For... 7 years I have been enamored with socionics and personality psychology. As a reformer liberal, I spent most of my life to that point living in the belief that people were completely chaotic, unpredictable, and quite frankly scary. There was the image of what we wanted them to be to us and what they actually were, and too often the image did not match the reality. When I found socionics, it brought some -- I say some -- order to this chaos. It was not enough order for me, and so I endeavored to discover it for myself. I discovered the subelements and re-discovered the EM type, and upon the study of their relationships built the dual-type and supersocion theories.
Trying to understand more deeply the systems suggested in the broad outlines of subelement and dual-type relations has basically been my sole intellectual focus since 2004. I understand the world so much now that I also understand how difficult it is to actually change it, that we as people are basically enslaved to our motivations and all we can have is hope that we are on the receiving end of the energy others feel compelled to spend in help to others. Such is opportunity. I want everyone to have opportunity. I know that everyone adds something to the intellectual discourse around us -- even the most extreme and evil voices make substantial contributions from time to time, if only in cancellation of each the others' negative influences.
So what does a theory of attitudes -- that's what the dual-type, supersocion, and even classical socionics theories really constitute -- afford us? I suppose it is fruitless to try to impress upon you the importance of something you aren't convinced is important, so let's what you have to say and then I'll offer my thoughts on your views.