Type distribution

Different socionists have different views on the distribution of socionic types in the population, whether in Ukraine, Russia, Europe, or the United States. Only a limited number of statistical studies have been performed, and the results of type tests are universally recognized among socionists to be unreliable judges of type distribution, for reasons of selection bias and the general defects of tests. In contrast, type distribution statistics in western typologies such as MBTI are amassed specifically from test results.

The different views include, but are not limited to, the following.

Roughly even type distribution

While there are no poll numbers to cite, probably about 30-40% of socionists believe that types are roughly evenly distributed. Personal experience, typing statistics, and logical arguments are cited to support this view.

Reasoning and response

Uneven type distribution

There is a wide range of opinions on which traits are more common. Generally, socionists seem to agree that rational and irrational types are equally common, and most socionists consider the number of extratims and introtims to be roughly equal, but there is disagreement about whether there are more intuitive or sensing types, and logical and ethical types. Personal experience, typing statistics, and, occasionally, logical arguments are cited to support these views, but there is little consensus on the prevailing traits.

Reasoning and response

Uneven distribution by dichotomies, but even quadra distribution

Reasoning and response