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    I know that this may sound pretty 101 to some, but I could've missed it:

    "Is socionics about behaviour or about cognition?"

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    Socionics is about Information Processing.

    Ne, Se, Te, Fe, Ni, Si, Ti, Fi are Information Elements. IE for short.
    Basically they are types of information.

    Model A arranges those types of information into 16 different ways of processing information.

    The information we attend to, consider, ignore, etc influences our decisions and how we act.
    But, other things influence our decisions and actions as well. Such as our personal experiences, our learnings and education, our different pressures in life, our body's chemistry, our goals and motivations, etc.

    Some people want/think Socionics covers all of that. Or they simplify it to stereotypes while ignoring the complexity of real people. imo, you'll get further with, and know the limitations of, the theory if you focus on types of info rather than trying to attribute set behaviors to each socionics type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nondescript View Post
    "Is socionics about behaviour or about cognition?"
    About cognition wich affects behavior.
    Types examples: video bloggers, actors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol View Post
    About cognition wich affects behavior.
    It seems wispy though. Like a...theory or a rumour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nondescript View Post
    It seems wispy though. Like a...theory or a rumour.
    It is a theory.
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    @nondescript

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    Thanks for this bit of entertainment

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    great thread 10/10

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    Socionics is a theory of interpersonal interaction based on pattern of information selection and processing.

    Mental processes and how we judge and perceive information is structured in this theory. That would be a lie to say that Socionics is based on behavior only, or cognition only. A particular cognition will often lead to a set of probable behavior. But you must know that a lot of factors will determine behavior, because Socionic's model isn't enough to describe the whole complexity of our brain. Thus, if you try to type someone based on behavior you'll not have a valid analysis and point of view. Even with our poor knowledge about the human psyche, and especially personality here, there are still others settings. For example the Enneagram theory cover an other face of our psyche and ego, and how we are spiritually motivated in our lives. I'm sure that you can imagine the difference of behavior between an ILI 8, 6 for example. Their behavior will certainly be very different from each other, even if their cognition is similar.
    On the other hand they will probably not express Fe that much.

    As you can see, there are no absolute. Behavior isn't only the product of cognition.

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