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The Negativist/Positivist Dichotomy

Introduction

Positivist / negativist is one of the 15 Reinin dichotomies. More research is needed to fully understand this dichotomy.

Typical Characteristics

Positivists

  1. More inclined to optimize already functional systems of things and processes.
  2. "This glass is half-full"; "We have already collected $438,000 for that project."
  3. Usually more complimenting than reprimanding
  4. Socially and intellectually more trusting.
  5. Explains what things are (irrationals) or should be (rationals).

Negativists

  1. More inclined to solve problems in systems of things and processes.
  2. "This glass is half-empty"; "We need $62,000 for that project."
  3. Usually more reprimanding than complimenting.
  4. Socially and intellectually more mistrusting.
  5. Explains what things are not (irrationals) or should not be (rationals).

Negativist Types: LII (INTj)  SEI (ISFp)  SLE (ESTp)  EIE (ENFj)  ESI (ISFj)  ILI (INTp)  IEE (ENFp)  LSE (ESTj)  

Positivist Types: ILE (ENTp)  ESE (ESFj)  LSI (ISTj)  IEI (INFp)  SEE (ESFp)  LIE (ENTj)  EII (INFj)  SLI (ISTp)  

Famous Negativist Persons

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Immanuel Kant
type persontype info Writer, Scientist
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Mahatma Gandhi
type persontype info Politician
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Michael J. Fox
type persontype info Actor
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Mark Twain
type persontype info Writer
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Dustin Hoffman
type persontype info Actor

Famous Positivist Persons

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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