Forms of cognition – by Gulenko

Gulenko is one of the more controversial socionists, and has created plenty of models that are more or less used in wider socionics. One model that he has created is the “forms of cognition”. It’s based around the so called supervision rings. Supervision is an intertype relationship, and the supervision ring is the four types that are …

Contrary

The contrary relationship is between types that share the exact same functions, but different attitudes. They are also from the opposite quadra, and share the “club”, or the two middle letters, with each other. A relationship that in one-on-one can work fairly well, but faces issues when brought out into the open.  Because of the …

Identity

Identity is the relationship between two persons of the same type. Sharing every reinin dichotomies, every aspect in Model A, their thought process is very similar – which causes both pros and cons. The advantages in this relationship are obvious, there is a kind of understanding that isn’t reached in any other combination. We easily understand how …

Socionics Types: Your Role in Society

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

IEI – visionary of revolutions

IEI – visionary, revolutionary, idealistic, ideological. Dynamic, planning, analyzing. Ethical, emotional, Esenin.  The IEI, through their leading function Ni, or T, live through an analysis of time and trends. This makes their approach to change and reality highly dynamic, focusing on the change rather than the different states before and after. Rather than taking charge …

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, …

Mirage

Mirage is the intertype relationship between types with the same dominant function, but different attitudes (such as Ti and Te), and sharing the axis on their creative-mobilizing axis. An example of this would be INFJ and ENTP. According to Keirsey, this is the optimal relationship for irrational types, ie those that leads with S or …

Conflict

Conflict is the worst of the intertype relationships, being one of the relationships with the conflicting quadra,. It’s a relationship without any common factors, where the two speaks totally different languages without anything that unites them. For a conflict relation, the functions are completely switched around, so for an ISFJ, their conflictor would be an …

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, …