspective on others with the consideration of socionics, and abstain from the problems that I had with it.
(After having learned other things from socionics over a good deal of time, at this point I consider it to be more of a negative than a positive to me for the above reasons.)