Associative typology is utilised to deepen our knowledge about psychological characteristics of the personality from the vision of the associative socionics in order to use that knowledge further in the sphere of socionics, in practical psychology and psychotherapy on the basis of more profound comprehension of the inner nature of the individuals, its musical and colour psychodynamics. This article is referring to the fundamental categories (such as dichotomy, functions, groups of psychological types, types of psychic energy (“TPE”)), which gave the basis for the associative typology.
The Butterfly Model of a Human Psyche
Psychology and Socionics of Interpersonal relationships 2009, N1, p. 38 - 52.
The associative model of a human psyche is based on the model of the informational metabolism and psychoanalytic concepts, in which components of personality, socionics’ functions and colours of the chakras are considered as a dialectic interaction and expression of psychic energy. A human psyche seeks the harmony and balance between the mind and soul, between the physical and psychic components of personality. Traditional socionics study informational metabolism of a person and does not pay enough attention to the dynamic processes within the psyche and without those the informational metabolism could not be fully understood and explained.
Socionics and Its Capabilities of Boosting Personality Development
The purpose of the present article is to familiarize the reader with the science of socionics and to reveal how each and every one of us could benefit from the knowledge of one’s psychological type, and awareness of individual differences between the people, in the context of fostering personality development. At first, if I may offer a quick digression into the history.
Absolutists and relativists
The article describes new criteria for distinguishing between various personality types based upon one’s predisposition toward either absolute or relative cognition (absolutists and relativists). These juxtaposed ways of thinking constitute telltale typological characteristics and are correlated with the aspects of extraverted and introverted logic. Any of the 16 types may exhibit either an absolute or a relative cognitive pattern, which allows the sorter to determine the version (extra- or intro-) of the subject in the mental compartment of his psychological structure (Model A, the Butterfly Model).
Key words: absolute cognition, relative condition, extroverted logic, introverted logic, conscience, type, personality, socionics
Methodology of Associative Socionics
This article sheds light upon the main stages of type profiling according to the method of Associative Psychodiagnostics (APD). Associative approach to profiling consists of two main stages:determining the TPE profile and the functional profile....
Model A from the perspective of Associative socionics
This is an introduction to understaning the structure of socionics Model A from the perspective of Associative Socionics and Butterfly model. The presentation differ from the original one but does not change the concept of the model A (author -A. Augustinavichiute). In fact, the presentation I offer is closer to the concept of C. Jung and 4 mental functions as you can see that 8 socionics functions are presented as channels of Jungian fucntions ( thinking, feeling, sensing and intuition). It is also much easer to grasp, remember and draw.
The 8 functions are divided by 2 dichotomies introversion – extraversion and rationality– irrationality (judgement -perception) in 4 pairs of functions: Ego (Fe,Te) ; Id (Se, Ne), Superego (Fi, Ti); Superid (Ni, Si).
Socionics postulates that the way information is communicated between different types results in different interaction styles, called intertype relations. Each intertype relation has its bad and good qualities, though duality is generally considered to be the most psychologically comfortable as a long-term relationship. In total there are 16 relationship roles for each type (14 when not counting the split roles in the supervision and benefit relationship). All relations beside Request and Supervision are symmetric.