View Poll Results: How did you first find out about Socionics?

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  • from a friend

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  • from significant other

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  • from a family member

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  • from a colleague/at work

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  • an internet search

    2 18.18%
  • Wikipedia

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  • another typology website

    5 45.45%
  • from a psychology site

    1 9.09%
  • from another website (non psych or typology)

    0 0%
  • facebook or another social networking site

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  • youtube/other videos

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    Default How did you first hear of socionics?

    It'd be interesting to know the paths of socionics dissemination. (btw I prefer the lowercase spelling of socionics. I almost expect to see a trademark after the word, followed by "from the people who brought you Dianetics.")

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    I was doing research on Maslow and needed some personality type comparisons. I ran into a discussion about INTjs on this forum, and I got heavily involved in socionics after that. Especially since I found it more flexible and more consistent than MBTI.

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    How I got into socionics:

    It basically stemmed from an interest in Myers-Briggs. I was looking for descriptions of my type, and I ran into a bunch of socionics stuff without meaning to (thanks to Google). Eventually, I got more into it, and I'm happy to say that I've completely replaced my intrest of MBTI with socionics.
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    How I ran into Socionics:

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    Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)

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    I was looking for ENTJ profiles and found a link from a webpage to socionics.com... I thought the profile was great.
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    All hail personality cafe
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    If I remember correctly, I was looking up personality typing, on a whim, several years ago. I was linked to a description of duality I'm pretty certain had something to do with soulmates (I was young). The obsession study of socionics kind of evolved from that point on. .......And. It. Has. Not. StoPPED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacey View Post
    If I remember correctly, I was looking up personality typing, on a whim, several years ago. I was linked to a description of duality if I remember correctly. The study of socionics kind of evolved from that point on. .......And. It. Has. Not. Stopped.

    (help me, please....?)
    We are living parallel lives apparently In my case it wasn't so much on a whim, though, as trying to understand an intense interpersonal interaction I had experienced.
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    I think I was searching goggle for some esoteric term and a link to the site popped up so I joined. Never heard of socionics before that but I had a "feeling" there would be something for me here and there has been. I knew my MBTI type from years back. I probably posted the details of my joining somewhere on the forum. I just have to read again to refresh my memory of the chain of events that led me here...it started with two deaths and possibly a need to make sense of things.



    ^ An experience I was having before I joined...I have grown quite a bit since joining...some of you might remember.
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    i thought "socionics" was another name for "mbti" for the longest time. and then i came across socionics.com and saw the VI stuff where you were supposed to guess the type based on the face and i thought it was really weird and stupid. i only became interested when i found this forum bcuz the people on it seemed fun.

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    ^^^^ nice go figure, straight from the source.

    Socionics has both helped and hindered my relationships as well as growth. Hard to explain.
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    A man I knew who had some wierd hate/love relationship with me (he was my pastor) one day called my friend and I 'typical sanguines' and since I had no idea what he meant by that referal I looked it up on the internet as soon as I arrived home and thought he was so not correct in that assumption and somehow found myself reading about MBTI which eventually led to the discovery of Socionics.

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    Tickle.com + DISC Personality (in a High School class) -> Wikipedia -> Lots of personality quizzes on Wikipedia -> Socionics.

    Ha that's right I didn't need MBTI.
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    I was staying in a hotel room in Quebec; I had psychotic depression at the time and was preparing myself to commit suicide. My friend (one who later turned out to be a psychopath) had lent me an introductory book to Jungian psychology, which I decided to Google in the hotel's computer room for guests.

    I clicked a random result page and somehow landed on Sergei Ganin's website. I read the articles and was fascinated by the detail of the type / dichotomy descriptions. It's hard to explain, but my past and my identity were a complete blur because of the effects of depersonalization. Once I discovered my type, I started remembering past, pre-depression habits and self-identifications.

    As I read more and more, I started reorienting myself towards an ideal of my type (which I began to grasp intuitively, reading through the lines of the type descriptions) by forcefully readopting past habits.
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    I was in high school and a guy I somewhat had a crush on posted a MBTI quiz on my myspace wall and told me to post my result. I took the test and got INTp. He then linked me to a socionics website with the INTp profile. I was fascinated in the whole personality type theory, but something about INTp didn't quite fit for me. After further studying and doing research I quickly realized that I was INFp in both socionics and MBTI. I was linked to this forum from some random MBTI forum I was browsing, and I remember that I immediately took a liking to the atmosphere of this place because of Herzy and other cool Betas (the other personality type forums seemed stingy and stuffy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall View Post
    I was in high school and a guy I somewhat had a crush on posted a MBTI quiz on my myspace wall and told me to post my result. I took the test and got INTp. He then linked me to a socionics website with the INTp profile. I was fascinated in the whole personality type theory, but something about INTp didn't quite fit for me. After further studying and doing research I quickly realized that I was INFp in both socionics and MBTI. I was linked to this forum from some random MBTI forum I was browsing, and I remember that I immediately took a liking to the atmosphere of this place because of Herzy and other cool Betas (the other personality type forums seemed stingy and stuffy).
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    NewBornStar forced it down my throat, lol. He typed me as INFj from the beginning. He talked about it all the time and wanted me to take a test and see if I agree with the result. I got INTj, and thought it seemed "accurate enough" though I didn't really believe the the theory would be much more convincing than horoscopes etc. In any case, I found NBS:s childlike excitement funny, so I started to defent the INTj typing against the INFj one, and pointed out specific things in the INFj description that didn't resonate with me. For some reason he was very committed to "make me see the truth" so he started pointing out my Fi use in random situations and also how other friends of ours used other functions. He explained to how the interations with Aqua should go (me being his supervisor) and how I should in theory feel drawn towards his Si-LSE brother (I think he might acually be a Te-SLI but that's beyond the point). All of these things seemed to fit together too well so at some point I started to believe that there might be more to this thing than the typical theories that will tell you "how many % extroverted you are" etc.
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