I wasn't sure where to put this, it isn't really directly about me (I think I should spare you another 'What's my Type' thread at this point), but I'm just not really sure about socionics any more.
I'm studying away in my second semester of psych, and I know it's early days, but I ponder this a lot and I'm starting to believe not just from this, but from my own experiences as well, that type really just isn't that simple.
I feel as if I identify with both the kookiness of alpha and the seriousness of delta. If I were to fit best anywhere I would be an IEE, but it just doesn't click anyway. I have all the underlying values of a delta but I'm a total kook, I love to dress up and be silly and have pun wars and basically everything that comes with being that stereotypical alpha SF......but I'm most definitely intuitive. I sit down at night and I solve peoples' problems. I feel the undercurrent of emotions in groups of people but I can also read individuals and generally know how to get them to open up, talk about what's wounding them and change things so they see perspectives in order to move on and be excited about life again... and that's what I really love.
My introversion/extroversion is all over the shop, it depends on who I'm with and what's happening in my world. I would fit extrovert the best though, I suppose.
On top of this I feel I have changed dramatically in the last year from who I was. This has been remarked upon by almost everyone who has known me over both of these periods of my life and it's clear that I've mellowed out and actually become more intiutive and that I also appeared to have changed some of my values, or at least my ability to focus upon them.
I know all of this so far is me, me, me, but what I'm trying to do is draw upon my experiences. Given what I have experienced in the last few years and what I am learning now, I believe that socionics is flawed and that typology is simply too complicated to pidgeonhole. There are too many influencing factors to really define things so precisely into 16 types of people.
I understand that it's a guide above anything else, but I'm also aware that it has the potential to make people overlook others based on whether or not they fit the desired description. I think relationships must really be too personal of a thing to encapsulate in terms of statistical personality matches.
I'm not great at putting all of this into words right now, I'm just wondering if others have found themselves pondering similar things?