Supervision is, second to conflict the worst intertype relationship. sometimes called relation of social control. It's an asymmetrical relationship, meaning that each type has one supervisor and one supervisee. The supervisor, the one doing the "controlling", has the supervisees point of least resistance as their dominant function, and their dominant as creative. So an ENTJ would have an ISTJ as... Continue Reading →

Romance style

Our type influences our style and approach to romance, through what is called the "romance style". There are four different romance styles, one for each perceiving function, and they each have a matching romance style, based on the super-id of the type.  The four original romance styles are the Caregivers (SJ), Infantile (NP), Aggressor (SP)... Continue Reading →


Mirage is the intertype relationship between types with the same dominant function, but different attitudes (such as Ti and Te), and sharing the axis on their creative-mobilizing axis. An example of this would be INFJ and ENTP. According to Keirsey, this is the optimal relationship for irrational types, ie those that leads with S or... Continue Reading →

Working on our weakness

There are two schools of thought when it comes to how we approach our weaknesses. One is the intuitive response that most people has - to work on them, to eliminate our weak spots. The alternative is what a lot of literature works from, that we should ignore our weaknesses, and work on our strengths.... Continue Reading →


Conflict is the worst of the intertype relationships, being one of the relationships with the conflicting quadra,. It's a relationship without any common factors, where the two speaks totally different languages without anything that unites them. For a conflict relation, the functions are completely switched around, so for an ISFJ, their conflictor would be an... Continue Reading →


The activity intertype relationship is between two types of the same quadra, that shares introversion or extraversion. So for example, the "activating type" of an INFJ would be an ISTP. This is a positive and often fun relationship, since the activity partner, just as the name indicates, has an activating influence. This is because their... Continue Reading →


Duality is supposedly the best intertype relationship. It's interquadral and symmetrical, and is the relationship for when the valued functions are in opposite order. So for an ENTJ, the dual would be an ISFP. There are several strengths of duality that makes it the optimal type relation, even though it might not look so initially.... Continue Reading →

Intertype relationships – an introduction

The intertype relationships, ITR, is a very important part of socionics, that to a large degree lacks in MBTI. The closest alternative is Keirsey's idea of the perfect match, where all letters but S/N should be different, or the other alternative that can be found, where it follows the same pattern as with Keirsey, but... Continue Reading →

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