Socionics – Quick Reference

While the relationships between Socionics and MBTI/OPS are not direct, it can be useful to at least translate some of these types between systems when learning Socionics. While the definitions of functions tend to vary between systems this page should serve as a rough translation to at least see where the similarly defined and named functions lie within each system.

For more information on translations between Socionics and MBTI types. See our article on avoiding the J/P switch.

Quadras

Below is a list of each quadra’s valued elements and members and their crude translations between systems. Remember that these types are not a direct translation since the functions are defined so differently between MBTI, OPS, and Socionics. However, the cognitive stacks in terms of what functions are valued and seen as most dominating in the personality do have some level of consistency.

Alpha Quadra

Extroverted Intuition
Ne – Ideas

Extroverted Feeling/Ethics
Fe – Emotions

Introverted Thinking/Logic
Ti – Laws

Introverted Sensing
Si – Senses

MBTI TypeOPS TypeSocionics 3 LetterSocionics 4 Letter
ENTPNeTi or NeFeILE
Intuitive Logical Extrovert
ENTp
INTPTiNe or TiSiLII
Logical Intuitive Introvert
INTj
ESFJFeSi or FeNeESE
Ethical Sensory Introvert
ESFj
ISFJSiFe or SiTiSEI
Sensory Ethical Introvert
ISFp

Beta Quadra

Extroverted Sensation
Se – Force

Extroverted Feeling/Ethics
Fe – Emotions

Introverted Thinking/Logic
Ti – Laws

Introverted Intuition
Ni – Time

MBTI TypeOPS TypeSocionics 3 LetterSocionics 4 Letter
ENFJFeNi or FeSeEIE
Ethical Intuitive Extrovert
ENFj
INFJNiFe or NiTiIEI
Intuitive Ethical Introvert
INFp
ESTPSeTi or SeFeSLE
Sensory Logical Extrovert
ESTp
ISTPTiSe or TiNiLSI
Logical Sensory Introvert
ISTj

Gamma Quadra

Extroverted Sensation
Se – Force

Extroverted Thinking/Logic
Te – Pragmatism

Introverted Feeling/Ethics
Fi – Relations

Introverted Intuition
Ni – Time

MBTI TypeOPS TypeSocionics 3 LetterSocionics 4 Letter
ENTJTeNi or TeSeLIE
Logical Intuitive Extrovert
ENTj
INTJNiTe or NiFiILI
Intuitive Logical Introvert
INTp
ESFPSeFi or SeTeSEE
Sensory Ethical Extrovert
ESFp
ISFPFiSe or FiNiESI
Ethical Sensory Introvert
ISFj

Delta Quadra

Extroverted Intuition – Ne
Ne – Ideas

Extroverted Thinking/Logic
Te – Pragmatism

Introverted Feeling/Ethics
Fi – Relations

Introverted Sensing
Si – Senses

MBTI TypeOPS TypeSocionics 3 LetterSocionics 4 Letter
ESTJTeSi or TeNeLSE
Logical Sensory Extrovert
ESTj
ISTJSiTe or SiFiSLI
Sensory Logical Introvert
ISTp
ENFPNeFi or NeTeIEE
Intuitive Ethical Extrovert
ENFp
INFPFiNe or FiSiEII
Ethical Intuitive Introvert
INFj

Information Elements (Functions)

ElementFunctionGulenkoGulenko
Extroverted Logic/ThinkingTePragmatismP
Extroverted Ethics/FeelingFeEmotionsE
Extroverted SensationSeForceF
Extroverted IntuitionNeIdeasI
Introverted Logic/ThinkingTiLawsL
Introverted Ethics/FeelingFiRelationsR
Introverted SensationSiSensesS
Introverted IntuitionNiTimeT

External Type Descriptions

Our site currently doesn’t have any socionics descriptions, so here are some of the external type descriptions we recommend you reference from World Socionic’s Society (WSS) and Sociotype.

ILE (NeTi) – WSS Sociotype
LII (TiNe) – WSS Sociotype
ESE (FeSi) – WSS Sociotype
SEI (SiFe) – WSS Sociotype

LIE (TeNi) – WSS Sociotype
ILI (NiTe) – WSS Sociotype
SEE (SeFi) – WSS Sociotype
ESI (FiSe) – WSS Sociotype

LSE (TeSi) – WSS Sociotype
SLI (SiTe) – WSS Sociotype
IEE (NeFi) – WSS Sociotype
EII (FiNe) – WSS Sociotype

EIE (FeNi) – WSS Sociotype
IEI (NiFe) – WSS Sociotype
SLE (SeTi) – WSS Sociotype
LSI (TiSe) – WSS Sociotype

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