Big 5, not a typology

Sometimes seen as a typology, the big five, or the five factor model, is one of the most scientifically accepted personality assessment out there. Rather than dividing people in to different types, it’s a trait model, that from five different, independent traits assesses the personality of someone. Openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. One of …

DISC – a simple and practical typology

DISC is practical, simple. Using four different personality types, based on our needs and how we communicate, it’s easy to understand and explain. While it, because of its simplicity, lacks the depth of other typology systems, dividing people into four different styles of communications creates a practical and simple approach to how to deal with …

The five love languages; How to speak love so people understand

When we speak love, we do so in five different languages. And hearing someone speak love to me from a different language, is like if someone would walk up to me and ask for directions in Chinese. (I don’t know Chinese.) It would be a complete, utter waste of time and energy. But at the …

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 …

Socionics Types: Your Role in Society

Each quadra, and through that each type, plays a specific role in society…

Information elements

Information elements, the name socionics has for functions, are divided into macro- and microelements.

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 …