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    According to Chinese theory, there are five elements. These are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. There are also personalities depending on you composition relating to these elements. I found this webiste: http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.co...ersonality.htm It details the personalities, and I was wondering whether you had any views on a correlation between Socionics types and these five personalities.

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    I don't know a whole lot about the Chinese elements but I did do the questionnaire and scored:

    27% water
    8% wood
    20% earth
    25% metal
    20% fire

    I'm an INTj

    Based on the descriptions of the elements, I'd have to agree that water and metal fit me the best.

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    Fire 58 %
    Water 5 %
    Wood 25 %
    Earth 10 %
    Metal 0 %

    ESTp, definately fire.
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    Fire 21 %
    Water 21 %
    Wood 19 %
    Earth 20 %
    Metal 17 %

    I think it is bogus ... the descriptions are far too vague.

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    Fire- 48%
    Wood- 18%
    Water- 15%
    Earth- 12%
    Metal- 6%

    Hmm...

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    Water 17 %, Wood 22 %, Earth 6 %, Metal 17 %, Fire 35 %


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    intp...

    I had to do the percentages myself, it wasn't scoring it. The types seemed not to be definitive enough.

    Water 24%
    Wood 24%
    Fire 19%
    Earth 2%
    Metal 17%

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    Fire 0 %
    Water 77 %
    Wood 11 %
    Earth 0 %
    Metal 11 %

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    I agree with rmcnew in that the descriptions of these elements are rather vague, therefore its hard to pinpoint which element correlates with what socionic types but I'll take a stab at it anyway:

    Water: probably INxx
    Wood:
    Metal: IxxJ ?
    Fire: , maybe also
    Earth: not sure, someone help me here

    Laura

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    Perhaps it is that the five personalities are vague, even more "intuitive", than perhaps the more logical and scientific Socionincs, making correlations very difficult. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrior-librarian
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    Water: probably INxx
    Wood:
    Metal: IxxJ ?
    Fire: , maybe also
    Earth: not sure, someone help me here
    Hmm, I got fire, and is my 5th function and being my third. I'm with you that I think that the element descriptions are a little too vague, but I think they're even a little to general to even characterize them by functions.
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    I don't know if there is any correlation between the Chinese five elements and socionics but if there is here's what I think it would be:

    water: , , and
    wood:
    fire:
    earth: and
    metal: and

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    Water seems to be more N wheras Metal seems to be more either a) T or b) Rational behaviour. Wood seems perhaps xxTp. But I think that correlation between the two is very difficult due to the vagueness of the five elements.

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    INTj and
    Water 42 %
    Metal 22 %
    Fire 14 %
    Earth 11 %
    Wood 8 %

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