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Democratic / Aristocratic

Democratic types: LII, ESE, SEI, ILE, ESI, LIE, ILI, SEE
Aristocratic types: LSI, EIE, IEI, SLE, EII, LSE, SLI, IEE

Aushra Augusta

Democratic-Aristocratic Program in Theory of Reinin Dichotomies, Part 5

Socionics Working Group - 2003 Study of Reinin traits


Democrat perceives and distinguishes himself primarily through personal qualities. Perceiving other people, their personal qualities are likewise primary for him (how close, interesting, pleasant or unpleasant this individual is to him personally; their intelligence, ideas, appearance, tastes, etc.). Because of this, individualism is inherent to the democrat: "I am I".

Democrat forms his attitude toward a specific person based on their personal characteristics (authority, intellect, personal achievements, etc.). The democrat recognizes superiority of certain individuals drawing from their personal qualities. The relation of the democrat to another person will not be based on their belonging to one group or another, as well as on their relations to the representatives of these groups.

Democratic types are not inclined to perceive people with whom they associate as representatives of a certain "circle of contacts", which possesses special characteristics, inherent precisely to the members of this circle.

Democrat is not inclined to use expressions that generalize "group features" of certain individuals (for example, "a typical representative").


The aristocrat frequently perceives and defines himself an other people through group associations (division into groups can occur based on almost any criteria: professional or theoretical, by age or nationality, by place of residence or which floor the persons live on, etc.), for example: "I'm a representative of..." "This person is from such and such...". Collectivism is more inherent to the aristocrat.

Their attitude toward another person forms under the influence of their attitude towards the group to which the person belongs. To the aristocrat, it is incomprehensible how it is possible to belong to two opposing groups at the same time: "You are either with us, or with them and against us".

Aristocrat distinguished his "circle of contacts" by certain traits, realizes its certain "specialty". 

In speech aristocrat frequently use expressions like "group", "typical representative of", "our", "all of them are like that", etc.


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