(This post is currently a rough draft and includes my perspective of the Gamma quadra, hopefully being as consistent with Classic socionics as possible, paragraphs may have mild disorganization, but will be renovated to better fit the more accurate descriptions of the Gamma Quadra)
(This description is incomplete and is lacking in key points about Gamma types, more information will be added soon)
The Gamma quadra values the IM elements of , , and . While the subdued IM elements of the Gamma quadra will be , , and . Within the Gamma quadra, you have the LIE, ESI, SEE and ILI types.
Gamma SFs are characterized by their harsh judgements of character and desire to build close relationships with the individuals (or sources of information) that they personally trust. Gamma SFs often pay more attention to their internal emotional attitudes along with a practical and realistic approach to the world around them. Some Gamma SFs, SEEs in particular; have may have ambitions that are usually centered on furthering some real world cause or doing good in society rather than compulsive power-seeking. While other Gamma SF types, ESIs in particular; are highly reliant on their own personal attitudes towards others in directing their path through life, which can sometimes lead them down circuitous and complicated pathways and interfere with their moral rectitude. In terms of how these types assess the individual qualities of those around them, the SEEs judgments tend to be rapid and impetuous, lacking internal logical consistency but still being all around harsh. SEEs might also exhibit much more obvious moving-towards people attitude than the other Gamma types, focusing more on building positive relationships with the individuals they trust and can lack foresight in the sense of recognizing who is and who isn’t a “good person” to them. The judgements of the ESI however, are usually much more private and closed-off, commonly being motivated by their internal feelings of skepticism and distrust. ESIs can be more thoroughly evaluating of the people they come across, often reacting coldly and bitterly, almost permanently towards individuals they have had past transgressions with. Despite this, ESIs can behave less standoffish and confrontational towards the individuals they personally like, acting more consoling and empathetic towards the individuals the ESI likes. (It should be noted that ESIs are often mistaken for introverted logic types within the Socionics community, due to ignoring being overshadowed by their strong desire to keep all their emotions contained at all costs for base
Gamma NTs are characterized by their orientation towards independently envisioning the realistic long-term and collecting relevant and useful knowledge for to optimize their productivity. Gamma NTs are inclined to evaluate information based on the reliability of its source and as such, they desire to have all the information for themselves, so they can evaluate it independently. Gamma NTs are predominantly future-oriented in their thinking, considering future developments and forecasts that have long-term implications. Gamma NTs often use knowledge as a gateway to visit complex mental landscapes that are adapted and continually revised by new information. Some Gamma NTs, particularly LIEs; possess an entrepreneurial spirit and seek to advance their own vision of some paradigmatic innovation or improvement. LIEs can also be specifically concerned with matters of efficiency and optimization of their environment and may be inclined to offer suggestions as to its improvement. In contrast to the highly pragmatic, assiduous, and proactive LIE; the imaginative, detached and reclusive ILI will be represented in a different way. Despite the LIEs encyclopedic knowledge and ambitiousness lies a rather internalized sense of mental activity, which can sometimes manifest in reflective, philosophical, and detachedly contemplative behavior which can make them resemble their ILI counterparts to some extent. Though ILIs do not actively wish to materialize their visions, while the other Gamma types have a specific degree of discipline, ambition and proactivity; these qualities are very subdued in the ILI. It should also be noted that ILIs are very prone to spending excessive amounts of time in their mind, pertaining to a solipsist perspective towards their own emotions, more often than not being out of touch with how they internally feel. In this sense, ILIs are just as concerned on factual accuracy and the rudimentary understanding of how things work as LIEs are; they simply do not emphasize this as much as LIEs. (The base function of in LIEs are always “on” and in ILIs, this is expressed as sometimes “on” or “off” in the creative function of ) ILIs also have a deep factual understanding of subjects or specialized fields of interest, often so being highly critical of others if they share the same field of interest, but do not understand it as well as the ILI does. In conflict with what was stated about ILIs earlier, some ILIs are highly competitive and deeply oriented towards their own self-efficacy, even if they resist materializing their productive efforts in a consistent way.
Gamma types exclusively value , meaning they have a preference to take information unfiltered from specific sources, these sources are often so trustworthy people, but can also be from a book or a website that contains reliable information; often so as a result of valuing extroverted logic. Valuing and results in a specific type of integrity that prefers to see judge which information is reliable or useful vs. what is unreliable or useless, often so brings up the issue of finding the most reliable sources of information. Introverted ethics types are more disposed towards evaluating the source of the information based on their character quality of the information, or potentially for other reasons as well.
In general, the judgement goes directly to the source, not the information itself, but whatever physical entity is supplying the information. It wouldn’t necessarily be wrong to assume that Alpha and Beta types have a tendency to criticize the information at hand, but rarely the source of the information, while the opposite occurs in the Gamma and Delta types; though in practice this is a grey-area when used as a method to find an individual’s type of information metabolism. Judgements within the Beta quadra have a tendency to appear more dynamic and expressive of how the person feels about this externally. While the Gamma quadra’s judgements have a tendency to be rather neutral or realistic in terms of how the individual feels about something. The reason for this is because of devaluing, where the emotions of most (not all) Gamma types are hidden.
The emphasis that is deeply rooted within all Gamma types is to form meaningful relationships with the individuals or sources involved. A general rule towards the emotionality that the Gamma quadra, they are likely to carry their emotionality to be expressed inwardly and not presented to the world externally. For instance, there are many scenarios that can equally describe and prove the claim that Gamma types generally do not care what others think of them and acknowledge that they have self-centered motivations. These motivations are expressed somewhat weakly and superficially on the surface, but when observed deeper in the essence of a Gamma type; they are not so passionate about such developments.
A major difference in telling apart Gamma extroverts and Gamma introverts, the SEE and LIE will be disposed to less critical judgement and behave in a more accepting manner towards the environments around them. The SEE will be more impulsive and will generally lack a cohesive depth in their judgments, frantically jumping from one activity to the next to attract people; often presenting themselves as attention seekers. From what we can observe about the SEE externally, is they appear socially outgoing and socially accepting, but when provoked can unleash an immense amount of anger that creates conflict and drama in situations where there shouldn’t necessarily be any at all. As a result, these particular kinds of SEEs tend to be relatively unresponsive to the social needs of other people and sometimes prefer to satisfy their own individual needs in the moment first. In addition, the emotional expression of the SEE tends to be variably intense and spontaneous.
Gamma extroverts tend to have a greater entrepreneurial spirit compared to other types and a more prominent expression of independence as a rule for these types. In this sense, it would appear that the Gamma extroverts are more demanding and impatient than the Gamma introverts. Almost always as a result of pushing the extroverted IM elements of their quadra; and valuing. While in contrast, the Gamma introverts are more thoughtful, yet more rigorously judgemental and focused more on their inner world of preferences; and valuing.
The Gamma type that is the least skillful in navigating the world of people and relationships with others is the LIE. This is mainly because this type is often phenomenally unskilled in navigating the world of people, because of suggestive and creative in a sense of focusing greatly on their own goals in which they have a great sense of personal ambition and become absorbed in their work often at the expense of neglecting their personal lives; though there is a great deal of variability in calculating this. A major difference between the LIE and LSE, is the LIE can articulate it's goals and formulate sources to further benefit these goals in a way that the LSE is not always inherently familiar of. Even though the LSE is still somewhat focused on their goals because they have demonstrative , but the LIE is different in the way they become so single-mindedly focused on their goals and in some situations become so absorbed in their relationships that they lose sight of what they truly want out of life to satisfy them.
Gamma NTs consciously reject the idea of positive emotionality and normative traditions that are created out of jocularity and propriety, without any factual evidence to support their reasoning for following through and joining the group atmosphere. Gamma NTs (more so ILIs than LIEs) tend to be very skeptical spreading joy and cheer without doing solving problems pragmatically or impacting realistic change in the environment. The ILI in this case, may question the person’s angle towards having a demeanor that is “all talk and no action”, seeing little reasoning in doing something they are not obsessively interested in or obligated to do. Gamma NTs tend to find it very irritating when emotions are being passionately and authentically expressed, when the quality of the information is not mentioned or even ignored entirely.
LIEs in fiction that are often encountered in movies or TV shows, they are commonly portrayed as some variant of a greedy capitalist character that has no idea how to connect with people in interpersonal relationships nor truly understand what they want with life. Other than having a successful business or something like this and only good at dealing with people in order to make lots of money. Sometimes when this LIE character has a love interest, they expect the love interest to be there for them and don't care very much about them any more than that. Broadly speaking, I think this is a reasonable caricature of the LIE to say that they don't often understand what they personally want. Even some famous LIEs in real life that are very successful business people that have little to no personal lives whatsoever, almost a self-sacrificing workaholic in a much more literal sense of the term, then again, not all LIEs are like this.
When LIEs encounter problems in the world, the functional importance of which they respect, that they are insensitive to the idea of productively working with their hands to deal with the resources they have available. The LIE is a type that commonly prefers, in principle, to be greedy capitalists that make lots of money; though not always. A better example would be for the LIE to hire and manage people who work for them, employees to deal with the mundane problems of their work for them, rather than have to figure out how to deal with it on their own. This is not overly stereotyped, but then again limited to a certain degree. LIEs tend to thrive and perform well as a CEO or economically prosperous entrepreneur that actively works from one job to the next and working to reap their own individual rewards or prestige; appearing powerful but not having impatient and demanding leadership style or the base type.