Function dichotomies

Socionics, as familiar, uses an eight function model, where each function spot has very distinct characteristics. There, beyond the strength of them, several different dichotomies that can be applied for the functions, their use, and their outlook.  To explain these, I will use the numbers that are attributed to them in socionics. For an IEI/INFJ,... Continue Reading →


Indicators of dimensionality

So we have the dimensions, how strong functions are. But how do we spot it in people, how do we see how strong a function is? (This list is exclusively from School of system socionics, only paraphrased.) For one dimensional functions, suggestive/dual seeking and vulnerable/point of least resistance, the following points are characteristic: Describing ones own... Continue Reading →


Kindred is a relationship between two types that shares the same leading function, i.e. IEI/INFJ and ILI/INTJ. It's a relationship that's characterized by a very good understanding, similar to the one of interquadral relations.  Since the two types shares the same leading process (and consequentially their suggestive, ignoring and role function), they have their worldview... Continue Reading →


Mirror is the relationship between an extravert and introvert that shares ego functions, i.e. an ENFP and INFP. They're in the same quadra, and because of having the same functions in their ego (and the rest of the blocks), they have a very similar thought process. It's therefore a very positive relationship, but just as... Continue Reading →


How can two people of the same type be so extremely different? It's sometimes hard to even see any similarity between them at first glance. Enneagram plays a big role here, creating a vast difference between, for example, an LIE 5 and an LIE 8. However, there's another important aspect that explains the difference. Subtypes. ... Continue Reading →

Reinin dichotomies

There are, except the four Jungian dichotomies, 11 additional dichotomies that were introduced by Grigoriy Reinin. Each type has a unique set of dichotomies, and some of them are extremely influential in making a type.  Note that the Reinin dichotomies are not fully endorsed by all socionists, and that model A, functions and quadras always has a... Continue Reading →

Models of socionics

Socionics is a theory that is based around the original idea, or model A. But it's not quite that simple, there are other models as well, adding different aspects to the theory of socionics.  Model A Model A is the basic socionics, coming from Aushra Augusta, the founder of socionics. Intertype relationships, the function stack, what the... Continue Reading →

Politics, Te, Fe, Se?

Which of those functions is best suited for politics, and in what way? How does it help to understand the functions themselves? Looking at Frank Underwood from House of Cards, what does he use to gain power?  To get that out of the way, House of Cards is not the most accurate way to look... Continue Reading →

Why I prefer socionics over MBTI

It covers more Socionics covers a lot more than what MBTI does, I doubt that's still a secret for anyone. There are descriptions of each different group you can think of, there's the intertype relationships, subtypes, they have expanded on what each function does in each position. It's an eight function model (which exists in... Continue Reading →

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