Sociotype.com is dedicated to the research, development, and application of socionics. The site also aims to promote increased awareness of socionics and participation in the advancement and evolution of socionics.
Along with encouraging the research and application of socionics, sociotype.com also provides assistance in finding your socionics type, also known as your sociotype. Your sociotype influences many aspects of your life, including who you date and what career you pursue. There are a total of 16 sociotypes, all of which you can learn more about here. Please take some time to explore the site and see how learning about socionics and your sociotype can benefit you.
Socionics is a personality system that focuses on people's information metabolism. Although it shares the same roots as the more well-known Myers Briggs personality system (often referred to somewhat erroneously by the acronym for its type indicator, MBTI), socionics deviates from the Myers Briggs personality system in a number of substantial ways. Perhaps the most relevant difference between these two systems is that socionics can be used to determine the psychological compatibility between two or more people.
Socionics was created by Aushra Augusta in the 1970s using Carl Jung's typology as a foundation. Since then, a number of socionists have contributed to the development of the theory. And although socionics is reasonably classified as a type of nomothetic psychology, it also draws from a number of other fields, such as sociology, philosophy, and biology.
A good starting point for determining your sociotype is to take the socionics test here. You should also check out the forums for more info. Additionally, registering as a member is free and gives you access to more tools that will help you understand socionics and accurately determine your sociotype.
Your sociotype has a profound impact on your relationships--platonic, romantic, or otherwise. In fact, socionics is a very useful predictor as to how positive or negative, successful or unsuccessful, and mutually or unilaterally beneficial a relationship might be. Just as there are 16 different sociotypes, there are also 16 different intertype relations that can occur. At least one study has shown a strong correlation between certain intertype relationships and marriage.
The way you metabolize information effects what careers you will excel at. For example, rationals (j types) have more difficulty dealing with fast-changing situations where the rules and information constantly changes. Or an ESE (ESFj) may struggle in a career that provides little opportunity for social interaction. Determining your socionics type not only helps you plan out satisfying career paths that you will enjoy and likely succeed at, but it also helps you avoid those careers that although may look appealing, nevertheless are somewhat incompatible with your particular type of information metabolism.
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