The Reinin dichotomies are dead - Rick DeLong
The whole lot of useless nothing - Sergei Ganin
When I first studied Reinin dichotomies I read what DeLong and Ganin thought about them and considered them useless crap (not Ganin and Delong but Reinin dichotomies, of course ).
But I completely changed my mind: Reinin dichotomies are actually very useful. They are great to explain the concept of duality for example.
Reinin dichotomies can be divided in "Course of Action" and "Attitude to Life".
Course of Action:
Attitude to Life:
Very interesting: Duals share all dichotomies concerning Attitude to Life - and they differ in all dichotomies concerning Course of Action!!
I'm not quite sure if this is the result of my own analysis or if I read this distinction somewhere before - but it is definitely extremely interesting I think!
As an LII I prefer the following course of action:
- I rather think about goals than about methods (strategic)
- I like to talk about properties and structures (static).
- I try to understand the psychological state of others first (emotivist).
- I rather want to hear the opinions of others (asking).
- I tend to mention things that don't work properly (negativist).
My ESFj duals prefer a completely different course of action:
- They rather think about methods than about goals (tactical)
- They like to talk about developments (dynamic).
- They try to help without trying to understand everything (constructivist).
- They rather want to demonstrate their own opinions (declaring).
- They tend to mention things that already work properly (positivist).
While the Course of Action is completely different the Attitude to Life is exactly the same: INTj and ESFj both
- focus on ideas instead of ressources (obstinate)
- focus on long-term goals instead of short-term goals (farsighted)
- focus on results instead of processes (result)
- prefer ideology instead of opportunism (merry)
- prefer equality instead of superiority (democratic)
- prefer peace instead of success (reasonable)
After my analysis I really can't see how the Reinin dichotomies are "dead" or "useless nothing". I think they are great...