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Jungian vs Socionics Definitions

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Jungian Definitions & Socionics Definitions Comparison [short version]

  • Ni as a Jungian cognitive function gains a singular prophetic vision by peering behind the scene to holistically examine the underlying essence, archetypes and themes, prone to one-sided efforts that are more symbolic than realistic.
  • Ni in Socionics understands cause and effect by visualizing trends and development throughout time, forecasting the future by generalizing and abstracting past events from memory with a reflective state of mind.


  • Si as a Jungian cognitive function sticks to an enduring subjective impression which alters the source material by viewing it from a personal perspective, seeking everlasting inner stability.
  • Si in Socionics internalizes physical sensations and experiences them in full detail, so as to reach a comfortable state by merging with one's immediate surrounding.


  • Se as a Jungian cognitive function realistically experiences the external world by perceiving concrete reality as it is here-and-now, excited by tangible sensations.
  • Se in Socionics senses the kinetic energy and static quality of an object, and asserts willpower accordingly by recognizing (both literal and figurative) force, authority, confrontation, power struggle and territorial conflicts.


  • Ne as a Jungian cognitive function seeks to encompass the largest possibilities, with a multifaceted view of the external world, marked by its keen nose for future promise and dislike for stability.
  • Ne in Socionics perceives the potential energy of an object, energizing the world by creating new possibilities, encouraging others to reach their potential, and reconciling different points of view or fields of study.


  • Ti as a Jungian cognitive function builds an inner logical idea for the purpose of detached logical analysis, focused on its internal coherence and universal validity.
  • Ti in Socionics builds a structural law by evaluating and comparing one object with another according to a logical criteria, creating an absolute rule without exception, whose rigidity, order and clarity resemble an ideology.


  • Fi as a Jungian cognitive function sticks to an individual moral law based on inner passion, authenticity and romanticism, producing sympathetic parallelism with incredible depths and intensity.
  • Fi in Socionics recognizes one's internal sentiment, ethics and attraction, establishing appropriate psychological distance and forming stable bonds with other people according to one’s static personal ethics.


  • Fe as a Jungian cognitive function aligns with generally valid values, ethics and collective ideals, performing acts of accommodation accordingly to achieve consensus and interpersonal harmony.
  • Fe in Socionics expresses passion and excitement in the outside world, steering the external emotional flow to create the desired feeling atmosphere.


  • Te as a Jungian cognitive function establishes an objective world-law based on external facts and functionality, reaching a logical conclusion which should be abided by all people in all times.
  • Te in Socionics evaluates and utilizes accurate factual information to improve efficiency, in order to achieve utilitarianism, functions and productivity in external work activities.

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