Please help me find my friend's socionics type. I asked him to answer the survey and here's his responses:
1. What is beauty? What is love?
For me love is beauty and beauty is love itself. Beauty is not something that you can always see, sometimes beauty is something that you can feel, or hear. Love, for example. And love encompasses everything that is dear to me.
Love is something much more cosmic than they think. I think love starts with you. Love is all seeing. It's not afraid and it sees through and then understand what love is truly is. It's not discouraged Flaws. Love is full is sacrifices and not pleasing things.
2. What are your most important values?
Compassion, Selflessness and Passion (embracing something, a part of ourselves that we can use as a means of self love and service to others)
3. Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
Yes. I'm a. Roman Catholic, born and raised and living as one. I hold on to it, not because people have told me to. But because I see for my own self what it truly means to be of my faith. I see and I feel how these beliefs can have any positive impact on myself and to the people around me. I don't have blind faith. And I believe that I don't have any reason to abandon my faith, because of how I have come to know it.
4. Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
It's useless. War happens because people don't see right through someone's heart. They act on what they see and not what they truly feel. Power to me is being loved. When there is love, there is inspiration, there is motivation that can drive you to achieve what you desire. Perhaps not military power but a self power, a power that may proved worthy because you have the capability to inspire and motivate others.
5. What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
About spiritual matters, (as a Catholic Christian). My faith has the answer to every inquiry a man must present. Doesn't mean I'm not open to any suggestions, but because I believe in my faith and that I will not dare doubt where it would lead me. I'm interested in the written and spoken words, poetry, art, the people, their desires, their purposes, the natural world, everything growing, everything living, everything that is primordial, like the elements and the heavens. I'm interested because they make us up. They affect us as a person. I can see myself living only with nothing to be interested in but those aforementioned subjects.
6. Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
It is definitely essential (medicine and health) for humanity to strive. But what they want to do with their health and body is their own business, but with adequate concerns presented. I don't believe in outright meddling to someone else's business on his or her health matters. I rather am, and sometimes not. But more accurately I am more focused on my thoughts and its state rather than my physical body.
7. What do you think of daily chores?
It bores me. I don't 'don't do it' to spite others or myself. It just bores me. But I am also aware that I must learn to accept it as a part of my growth, especially if I want to be successful in the future.
I'd love to read yours too though!
8. Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
I love films such as The Help and its book version. I'm very interested in the humanities conditions, and it's complexities. The Help is one which explored the lives of the black community and the white people and how they go together. The Help also speaks volumes to those who feel that they are oppressed, racial or otherwise because The Help made it possible that with perseverance and unity you can achieve what you desire, much especially for the common good.
9. What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
Grief. Grief is the most powerful emotion that could make me cry. Everything I see relates itself with my grief. So I'm much more prone to cry when there are losses, life or anything dear to a person.
Everything makes me smile, even in the darkest situations. But only when you only look at the sunshine. And that's what I intend to do.
10. Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
A sense of belonging. With a sense of belonging you can be everywhere and anywhere and still feel you belong. While with the environment you can never do that, as it is beyond our control to do so.
Evaluation & Behaviour
11. What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
People say I'm too sensitive and can't cope with receiving criticisms. I don't dislike anything about myself apart from the fact that sometimes I let myself to be indulged in my emotions that can impede my self growth as a person. Particularly in fear, grief and anxiety.
12. What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
They thought I'm resilient, to what I'm going through personally. They also believe I have the gift for words which I sometimes doubt.
What I like about myself perhaps is my accepting and non judgmental nature. It made me look into these human conditions more deeply and has provided me a wide perspectives about people and life.
13. In what areas of your life would you like help?
Probably in being logically grounded. And sometimes in decision making.
14. Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
It's personal, so I can't say it openly. But I think one of the reasons is probably more of my unconscious aspect. It has been ingrained within me and thus hard to break from that habit. I find it to be miserable but at least pleasing. All I can do is probably to force and direct my psychology muscles on something that would make me more productive instead.
People & Interactions
15. What qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
I like people who are non judgmental, those who are humble, those who care and protect the underdogs, and those who have appreciation even in little things.
I dislike people who are self serving, those who doesn't consider other people's feelings and opinions as long as they get what they desire. I also dislike those who may seem to appear as arrogant, or presumptuous, but I may forgive it since it probably stems deeper than what they think, or if it means being true to oneself.
16. How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
I think it's sacred. It should not be given for the sake of lust or flesh' desires. Sex should mean being one not only in body but also in heart, in being one because they mean it, because of love and because its what they desire and what they need to live. Romance is a beautiful concept. There are no words for me to describe what I feel about romance. Romance simply for me cannot not be sustained by words, but by feelings and works of pure love and desires.
17. If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
I would like my children to be kind. I want my children to be conscious morally but I have no desire to control what they feel and what they want to do and support. I would want them to explore their own selves, within and without and I would gladly help them so, and make myself an example for example. I want them to grow and see things and people purely without prejudice. I don't want them to feel discouraged to whatever the society may say to discouraged them because I have taught them to see things purely and from their own eyes, own eyes who can see things and own heart to discern whether it is what they want or not, whether it is right, to the people around them and to themselves. I want them to grow as a man and woman of virtue. Someone others can depend on and seek their counsel. Someone others can rely on. A man and woman of virtues who has insights on being human, on life, and on living.
18. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
Inward reaction, tbh I don't know what would I feel yet. Probably surprise. I may have to understand first why my friend would believe such claims.
Outward reaction. It's a bit of half showing my feelings and not, keeping an indifferent gestures. I can't just keep it to myself when my friends clashes with my beliefs, but I can't just rage on to my friend. I must have to sort out my thoughts and emotions first, and understand why. I don't want to strain my relationship with them just because I can't control myself. I can't risk it '
19. Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
I see people as interconnected. What they do has consequences on others.
I think greed is one of our major social problems. From where everything comes from, especially injustices and oppression.
20. How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
I choose my friends not on our interests (it may be secondary factor) but more on how we feel and go on about each other. I want to be open to my friends and I want them to be to me.
If I am truly friend with someone, they will see the true me. Something that I keep guard on when I'm around other people. I allow myself to be the real me with my friends because they ARE me, part of me, the real me. And I want to be the same to them. Someone who completes them.
21. How do you behave around strangers?
I keep to myself. All my thoughts are about how to keep myself from being anxious around other people. When someone smile, I smile back. And I smile to those strangers I feel need that smile. That's all about my manners when I'm around strangers.