This document contains charts, designed to be easily
remembered, which illustrate the intertype relations of
socionics. There are two sets of complete charts in this
document. My aim in designing these charts has been to enable persons
interested in socionics to calculate intertype ...
relations
without having to have recourse to a computer or to
printed matter. Intertype relations can thus be
calculated "on the hoof", whether for
professional, academic or social reasons. Full
descriptions of the intertype relations identified in
the following charts can be found elsewhere (e.g. on the
Internet at www.socionics.com).
1. How the Charts Work
The intertype relationship charts use the MyersBriggs
Temperament Indicators, which treat personality types as
defined according to four variables:
(E)xtravert/(I)ntrovert

=> 
1st variable 
i(N)tuitive/(S)ensing 
=> 
2nd variable 
(T)hinking/(F)eeling 
=> 
3rd variable 
(p)erceiving/(j)udging 
=> 
4th variable 
For example, an ENTp, often referred to as an INVENTOR, is
(E)xtravert as opposed to (I)ntrovert, i(N)tuitive as
opposed to (S)ensing, (T)hinking as opposed to (F)eeling
and (p)erceiving as opposed to (j)udging.
The charts then divide up the relationships between the types
according to which of these variables (1st  E/I; 2nd 
N/S; 3rd  T/F; 4th  p/j) differ as between the first
type and the second. The differing variables are known as
the ALTERED VARIABLES.
For
certain combinations of ALTERED VARIABLES the results
depend on whether the subject is a (p)erceiving or a
(j)udging type, indicated as p or j on the chart.
2. Examples of How the Charts
Work
Suppose one person is an INVENTOR
(ENTp) and another is an ENTHUSIAST (ESFj). These types
differ in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th variables. This indicates
that they have an ACTIVE relationship (a relationship of
ACTIVITY). This can be found on the chart  the entries
for ALTERED VARIABLES in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions
on the left of the charts correspond to the entries on
the right of the charts for ACTIVE relationships.
Suppose there is a third person,
with personality type ISTp (ARTISAN). The ARTISAN (ISTp)
has ALTERED VARIABLES 1st, 3rd and 4th relative to the
ENTHUSIAST (ESFj) and the charts indicate that the
ENTHUSIAST (ESFj) acts as SUPERVISOR in a relationship of
SUPERVISION of the ARTISAN (ISTp).
The ARTISAN (ISTp) has ALTERED
VARIABLES 1st and 2nd relative to the INVENTOR (ENTp) and
the charts indicate a SEMIDUAL relationship (a
relationship of SEMIDUALITY) because the two persons are
both (p)erceiving types. If they were (j)udging types,
for instance PRAGMATIST (ISTj) and PIONEER (ENTj), then
the relationship indicated would be ILLUSIONARY.
3. How the Charts are Arranged
The first chart is the logical
progression chart. This chart contains all the intertype
relations in a single chart. It is organised according to
the logical progression of differences in the ALTERED
VARIABLES. That chart is useful because it is systematic,
and the correct intertype relationship for two given
types can be quickly found.
There then follow easily
remembered subcharts, which are organised not according
to the logical progression of the ALTERED VARIABLES but
simply in the most easily remembered fashion. The
subcharts are divided according to the number of ALTERED
VARIABLES, and each subchart is then ordered according
to the logical progression of the ALTERED VARIABLES. Thus
the subcharts reflect the "patterns within the
patterns" and are easier to remember. These charts
are especially recommended for easy memorisation.
Logical Progression
Chart
ALTERED VARIABLES

RELATIONSHIP 
NONE 
IDENTICAL 
1^{st} 
CONTRARY 
1^{st}, 2^{nd} 
IF –p, SEMIDUAL
IF –j, ILLUSIONARY 
1^{st}, 3^{rd} 
IF –p, ILLUSIONARY
IF –j, SEMIDUAL 
1^{st}, 4^{th} 
MIRROR 
1^{st}, 2^{nd},
3^{rd} 
DUAL 
1^{st}, 2^{nd},
4^{th} 
p SUPERVISOR TO –j 
1^{st}, 3^{rd},
4^{th} 
j SUPERVISOR TO –p 
1^{st}, 2^{nd},
3^{rd}, 4^{th} 
CONFLICTING 
2^{nd} 
IF –p, LOOKALIKE
IF j, COMPARATIVE 
2^{nd}, 3^{rd} 
SUPEREGO 
2^{nd}, 4^{th} 
j BENEFACTOR TO –p 
2^{nd}, 3^{rd},
4^{th} 
ACTIVE 
3^{rd} 
IF –p, COMPARATIVE
IF –j, LOOKALIKE 
3^{rd}, 4^{th} 
p BENEFACTOR TO –j 
4^{th} 
QUASIIDENTICAL 
Easily
Remembered SubCharts
(a)
Relations with 1 Altered Variable
ALTERED VARIABLES 
RELATIONSHIP 
1^{st} 
CONTRARY 
2^{nd} 
IF –p, LOOKALIKE
IF j, COMPARATIVE 
3^{rd} 
IF –p, COMPARATIVE
IF –j, LOOKALIKE 
4^{th} 
QUASIIDENTICAL 
(b) Relations with 2 Altered
Variables
ALTERED VARIABLES 
RELATIONSHIP 
1^{st}, 2^{nd} 
IF –p, SEMIDUAL
IF –j, ILLUSIONARY 
1^{st}, 3^{rd} 
IF –p, ILLUSIONARY
IF –j, SEMIDUAL 
1^{st}, 4^{th} 
MIRROR 
2^{nd}, 3^{rd} 
SUPEREGO 
2^{nd}, 4^{th} 
j BENEFACTOR TO –p 
3^{rd}, 4^{th} 
p BENEFACTOR TO –j 
(c) Relations with 3 Altered
Variables
ALTERED VARIABLES 
RELATIONSHIP 
1^{st}, 2^{nd},
3^{rd} 
DUAL 
1^{st}, 2^{nd},
4^{th} 
p SUPERVISOR TO –j 
1^{st}, 3^{rd},
4^{th} 
j SUPERVISOR TO –p 
2^{nd}, 3^{rd},
4^{th} 
ACTIVE 
(d) Other Relations
ALTERED VARIABLES 
RELATIONSHIP 
NONE 
IDENTICAL 
1^{st}, 2^{nd},
3^{rd}, 4^{th} 
CONFLICTING 
Charts and text by Matthew James
A. West (ENTp).
The above charts and text are in
the public domain and may be used for any purpose without
restriction. Please acknowledge design where possible.
Contact:
m_west@hotmail.com