ILE / The Inventor

Hi everyone! So normally the weekend posts shall be relaxed and mellow and we all start fresh on Monday. Well I decided to start now so when Monday comes its already too late to decide and everything is on full swing =)

As I promised I would like to share more practical  information with you and starting today I would like to start a series of posts with descriptions of all 16 Socio types.  You can see there how are they different and what might be the similarities between certain types. I believe this will be interesting for you. All of the types were given a short name which is descriptive of their main trait.  Without making my introduction too long here we go: the first type:

The Inventor ( a.k.a. Intuitive Logical Extrovert – ILE) 


Remember House MD? He is the distilled version of this type. As the name states, their type of Informational Methabolism makes them great inventors and their restless mind always has a project of solving a puzzle or creating a new device.
Those kids given a radio controlled helicopter will play with it for one day and then will take it for parts to see whats inside and how does it work, take the remote control apart, see how it works and will put it all back together to make a self-piloted flying saucer. When they see the world around them they have a unique ability to see inside of things and create something which no one could create before (no matter whether humanity needs their invention or not:) In any age they generally can be people of few words, unless you want to discuss how to make a rice cooker out of a credit card, match box and a shoe lace.They are often inventors in their field, they prefer to discover new routes off the beaten track.

Naturally they are good with systems, IT, electronics and this sort of stuff. However they can work in other fields too, being most successful in jobs that require thinking out of the box, finding a way of doing things, finding hidden meanings and routes and most importantly doing something which nobody else can do.

One can’t be good at everything and Inventors are one of worst types to work with people (trust me you do not want this one to attend to your customer care hotline!) They don’t really know ethical right from wrong, they can be blunt, tactless and sometimes can unintentionally offend people. They suffer from this too: its very difficult for them to see other people’s intention and attitude towards them. Unfortunately others use this and The Inventors can easily get cheated and betrayed. While other Socio types could have seen it was coming, The Inventors only can conclude the facts when the damage is already done.

As much as they don’t surround themselves with comfort and their home might be very messy, they appreciate when someone takes care of it. They love good food, cosy home and comfortable living. They just can’t really take care of it by themselves, so they normally look for a partner who can help them with this aspect.

Inventors enjoy a good laugh, occasional parties and positive people. They love to joke and to be entertained. They like people who express their emotions freely (especially positive emotions) being with such people they feel “recharged” and motivated.

Inventors don’t like to talk about history, time management and all esoteric stuff. They are however rarely late, tend to complete tasks on time and have a good sense of trends and opportunities in future. If they feel that their interests are being infringed they will react strongly often by saying something like: “Its a wrong time!” “You are wasting my time!” “Not now!” etc.

They make good managers or administrators as well as they know how to execute tasks well. They don’t like to talk about it or make manuals etc. Its easier done than said in this case. A remarkable trait of The Inventor personality is that he will always come to help and he will know exactly what to do in the situation. They can easily procrastinate during long time, but their sense of urge won’t ever let them down: once they feel its the right time they can mobilize quickly and become active, earn money and get involved in new projects.

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Weekend coffee share. About acceptance.

Today I was doing make-up and suddenly a thought came into my head that its only recently when I started to accept my skin color. Started to choose a foundation which actually matched me but not camouflaged; stopped trying to get tanned (cause I just burn), stopped avoiding certain colors in clothes (cause they made my skin look even more pale). If you think of it, its ridiculous, cause I was born this way. This is something which I cannot change and it is something I see every day so I should be used to it. However I wasn’t. Likewise so many people are unhappy with their appearance. Every single part of human body has been criticized, standardized and it became really hard to accept your individuality. Yet, it is absolutely natural to be different and its quite weird to copy someone else especially when many people start to copy the same feature.

Just like appearance, personalities are being put in frames. Im not talking about general right and wrong, but more about what should we be good at, what defines success, what we shall achieve in life, how we shall regard certain matters. We came to the point when we judge others by comparing their point of view to ours, but rebel when someone applies the same principle of judging us. So why don’t we just exhale and accept? Accept ourselves first of all and through this experience we learn to accept differences of others. Appearance came secondary for me in my path of acceptance. The first step was to accept my personality.

I started to study Socionics (what is it?) 5 years ago and it was my main road for discovery of differences between people. Knowing my personality and my strengths and weaknesses let me look at others from a different angle. I realized that one nerd I knew was actually 3 times stronger than me in putting explanations together or creating structures; the cocky guy next door would make much stronger boss than me. In the same time I could beat them in other areas of life. So I understood, there is no good and bad, there are differences.

I would like to spread the word about Socionics because of its tools to make peace with yourself. Using it you can start to appreciate your personality and accept other’s personalities with open mind. People don’t have to be divided by “like” and “dislike” because any dislike can in fact show you a room for improvement of your own shortcomings. And frankly, acceptance saves a lot of drama! Try it at home :)