Some information that may be of interest about the Social Instinct. From here.
Also this:Social Instinctual Subtype
The "social" Instinctual Subtypes are driven by the ongoing search for groups and community, akin to the herd instinct in animals, where there are safety and security in numbers. The focus of attention is on"the group" and "our greater world." The primary desire is for groups, which is manifested by an imbalanced perceived need for people, recognition, popularity, honor, status, and social acceptance.
The concerns of the social Instinctual Subtypes involve issues of relating - for example, "to relate or not to relate" or "how to relate." The survival strategy is an emphasis on sociability or unsociability. The common theme statements reflect an inclination to categorize oneself in terms of others, such as "who am I?", with this type being defined by "how comfortably and successfully I experience my group" - i.e., issues dealing with "how am I perceived by the group?"
The energy projected is described as "split energy" and is often experienced as "scattered" and projected outward, appearing personable, superficial, and cursory in nature. It is imperative that "a good impression is made" and that "nothing important is missed." The social Instinctual Subtypes will "sacrifice for the group" to insure status. Rather than looking inward or to a mate for security and to "solve problems," these types tend to "look outward," based upon a belief that "my value is dependent upon how I am perceived by the group."
- Drive The search for Community
- Focus "Our Greater World"
- Desire Social Acceptance, People, Recognition, Popularity, Honor, Status
- Fear Loneliness, Low ranking, Inferiority, Failure, Outcast, Alienation, Isolation
- Issue To relate or not to relate, How to relate
- Preoccupation Fellowship, Events, Cooperation, Admiration, Pecking Order, Clubs High Ranking, Superiority, Glory Causes, Companionship, Fame
- Strategy Approval-Shame, Philanthropy, Misanthropy, Rigidity, Companionship, Friendliness, Enmity, Achievement
- Energy Cursory, Personable, Superficial, Cooperative, Superficial, Inconsistent, Rigid
- Theme Statements Who am I? I am my group. Am I popular? I am considerate. I sacrifice for the group. We can make it if we all cooperate
And just cause I think those are a little bogus, here's something else:
How much do the socials here identify with these?Social (aka "Adaptive") Instinct
Just as many people tend to misidentify themselves as Sexual types because they want one-on-one relationships, many people fail to recognize themselves as Social types because they get the (false) idea that this means always being involved in groups, meetings, and parties. If Self-Preservation types are interested in adjusting the environment to make themselves more secure and comfortable, Social types adapt themselves to serve the needs of the social situation they find themselves in. Thus, Social types are highly aware of other people, whether they are in intimate situations or in groups. They are also aware of how their actions and attitudes are affecting those around them. Moreover, Sexual types seek intimacy, Social types seek personal connection: they want to stay in long-term contact with people and to be involved in their world. Social types are the most concerned with doing things that will have some impact on their community, or even broader domains. They tend to be warmer, more open, engaging, and socially responsible than the other two types. In their primary relationships, they seek partners with whom they can share social activities, wanting their intimates to get involved in projects and events with them. Paradoxically, they actually tend to avoid long periods of exclusive intimacy and quiet solitude, seeing both as potentially limiting. Social types lose their sense of identity and meaning when they are not involved with others in activities that transcend their individual interests.