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The Negativist/Positivist Dichotomy

Introduction

Positivist / negativist is one of the 15 Reinin dichotomies. More research is needed to fully understand this dichotomy.

Typical Characteristics

Positivists

  1. More inclined to optimize already functional systems of things and processes.
  2. "This glass is half-full"; "We have already collected $438,000 for that project."
  3. Usually more complimenting than reprimanding
  4. Socially and intellectually more trusting.
  5. Explains what things are (irrationals) or should be (rationals).

Negativists

  1. More inclined to solve problems in systems of things and processes.
  2. "This glass is half-empty"; "We need $62,000 for that project."
  3. Usually more reprimanding than complimenting.
  4. Socially and intellectually more mistrusting.
  5. Explains what things are not (irrationals) or should not be (rationals).

Negativist Types: LII (INTj)  SEI (ISFp)  SLE (ESTp)  EIE (ENFj)  ESI (ISFj)  ILI (INTp)  IEE (ENFp)  LSE (ESTj)  

Positivist Types: ILE (ENTp)  ESE (ESFj)  LSI (ISTj)  IEI (INFp)  SEE (ESFp)  LIE (ENTj)  EII (INFj)  SLI (ISTp)  

Famous Negativist Persons

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Jessica Alba
type persontype info Actor
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Heather Graham
type persontype info Actor
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Grace Kelly
type persontype info Actor
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Immanuel Kant
type persontype info Writer, Scientist
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Albert Einstein
type persontype info Scientist

Famous Positivist Persons

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Mel Gibson
type persontype info Actor
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John Goodman
type persontype info Actor
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Donald Rumsfeld
type persontype info Politician, Business Leader
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Andy Warhol
type persontype info Artist
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Katharine Hepburn
type persontype info Actor
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Logical/EthicalStatic/DynamicObstinate/YieldingDemocratic/Aristocratic
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Judicious/DecisiveNegativist/PositivistResult/ProcessAsking/Declaring
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