This excerpt is from quite a poignant analysis of Socionics in the German Section of www.socioniko.narod.ru by Reinhard Landwehr. I thought I could save time by using the BabelFish translation but it seems it easily takes more time trying to correct the nonsense Altavista garbles, rather than translating the text manually from the beginning till the end. The text remains a bit clumsy and unnatural but hopefully still quite understandable.
Reinhard LANDWEHR (born on the 22 of September 1947)
Social scientist, lives in Bielefeld (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Publications on typecasting in the regional research, the use of information in rational decision making processes and anomalies in the behaviour of investors. Became aware of Socionics in 2002 because of an Internet Search-engine.
Socionics Type: Analyst (Robespierre) (INTJ)
The Socionics types
In the first phase of the development of Socionics the Socionists concentrated on choosing the pseudonyms for their 16 types and on drafting their personality profiles. Thus Aushra Augusta analyzed approximately 500 well-known personalities with her socionics method. Two examples can illustrate this psychological work of the socionists: sensory-logical extravert or the strategist, which as type ideal is represented by the Russian field marshal Zhukov, who is characterized as "unemotional, on effectiveness aligned human being", for whom only the "the end result" matters. In order to illustrate its reduced emotional world more closely, it is further stated: "He seldom gives in to fear, hatred, and other negative emotions, rarely gets surprised and rarely envies. The more dangerous the situation, the more self-disciplined and resolute he becomes." This illustration of a robotic human being is further still resumed: Strategist "does not like to speak about feelings: this is not his line. And if by chance such words slip out, he feels as if he betrayed himself. He is afraid of emotional love, considering it an undeserved luxury. He is anxious of other feelings as well. Perceiving others to be just like him, he has no doubt that he may be desired, but he is seldom sure he can also be loved.". But not only the poverty and the fear of feelings characterize a "Zhukov" on the pages about socionics humor in the Internet one can find still another further characteristic, its missing linguistic nuances: "When a Zhukov says Yes" ", it means yes ", if he says “no", it means no and if he says "maybe" he is a Don Quixote."
The intuitive-ethical Introvert or "lyricist", which in the Socionics is usually embodied by the Russian poet Yesenin, is characterized as "a somewhat quixotic romantic, who easily falls in love and is infatuated." The "Lyricist" is seen as a person, who is "prone more to reflection than action" and its emotional world is diametrically opposed to that of the strategist: "His emotionality is of a high enough level, he understands very well the feelings of another and does not hide his own. " The Socionists do not find their classifications, however, alone by drawing conclusions based on the biographies of prominent representatives, they are above all good observers of their fellow men, who pay attention to their clothes and body language. Thus the "poet" is described for example as having an "elegant appearance", he leaves his dwelling "steady and upright". It is stated then further: "He practically never squints his wide-open eyes. Typically, he is not prone to lower his arch-shaped eyebrows", one believes one can already almost imagine "a Yesenin " before one's eyes. But one can even hear him; because not only "One can seldom see him in a non-aesthetic pose" and he moves "with plastic and rhythmic movements", but even "his voice intonations are also refined", as it is said in description of its type. If one did not yet identify "poets" despite all these references, a house visit can provide the final clarity. Those who love order are then deterred by "a true chaos", in which the lyrical householder does not even offer a place to his guests, but leaves this difficult task in his not cleared up dwelling to them.
Perhaps happiness in relationships then depends less on the relations of duality than on the respective persons involved, because also in terms of their emotionality so different "Strategist" and "Lyricist" are a dual pair, who must find themselves in a constant clinch over sentimentalism and emotional coldness, which only masochists can experience as enriching their lives.
No wonder most people do not take Socionics seriously.