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    Question The nature of Socionics: What is Socionics?

    Fair (yet to be seen) and gentle people of this realm forum. I pose you a question: What (I dare ask) is Socionics? Now, don't be so hasty as to dismiss me; for with one seemingly straight forward question, I ask two!

    First: What is Socionics in a "dictionary" definition sense, but please refrain from the narrow minded actions of cut-and-paste and or direct quoting in total place of your own words; I wish that you would all give the most rigid definition you can muster, in your own terms.

    Second: What is Socionics in an applicatory sense; is Socionics a literal psychological 'hierarchy' of (rigid?) personality archetypes that exist in-place of constantly shifting (usually) reactionary, and or, scenario based sludge of the frontal lobe.

    Or is it something different?

    tl;dr What is Socionics in a general sense, and What is Socionics intended use (be it sociological descriptions of the workings of relationships; or psychological descriptions of ((rigid?)) personality types.)

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    Socionics is the study of intertype relations.

    Its purpose is to understand others.
    I would say that ethically you are still supposed to act as if you have unilateral responsibility; but simultaneously you have to be able to see the other as a fully autonomous, free, aware person.

    Medicalizing social problems has the additional benefit of rendering society not responsible for those social ills. If it’s a disease, it’s nobody’s fault. Yay empiricism.

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    Could you please elaborate further; I asked a (for the most part) general set of questions under the umbrella of one questions so i could better understand the nature of what Socionics is to other people (as well as find whether it's agreed upon by the collective, but this was a minor optional/bonus.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    Socionics is the study of intertype relations.

    Its purpose is to understand others.
    So concise. it.

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    It's the study of psychological types and how those types relate to one another and why. Here's a definition of "type":
    a variant of congenital aggregate psychophysiological characteristics of the individual, affecting his mental processes, identifying possible predisposition, ability and potential ways of developing them, not subject to change and determined within socionical paradigm.
    Sorry if this isn't what you're looking for.

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    Who cares?

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    I do, otherwise I wouldn't have asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoetrenTheCacti View Post
    Fair (yet to be seen) and gentle people of this realm forum. I pose you a question: What (I dare ask) is Socionics? Now, don't be so hasty as to dismiss me; for with one seemingly straight forward question, I ask two!

    First: What is Socionics in a "dictionary" definition sense, but please refrain from the narrow minded actions of cut-and-paste and or direct quoting in total place of your own words; I wish that you would all give the most rigid definition you can muster, in your own terms.

    Second: What is Socionics in an applicatory sense; is Socionics a literal psychological 'hierarchy' of (rigid?) personality archetypes that exist in-place of constantly shifting (usually) reactionary, and or, scenario based sludge of the frontal lobe.

    Or is it something different?

    tl;dr What is Socionics in a general sense, and What is Socionics intended use (be it sociological descriptions of the workings of relationships; or psychological descriptions of ((rigid?)) personality types.)
    What is the purpose of your inquiry?
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    Many black Americans are SEE type.

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