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Static / Dynamic

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

Aushra Augusta

Static-Dynamic Potential Base from Theory of Reinin Dichotomies, Part 2

Socionics Working Group - 2003 Study of Reinin traits


Statics view reality as sets of episodes, scenes, pictures. The consciousness of a Static type is oriented towards perceiving these separate, individual states, and not a continuous flows of changes.

When statics give descriptions of events, they are inclined to generalize the event itself and treat that event as just another event among similar events ("I usually celebrate New year...").

In stories by Statics there is usually one main character who is the central focus of the story; this almost never changes in the course of the story.

In stories of Statics descriptions of states dominate over descriptions of actions, flow of events. In addition to this, transition from one state to another is not continuous but rather jumps from one state to another.

Lexicon: frequent usage of "to be" as a catenative verb ("to become" "to appear to be"), frequent use of impersonal proposals with modal verbs ("to want", "to can"; "it is possible to make" instead of "I will make"), usage of no-verb constructions.


For Dynamic types, events are viewed as a continuous sequence, which is not fragmented into separate episodes. The consciousness of a Dynamic type is oriented towards perceiving continuous flows of changes as opposed to discrete states.

When describing an event Dynamics are not inclined to generalize and describe the concrete event that has occurred ("Last New year I went to..."). In their stories, one gets the impression that the Dynamic type is at the center of the event that he or she is describing, "drawn" into it.

In stories by Dynamics usually all characters at some point become protagonist, assume a central role; this role may even be given to inanimate objects.

In stories of Dynamics descriptions of processes dominate (that which is occurring, transpiring, going on, rather than something that has already occurred).

Lexicon: they use verbs of action which do not have a direct object ("went", "made", "brought", "settle", "cheered themselves", "cried a little"). In their stories they use many semantic verbs which express actions of the storyteller and other characters in the story and interaction between all of them.


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