• Welcome to the16types Socionics forum!

    Introduction to Socionics


    Socionics is a theory of information processing and personality type, distinguished by its information model of the psyche, called Model A, and a model of interpersonal relations. It incorporates Carl Jung's work on Psychological Types with Antoni Kępiński's theory of information metabolism. Socionics is a modification of Jung's personality type theory that uses eight psychic functions. These functions process information at varying levels of competency and interact with the corresponding function in other individuals, giving rise to predictable reactions and impressions—a theory of intertype relations.


    Socionics was developed in the 1970s and '80s, primarily by the Lithuanian researcher Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, an economist, sociologist, and dean of the Vilnius Pedagogical University's department of family science. A. Augustinavičiūtė has later shortened her last name from "Augustinavichiute" to "Augusta" to make it easier to spell for foreigners. The name "socionics" is derived from the word "society", because A. Augusta believed that each personality type has a distinct purpose in society, which can be described and explained by socionics. Augusta created symbols to represent the functions described by Carl Jung and — together with a circle of fellow researchers/hobbyists — eventually created what is known as the "socionic model of the psyche" — a description of the psyche where each of the 8 information elements has its place in each person's psyche.


    The central idea of socionics is that information is intuitively divisible into eight categories, called information aspects or information elements, which a person's psyche processes using eight psychological functions. Each sociotype has a different correspondence between functions and information elements, which results in different ways of perceiving, processing, and producing information. This in turn results in distinct thinking patterns, values, and responses to arguments, all of which are encompassed within socionic type. Socionics' theory of intertype relations is based on the interaction of these functions between types.


    Read More... Discuss...
  • xerxe

    by Published on 02-27-2015 08:52 PM  Number of Views: 11399 
    1. Categories:
    2. Socionics,
    3. Information Element,
    4. Information Aspect

    On the correct understanding of logic and ethics
    Written by Aleksei Trehov and Pavel Tsypin.


    See also:
    On the Correct Understanding of Dichotomy Intuition-Sensing by Trehov and Tsypin
    On the Correct Understanding of Dichotomy Rationality-Irrationality by Trehov and Tsypin
    On the Correct Understanding of Dichotomy Extroversion-Introversion by Trehov and Tsypin



    -Why do you use epithets? A detective must express himself by verbs and nouns, she said.
    "Seventeen Moments of Spring"

    -Could he be a cunning professional?
    -No! A cunning professional would not have gone to the shelter!

    "Seventeen Moments of Spring"


    Abstract: Typical errors in understanding the logic/ethics dichotomy are examined. Another definition of this dichotomy is provided.

    The understanding of the Reinin-Augustinavichiute dichotomies by different researchers can differ up to complete contrast. Furthermore, the abundance of popular literature and the absence of textbooks lead to a poor popular understanding. The authors consider it necessary to rectify the interpretations of the dichotomies of Socionics and to give them clearer definitions. We decided to begin a cycle of articles ...
    by Published on 10-05-2011 05:54 AM  Number of Views: 13770 
    1. Categories:
    2. Socionics,
    3. DCNH,
    4. Subtypes
    Article Preview

    System of DCNH Subtypes
    Viktor Gulenko, 2006. подтипов: система DCNH
    Original text: DCNH: System of DCNH Subtypes

    1. The problem of intra-type differences

    Why are people of one type so different? This question has long disturbed every sober-minded practitioner of socionics. How can two carriers of one and the same psychological system, which has an identical structure, demonstrate in one and the same situation such different modes of behavior?

    Conduct a simple experiment. Gather 3-4 people of a single type, it is unimportant which type their school’s specialist determined. Give them any mutually accessible task (a jointly solved intellectual puzzle or a game or such) and observe their behavior. You will see that in spite of their identical type, some of them will be more active, others more passive, some more resourceful, others more conservative and so on. The most interesting thing is that the greater the number ...
    by Published on 10-03-2011 05:38 PM  Number of Views: 11845 
    1. Categories:
    2. Socionics,
    3. Visual Identification
    Article Preview

    Gulenko VI Method



    Gulenko's symbols for the IEs are as follows:
    S = sensus/sensing (Si)
    I = intueor/intuition (Ne)
    L = lex/law/logic (Ti)
    E = emoveo/emotion (Fe)
    T = tempus/time (Ni)
    F = factor/force (Se)
    R = relatio/relations (Fi)
    P = profiteor/profit/production (Te)


    Note: The demonstrative function or 5th function in Gulenko's energy model = (roughly) the creative function in Model A. So whenever Gulenko says demonstrative or 5th, you can safely interpret that as creative for today's purpose.


    Demonstrative Intuition

    In the model of the TIM, the 5th position is called demonstrative function. This is the most powerful internal function, ...
    by Published on 10-02-2011 06:06 PM  Number of Views: 22176 
    1. Categories:
    2. Socionics,
    3. Information Element,
    4. Social Progress,
    5. Quadra
    Article Preview

    +/- signs have seen various interpretations and changes over time. Please refer to this article for further information: http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin...unctions-Eglit

    Discussion thread - http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin...042#post584042
    Original article - http://socioniko.net/ru/articles/quadra-soc-psy.html



    Notes: Remember. These are +/- descriptions. They're not descriptions of the full functions, which ...
    by Published on 10-01-2011 03:51 PM  Number of Views: 10184 
    1. Categories:
    2. Socionics,
    3. Model A,
    4. Additional translation required,
    5. Small Groups

    Socionics: Typology - Small Groups
    [See attachment for full text]

    Socionics is defined and taught in many different ways. To me, it is defined as the science of types of individuals and their relationships. I would not separate it from psychology. It is the part of personality psychology that deals with personality classification, the study of relationships and laws of forming of groups with a wide spectrum of personality characteristics.


    Psychologists practicing Socionics are often asked to analyze relationships in existing groups, to build teams for certain tasks, or to review conflicts.


    Socionics has a wide spectrum of application to different areas of psychology – from career-guidance to family counseling and personal advice.

    Socionics is one of the most effective tools of self-development useful for revealing personal problems, determining strong and weak traits of one's personality and correcting behavior. Socionics allows an individual to look at oneself from outside. I have a personal conviction that every psychologist before he/she begins helping people with their problems should acquire clear understanding of him/herself and have a professional attitude towards one's own personality.


    Any expert's authority in a given sphere of knowledge depends on his/her skill of discernment of objects in the given field of study. An experienced steel maker can tell the exact metal temperature by simple observation; likewise an optic lens polisher who is an expert in his field can discern the precision of polishing by touch, and etc.


    A psychologist's expertise is revealed primarily in discerning people's characters, their motives, problems, fears and behavioral reactions. I believe that Socionics helps its practitioners to considerably progress in this direction and widen the horizons of psychology as a science in general. On the other hand, Socionics – and here I absolutely agree with Igor Kalinauskas - is a science of banalities. But the knowledge of the banal, behavioral stereotypes, of standard reactions and standard scenarios in relationships, helps to sort through and set these things aside when dealing with people and their problems.....