Recently, a great popularity has found a theory called socionics, or information psychology. She studies people's perception of information and information interaction between people. On this basis, all people are divided into 16 types of information metabolism (TIM). How to find out your socionic type?
The socionic type of a person is determined by the ratio of four pairs of signs (dichotomies), which brought back Carl Gustav Jung: ethics - logic, sensory - intuition, introversion - extraversion and rationality - irrationality. For each type, the combination of these four characteristics is unique. Each socionic type has its own values and views on life, behavioral features, way of thinking and decision-making, its strengths and weaknesses.
As we have already said, there are 16 socionic types, traditionally called the names of famouspersonalities and literary characters (although there are other notation systems): Don Quixote (Seeker), Dumas (Mediator), Hugo (Enthusiast), Robespierre (Analyst), Hamlet (Mentor), Maxim Gorky (Inspector), Zhukov (Marshal), Esenin (Lyric), Napoleon (Politician), Balzac (Critic), Jack London (Entrepreneur), Dreiser (Guardian), Stirlitz (Administrator), Dostoevsky (Humanist), Huxley (Advisor) and Gaben (Master).
All socionic types are divided into small groups - quadras. There are four quadra (Alpha, Beta, Gamma andDelta), in each of which there are four types. TIMs that make up one quadrate have similar views on the world and life values. The socionic type of a person remains constant throughout his life, but if a person realizes the strengths and weaknesses of his TIM, he can quite well work with them, compensating his weaknesses with strengths.
How to determine your socionic type? At first glance, the easiest way is to find descriptions of all sixteen types on the Internet, read and select the one that suits you most. That's just to assess yourself objectively very, very difficult: often we give out wishful thinking and choose for ourselves not the socionic type to which we really belong, but the one to which we would like to belong.
The second method, too, is an independent typing, but according to another scheme. Here it is necessary to choose for each of the four pairs of characteristics the most suitable. That is, to determine whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, a logician or an ethic, a sensor or an intuitive, a rational or an irrational.
There are two pitfalls. The first is the subjectivity of such typing,as in the previous case. The second is the difference in terminology. For example, in the concepts of "extrovert" and "introvert" in socionics is invested somewhat different meaning than in traditional psychology. Therefore, it is difficult to determine one's own socionic type in such a way.
The most common way to determine your sociotype is testing. There are a lot of tests thathelp determine the type of information metabolism rights. But tests too can not be absolutely objective: the answers to questions are not always sincere. It's not even a conscious intention to distort information. Just the same question we can answer in different ways, being in a bad and good mood.
So if you decide to define your socionic type with tests, it is better to pass several different tests with a certain time interval, and then compare the results, read the descriptions and, on their basis, derive some "average arithmetic". This, most likely, will be your real TIM.
The most reliable way to determine your socionic type is to turn to a typing expert. Such experts use simultaneouslyseveral methods, and tests and questionnaires - only one of them, and not the most important. For the definition of TIM, the interview method, the analysis of behavior in different situations (including non-verbal), and the analysis of the biography and creativity of the typed are used. On the basis of all collected information, a conclusion is made about the type of information metabolism of a person.
Socionics is not recognized as an officialscience, so do not place too much hope on it. But knowing your sociotype can help build relationships with people, develop your strengths and compensate for weak ones. The main thing is to correctly use this knowledge.