Key features and control emotions of IM functions
Eglit I.M., Tumolskaya V. Abramov S.D.
The article was published in the journal SMiPL number 5, 2012
Long observations and protocol records of TIM identification have produced abundant material which allowed us to define main distinctive features of the A-modelís functions. The features of the functions have been divided in two categories: semantic and energy-related. Semantic category contains features which define the distinctive traits of functions' operation and could serve as functionsí identification marks. These features directly follow from each functionís set of parameters (dimensions). The energy-related category lists the control emotions which accompany information metabolism of each function. Energy-related reactions are perceived as emotions which arise in the process of information processing. The energy-related component can be observed during a TIM identification interview but it can also remain latent and unnoticed. Latent control emotions can be revealed in the process of self-observation exercises. Some traces of these emotions can be observed in the intervieweeís speech. Control emotions are an inevitable component of information processing. Normally a person is not able to change his/her control emotions (he/she can only try to conceal them), thatís why they are reliable tokens pointing to corresponding functions.A given function produces a superposition of the described features depending on its place in the A-model. For example, for a function #6 we can observe reactions related to low-dimensionality, normativity, super-id block, vital track and limitations imposed by the functionís sign (in case if the function has the plus sign). Corresponding set of reactions points to the functionís location in the A-model.
Such an approach serves as the basis for TIM identification in the School of System Socionics.
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