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What is Socionics?

Why do people who want to have a friendly relationships constantly fight despite their best intentions?

Have you ever experienced talking to someone you've just met and realizing that he or she just “gets it„ and you could chat for hours? Or on the contrary, someone you've known your whole life keeps confronting you about the same things over and over again?

That is what Socionics describes and explains.

Basically the model of a socionics type is a “prism„ through which a person sees the world. And the response an individual produces is also refracted by it. For example, some people pay more attention to what was said and some — to how it was said.

Socionics describes that “prism„ and therefore the differences in perceiving, interpreting and transmitting the information by different types of people. That's why socionics types are also called the types of information metabolism.

There are 16 types of people in socionics — 16 different ways of perceiving and reacting to information. Of course, miscommunication between different types is therefore entirely possible, especially if the perception is opposite, as it is in some cases. On the other hand, some types of people may produce information exactly the way it would be enjoyable for you to receive it.

This is where Socionics gets a big advantage comparing to other typologies (e.g. Myers-Briggs) — it has well developed descriptions of the relations between the different types, that are structured and reasoned.

Sometimes it feels like you are trying to do your best to make amends and the other person sabotages every attempt and as it seems without a reason. Socionics explains this kind of situations as well ( for example, look at the supervision or conflicting relations ). Some people understand you without words ( have a look at the identical relations ). Or some are prepared and happy to take care of things you find yourself hard to deal with ( duality relations ).

But Socionics is not only about the relations. At the heart of the theory are the types of people, therefore Socionics helps to understand yourself better as well as to understand the interactions between people. It explains and describes the strength and weaknesses, the core values ( the aspects of information that, in combination, are the most welcomed by the particular types).

And remember, there are no bad types in Socionics.