In his study on suicide, Émile Durkheim suggest four types of suicides in relation to social causes. He used two independent dimensions to elaborate on suicide: (social) integration and regulation.
Integration is the degree to which an individual is integrated into a social group (e.g. religious, domestic or political). Regulation is the degree to which the life and actions of an individual are regulated (controlled) by the group.
This got me thinking about the individual's needs for integration and regulation from a Socionics perspective. At first I thought it was quadra related, but then I realized my insights were quite 'irrational centric', so I modified it as follows:
Rationals have a need for high social regulation, irrationals a low need for social regulation (note: this pertains the needs an individual feels for himself, not for society).
So where does this leave the need for integration? Could we explain this in term of Socionics? Any thoughts?