I wasn't sure what better to call this thread. I've noticed, it seems Se-egos are more likely to with-hold their opinion regarding someone else's socionics type.
I get the impression that @lungs doesn't openly discuss how she classifies others, nor does it seem she particularly cares for classification. She self-types ESI as far as I know.
@dolphin doesn't seem to call out what other people's types are, instead maintaining a 'light' atmosphere. She self-types SEE.
@squark doesn't seem crazy about expressing their opinion. LSI.
Ananke back in the day, from 2 years ago, SLE, also seemed to keep her opinion to herself, only expressing it when asked.
Let's contrast these 4 people to Se-POLR. @Maritsa Darmandzhyan is one of the most vocal people in expressing her typing of other people. She self-types EII. @Subterranean is fairly willing to express his typings of others, and also @Marie84. Both self-type EII.
@tcaudilllg seems more-than-ready to express his opinion on many subjects, also self-types LII, Se-POLR. @Ryan quite often shares his open opinion of others' types, and also @Crispy, who both also self-type LII.
BUT MOUNTAINDEW/SNAPS, WHOEVER YOU ARE, DO YOU HAVE ANY NUMBERS TO BACK UP YOUR CLAIMS?
Yes, I actually put some time/thought into this. According to the 16types Typing Spreadsheet, as of July 5th, 2012, there are 40 people, listed in the 1st row, who openly share there opinions of everyone else's types. Of those 40 people, only @woofwoofl and @Bardia, whose type-consensus are SEE and ESI respectively (type-consensus being defined as not just self-typing, but the plurality of people's opinions being a single type), are the only 2 Se-egos to share their views of others.
2/40= 5%. Only 5% of people who share their opinions of everyone's types are Se-egos. Is this statistically significant? Is this due to a lack of Se-egos on the forum?
Again, let's look at the Members' Spreadsheet. I counted 30 people out of 242 contributors whose consensus type, the plurality vote of people’s opinions, is Se-ego. NOT INCLUDED in those 30 are the following who self-type Se-ego, but whose consensus type are different:
Jessica129 self-types as Beta ST, but the consensus for her type is SLI.
Joy self-types there as SLE, but the consensus is ESE.
Liveandletlive self-types SEE, but the consensus is ESE.
Scapegrace / Garmon self-types ESI, but nobody confirms that.
ScarlettLux types there as SEE, but the consensus is EIE.
Uwace self-types as SLE, but the consensus is IEI.
Myself, as I self-type LSI, but the consensus stands ESE.
Still, that being said, 30/242 is 12.4%.
12.4% of the forum is Se-ego, (theoretically, if all types were split evenly, and all types were attracted to an online forum evenly, you would expect 25% for Se-ego), and only 5% openly express their opinion of everyone’s types.
If the forum had 20% Se-egos, and only 10% shared their opinion, you would say Se-egos were ‘half’ as likely to share their opinion, or 20/10= 200%, or twice as likely to with-hold their opinion of others types.
In our case, you could say we have 12.4% Se-egos, of which 5% shared their open opinion, so 12.4/5=2.48. You could say Se-egos are two and a half times, or 250%, as likely to keep their opinions regarding others’ types to themselves, as opposed to the average forum member.
Why don't I contribute to the typing thread? Well, I must ask, why? These won’t be everyone’s reasons, but these are my personal opinions:
1) Would reveal too much of my own inner thoughts toward others, and same/opposite quadra bias. Typing someone as my dual feels like an 'I like you' popularity contest.
2) If my typing of someone and their self-typing mismatch, it could create unnecessary drama.
3) If my typing of someone matches their self-typing, it 'proves' my knowledge of socionics more, and I feel no need to prove myself.
Se-egos, do you relate to any of these 3 reasons above?
Se-egos could be more likely to express their opinions in other ways, but perhaps with sharing their typing of other people, it can feel more personal and complicated.
Everyone else, have you noticed this tendency for Se-egos to with-hold their opinions of socionics typing as well? Do you think there is a correlation? Is there some part of my analysis I overlooked, that would lead you to believe Se-egos are NOT 250% more likely to with-hold their opinion of others' types? Was the sample size too small, n=40 for expressing opinions of others' types, to give a true indication of Se-egos?
Let me know what you think.