Criteria for assessing preferences in art through the prism of typology.
Olga Tagemann 11.04.2016
This article describes the criteria for assessing nonverbal preferences in art, on the basis of which it is possible to successfully identify the type of psychic energy (TPE) and the type of information metabolism (TIM) of a person. These criteria is used along with an assessment of non-verbal preferences in music. Method of Associative Psycho-diagnostics (APD) also includes a list of favourite and least favourite TV programs, movies, associative tests and a questionnaire, which is offered to record the video. In the process of diagnostics is determined the type of personality and namely type and subtype based on TPE – concept, as well as psychodynamic profile, which shows the distribution of types of psychic energy in the human psyche. The new approach ensures highly accurate identification of the personality type, objectivity and accuracy of the conclusions, provided that the client has passed all the necessary stages of diagnostics.
Key words: type, psychic energy, personality, typology, art, colour, preferences, extraversion, introversion, statics, dynamics, rationality, irrationality, logics, ethics, sensory, intuition.
How are basic dichotomies and functions revealed in art?
Rationality – irrationality:
Parameters: color; meaning - is it clear or not clear what is in the picture; usual or unusual; realistic or does not exist?
Extraversion – introversion:
Parameters: color, volume, scale. Large images of objects that occupy the entire space of the picture. Big size, grand design, open space. Alternatively we find a lot of small objects in the picture. Local image.
Markers: the view to the open space is shielded, obstructed, from under the cover. The person is drawn from the back or sideway, eyes closed, face is not clearly drawn or covered with hands, cloth.
Markers: Open space, a person is shown in full and in an open position, for example, is widely outstretched hands.
Parameters: color; the presence of (dynamics) or absence (statics) of a large number of small lines; the object depicted in a static state (peace) or dynamic state (moving).
Markers: The image on the picture can be mentally continue beyond the frame of the picture (sometimes the artist deliberately displays the image beyond the picture frame). The large number of small lines and items drawn in movement.
Parameters: shape (geometric, sharp and crisp lines, sharp corners); absence of people in the image; sketchy, depersonalized or distorted images of people; as well as the image of the objects that can be attributed to the aspect of logic (machines, equipment, instruments, tools, maps, compasses, etc.).
Parameters: colour; image of humans and animals through the relationship between them and their emotional states; flowers in nature or in bouquets.
Parameters: colour; detailed, specific and realistic images of objects, including a nude human body; large, massive forms of the objects that can be correlated with physical strength and power (the aspect of extraverted sensing). As well as refined beauty and harmony of the image, the atmosphere of the painting through the emotions and feelings (eg, water, river, sea, sea world, pond; rain, hovering in the air, the tenderness and sweetness of the depicted objects). Negative ( irrational, logical) sensory can be revealed in distortion of the physical bodies of people or animals (e.g. for example, dissolvement, decay, destruction).
Parameters: Colour; volume, scale. Not clearly drawn, blurry images of objects and people. The complexity and unusual images. The high degree of imagination and fantasy. The symbolism in the images (roads, stretching into the sky as a symbol of infinity, floating or flying images of people and objects; jumping up or falling down, the stars, sky, universe, and infinity of space. Paintings filled with air and space. The abstract, unrealistic, images of objects and people .
The theory of the interpretation of colour semantics and colour combinations was originally described in the article about the Associativie model “Butterfly”:
When we refer to the notion of a balanced personality we mean a harmony between the opposites such as the mind and heart, the soul and body. On the basis of the unity of opposites within the psyche, the author associates the types of psychic energy (TPE) with socionics’ functions, and those in turn with the colour of chakras. (9). As a result, the sixteen personality types were divided into four groups:
1.Ego-types – rational extroverts. Extroverted functions: Fe (red) and Te (orange).
2. Id-types – irrational extroverts. Extroverted functions: Se (yellow) and Ne (green).
3. Superid-types – irrational introverts. Introverted functions: Ni (blue) and Si (dark-blue).
4. Superego-types – rational introverts. Introverted functions: Ti (violet) and Fi (purple/pink).
Picture 1. Association between colors and functions in socionics.
The colour-functions association described in the Butterfly model points to the link between colour preference as being related to personality types and the four inherent types of psychic energy. In contrast to the theory of M. Lusher (11), the colours do not indicate the current state of mind or the current psycho-physiological state of a person, but reflect on the deeper levels of personality, which refer to stable psychological qualities.
The warm colour range, which possesses greater powers of extraversion (red, orange = Ego block; yellow, green = Id block), is opposite to the cold colour range of introversion with much less power (pink/ light purple, violet, white = Superego; block and blue, dark-blue, black = Superid).
The “rational” colour range of the Ego and Superego is opposed to the “irrational” colour range of the Id and Superid on the basis of the presence or absence of the nuances of the colour red. Red is associated with the power of emotions (Fe), where the emotions are considered as one of the instruments of self-control as well as control over other people.
The “static” colour range of the Id (yellow, green) and the Superego (white, pink, violet) does not possess an obvious colour contrast. The absence of a sharp contrast in the combination of colours refers to the element of stability and characterizes a mental state that is predominantly static. By contrast, the combination of bright warm and dark cold colours, for example, of red and dark-blue, indicates quick and sharp changes in psychological states, which refer to the dynamic element of the psyche: Ego (red/raspberry, orange) and Superid (blue, dark-blue, black).
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