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. …

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The strength of a function is decided by how many dimensions it covers. There are four different stages, four different strengths of a function, starting at covering one dimension, and going up to two four dimensional functions. Using the stack of an INTP/LII as an example, the two weakest functions, Se and Fe, are one …

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A common point of confusion when going from MBTI to socionics, is the type acronyms. Why not just use the same name for them? But even when socionics and MBTI does use the same name, such as INTp and INTP, it means two different things. In Carl Jung’s work, he described three different aspects of …

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One of the most important aspects of socionics, essential to understanding the theory as a whole with specific types and the intertype relationships, is the quadras. They are based around each type sharing valued functions, as well as three different dichotomies; judicious – decisive, merry – serious, and aristocratic – democratic. The first quadra, Alpha, consists …

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Socionics uses a stack of all eight functions, as opposed to the four function stack that is often seen in MBTI. This is called Model A, and it builds up the basics of the theory. This stack can be split up in several ways. First, there are four functions that we “value” and four that …

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