I am an extremely open-minded person. (That could actually be the flaw in my self-typing or with the theory.) I am therefore open to talking to people from all quadras - if they have something intelligent or interesting to say. That (I think) is my problem with Se: they are inherently stubborn, and it is impossible to change their mind or open them up to new ideas - but I am still able to get through to many of them. That I also feel is the flaw with the theory: the idea is almost to stick with your own quadra all (or most) of the time. As someone very open-minded, it bothers me that I can't converse with people from (e.g.) the Gamma quadra. For instance, ILIs are very intelligent and I often like what they have to say. ILEs as well. Should I just close down communication with all ILIs because we aren't from the same quadra? I think that idea stinks. It is not very open-minded to me.
Anyway, does anyone else find this whole notion behind socionics limiting in some way?