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Logical Intuitive Introtim

Model A

Type abbreviations: LII, INTj, LI
Ego Block Elements: TiNe (TiNe)
Nicknames: Analyst, Robespierre, or archetype Maximilien Robespierre.


WS Composite - The Analyst


The LII naturally assesses statements, opinions, and actions in terms of conformance to certain principles. These principles may in practice be rules of thumb based on experience, but LIIs will usually appeal to more general, self-evident reasons, if the need arises. The LII is most engaged in communication when they are critically analyzing people's decisions and actions as well as how they generally are or are not consistent with certain pre-established goals. their dual, the ESE, likes hearing the LII's judgment, and simultaneously softens its edge by shifting their focus to how they are communicating their ideas, letting them see the intellectual thought process from the outside. The ESE appreciates and praises their ability to take the information seriously, but the ESE will find funny ways of reminding the LII of how they are coming across when they seem more serious than they realize.

"Just because" is not in an LII's vocabulary. If there is a reason for something, the LII will probably want to find it. The LII strives to reduce things to their most essential aspects, and mentally recreate the whole from the bottom up. The LII's theoretical tendencies can often leave him out of touch with reality, and if unchecked may lead to abstract theories that make logical sense but have little bearing on the real world.

The LII may explore many avenues of thought, but in the end only tell others his refined conclusions, because he sees the intermediate steps as irrelevant. He is often too concise for his own good, making it difficult for others to understand his ideas.

The LII often applies Ti in an academic field such as mathematics, one which allows for abstract speculation to be realized in concrete conclusions. The LII does not much care for implementation or hands-on work, requiring some degree of independence from material demands in order to develop his own ideas. If the LII feels made to do a task he perceives as boring, he will try to find an original way to do it, if simply for the sake of developing an interesting idea. The LII can think on his feet, and is able to consider multiple viewpoints, although if he feels that he has fully analyzed an idea in the past, he may dismiss it out of hand with Ti.

The LII is always in tune with the "big picture", looking at things from the most general perspective possible. Given this frame of reference, he sees many ways ordinary life could be changed to meet his vision of how things should be. Thus the LII is often seen by other more practically-minded types as naively idealistic.

The LII does not come up with ideas simply for their own sake, but tries to relate everything back to "the main point". He quickly becomes impatient or disinterested with discussion that is simply meant to generate ideas, instead of realizing them.


The LII is acutely aware of social conventions, such as saying "please" and "thank you", and expends much effort to conform to these rules to maintain the status of a "polite" person. But he tends to overdo the conventions themselves, as opposed to the relationships they are supposed to establish, and so ends up stepping on other people's toes (violating some less easily definable convention which he would never really want to conform to anyways). He prefers an easy-going environment where such conventions don't exist in the first place. When in a heated argument, an LII can alienate others by his natural tendency to hold and defend strong opinions (Ti).

If asked to express a unique, personal sentiment, such as a favorite color or football team, the LII may find difficulty choosing if there is no "obvious" answer. He often feels like he has no real personal, subjective feelings at all, and usually has to make a conscious decision where other types could easily supply an instinctive reaction.

The LII also is very sensitive about how other people see him, feeling depressed if he has affections that are not returned. For this reason, he tends to avoid expressing signals that show interest in certain people (as opposed to signals about his general mood and demeanor, which he feels to be much more natural), but of course it just aggravates his loneliness, instead of relieving it.

The LII hates being ordered what to do, and chafes especially under orders that don't make sense to him. In such cases the LII is likely to criticize the authority — but if he does he is not subtle about it, and usually ends up being marked as a "rebel" and feeling even more frustrated than he did to begin with. An LII works best alone, so that he doesn't have to subordinate (to) others — or constantly negotiate his priorities, which strains his patience and diverts his time and attention away from reworking his understanding; if he is forced to waste time defending what he already knows, he gives up the freedom to deepen his understanding further. He does not tolerate pushiness combined with close-mindedness.

The LII does not like being simply told "get real" or "get off your duff", which he views as crude, intrusive, and insulting. He prefers to be left alone - or better, included in an atmosphere of open discussion that is receptive to his thoughts and thereby inspire him to develop them more.

If the LII has a problem that cannot be solved intellectually, but requires direct personal confrontation, he may resort to total avoidance rather than approaching the person directly, which he tends to think will produce only frustration and contempt. The LII thinks that, in an ideal world, everyone would just listen to reason instead of insisting on having their own way.


Being a naturally private person, the LII finds it difficult to believe that others would be interested in what he is thinking or feeling at any given moment. He feels like something is not quite right if his interaction with the people around him is too aloof. However he only rarely makes an effort to venture into more open spheres, because he usually avoids making small talk, preferring to talk about his real interests and say only what he truly believes.

To this end, the LII, above all things, appreciates others' attempts to get him to "open up" emotionally and express his true thoughts and views of the world - not just as an abstract ideal living in his head, but as something that other people actually care about enough to participate in and bring to fulfillment. His focus on important abstract matters also leads him to detach from the world, if it is not complemented with a healthy dose of silliness. The LII is usually oblivious to his emotional-psychological state and feels little responsibility for improving it, not to mention the state of others. This means that "bad emotions" can build up in him until some environmental factor comes along to alleviate them. Visible demonstrations of emotional warmth play a major part in this: something as simple as a big smile and a hug is enough to brighten an LII's day. The LII can be attracted to insincere displays of affection, even if he consciously realizes that they are only in jest.

The LII is often at a loss for what to do in social situations, and appreciates others who make him feel included in a new group and in the emotional side of a situation. The LII tends to take life very seriously, and appreciates others who can show him the lighter side of things.

The LII has poor control over his physical well-being, neglecting matters of simple hygiene relatively easily. He dislikes having to take care of mundane details of work, but simultaneously derives pleasure from aesthetic neatness and organization.

The LII is easily annoyed by sensory over-stimulation, including loud noises, bright light, and temperature. On the other hand, he easily becomes "addicted" to more pleasurable things, such as music, which have a corresponding effect on his mood (Fe). When left to his own devices, the LII tends to oscillate unhealthily between total indulgence of the senses and total neglect (the latter especially when working on something he feels to be extremely important). He tends to feel guilty for indulging in hedonism for the sake of hedonism.

On the surface the LII can seem easygoing, but in work projects or at home his critical nature will become more obvious.


The LII is an efficient worker, and seeks out new tools, resources, or methods as long as they are directly relevant to his work or interests. He is not likely to keep especially careful track of his finances, avoiding this by keeping his needs simple and constant.

The LII can easily understand whether something is impractical or not, but prefers to explain why using structural principles. He dislikes rote memorization of dates and the like, but paradoxically will often have a mental store of many arcane pieces of information (such as the first 100 digits of pi) he finds interesting or equally absurd technical skills (like mastering a video game). Such skills and information will either be a part of his leisure activities, or relate directly to his main interests, which he chooses not based on their immediate practical consequence, but on how interesting they are.

The LII only exchanges such information in conversation for entertainment, and criticizes overly bland or rambling analyses, especially if he feels they have no point.

The LII is a naturally cautious person, and never acts without considering the consequences in detail. This tendency sometimes prevents him from acting decisively—or at all. However, he tries not to be overly pessimistic about the consequences of others' actions, and only offers direct advice in this area if it is specifically requested. If something bad happens he is usually willing to forgive and move on without placing blame, re-establishing the course as subtly and smoothly as possible. While he tends to have very specific ideas about his general life principles and goals, he is basically indifferent as to their specific timeframe and implementation.

The LII has an active imagination, but it tends to fade in and out and its products are rarely verbalized. He hardly ever says purposely cryptic or idiosyncratic things, and criticizes others for employing overly obscure concepts.

WSS - The Analyst


Central to the LII is their coherent structure of laws and principles through which they formulate an understanding of the world around them. LIIs are motivated by a need to analyse and make sense of their experiences, abstracting from them certain rules or regularities and drawing them into a consistent, theoretical framework. For them, truth is the pinnacle of understanding and such truth can only be reached if everything accepted fits together and makes perfect internal sense. Only then can their structure possibly be correct. Many LIIs will be drawn to fields where they are able to make sense of the fundamentals that ordain our world, with many being found in mathematics, philosophy or even theology. Less intellectual or educated LIIs will nevertheless have an emphasis on the general principles by which they have naturally come to understand their experiences and will insist on trying to make sense of things according to these principles. Some LIIs can dedicate their lives to being system-builders, slowly and painstakingly piecing together a jigsaw in their minds that might revolutionise their chosen field. However, at some level, all LIIs will be driven to create a certain theoretical consistency in their lives, carefully ordering their thoughts and ideas through which to interpret a variety of phenomena.

The structures of LIIs are usually theoretical, being general principles behind interpretations of a multitude of daily events. Abstraction is a key process in an LII's law formation, with the manifold possible happenings and instances in our complex world ideally being successfully and consistently explained by only a few axioms and their logically sound interactions. As such, the LII is often very intellectually curious, and regularly seeks a broad horizon of instances and examples that they can draw together into a systemic framework. This might also make them rather nosy, asking probing questions into people's lives in their drive to better understand and analyse a situation. Often they may resort to unusual thought experiments and previously unconsidered states of affairs in order to demonstrate the conclusions of their reasoning, thus demonstrating how their logic can account for any and every situation. Similarly, their interests and hobbies may be rather offbeat and quirky, with them trying out past-times that others would not think of attempting. 


The LII is usually capable of being polite and formal around people they do not know so well. They are aware of differences in familiarity and can manage their relations with others to an acceptable level, which means that their small collection of friends is usually maintained over a long time. However, personal ties are by no means a point of precedence for the LII. Rather than side with a friend because of their relationship, an LII will always prioritise detached reasoning and will likely stay impartial in any interpersonal disputes. Loyalty for them will always take second place to the pursuit of truth, and a friend will need to make sure they are in the right for the LII to provide support. Similarly, despite being rather aware of their attitudes or sentiments and whether they like someone or not, the LII will prefer to treat everyone fairly, not varying their treatment of others simply due to having personal favourites in a group.

LIIs tend to be very gentle and abhor any sort of aggression or social pressure. Usually their idea of fairness and order has no place for forceful competition and they may naively underestimate the capacity of others to wilfully act in their interests against the tenets of the system. The LII may see their reasoning as an appeal to the higher virtues, failing to adequately confront the more brutal, primal instincts that demand more for oneself than is duly owed. They will likely show disdain for those who attack others on superficial failings or resorting to crude, unrefined behaviour, such as trying to get one's way through brute force, rather than sitting down and having a rational discussion. Often the LII will be rather brittle, being unable to force people into respecting their principles and snapping under pressure from others. In this way, they tend to make poor leaders, failing to establish dominance and either stepping down as soon as the going gets tough or stubbornly clinging to their principles until ousted. Occasionally LIIs may be sceptical towards the social machinations of others, believing that people are going to gang up on them and try to force them to do something that contradicts their principles.


When leading the conversation, LIIs can come across as a bit stiff. Emotional expression does not come easily to them and their focus on detached logical thought can result in them being rather disconnected from the emotions of those around them and unable to communicate adequately how they feel to others. This can result in social awkwardness or them boring others when talking about a niche topic of interest, as well as being unable to tell that they are failing to impress. However, when a good mood is set by others around them, they can begin to cut loose and become surprisingly expressive in short bursts of happy emotionality. However, they will lack the ability to regulate this themselves and may just as easily fall into inopportune bouts of depression that can be inconsiderately expressed to others. They often need someone who can raise their spirits and keep them in a positive mindset. Despite often having something highly insightful and well-thought to say, LIIs are not very good at getting people interested and cannot adequately command people's attention. This can easily cause them to feel socially isolated and lonely. As such, they greatly appreciate engaging, charismatic individuals who are able to welcome them into the fold and communicate their insights to others in an exciting way. Furthermore, the doggedness of LIIs with their principles can result in a lacklustre existence. 

LIIs grow and develop by edging carefully out of their mental palaces to better appreciate the wholesome pleasures of the real world. A crucial aspect to helping LIIs emotionally unwind is in the creation of physical harmony in their surroundings and satisfying their more aesthetic tastes. LIIs tend to feel vulnerable to their physical surroundings and can find that it easily becomes overwhelming. As such, they can be quite picky and sensitive about their sensory experiences, with a fastidiousness over the things they like and a need to satisfy these preferences in a well-balanced moderation, enjoying very particular kinds of food and only liking physical contact in certain areas. Although trying to avoid anything that feels like a chore, LIIs will tend to attempt certain daily tasks as a therapeutic or enjoyable activity, such as cooking, jogging, painting or some other physically creative pursuit. Provided the demands are placed on attention to detail, rather than physical exertion, LIIs can do rather well for themselves. Such hobbies they will pursue with a highly self-critical perfectionism. However, they will be very responsive to the expressed approval of others in these areas and will swell with pride from compliments. LIIs can learn to dress neatly and well, but tend to remain modest, liking to show that they have a sense of taste but rarely feeling the need to change what they wear for new fashions. When they find a look they are comfortable with they may stick with that outfit for years. More often, their developed eye for detail can further embellish their theoretical constructions, giving them an appreciation for symmetry and making systems not only consistent and sound, but elegant and conceptually harmonious. 


LIIs' pursuit of truth is largely based on the theoretical structures they deduce from basic, self-evident axioms. When it comes to appealing to factual data or seeing how the structure compares to empirical tests, the LII is rather less interested. Although able to analyse the data if necessary to back up their theories, LIIs tend to be dissatisfied with the idea that truth comes from the statistics we happen to observe under arbitrary conditions. Instead of seeing this as the commonly-accepted standard for knowledge, the LII will prefer to acknowledge the only indisputable fact of scientific practice; that it is never perfect but always falsifiable. LIIs strive for perfection in their truth and such a thing can only be acquired through the intellectual purity of mathematical and logical thought. Furthermore, LIIs prefer not to assess the worth of their activities based on how helpful or productive it is. Although capable of working efficiently and creating helpful structures, the LII is unlikely to assess the merits of a system based on how well it works. Instead, their priority will be that all parts of the system hang together in a consistent, elegant and explanatory manner.

Most LIIs are prone to deep thought and may spend an undue amount of time in their head, thinking about the world around them. They may give the impression of having great insight, being able to deliver sage advice on life, the universe and everything to those around them. Certainly, the LII tends to exist across time, seeing clearly how events in the distant past can bring about outcomes in our far-off future. However, the LII is unlikely to see a singular teleological purpose as the end goal for their thinking pursuits. Instead, the LII will wish to understand for the sake of understanding. In this way, they will channel their uncanny sense of the profound and far-reaching towards the close investigation of multiple interesting perspectives and possibilities, seeing which are most important to explicating the theoretical structures they are working on. They may know when an initiative is probably going to be fruitless at the end, but may nevertheless try to give it a chance and hear out the differing perspective, just in case they may be wrong.[1]

Model G

LII in four words: schematic, planning, self-sufficient, while displaced (lacks punchy qualities to accomplish his goals).[2]

Social Mission: Logic of time, Structure of time, Logical Changes

LT | L- into T+ (Ti- into Ni+)

LII's social mission is to analyze events and acts in accordance with the logical development of the system.[3]

Analysts are very good at deconstructing systems into their constituent parts. They understand how to view any structure from different angles, and they do it mostly for selfish reasons, to understand. However, the society wants them to use this understanding to create fundamental changes in the society through their creative Ni. As a result, LIIs doing their social mission introduce slow and gradual, but fundamental changes to the society. Model G is one such example.[4]


SHS - The Analyst

Social Mission

Leading -Ti
Able to logically and convincingly express their thoughts. Builds schemes and concepts, clearly separates the main from the secondary. Having developed a general system, concretizes it, brings it closer to practice. Pure theorizing, philosophizing, reasoning divorced from life is not for them. The correctness of the system is determined by its internal logical consistency. The formal framework of the system is easily modified. Prefers compact, extremely concise information, although they can expand it to the required volume. They see well the possibilities of systems, formal models, and concepts. Gives an objective often impartial assessment of their potential. They are able to link the particular with the whole.

Creative +Ni
They feels dependent on the passage of time. They arrive on time for meetings and events. Proud of their punctuality and organization. They know how to calculate their strength in such a way that the planned work is completed exactly on time. However, they usually start work late, so towards the end they speed up the pace, because of this the volume or quality of work suffers. They look for ways to work that save time. They don't like it when time is wasted. They warn themselves of their employment, of the presence of many things that cannot be postponed. Fate rules over them, which they are unable to reverse. Quickly forgets past failures, but also does not expect anything good from the future.

Social Adaptation

Role-playing -Fi
They are an uncommunicative person. It is very difficult for them to build relationships with people. They make an effort on themselves to behave affably, to enter into close contact. They hide their personal life from strangers. They do not like uninvited guests, they do not know how to occupy them. Very careful in communication. They maintain a conversation only when it concerns topics that are significant to them. Cherishes existing relationships. Persistently retains the system of relations with which they got used. They will not break off well-established relationships, but they will not cling to relationships that have become obsolete. They have indifference to criticism from outside people. They are not afraid of negative attitude towards themselves. With people unfamiliar or incomprehensible to them, they are internally clamped and does not feel capable to deal with others.

Launching +Si
In everyday life, they are modest and agrees to be content with a minimum of amenities. However, effective care for their health and comfort raises the structure and tunes in an optimistic mood. When their everyday and material problems are solved then their energy increases - they take up the solution of those tasks that were postponed until better times. Strives to dress harmoniously, without pretentiousness and artificial decorations. However, they do not immediately find their style. They feel uncomfortable if dressed in a non-functional, inappropriate way for the situation. When they are surrounded by discomfort for a long time, then this leads to the accumulation of negative emotions. Over time, their patience may burst, and "boiling" of emotions splash out.

Creative Self-Realization

Demonstrative -Ne
Strives to improve or supplement any theory or development. Alternative ideas do not escape their attention. Persistently fills in the missing links of the system of interest to them. Possesses the ability to generate ideas, brainstorming. Thinks very independently. Having understood the problem, puts forward fundamentally new solutions. Ideas come to them intuitively - on a hunch. Logic for them is just a way of formalizing intuitively received information. They are able to understand a confusing and obscure problem. Intuitively finds hidden relationships. The lack of facts will be replaced by imagination. Penetrates deeper and deeper into the object of study.

Manipulative +Fe
They are relaxed and soothed by friendliness and positive emotions. They respond to them with pleasure, becomes sociable and witty. Strives to bring joy to loved ones. At close range, cheerful and friendly. They transfer their optimistic mood to their partner. If emotions are negative, then they respond to them only if they consider them reasonable. In the opposite case, it is removed or they try to extinguish them by logical analysis. They turn to their own emotions only when they move to a close distance or feels themselves in a familiar and mastered environment. Otherwise, they behave coldly and aloofly.


Brake -Se
Relationships between people are assessed by the degree of their ease. Strives for simple, democratic relations. Heavy, tense relationships take away their strength, they make them passive. They are a soft and gentle person, they do not have a penetrating power. Experiences an acute need for independence, territorial independence. They do not know how to subordinate people, they poorly defend their daily interests. In critical situations, they are indecisive and slow-moving. Although they keep their cool, they need a hint on what to do and how to do it. Ignores violence and power pressure. They are very balanced and patient. Nothing can be obtained from them by force.

Controlling +Te
They appreciate the prospects of new ventures and enterprises. They will advise how to establish an unusual bold business, what needs to be done for its success. However, they do not know how to differ efficiency and enterprise. They hesitate in business activity, thinks for a long time before deciding on something. Therefore, either they are too cautious and inactive, or, on the contrary, suddenly takes risks, hoping for luck. In a specific work, they are either thorough and clarifies everything, or they are in a hurry to finish it as soon as possible and proceed to the next work. The raw result does not bother them: if necessary, they will later go back and redo it. In the area of ​​interest to them, they want to know how people act, what technologies they use. Based on this information, they decide how to act themselves. But the acquired labor skills are quickly lost.[5]


[1] WSS, LII - The Analyst
[2] School of Humanitarian Socionics (2017), Sociotype in four words
[3] School of Humanitarian Socionics (2018), Social mission. Alpha quadra sociotypes
[4] u/Radigand (2021), Social Mission - A Closer Look
[5] SHS, LII - The Analyst

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