Axioms of socionics

The axiomatic basis of socionics consists of the principle theses which are taken for granted within socionics. Various socionists have tried to outline the axiomatic basis of socionics.

Fundamental categories of socionic theory

  • Information metabolism is the process of perceiving, processing, and producing information performed by the central nervous system.

  • An aspect of information metabolism is a category that defines a subset of information that participates in the information metabolism and possesses certain structural qualities: static/dynamic, body/field, and external/internal.

  • A function is a structure or module of thought that accumulates, processes, and produces information of a certain information aspect in a certain way.

  • A type of information metabolism is a taxonomic category that describes the relative strength or role of the different functions within the nervous system of an individual.

Axioms of socionics

  • People can be categorized using the four Jungian dichotomies: rational / irrational, extraverted / introverted, logic / ethics, intuitive / sensing.

  • The resulting types formed by the four Jungian dichotomies are discrete.

  • IM type does not change over a person’s life (challenged by some socionists)

  • Interpersonal relations between people depend, to some degree, on the socionic types of the participants.