Extraversion and introversion

Extraversion and introversion is about the direction of the libido (which, in the case of Jung, isn’t about our sexual energy, but rather defined as “the energy that manifests itself in the life process and is perceived subjectively as striving and desire.”). Definition When it comes to extraverts, this energy is focused outwards, on external …

ENTJ, the LIE: how type descriptions influence perception

The LIE has a clear, archetypal picture, regardless of if it’s viewed through MBTI or Socionics. Both of those holds some truth to what being an LIE actually is about, but both have big issues. Much of this comes down to the expected enneagram they attribute to the type, which in itself is problematic. MBTI …

SEE – winning through accident

A young boy was once found by a great warrior and philosopher of his time, in truth one of the greatest. The man saw great promise in the young man, great strength, passion and perseverance. But he saw more than mere strength. He saw a boy with the potential to do what he himself or …

Individuation

Individuation is the process of making what’s unconscious conscious, to improve as a person by accepting and including the unconscious and repressed elements of our personality. Encouragement on this process however, is not as common as it should be.  Looking around online at type, the advice is almost always to focus on your strength, and …

LII – creating systems, one after another

For the LII, being democratic types, and valuing Ne and Fe, just as with all alpha types, free information is among their most sacred ideas. Together with being an NT, information is what makes up the center of this type. rather than just being the means to a greater end. It’s not just that information …

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 …

Sensing – the way of the force

In Star Wars, there are two factions fighting against each other. The first puts a value on peace and serenity, on understanding and merging with the force, while the other puts an emphasis on raw passion and the strength that expressing that gives. Two factions that divide into the two sensing functions; Si and Se. …

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. …

Cognitive functions

All Jungian typology is based on four different functions, and two different attitudes (extra- and introversion). In his work, he talked about eight different types, one for each function + attitude. Both Myers-Briggs and socionics on the other hand has sixteen different types, all based around those four functions. However, in the works that followed, …

The problem of statistics and how common a type is

Type statistics is a common reoccurrence in MBTI, and the rarity of certain types often comes up in discussions. However, throwing around numbers, statistics and how many of a certain type you may or may not know, each has their own problems. First of all, many of the statistics out there are based on tests. …