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, …

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 …

Functions and their position

So we’ve gone through the functions and the function stack, but how does it look when it gets combined? Ne, extraverted intuition, is about seeing the inner essence of someone or something, seeing potential and possible outcomes. It’s also called intuition of ideas, being about locating and opening new doors. With Ne in the leading position, …

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, …