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of the International institute of Socionics

Volkov Yu.G., Mostovaya I.V.

In line with the study of how a person adapts to a social role, how he masters it, a new system of knowledge has arisen - socionics and more stringent methods of formalization have appeared in the study of attitudes and behavior of people.

In real microsociological research, psychological concepts are often borrowed. The sociologist is not satisfied with the fact that a person fulfills a role, he studies how a person adapts to a role, how he masters it. The macrosociology of personality does not provide an answer to this question. To fill this gap, microsociologists turn to psychological theories, use tests and socio-psychological interpretations.

So, differential psychological theories and psychostatistics (the founder of the direction G. Allport) allow, based on the study of many individual parameters, to find common and even socially typical: attitudes (life principles), archetypes (innate typical traits), temperaments (indelible characteristics of "reactivity" ), introextroversion (isolation and sociability of a person). Gradually, working with thousands of parameters and combining them into more general "nests" led to the creation of test sets for identifying psycho- and socio-types of personality.

In this vein, a new system of knowledge has emerged - socionics, and more rigorous methods of formalization have appeared in the study of people’s attitudes and behavior

Recommended by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation as a textbook for university students


  • Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor N.S. Sleptsov,
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Professor V.T. Lisovsky.