Researches on Types of Information Metabolism

(note: tim = type of informational metabolism)

Results of linguistic Socionics Association Experiment

Tests some of the propositions of socionics:
1. The preferred use of vocabulary related to the “values of TIM” and “quadra values”;
2. Constant activation of ego-block functions for solving creative problems (subject to successful solutions);
3. Activation of strong (including vital) functions when the performance of a task requires the use of the weak ones. Additional aim of the study: to find out how intra-group relations influence the perception and processing of “non-standard educational information” by different types of TIM, and whether it correlates with the subtypes of School of Humanitarian Socionics (SHS).

Киев, сентябрь 2007. Доклад на ХХІІІ Международной конференции по соционике. / Kiev, Sep 2007. Report at the XXIII International Conference on Socionics.

On problem of statistical verification of the concepts of intertype relations

One of the first attempts to statistically verify the idea of intertype relations in small groups, as described in post-Jungian typology.
Личность и общество: Актуальные проблемы современной психологии, 2000 / Individual and society: Actual problems of modern psychology

Factor analysis of results of the study using Leonhard-Shmishek questionnaire

Presents the results obtained by factor analysis of a mass survey using Shmishec’s questionnaire designed to determine personality accentuations suggested by K. Leonhard. The analysis found four factors-dichotomies and eight psychological parameters that correspond to eight types or functions of the human psyche, described by Jung in his work “Psychological Types” and in the work of the Lithuanian sociologist A.Augustinavichiute. The main value of this work lies in the fact that it practically confirmed the typology of CG Jung – A.Augustinavichiute.



Dichotomous approach to determining TIM: pilot empirical study of some testing methodologies

Provides empirical evidence on validity and reliability of some well-known TIM testing methods – D.Keirsy’s test, S.Nakrokhina’s test, as well as methodology developed by the author of the publication.
Соционика, ментология и психология личности, 2000 / Socionics, Mentology and Psychology of Personality


Presents a new psychological diagnostic complex that helps to define the type of psychological metabolism of a person correctly. The results of the use of the most well-known projective methods for defining TIM are also presented here. The parameters which have high coefficient of correlation with the IM elements were discovered. The author worked out the vector model of TIM that helps to integrate the results of researches according to different methods, and display the main tendencies which promote defining the TIM type.
Вестник ТГГПУ, 2009 / Newspaper of Tatar State University of Humanities and Education


Ahe object of the research is the formation of a project team to enhance the competitiveness of enterprises. The subject of the research is the formation of the internal psychological climate of project teams.

The purpose of this research is to develop a mechanism to optimize the internal psychological climate in project teams for the effective use of human resources based on the analysis of the features of the socionic environment itself as well as on the analysis of the intensity of the poles that form this environment (i.e. what the percentage of each pole are Reinin Criterion (RC) is).

The author has defined the main problems associated with general psychological environment in the team, with the processes of information exchange in the community at the intersection of various disciplines: project management, socionics and information science.

Using knowledge of these disciplines helps to create decision support system for project managers. The computer program “Lad” can be applied by project managers and project team members to develop a strategy and tactics of the optimization of the internal psychological climate in the team in order to solve effectively their specific tasks. Knowledge of the characteristics of communication within a particular group helps both to effectively combine people in a working environment and to create specific groups for different purposes: for long-term cooperation, for “brainstorming”, etc.

The author has suggested an approach to optimize the internal psychological climate of a team for efficient use of human resources with the computer program “Lad.”
Technology audit and production reserves — № 1/2(9), 2013


Deals with the intertype relations and formation of the workkgroups based on Reinin’s types. Looks into solving two problems:
– Determining the type of group intertype relationships based on psychological types
represented in the group;
– Forming of workgroups according to their target setting, taking into account
psychotypes of the people, of whom it is necessary to form a specific group.

Lection 8. Small Groups

Discusses the morphology and formation of small groups as well as the types of the groups based on the psychotype of its members and the type of intertype relations within the group
(Health and Bouqet groups are discussed, among others – more or less only a theoretical approach though!)

Small Groups in socionics

Analysis of formation and psychological climate of small workgroups based on the intertype relations within the group. Discusses the results of experiments based on Reinin’s group types so far.
“Соционика” (информационный бюллетень), Киев – Новосибирск, 1990, № 1

Formation of groups based on the coefficient of comfort in small social groups

This article is an attempt to continue the thought of G. Reinin expressed in his “Morphology of Small Groups”, that “the union of individuals in the group modifies some aspects of their mental activity, significantly changing the speed, the strength and nature of their reactions to the external situation.”
Morphology of Small Groups

Original article of G. Reinin where he describes the types of small groups based on the intertype relationships within the group.
Working Group on Socionics. Method of assigning Reinin’s traits using content analysis

The goal of this study – the development of a practical method of content analysis of written texts and recordings of oral speech based on socionic characteristics. The basis of the method of content analysis was developed for a long time, it is widely used in social psychology and sociology. The study used the results obtained by the working group during the pilot experiment to identify traits of Reinin. It was suggested that some behavioral symptoms that were demonstrated by the subjects could be associated with specific units of TIM.