I don't know if this belongs in general or what but I want to talk about the process of learning socionics. For me, of course it started with reading wikisocion and then lurking here for a long time, and then finally starting to post and paying attention to what things I said received a positive response from members of this forum and what didn't. Then of course I sort of narrowed down the group of posters here who I trusted vis a vis socionics and began to value their responses more. A big turning point for me was when I posted a thread about my understanding of the IEs for general forum consideration. I got some really good replies to that, but more importantly, I felt comfortable enough in my basic understanding of the IEs that I could begin to do more theoretical explorations and find the topics in socionics that really interest me.
Another big thing that's still ongoing was getting over some of my basic quadra preferences in order to become a bit more objective in my thoughts on socionics. I had this idea that only deltas engage in things like believing in cliches and platitudes and other things that really squick me. And of course, MY quasar, beta, avoided this at all costs. Well, that's not true. Maybe some fundamental idea that was the seed of where I got that idea is true, but the actual idea, itself? Totally false. And I think there's some degree of 'using socionics to suit and justify one's own preferences and prejudices' that everybody has to get over the course of learning socionics. And it's te,ping, because of course socionics lines up with our preferences in some things, that's one of the basic tennets: we're going to like our quadra's way of doing things better. But it's easy to take that too far and end up mistyping people all over the place, ya know?
Anyway, yeah, let's talk some more about how we learned socionics. I think it could be an interesting conversation.