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Vera Stratiyevskaya

This page is about Vera Stratiyesvkaya, the author of of Socionic type and intertype relationship (ITR) descriptions.

She is well-known as the Socionics author for writing a thoroughly comprehensive and detailed behavioral description of Socionics types. However, Stratiyevskaya has been criticized by others for portraying types of Gamma Quadra in a more positive light while exaggerating the weaknesses or peculiarities of Socionics types from other Quadra. Her depictions of types and intertype relations are said to be the most accurate for Gamma Socionics types. Stratiyevskaya herself self-types as ESI.


  • Vera Izraylevna Stratiyevskaya (maiden name Heifetz) was born on July 26, 1953 in Yessentuki, Stavropol Territory.

  • Since 1954, she lived and studied in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).

  • In 1978 she completed her studies at LGPI of A. I. Herzen (State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg).

  • From 1992 to 1993 she was engaged in popularization of Socionics, lectured, conducted Socionics surveys and testing.

  • From 1993 to 1996 worked on the descriptions and characteristics of 16 types of IM and in 1997 published them as a book titled “What needs to be done such that we won’t separate”.

  • Since 1997, she has been engaged in the development of the theory of intertype relations, described the interaction of all 16 types of IM on 9 types of intertype relationships: dual, identical, mirror, activation, conflict, mirage, business, kindred, semi-dual. (For some TIMs other types of relationships have been described.)

  • Since 2000, from the standpoint of the author’s theory of the evolutionary origin of IM types, she has been engaged in research and development in the theory of Reinin traits in the natural research orientation.

  • From 2007, she leads a site on socionics, which regularly receives materials on all the above topics, including the latest additions and developments.

  • In 2009, documents her research on socionics quadra and quadra complexes (“The general concept of Quadra”, “Characteristics of Quadra”, “The general laws of quadra progression”, the ” The turnover of quadras aspects”, etc).

  • Since 2009, within the framework of the project “Socionics in aid of history”, she has been started working on a book titled “Two angles of time in the history of Richard III” which features a historical investigation with Socionics comments.

  • Since 2010, she has been living in Canada and is a member of the Canadian branch of the “Society of Richard III”




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