No I didn't silly person, I just wanted you to notice me, and apparently it worked. And I couldn't stand the unoriginal waterfall of (Hi, I'm new here) titles which is this forums.
My name is Andrew, but I go by Sindri. Here is my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajoynton
I am an IEI introverted subtype in socionics and an INFP in the MBTI; both self typed.
My motivation for learning socionics is to understand other people better and ultimately make a decent family. My parents, an SEI / LII activation pair, were decent parents on average: meaning they were very responsible, altruistic and thoughtful while completely lacking unity, fighting often and being very controlling. I feel the mediocre family is common today, only, I seem to be one of the few who is deeply hurt by this. Maybe I am the stereotypical college student who swears he will never be like his parents, but at least I am educating myself so I don't fall into the rut of mistakes my parents have gorged into my subconscious (like everybody else). I might be a little dramatic, but if all IEIs are have dreams, mine is to finally have a worthwhile family.
Anyway, how does this relate to socionics? First I wanted to understand why my parents decided to marry if they did not get along, which is explained by the difference of rational/ irrational temperaments of the relationship of activity. Then I looked at why I was such a different person than my father (he is the LII, making him my beneficiary). Then I realized that odds are, if I have children, they are likely to be very different from me as well, so I have been learning all 16 types so hopefully I can recognize their needs and provide them the atmosphere they need without projecting myself onto them.
That is how I originally got interested socionics, but there are so many more immediate uses I have found. The biggest cool thing it has helped me do is listen to people and actually give advise. I love my friends and helping them deal with their life, but I am the most nonobjective person I know: I'm a great listener, but I tend to end up sympathizing with everything people say and totally understanding them while being just as confused as they are. At least with socionics, I can see the underlying patterns and gives some advise.
It is also just fun to try and figure people out. I don't buy the VI stuff at all, but I still like the challenge of figuring out my friends. It is like advance people watching for the introvertedly inclined.
So that is why I'm here. Sorry to burden you with yet another IEI, it seems we flock to these places in drove. Let me reassure you that while I can be whimsical, I DO NOT dream of becoming a merman to eventually join my brothers in the sea, so at least you don't have to deal with That ;]