Why does Socionics allow for subtypes? Is it aimed at giving flexibility or more relativity to those who expect to fit into an absolute box?
For every one else who remains content with a base-16 type, does that just prove that you understand the philosophy of intrumentalism i.e. a type identified merely as a tool and little or no need to get serious about it in the long term.
Of course the reverse would seem true for the intertype relations which seem more absolute and defined at 16 with only your experiences to act as the relative component that can coninually refine and expand.
All in all, do i actually need the MBTI to understand people and relationships? Probably not though keep it close to my heart as an 'easier' tool that started off my whole fascination with typology in the first place and soon became limited.
After all, it was created by an Idealist who seemed to limit the system's potential i.e. package and round it off. I haven't seen any significant updates to the MBTI.