Not sure if those are the correct technical terms, however, consider something like
ENTp vs INTj
ESFj vs ISFP
The difference is in each block which function comes first
ENTp Ego --
INTj Ego --
Same two functions, the order is different....
Similar with other types, also with other blocks
ENTp Id -- (ISFp Ego)
INTj Id -- (ESFj Ego)
Basically, as I understand the second function is creative and the first is producing (when talking about the ego)
How do these two functions relate?
How does changing the two functions affect the personality?
Is the realtion between these two functions conserved in every single block (ego, super-ego, super-id, id)?
Main reason I'm interested is because I figured you can type with the following intuitive process...
1) Type the Quadra
2) Type the Club
3) Decide whether the person is Rational or Irrational
You have your type....
If you understand things in terms of these 3 principles well and what distinguishes each, you can type relatively flawlessly.
The 3rd part relates to this question......
The structure of socionics is such that the 16types can be split into two groups.....
Rational and Irrational
Rationals have the Producing on Fi, Fe, Ti, Te... a form of thinking or feeling cognition. They have their Creative on Si, Se, Ni, Ne. A form of sensing or intuitive cognition. This is a Rational Cognition Template.
Irrationals are the reverse.
Both forms of cognition relate to this principle on what it means to be creative or producing.
This interlinks with quadras.
What is a Rational Alpha?
What is an Irrational Beta?
Also instead of Clubs or Quadras you can use Tempermant (Ixxj or Exxp, etc) as a degree of freedom in typing.
Instead of Saying INTj you could say Rational NT Alpha
I think a Rational NT Alpha means more than INTj
Or you could say Irrational NF Beta (INFp)
If you understand the meaning of these big blocks, you can permute around these concepts rather than the numerous details, you can use them like components. Sometimes what stands out about a person is not there type but something like "that person is beta".... in another instance it may stand out that "that person is irrational".... and so forth. Understanding these principles allows you to construct things from simple building blocks, as long as you understand what those blocks consist of. Its like solving problems using the principle of superposition.
Each of these major concepts relate into a matrix which characterizes socionics.
This really is helpful for spatial thinkers.