Socionics (and to a somewhat lesser extent, the Enneagram) still interest me in that I continue to find them valuable in evaluating peoples' strengths, weaknesses, and the potentialities of relationships.
I thought of this forum a few evenings ago when I saw The Inspiration Channel (or Network, idk) on the upper reaches of the cable channel guide. Personally, I think that it's a goldmine for anyone looking into leadership and Socionics, as there are many different quadras represented there -- generally each by preachers whose style reflects his/her sociotype.
The first preacher I saw was * Mike Murdock.* He's the only preacher about whose Sociotype I feel sure of... Murdock, it turns out, is well-known as a religious songwriter and musician. He "teaches" in "wisdom keys," with messages that should appeal to some betas via his questioning and dihcotomic rhetoric, (not to mention his Wagnerian outdo music). Murdock is typical, imo, of an older, successful ENFj.
The second preacher I saw was Joyce Meyer. I'm not sure of her type, although I'll admit I felt an affinity for her preaching. She warns against "action based on emotion;" (a lesson that mature alphas and betas will have learned via life experience -- and something which gammas and deltas may understand intuitively). IMO, she speaks about it as though she's detached, or distanced from these emotions, (i.e. "I've seen the consequences, and you'll want to avoid this.") As on the show I saw, in this clip she's very focused on "being prepared" (via faith) for "what life throws at you."
The third preacher I saw was Joel Osteen. He's probably one of the most famous American preachers (along with the host of the 700 Club, Pat Robertson). He has a very soft, emotional style -- I'd argue that he's emotional in a way that's completely different from Murdock. There's no Sturm und Drang with him; this is more Tim Tebow, "you're gonna catch the game-winning touchdown!" He tries to inject some reality into his sermons, and appears very empathetic, ("I know it's tough.") Speaking of tough, his wife...
The last show I saw was the 700 Club, with Pat Robertson. Arguably the most influential American preacher since Billy Graham, Pat Robertson has become increasingly opinionated with age (taking surprise stances on issues like marijuana). Here he is taking his most famous stance, (against gays,) and you get to see a little bit of him behind the scenes, which is pretty revealing in a Socionics sense. He comes across -- to me -- as very calculated and political. Nixonesque.