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The Rational (Judging)/Irrational (Perceiving) Dichotomy

Introduction

Rationality / Irrationality (also: Judging / Perceiving or Shizotyme / Cyclotyme ) is one of the 4 Jungian dichotomies, and one of the 15 Reinin dichotomies. Rationality in socionics is a perceptual quality defined by a focus on actions and emotions. In contrast, Irrationality means a focus on states of mind and body.

Typical Characteristics

Rationals

  1. Tend to plan ahead, make decisions early
  2. Are more often rigid and stubborn
  3. Do not like to change their decisions
  4. Tend to finish what they started.
  5. Usually have stiff movements.
  6. Usually more 'authoritarian' leadership style.
  7. Low stress tolerance.

Irrationals

  1. Tend to wait and see, more spontaneous
  2. Are more often flexible and tolerant.
  3. Change their decisions frequently.
  4. Tend to start new things without finishing them.
  5. Usually have gentle movements.
  6. Usually more 'democratic' leadership style.
  7. High stress tolerance.

Rational (Judging) Types: LII (INTj)  ESE (ESFj)  LSI (ISTj)  EIE (ENFj)  ESI (ISFj)  LIE (ENTj)  EII (INFj)  LSE (ESTj)  

Irrational (Perceiving) Types: ILE (ENTp)  SEI (ISFp)  SLE (ESTp)  IEI (INFp)  SEE (ESFp)  ILI (INTp)  IEE (ENFp)  SLI (ISTp)  

Famous Rational (Judging) Persons

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Maximilien Robespierre
type persontype info Politician
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Stephen Hawking
type persontype info Scientist, Writer
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Jeff Daniels
type persontype info Actor
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Paul Hewson
type persontype info Musician
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
type persontype info Actor, Politician

Famous Irrational (Perceiving) Persons

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Shannen Doherty
type persontype info Actor
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Johnny Knoxville
type persontype info Actor
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Elijah Wood
type persontype info Actor
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Richard Gere
type persontype info Actor
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Sergey Brin
type persontype info Business Leader, Scientist
OverviewIntrovert/ExtrovertRational (Judging)/Irrational (Perceiving)Intuitive/Sensing
Logical/EthicalStatic/DynamicObstinate/YieldingDemocratic/Aristocratic
Strategic/TacticalEmotivist/ConstructivistFarsighted/CarefreeMerry/Serious
Judicious/DecisiveNegativist/PositivistResult/ProcessAsking/Declaring
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