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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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Michael Douglas
type persontype info Actor
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Rene Descartes
type persontype info Writer, Scientist
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Salvador Dali
type persontype info Artist
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Gordon Ramsay
type persontype info 
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Donald Rumsfeld
type persontype info Politician, Business Leader

Famous Positivist Persons

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Neve Campbell
type persontype info Actor
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Meg Ryan
type persontype info Actor
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Jeremy Irons
type persontype info Actor
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George Soros
type persontype info Business Leader
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Robert Downey Jr.
type persontype info Actor
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Logical/EthicalStatic/DynamicObstinate/YieldingDemocratic/Aristocratic
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Judicious/DecisiveNegativist/PositivistResult/ProcessAsking/Declaring
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